This is a running commentary on contemporary social, political and religious issues. From the Introduction of James Comey's book "A Higher Loyalty -- Truth, Lies and Leadership" "Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary" Reinhold Niebuhr
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 sendother 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!
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 herehere or below for the stories
not going to matterwhat 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!
HAVE TO SAY IT. IF YOU WANT TO LIVE VOTE DEMOCRATIC AND PROGRESSIVE ACROSS THE NATION. SEND THIS TO ANYONE YOU CHOOSE.