greens/socialism

Rebecca Hill hillx018 at maroon.tc.umn.edu
Wed Feb 1 10:27:05 MST 1995


 - Under the subject heading "real philosophy" - N. Boddhisatva has written
that the "greens" display a false consciousness, as they argue a politics
of only human-to-earth relations and do not deal sufficiently with
inter-human relations as Marxists do, and further, that the "green"
political philosophy will ultimately result in state-planned economies due
to the need to regulate workers. I'm sure that Murray Bookchin and other
eco-Anarchists would beg to differ, as would Winona LaDuke, Vandina Shiva
and other 1st nations environmental activists. That is, many radical
greens are fundamentally anti-statist and have considered the alternatives
to modern industrial modes of production to a greater degree than most
Marxists, who have been too accepting of both the state and industry as
reform-able institutions. This reliance on the state and industry is
probably a major reason for the failure of Marxism to be a liberatory
project.
      Finally, the search for sustainable agriculture is about
improving human relations and the movement against environmental racism
as an aspect of colonialism is about human relations.

Rebecca Hill
hillx018 at maroon.tc.umn.edu
U. Of Minnesota/LnR fed

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