Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Who Benefits and Why?

Headline: Vladimir Putin Pulls Russian Troops From Ukraine Border

The article is here or at the link below. 

Sanctions short of war can be brutal.  It is costing the Russian oligarchy too much money and Putin is among the oligarchs. The Russian people are as clueless as Americans are about the powers that send them to war.  Putin's fawners are being played like a violin. As long as Putin's posterior is not on the line just as the US neoCons posteriors are not on the line when they send other people's children into the lion's den to be maimed and killed.

Howard Zinn, my guru of choice, made a statement I now live by: When someone in power wants to commit you, your family and your nation to war ask the all important question: Who benefits and why?

Russians and we who fight the Pentagon's eternal wars of folly should follow that advice. Who benefits and why? Usually the answer is not they who fight the wars benefit but those who send them to do the fighting making oodles of cash in the process are the ones who benefit. The soldiers who fight their wars are maimed, killed, psychologically damaged for life and economically ruined in the process.

Who benefits and why? Ask the damn question no matter if you are Russian, American, Chinese or a citizen of Swaziland. In the modern era the 1% oligarchy usually benefit from war. That means unless you are among them the ones who benefit are surely not you!

Magical Thinking and Death

Headlines:  "Researchers warn Oklahoma quakes linked to fracking boom could get stronger"

"China's coal solution has carbon downside across globe

Global carbon-dioxide emissions are climbing at rates that pose severe risks to the planet, and reversing that trend is heavily dependent on China [and the US] making cuts in its emissions."

Link here here or below for the stories

It is not going to matter what the subscribers of inane fundamentalist Biblical mythological magical thinking think. Science has the last word as it is having the last word all over the world. The earth is fighting back against mans' poisonous fossil fuel carbon polluting ways with all the might that its science will allow and humans will be the recipients of how we have used, abused and destroyed the magnificent creation of our planet.

Blame it on god, on Revelation or any other illogical untruths, the truth of science will have the last word as scientists, the smart ones, have predicted years ago. Go along for the "conservative" and religious ride to die OR eschew phony magical thinking which will get you and your posterity into a grave way before their time and guess what?  You will be gone as if you never existed at all!

Fight big oil, fracing, the murderous Koch Brothers and their ilk by any legal means necessary!