Saturday, July 07, 2012
Practice of Denial
Writing at Monthly Review, Bill Blackwater examines the wishful thinking of progressives who, despite the crises of capitalism, extoll the genius of capitalism to save the environment. Critiquing their leaps of logic and lapses of reason, Blackwater notes this practice of denial across Western society in support of an unsustainable economic system -- that holds unlimited consumption as an article of faith -- involves a lot of intellectual sleight of hand. In their version of reality, he observes, having their cake and eating it too requires ignoring the evidence that others must pay for their far-fetched fantasy.