Most powerful hurricane in history of region, entire islands turned to rubble overnight, earthquakes, desertification, rising sea levels that are set to swallow entire islands and big tracts of Florida, chemical and nuclear power plants exploding and contaminating the land, water and air forever, a China that's too polluted to grow food to feed its people.
Shit is hitting the fan and fast. These natural and created disasters are just the beginning, things are gonna get a whole lot worse going forward into 2018. Scientists have been shitting themselves for years, saying there's no way civilization can survive what we've wrought on ourselves.
Canada about to massively increase its fossil fuel footprint. America pulling out of the Paris accord in favor of a return to coal. New Zealand's water bodies irreversibly polluted by the dairy industry.. The list of humanity's crimes against nature goes on and on.
So let's think about all this in terms of how it will affect:
a) Neoliberalism, globalization and NATO expansionism in a world where survivable land is at a minimum
b) Anarchism / communism / socialism / whatever the fuck label you apply to yourself (when the world is burning around us, semantics are meaningless and there will be no workers or 'rights' left to safeguard, and no state to seize/destroy).
c) Continued life on this planet, or not.
Environmental collapse will quickly lead to the collapse of the economy. This is a given, the markets are fragile as fuck to any kind of disruption, let alone worldwide chaos. With the economy, go the jobs, and then everyone from the middle class and down will be on equal footing; broke as fuck and desperate to keep their families alive.
Migration will be rampant. People will need to get away from the hurricanes, earthquakes, droughts and floods and they'll flood to northern lands in the masses.
As we're already seeing, these northern lands (the same ones that have caused the climate crisis, I should note) are scrambling to shut down immigration, those efforts will increase when climate refugees grow. Already 21.5 million people have been displaced due to global warming. That is set to surge to half a billion.
The nation states could make a mad rush to seize land that won't be as badly affected by climate change. Especially land that used to be covered in ice that has now melted. They may firebomb countries, or even their own states just to kill potential climate refugees off before they can migrate.
The rich will barricade themselves into the few lands that are predicted to survive climate change - they've already been busy buying up all that safe land e.g. San Francisco.
The panic to get to survivable land will see the biggest attempted migration in history, and you can expect the Western nations to meet these refugees that scamble to get into their countries with deadly force.
But with the economy in shambles and no taxes coming in (in countries already deeply in debt), the nation states are going to be coasting on their grain reserves. When the grain reserves are depleted and even the rich, the police and the national guard start to starve, the state will no longer serve any purpose and it will quietly go away.
Environment, capitalism, state, falling like legos in that order.
That's when we come in.
People are desperate, millions to billions have died because of neoliberal capitalist greed. Centrism will be a thing of the past - desperate people don't sit on the fence. They'll either go far right or far left.
No state, no capital, people depending on mutual aid to survive... We'll have worldwide anarchy, and we didn't even need to raise a finger to bring it.
But then the work starts...
Fascism will be everywhere. The reactionary preppers, the militias... The far right have been preparing for this chaos for decades. They will have more power than anyone, and they'll use it to build white armies, to grow food - likely using slave labor, and attempt to make their countries into white ethnostates. People will join up with them to survive. Racist attacks in the northern climates will surge. White militias will seize food, land and supplies from PoC.
The groups with the biggest armouries will control the food, and the groups with the food will control the people.
The fear of refugees will be 100 times worse than it is now when people are literally fighting for survival, so anyone even slightly foreign looking will be targeted.
So my question is, how do we as radical leftists or post leftists or whatever the fuck you call yourselves, come out of this whole mess still breathing? How do we convince these scared and desperate and murderous people to reject the powerful fascist militias that are handing out food to their children, and instead join us in building communities, because Kropotkin / Marx / whatever dead white guy wrote this book 100 years ago? How do we convince people that are suffering and dying under anarchy, that anarchy is the way forward if only we do it right?
And if we can't, and fascism takes over, and we learn nothing from the collapse of mega industrial civilization and turn the coal plants and oil rigs back on to aid in spreading fascism to whatever unscorched pockets of land are left for whites to conquer and scorch, does our species even deserve to survive?