This is a revolutionary situation and yet the left is fractured and paralyzed. The current range of governments is so dominated by capitalists that it can’t act to save a planet, while the left is hardly better. The revolutionary left does nothing by chatter about some future transition from capitalism in Marx’s misleading theory.
The truth is that the situation demands intervention and a strong challenge, but instead we confront without challenge an almost demented political culture on the right and a completely hypocritical gang of goofs on the so-called democratic left, with a progressive wing that is not capable on much more than editorials of the Commondreams type.
“The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable: greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning and deforestation are choking our planet and putting billions of people at immediate risk.”