This is our choice: it’s either Neoliberal Restoration or a revolutionary rupture. And nothing in between.
Only workers and consumers suffer the disease, death, and other losses — that’s how the libertarian approach works. It is maximum freedom, for the owners of corporations.
Much has been written about the possibility for a new and better kind of world to emerge after coronavirus. Yet our governments cannot conceive of any model for fighting this threat to the whole world, other than the capitalist, money-making model. The much-touted “race to develop a vaccine” is not a race to save lives. It is a race to make billions.
To enter into the fight against the elites from the starting point that we can’t leave their society and can’t stand to die fighting for something just and dignified, means we have already surrendered.