Fawzi Ibrahim's article on climate change (M Star November 19) raises vital questions that few others seem able to formulate.
A minor US academic pleased his puppet masters a few years ago when he wrote about "the end of history." To most of us that meant the supposed end of the socialist challenge to capitalism.
In the past few months, more realistic US researchers have raised the possibility of the end of New York as a result of rising sea levels.
The US can no longer attribute its difficulties to communism. The source of those troubles can be more productively sought in the "triumphs" of capitalism.
From hurricane Katrina to superstorm Sandy and sea water flooding its transport networks, the US is under attack from a problem many countries have already been facing for decades and even centuries.
As Ibrahim points out, it is the ubiquitous system that must be examined and changed.
Capitalism has done its part to raise human productivity to unprecedented levels.
Now is the time to move on to a more rational distribution of wealth.
I only need to add to Ibrahim's analysis that almost everything that we do is for profit, whether that be in intellectual or material spheres.
It is private profit that is the base motivation of capitalism and having served its purpose long ago is now leading us into disaster and its own nemesis.
As foretold, the rate of profit under capitalism tends to fall and a revolutionary change is now the pressing necessity.
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