Posts tagged “guns germs and steel”
December 9, 2009Here's Stephanie McMillan — fantastic cartoonist and co-author of As The World Burns with Derrick Jensen — with an article for the blog Marxist Update on Jared Diamond's December 5 New York Times op-ed: "Will Big Business Save The Earth?" [Diamond] talks about the challenges that Coca-Cola faces in finding acceptable sources of water, and tries to convince us that “Hence Coca-Cola’s survival compels it to be deeply concerned with problems of water scarcity, energy, climate change and agriculture.” But the obvious point remains unsaid: Coke is not a necessity. It is in fact harmful to those who drink it. We don’t NEED to solve the problem of how Coca-Cola obtains water, or provide incentives for them to do it less destructively, because they could just fucking stop making it. Now there’s a simple solution.