Planet of the Humans

Oh My!!! What is Amy Goodman of Democracy Now going to do about the apparent feud between her political priest Michael Moore and her Ecological Guru McKibben?  She has proudly and frequently presented both on her show as experts on the environment, economics and politics.

Michael Moore’s new film, Planet of The Humans, shows miles and miles of footage of polluting industrial plant, equipment and infrastructure gobbling up more land, trees, water, and minerals in the production of even more capitalist infrastructure, equipment, plant, ships, planes, trains, roads, factories, dedicated to the supply and creation of yet more profit-making plant, equipment, infrastructure, resulting in an ugly global empire of destroyed environments and miles of dead land and animals—all in the name (and under the pretense of) a “Green Revolution.”

And Moore’s conclusion?  Blame the capitalistically exploited people, the population growth of those “unproductive eaters” as the Nazi’s called them.  Those common people who never in a billion years could consume all the material used and waste produced by global capital in pursuit of more capital accumulation, production and distribution of profitable capital goods.  Yet that is the (always) quasi-religious moral of Moore’s latest story:  The fecundity of the people is to blame!  Long live Malthus* and the right-wing Zero Population Growth Movement of the 1960’s.   Capitalism will serve us just fine if we can only limit the number of those useless consumers….oh, not your affluent family and well educated children or their intelligent off-spring:  those other useless, low income workers, illiterate, the unsophisticated masses (who could never consume one-trillionth of the plant, equipment, global infrastructure, and waste produced by multi-billionaire capitalists competing with one another to survive and dominate the top of their offal system they compulsively recreate, and to which they are blindly committed.  (*1798 writings, An Essay on the Principle of Population)

Michael Moore also can’t imagine living without those Capitalists, especially such handsome cultural icons as Al Gore and Bill Mckibben.  So, birth control or genocide, however it has been tackled in the past by other militarized state-capitalist economies in trouble…get those unproductive humans (the ones not contributing to capital accumulation) to limit themselves, or WE will have to do it for them.  It is a question of Capitalist death or Fascist reality!  Now or Never!!

Watch this psychologically manipulative film for yourself, and notice who the “real enemy” is:

www.youtube.com › watch  “Michael Moore presents Planet of the Humans, a documentary that dares to say what no one else will this Earth Day…”

Please forgive me for quoting myself here; I tire of rephrasing and updating the same truism: “When we work to ‘Stop Global Warming,’ we need to acknowledge that business and industry, by their own accounting, use over 80% of the energy sources that are polluting the atmosphere. And the military is the biggest polluter of all. (Must Read: “US Department of Defense is the Worst Polluter on the Planet.” by Project Censored, 2010). Capitalist industries and the military are fighting globally to protect the profitability of the system that benefits and empowers them. That system is suffering a global depression. The battle to sustain it leaves no room or resources for reorganizing Capitalist production to meet the needs of sound ecological production, let alone to provide for a better standard of living and increased consumption for working people. As mad as it sounds to the average normal person, increasing profits and maintaining positions of power are more meaningful to those who benefit from the militarized economy than is survival of the planet and the human race. ” (1)

In the midst of an ongoing depression/recession, and smack in the middle of a global “pandemic,” and sky-high unemployment, Moore blames the inability of people to manage the rate at which they reproduce for this ecological catastrophe capitalist competition had created. They are not only “unproductive,” they are “destructive consumers.”  Part of the Third Reich plan for exterminating what they called the “unproductive consumers” was carried out sometime before the Communists, “Marxists,” dissidents, and “Jews,” became the expressly targeted victims of Nazi concentration camps, gas chambers and incinerators. This concern for eliminating those who could not be profitably exploited preceded the times of Hitler. Robert Evans remarks that long before Hitler, and “well before the end of the Weimar Republic, experts had seized the opportunity afforded by the financial crisis to argue the best way to reduce the impossible burden of welfare on the economy was to prevent the underclass from reproducing, by subjecting them to forcible sterilization. Before many years had passed, there would thus be fewer indigent families to support. Before long, too, the numbers of alcoholics, ‘work-shy’, mentally handicapped, criminally inclined and physically disabled people in Germany would be drastically reduced—on the dubious assumption, of course, that all these conditions were overwhelmingly hereditary in nature–and the welfare state would be able to direct its dwindling resources on the deserving poor.” (The Coming of the Third Reich, p 377)

(1)   Serf’s Up! Workers Wiped Out While Wealthy Ride Economic Tidal Wave, https://www.countercurrents.org/cramer180111.htm
The Coming of the Third Reich, by Richard J. Evans (2003)

Mary Lynn Cramer, MA, MSW, LICSW  had over two decades of experience as a bilingual child and family social worker. For the past fifteen years, she has been deeply involved in “economic field research” among elderly women and men living in subsidized housing projects, dependent upon social security, Medicare, and food stamps. She has degrees in the history of economic thought and social work. She can be reached at: mllynn2@yahoo.com


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One Comment

  1. Gary Frase says:

    Neither Gandhi or Mother Teresa thought there could ever be too many Indians (or any other people) The problem is greed and injustice. There will always be enough for our need, but never enough for our greed.
    – Gary Frase, USA