"The Skeptical Environmentalist" under scrutiny

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Dec 13 06:31:10 MST 2001

>This study is, nevertheless, striking evidence in support of the materialist
>dialectical method, but it very much calls into question the political
>approach of those who advocate that the working class should support
>bourgeois schemes to "prevent" climate change on the basis of "science"
>whose conclusions have been shaped by bourgeois ideological and
>methodological prejudices.

Why not? Most of these proposals focus on susbstituting mass transit for
automobiles, preservation of the rain-forest, exploration of alternative
energy sources, etc. We would be doing the same thing under socialism,
wouldn't we? All reform movements have the capacity to be "shaped by
bourgeois ideological and methodological prejudices." The woman's
liberation movement can fight for the right of poor women to have safe,
legal abortions on demand. It can also back the war in Afghanistan as
leaders of the Feminist Majority did on Amy Goodman's radio show yesterday. 

Louis Proyect
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