The Cancer Stage of Capitalism

Sam Pawlett rsp at uniserve.com
Tue May 8 07:30:20 MDT 2001


"There are seven defining properties of a cancer invasion which medical
diagnosis recognizes at the level of the individual organism. These seven
properties can now be recognized for the first time at the level of global
life-organization as well. And this is the pathological core of our current
disease condition.

"That is, there is:

1) an uncontrolled and unregulated reproduction and multiplication of an
agent in a host body;that

2) is not committed to any life function of its life host; that

3) aggressively and opportunistically appropriated nutrients and resources
from its social and natural hosts in uninhibited growth and
reproduction;that

4) is not effectively recognized or responded to by immune sytem of its
hosts;that

5) possesses the ability to transfer or metastasize its growth and
uncontolled reproduction to sites across the host body;that

6) progressively infiltrattes and invades contiguous and distant sites of
life hosts until it obstructs, damages and/or destroys succesive organs of
their life-system; and that

7) without efffective immune system recognition and response eventually
destroys the host bodies it has invaded."

John McMurtry *The Cancer Stage of Capitalism*. Pluto.2000.p114.

Sam Pawlett





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