Amorality – increase of individual and corporate wealth is the only core principle of capitalism. Recognition of any social concern or relationship to the natural world that transcends the goal of increasing capital accumulation is extrinsic to the system.
Dependence on growth – capitalism relies on limitless growth, but the natural resources essential to wealth production are finite. Super-exploitation is exhausting those resources and destroying the ecosystems of which they are a part, jeopardizing human survival as well as that of other species.
Propensity to war – since the only goal is to accumulate rather than distribute wealth, resources that produce wealth must be controlled; therefore war is inevitable.
Intrinsic inequity – without any constraining outside force or internalized principle of social equity, capital accumulation leads almost exclusively to more accumulation, and capital is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands.
Anti-democratic – democracies are corruptible: wealth can purchase most of the representation it needs to get the laws necessary for further accumulation and concentration of wealth. This means that as the concentration of wealth increases, democracy is degraded and ultimately destroyed.
Unproductive of real happiness – human happiness and wellbeing are demonstrably tied to other factors besides capital accumulation. Extreme poverty is clearly unproductive of happiness, but so is wealth, past a relatively modest level. Happiness is most widespread where there are guarantees that basic needs will be met for all, wealth is more equitably distributed, and bonds between people and the natural environment are still stronger than the desire to accumulate wealth.
Well, hello chaps!
This intangible blogosphere will be the headquarters of my poem writing, which I am pleased to update upon:
I have decided to re-vamp the ideas behind my project ‘Murs Blancs du Ciel’, and it will no longer follow a chronological or organised narrative of any form. Instead, it will become the umbrella for a future poem collection. More on the concept of the phrase itself, ‘Murs Blancs du Ciel’, will be disclosed in the future.
To sum, welcome followers to this blogosphere, and I hope you have enjoyed ‘The Audioverses’ and continue to follow the new collection, and hopefully spread the words by reblogging, sharing and such, like syphilis did among the dandiest of dandies!
I finally add, for now, there is a final addition to ‘The Audioverses’, hidden on the page, which provides a final narrative short-collection to conclude the verses once and for all. Be thrifty with your web-surfing! http://theaudioverses.tumblr.com.
For now, toodle pip sirs and madams of the tumblr-ing hyperspace!