But politics of life or politics of death, according to Gustavo Petro, Senator in Colombia and presidential candidate in 2018:
I think that was a relatively logical way and a relatively realistic way to describe politics in the 20th century, but today politics is divided between the politics of life and the politics of death. Climate change worldwide separates us into two major sides.
Death gets the bigger budgets: war, starvation, homelessness, illness, incarceration.
And investment in military spending begets occupation leads to resentment and radicalization, evident by the Pentagon’s own researchers who noted that the number of groups, the number of incidents and the number of countries consumed by violence have risen since the formation of the African Command Center in 2002.