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Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free  Naomi Klein Naomi Klein  5 characters Free download This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate 105 That are clouding climate debateYou have been told the market will save us when in fact the addiction to profit and growth is digging us in deeper every day You have been told it's impossible to get off fossil fuels when in fact we know exactly how to do it – it just reuires breaking every rule in the 'free market' playbook You have also been tol. In reading Naomi Klein s new book This Changes Everything a friendly looking tome with a sky blue cover I couldn t help but recall what Whittaker Chambers remark in reviewing Ayn Rand s classic that from almost any page of Atlas Shrugged a voice can be heard from painful necessity commanding to the gas chambers go This is a book that will seduce many people with its tales of various indigenous people standing up against further development and its surface level commitment to humanitarian aims but it is also the work of profound evil This is a totalitarian book that aims to advance totalitarian aims in the guise of combating a supposed emergency As Klein herself admits she herself truly began to engage with these issues only when she realized that the aims of environmental radicalism provided a rationale for the adoption of ultra left positions generally In writing this book Klein has done the world a profound service in a surely unintended fashion she has set out in crystal clear fashion the slightly hidden agenda that lies behind most so called environmental initiatives the destruction of capitalism and Western CivilizationIf you think my last sentence was hyperbolic you should read the book yourself In it Klein advocates a program that would see a radical redistribution of wealth not only from the 1% to the 99% within the advanced industrial nations but on a global basis She approvingly uotes one academic as envisioning that hours of paid work and income could converge worldwide at substantially lower levels than is seen in the developed countries of today When I read that sentence I was temporarily floored It is clear enough to myself that the aim of a notable portion of the present day left is to take what you I and our families have and give it away in the name of social justice but it s rare to see it admittedly so openly How many in the West would ever willingly accept having our standard of living coverage with that of Liberia She tries to put as kind a spin on this as possible writing that we will need to return to a lifestyle similar to the one we had in the 1970s in order to attempt to pull back the shock a little bit But I ask you how many among us would sincerely and willingly see our standard of living rolled back by four or five decades She does her best to disguise the sort of pain that she s proposing to inflict upon the majority of Canadians Americans and other citizens in advanced nations as well as the fact that it is or less it is impossible that such measures would ever be adopted on a voluntary basis Here and there however the mask slips which was when she writes that if these sorts of demand side emissions reductions are to take place on anything like the scale reuired they cannot be left to the lifestyle decisions of earnest urbanites Ah there it is These decisions Klein and her ilk believe as so important that they cannot be left to the people Nowhere in her book beyond in laying out a vapid and shiny vision of a mass movement of various native peoples and local townspeople resisting oil development does she ever get too explicit about how the practical politics of this change should be managed but it doesn t take too much of a leap to infer that it would be impossible for her anti capitalist revolutionary movement to operate in accord with basic constitutional liberties and the rule of law What she proposes in essence is for a revolutionary mob to come along and take by force the property of others in the name of the Earth What she proposes is for a massive increase in the powers of the state over the affairs of the people one that could not be possibly gained by democratic consent in the timeframe that she suggests before the end of his decade When Klein invokes the increase in transit usage and home production of food that occurred during the Second World War as an example she shows a little of her hand those measures were only possible within a context of near absolute government control of society during a total war It is a cliche to invoke Martin Niem ller in a political debate yet it is irresistible here Her first targets the oil companies and select billionaires may have some aspects about them that are unappealing but this is really about everyone This is a vision for a Khemr Rouge like Year Zero society that will harm practically everyone if even a small fraction of it is allowed to come to pass It is a matter of the well off 20 percent in a population taking the largest cuts Klein writes but soon enough she adds that this does not mean the middle class is off the hook To fund the kind of social programs that will make a just transition possible taxes will have to raise for everyone but the poor Later she add that this is precisely why when climate change diners claim that global warming is a plot to redistribute wealth it s not only because they are paranoid It s also because they are paying attention Yet strangely Klein fails to ever truly engage with the sort of tenacious resistance that such measures would face not only among the oil barons and the other villains of her work but among ordinary people who do not wish to see the work of generations and their own lives destroyed or stolen and redistributed to others If you would like to see your lifestyle converge with that of Nepal you are than free to make such a thing happen immediately If you wish to reuire that my standard of living be reduced until it is roughly the same as the global average than you are going to not only need votes but also guns and armies This is the single greatest flaw of this book Klein unveils a totalitarian and world transforming vision and acknowledges that there are ideologues whose ideas differ from hers that she is willing to accord at least intellectual respect to but she never engages with the reality that there are millions of people ordinary citizens in the Western world who would die on the battlefield before they would ever consent to live in her nightmarish version of the futureGoing through this book I thought of a moment in another work that I d be willing to bet that Klein is familiar with since it came out of the febrile imagination of the far left of the British Labour Party during the 1980s The late 1980s mini series A Very British Coup is horribly dated now it was based upon an even older novel It imagines the election of a crypto communist British Prime Minister who among other things funds his wild spending by taking out a large loan from the Soviet Union and the resistance to him by the United States and the British establishment In the climactic showdown between the Prime Minister and the sinister head of MI5 the intelligence chief tells the Prime Minister that his ideals represent a threat to everything that he and his fathers have fought for over the centuries yea onto the Middle Ages The Prime Minister closes his reply by telling the head of MI5 don t forget I have ancestors too Klein s mistake here is assuming that she and her allies have a monopoly on virtue She assumes that they are the good guys in this scenario much as the old line Marxists of earlier days held a position that took the virtue of the workers as an established fact rather than the debatable and mixed proposition that it was She forgets in other words that I have ancestors too and that those of us who believe in individual liberty and the heritage of the English speaking peoples have things that we believe in every bit as passionately and that we are certain are just as right as the things that she and her followers believe in By failing to account for this her extremism ensures that at best those who share her beliefs will remain eternally consigned to the fringes of society and at worst if they are ever to gain a mass following and the opportunity to implement her ideals that she will not be ushering in paradise but instead bring on bloody and brutal civil wars that will resemble than anything else the terrible strife that nearly destroyed the Balkans two decades ago

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Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free  Naomi Klein Naomi Klein  5 characters Free download This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate 105 D that humanity is too greedy and selfish to rise to this challenge In fact all around the world the fight back is already succeeding in ways both surprising and inspiringIt's about changing the world before the world changes so drastically that no one is safe Either we leap – or we sink This Changes Everything is a book that will redefine our era. I wish someone had taught me to uestion capitalism before college This past year at university has made me so weary of capitalism and its greed based conseuences and Naomi Klein s brilliant This Changes Everything Capitalism vs The Climate has persuaded me even While I do not claim expertise on the topics of environmentalism or economics I still must say it is my responsibility and our responsibility to protect this earth we live on Klein does a thorough and effective job of explaining how capitalism contributes to climate change and while this review does a better job than I could on breaking down how she does it I want to include a relevant By posing climate change as a battle between capitalism and the planet I am not saying anything that we don t already know The battle is already under way but right now capitalism is winning hands down It wins every time the need for economic growth is used as an excuse for putting off climate action yet again or for breaking emission reduction commitments already made It wins when Greeks are told that their only path out of economic crisis is to open up their beautiful seas to high risk oil and gas drilling It wins when Canadians are told our only hope of not ending up like Greece is to allow our boreal forests to be flayed so we can access the semisold bitumen from the Alberta tar sands It wins when a park in Istanbul is slotted for demolition to make way for yet another shopping mall It wins when parents in Beijing are told that sending their wheezing kids to school in pollution masks decorated to look like cute cartoon characters is an acceptable price for economic progress It wins every time we accept that we have only bad choices available to us austerity of extraction poisoning or povertyAmidst several striking points I most appreciate Klein s emphasis on valuing nurturing and regeneration over domination and extractivism As someone who researches and thinks a lot about gender I see this struggle play out between the masculine urge to destroy and to practice aggression the feminine urge to heal and to protect I wish we as a society cared about caring instead of profit because that would help the environment and it may have prevented the incompetent Donald Trump from becoming President With the awful Donald Trump s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement we need to act fast A uote that reflects my sentiments in this paragraph about how we should uestion what we prioritize in society Now I realize that this can all sound apocalyptic as if reducing emissions reuires economic crises that result in mass suffering But that seems so only because we have an economic system that fetishizes GDP growth above all else regardless of the human or ecological conseuences while failing to place value on those things that most of us cherish above all a decent standard of living a measure of feature security and our relationships with one another So what Anderson and Bows Larkin are really saying is that there is still time to avoid catastrophic warming but not within the rules of capitalism as they are currently constructed Which is surely the best argument there has ever been for changing those rulesOverall a dense and important book about an urgent topic in contemporary society I am genuinely so afraid of the suffering future generations will have to experience because of our negligence and at the same time I am hopeful that we can lessen their burden if we mobilize now Please join the fight for climate justice with me and so many others

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