Capitalism And The Spectre of Nuclear Annihilation
In the 1980 film adaption of The Martian Chronicles by the late Ray Bradbury, American capitalism has conquered and settled on Mars. A capitalistically degenerated Texas cowboy has set up a fast food business on the Red Planet. As he peers through his telescope at Earth he observes nuclear war and the destruction of the planet. As Duci Simonović has correctly analyzed, capitalism is not only leading to the expansion of humans into space, but it's doing so aware that it will leave behind a dead and inhabitable planet. Presently we are the closest to nuclear annihilation than at any time since the Cuban Missile Crisis.