As economic inequality has continued to dominate our society, I am constantly reminded of the original Star Trek series, and more specifically a particular episode. This essay has really nothing to do with the future of space travel or exploration (a word the precedes exploitation). Instead I use that series to address what is going on Earth in the present as the original series did.
See my Political Storm article to see what I mean:
The Competition Curse
Our society is one based on the principle of human-to-human competition or what I like to refer to as a dung heap society. Especially in the U.S., we are indoctrinated as children […]
Author's note: this diary was published 25 September of last year -- still relevant today!
You know, postcapitalism -- the coming period of existence after the capitalist system has run its course, after Bernie Sanders' "political revolution" has outstripped Sanders' current promises, and brought us to a world in which we can actually do something about our situation without dragging around the profits system like a giant millstone?