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(en) [Spain] Ecosocial revolution By ANA (pt) [machine translation]

Date Thu, 21 May 2020 09:55:51 +0300

From the Higinio Carrocera group, we started this blog with the aim of reflecting on the revolutionary process that, we understand, opens up in the face of the already evident collapse of capitalism and the Nation-State. The Covid-19 pandemic, with dire consequences for all of humanity, adds to the migratory phenomena, climate change and the political, economic and social crisis worldwide, with class explosions in many countries. It is very likely that after the collapse there will be a confrontation between the remnants of economic power and the States, which will arm themselves with an ecofascist model to maintain their privileges and monopolize everyone's resources, which are increasingly scarce thanks to their predatory economic model. From the result of this clash of forces, an eco-social transition based on degrowth can come and prepare society for self-management,

From degrowth to anarchism

We believe that the revolution that is coming will be eco-social. And this is because the current collapse opens the way, through degrowth, to an anarchic society, where self-management, mutual support and federalism can serve as the basis for a world where the sense of humanity is recovered, in harmony with nature. in the face of the values of power, money and the market, which brought us to this dead end.

The collapse (climate change, pandemics, economic and social crises...) is beginning. The owners of economic, military and political power are also aware of this and know that their model will explode. In order to shield their privileges and interests, they are already building what is called ecofascism, against which there will be no other solution than a confrontation, a revolution to prevent the perpetuation of a system that is destroying life on this planet and that reaches its limits of the biosphere.

After the revolution, if it finally emerges victorious, the transition to the new social model will arrive. It will be slow and difficult (it will assume a radical change in people's mentality) and it will have to be based on degrowth, at the end of the patriarchal system, at the gradual abandonment of cities, at the end of waste and irrational consumerism, in the search for more austere lives and of simpler communities ... Definitely, it will suppose a programmed disappearance of the growth society that will force us to renounce our way of life. Degrowth is a necessity, not a principle or an ideal, it is a phase in which the unreasonable goal of growth through growth comes to an end. For that, it is necessary to abandon the capitalist economy.

It is true that many people, individually, have chosen a different personal ethic and practice it in their daily lives. However, while their example may serve as a model for other people, they do not radically question the system, and without this structural questioning, the change will be a patch.

We understand that anarchism seeks perfectly the new model that will surpass capitalism and the nation-state, based on a self-organized and cooperative society, or as Latouche says: where "altruism precedes selfishness, cooperation to unbridled competence, the pleasure of leisure to the obsession with work, the importance of social life to unlimited consumption, the taste for work well done to productive efficiency and the reasonable to rational ".

With this initial approach, we want to start, open the debate and fill this blog with content, enriching it with articles and proposals that are taking shape, both the analysis of this process for the eco-social revolution and the degrowth and that of the new society that will have to come after the ecosystem transition.

Cheers and on!

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Translation> Sol de Abril

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