NAOMI KLEIN ON LEFT AND RIGHT TOGETHER…

September 29th, 2015

As for pitching climate action as a way to protect America’s high-consumerist way of life—that is either dishonest or delusional because a way of life based on the promise of infinite growth cannot be protected, least of all exported to every corner of the globe. p. 58

[W]hat the moderates constantly trying to reframe as something more palatable are really asking is this: How can we create change so that the people responsible for the crisis do not feel threatened by the solution? How, they ask, do you reassure members of a panicked megalomaniacal elite that they are still masters of the universe, despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary?

The answer is: you don’t. You make sure you have enough people on your side to change the balance of power and take on those responsible knowing that true populist movements always draw from both the left and the right. And rather than twisting yourself into knots trying to appease a lethal worldview, you set out to deliberately strengthen those values (egalitarian and communitarian as the cultural cognition studies cited here describe them) that are currently being vindicated, rather than refuted by the laws of nature. p. 58

From This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein

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Found in my electronic chapbook.

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