"We have arrived at a moment in which neither farsighted capitalists nor their opponents (us) are trying to preserve the system. We are both trying to establish a new system, but of course we have very different, indeed radically opposed, ideas about the nature of such a system.
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What can we do? First of all, we must be clear what the battle is about. It is the battle between the spirit of Davos (for a new system that is not capitalism but is nonetheless hierarchical, exploitative and polarizing) and the spirit of Porto Alegre (a new system that is relatively democratic and relatively egalitarian). No lesser evil here. It's one or the other."
* in my opinion, it is not up to "them" aka some central planning committee with rotten ideas built on thousands of years of hierarchical thinking to create this system - they will surely recreate the same crap. any kind of real change will be coming from people organizing in their local communities and creating vibrant and resilient economies.
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