Can we escape from this global pandemic?

“Any attempt to solve the ecological crisis within a bourgeois framework must be dismissed as chimerical.

Capitalism is inherently anti-ecological.

Competition and accumulation constitute its very law of life, a law … summarised in the phrase, ‘production for the sake of production.’

Anything, however hallowed or rare, ‘has its price’ and is fair game for the marketplace.

In a society of this kind, nature is necessarily treated as a mere resource to be plundered and exploited.

The destruction of the natural world, far being the result of mere hubristic blunders, follows inexorably from the very logic of capitalist production.”


― Murray Bookchin