UC Berkeley drops ball on Next Gen Radicalism
UC Berkeley is a kind of godfather of American radicalism that has been a reliable fomenter of radical left-leaning social movements for generations. Recently their production of radical causes has been jejune lacking a Lebron James of ecological economic reform to return radicalism to greatness.
Ecological economics within a free enterprise, selectively regulated and screened for no damage to the environment, with points given for benefiting the ecosystem, should be the new area of radicalism bringing youth to some creative synthesis with political leadership. Instead of the entry of the dragon of ecological economics into the left-leaning political scene there is a silent spring wherein the left dance around with androgynous terminology and leftist attachments to corporatism; the shining city on a hill in Silicon Valley with neo-simpatico village shelter in Hindu land and Shang-droid cities abroad.
The radical American scholar residing in Berkeley might consider what criteria free enterprise should have as loops to clear before starting a business in the U.S.A. Free enterprise, free thinkers; free radicals are the single best way to b ring new ideas to the marketplace of ideas. Sure, with selective screening that eliminates fatuous eco-damaging start-ups there is a need for compensation in the form of guaranteed minimum income and Medicare Plan B for free to Americans over the age of 40 when they might need it with care for pregnant women reaching to 18.
Marxism still infects the thought of the formerly radical left. It is obsolete and demonstrably represses free and creative radical thought. F.D.R. showed the way to overcome too much concentration of wealth with a progressive tax plan for the highest bracket at 90% tax. F.D.R.s method brought American prosperity for several generations without much increase of public debt. Public debt began with too much long-term cutting of taxes, and that too is a problem new Berkeley radicals could address. They would need to lose the Marxist rhetoric though and apply the remedy to a comprehensive reform of free enterprise within ecological economic parameters. Free enterprise is the best economic tool in existence; one merely need learn how to direct it with proper regulation.
Race, gender and perversion political features cannot substitute for fundamental economic change to an ecologically rational paradigm. If Marxism had prevailed before the industrial revolution, the industrial revolution never would have happened. Ordinary average people have little capacity for invention or creative adaptation. Ordinary people in a communist setting would fear and repress economic change as enemy of the state activity.
Average people may have sharp tongues, and may be good workers yet they are not inventors necessary for technical progress. Communism stagnates, and corporatism does as well, in its own way, though it is more liberal concerning inventions that it expropriates for shareholders benefit.
Ecological economic would cap the amount as a percent of national wealth an individual could own in order to keep democracy alive, and would screen business for efficiency concerning reversing harm to the world ecosphere including oceans, air and land. With solid business requirements directed ecological economic synthesis could proceed with the vigor unlimited and irrationally applied capitalism does.
Radical activism to put women, non-whites, homos and foreigners in place of white men is understandable. As radical action it is generally limited to reinforcing the established economic order.
Nubes want a chance to be swells in the unsustainable, ecosphere destroying system inertially continuing since mankind learned to cut down trees. Necessary radical is for adaptation of free enterprise to ecological economic principle for continuity of human life on Earth.
A small minority of world population is regarded as first world*. Encouraging the rest (maybe 7 billion) to join in an unsustainable economic method that will advance ecosphere decline even with new technology is a drunken sailor’s methodology.
The world Earth has several human disasters approaching methodically as a consequence of the lifestyle of modern economics and demographic impacts on the ecosystem. What rational captain, given two possible courses to a destination that would deliver one to port at the same approximate time would choose the one with a hurricane in its path? Without course correction toward ecological economics presently avoidable disasters may be in the future of humanity.