Michael Moore, Jeff Gibbs (2020). Planet of the Humans | Full Documentary

This 2020 Gibbs-Moore exposé complements the case for non-market Socialism rather well.

It’s fact-filled sleuthing explicitly cites the profit motive as root cause of the double-speak hypocrisy much of the ‘green movement’ suffers — a movement which is doing little if anything to mitigate climate warming or ecological collapse in authentic and meaningful ways — if what Gibbs & Moore report is correct.

This is not to denigrate the well-meaning intentions behinds the sentiments of making the earth a greener saner place; the documentary more importantly shows the obscured control by global capital usurping well-known non-profits that claim they are fighting the good fight for the environment when in fact they are naively complicit in its delay.

The documentary further underscores what Gibbs and Moore see as the sea-change behaviour needed to move away from using incredibly wasteful amounts of energy capitalists demand to keep their profits circulating; they illustrate it is not average citizen clamouring for such energy, but rather the swindling class who currently own and monopolize the global means of life for solely their own gain.

A film worth spending the 1hr 45mins viewing, if for anything, to inform oneself on the growing debate to chuck capitalism for good — a sentiment implicitly echoed by popular groups such as ‘FridaysForFuture’ and ‘Extinction Rebellion,’ who although having fast growing global influence, appear to have cultural amnesia about the futility of reformism to chart deep and systemic improvement of society where-in equal access to the means of life — one free of the capitalist yoke — is globally generalized.

The film is free to view until May 21, 2020 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk11vI-7czE&feature=youtu.beMichael

For related reporting see “Rare Earth Metals and the Not-So-Clean Energy Economy” (2011) at https://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/socialist-standard/2011/2010s/no-1281-may-2011/material-world-2/; & Global Witness at https://www.globalwitness.org/en/about-us/

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