“‘Green technology’ is so insidious. It’s feel good capitalism, people really think they’re changing the world. I’m sitting here in a new college built entirely from recycled materials. Its high tech, is powered almost entirely through solar, and has cleaner air or some shit. When I look around me though nothing has changed. Not the state of the environment, or peoples mentality. Well, they might recycle more, and get others to recycle, but that hasn’t stopped Monsanto, or coal mining companies. People act like I’m insane in class when I bring this kind of stuff up; they really don’t want to come to terms with their entire philosophy still being exploitative and destructive to the planet. Oh, low flush toilets and environmentally friendly soap? We have those too.”
My comrade at Occupy Oakland, Stephanie McGarrah
The enemy is this economic system, that tries to expand infinitely on a finite planet, that has consumed the majority of our natural resources, that won’t stop consuming and abusing no matter how “green” it becomes or how regulated it is. The enemy is CAPITALISM.