Foot and Mouth Genesis- An Eco-Marxist Explanation

Tony Abdo aabdo at
Sun Mar 25 21:14:47 MST 2001

Brian, I rather think you are reading your own desire to parody the
Ecology Movement onto the positions of the author of that article.
Who do you think could be in a position to pay farmers a living wage?

She calls for boycotting supermarkets!      Horror of horrrors!
This must be middle-class liberalism, indeed.     The unions would never
call for boycotts, would they?

I have a hard time understanding this sort of thick headed hostility
towards criticizing capitalism for its ecologic destruction.     Too bad
the unions and the Labor Party never could find much time to do any of
this?    Nor could most of the communists in the many countries building
socialism in one country.      These are not proud parts of marxism for
you, I hope?

Since you are so sure of what eco-marxism would be, I would like to see
an example chosen by you that would illustrate the 100% correct version
of marxist analysis regarding hoof and mouth disease, desertification,
overconstruction of highways, or misuse of chemicals in the environment.
The author touched on all of these themes in a very short space.

In contrast, many marxist journals spend reams of paper without ever
hardly addressing the environment.       Would it have satisfied you if
the author had ended her article with.... Down With Capitaliism!...?
I think she was hopng that you could draw that conclusion through your
own resources.

The Prince Charles came out against ugly and dysfunctional architecture.
Does that mean we should be for it?

(It is time to consider paying farmers in small mixed farms a living
wage as countryside custodians, to maintain and husband the land,
domestic animals and wildlife in the way we want it to be, putting the
soul back into the soil.)

Damn right, Brian.

This is not marxist in the least, not even "eco-marxist."
Brian James

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