[Marxism] Death on Mt. Everest

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon May 27 07:04:47 MDT 2019


On 5/27/19 8:37 AM, John Reimann via Marxism wrote:
> 
> Ten climbers dead so far on Mt. Everest this year: This is the epitome of
> capitalism gone berserk. On the one side, you have a record number of
> mostly wealthy thrill seekers. On another side, you have a corrupt,
> capitalist government and private companies all trying to make a buck off
> these thrill seekers. Then you have the sherpas - workers in an
> impoverished country trying to enable the survival of their families by
> taking on this extremely dangerous work, and often disrespected and
> mistreated by those who depend on them - the rich thrill seekers. Finally,
> you have the formerly wondrous environment, now littered with trash, human
> waste, and dead bodies.
> 
> https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/26/world/asia/mount-everest-deaths.html?fbclid=IwAR32NQiqVQjYx33hHXbaev4mUE4g3g-4sagDg3vXYKITMz0z3ilyWU1tVtE
> 
> John Reimann

There's a 2015 documentary titled "Sherpa" that is a critique of all 
this. It can be seen on iTunes and Amazon for $4.99. I haven't seen it 
but may write about it given these events.



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