It is the nature of capital to 1) grow or die and 2) concentrate.
How this condition might exist parallel to grassroots democracy remains to be
Green Capital's Goal Defined
The goal of green capital is to grow itself universally and ecologically in
perpetuity. Its assumptions are that its growth will diminish environmental
and social problems created by capital's classical dualism, owners vs workers
(classically: bourgeoisie vs. proletariat; modernly: corporate relations vs.
labor). Its ideological hallmark is that "appropriate technology will save
The Perpetual Motion Machine
Consider the perpetual motion machine as the answer to green capital's
technological quest for ecological sustainability and social justice, since
it represents the alpha and omega of technological achievement. (Here, the
perpetual motion machine represents appropriate technology and the dream to
create energy output, the machine, without energy input, labor, oil, nukes --
a free lunch.)
Green capital must control the perpetual motion machine to preserve its own
existence, growth. It cannot exist as "green capital" so long as the
perpetual motion machine is shared universally.
If green capital 1) preserves its own growth by controlling the perpetual
machine, the classical dualism continues. If green capital 2) denies the
perpetual motion machine to others for preservation of its own future, the
classical dualism continues.
If green capital must control the perpetual motion machine (appropriate
technology), in what ways does it (green capital) promote grassroots
1. Green capital may be shared until it dilutes itself to extinction.
2. Green capital mutates the perpetual motion machine.
3. . . . .
It's what we learn after we know it all that really counts.
Monday, March 20, 2000
8:50:36 AM Pacific Standard Time