Surprise: Warmists Find Another Reason To Not Walk The Talk

Oh, and that capitalism needs to be done away with and replace with Marxism

Local schmocal: Why small-scale solutions won’t save the world

I have a confession: I’m a cynic when it comes to living small. I like to garden and ride bikes; I buy local whenever I can. But I don’t think my personal lifestyle choices are going to save the world — and neither will yours.

I’m not alone. Just ask Greg Sharzer, a frustrated Marxist activist with a Ph.D. in Political Science from York University who also enjoys cycling and Fair Trade coffee. Sharzer’s book No Local: Why Small-Scale Alternatives Won’t Change the World is a bucket of ice water on fresh-faced progressive localism, and an affront to the concept of micro solutions altogether. Localism is a survival strategy, Sharzer writes, not a movement, and not a solution. (big snip)

Sharzer relies on Marxist class analysis to make his arguments that localism fails to bring about systemic change. I will spare you the Marxism (you’re welcome!) but not the class war. He basically argues that if localists “understood” capitalism (scare quotes necessary), they’d be in the streets with torches and pitchforks, not out scavenging used veggie oil to power their Jettas. He is lobbying for us to think and act collectively, globally, instead of just focusing on ourselves.

So, a 2 for 1 bonus: Warmists shouldn’t really bother making changes in their own lives (like any do other than token changes in the first place) and the need to do away with capitalism and replace it with Marxism (actually, what they are attempting to do is replace it with Progressivism, ie, nice fascism. Marxism is not that far off).

I should note that the Grist writer, Susie Cagle, does end the piece by recommending that people engage in these micro-solutions. Alas, they won’t. And that, as someone in the comments points out, if Sharzer isn’t giving his book away, he’s not really a Marxist. He’s not: it’s $19.95.

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6 Responses to “Surprise: Warmists Find Another Reason To Not Walk The Talk”

  1. Kevin says:

    Hmm. He may have a point though. Marxism is known to have a chilling effect on the economy, personal freedom, and happiness. Who’s to say it won’t have a chilling effect on weather too?

  2. gumball_brains says:


    as someone in the comments points out, if Sharzer isn’t giving his book away, he’s not really a Marxist. He’s not: it’s $19.95.

    Every “-ite” loves being a anti-capitalist when it suits their mental fancy, but when it comes to living it, to giving up their own wealth and freedoms, choosing who to let live and who should die, living by their chosen tax codes, it just ain’t in them.

  3. john says:

    Capitalists LOVE Obama. The Dow doubled the D&P 500 has hit an all time high and corporate profits all hit record highs.
    Nope people will not do them on their own The Tragedy of the Commons and all. The people need to be governed. They need to have laws passed and they need to have laws enforced. The anarchists and their running dog libertarians say no to big government, no really to any government. They still see government as a problem to be eradicated.

  4. Gumball_Brains says:

    he’s saying that capitalists love socialism and Marxism. And that they are real socialists by heart.

    And, because socialism’s intent is to steal money, reward cronies, punish the poor, maintain the class structure, the capitalists really thrive under it.

    And as proof, he cites Lokie the movie\comic book character who is bent on implementing tyranny in a foreign land not his own. Wait… that.. actually… .. sounds kinda ….. familiar.

  5. gitarcarver says:

    Could someone translate that into post relevance, please?

    Relevence to this post?


    Another deflection from john.

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