Texas Longhorns with newborn calf in Bluebonnets

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Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.

"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

UN recognizes April 22 as Mother Earth Day

The United Nations has recognized April 22 as Mother Earth Day.

Karl Marx pointed out long ago, as have many others, before and since, that all wealth has labor as its father and Nature as its mother... hence, most of humanity has a great deal of respect for Mother Earth--- Nature.

Capitalists are the one exception to viewing Mother Nature with respect--- these capitalists have even less respect for labor.

The capitalist system provides the means for exploiting labor and raping Mother Nature in quest of ever greater profits--- hardly a system and way of doing things that can be considered "green."

As Mother Earth Day approaches, and our country now heads into a discussion about "greening the economy" on the heels of this sellout by Barack Obama and the Democrats to the Wall Street insurance industry; we would all do well to ponder, discuss and debate the question:

Can capitalism be "green?"

April 22--- Mother Earth Day--- should be turned into a struggle against capitalism to save Mother Earth from destruction.

The time has come to consider the socialist alternative to capitalism where production will take place for meeting the needs of the people in a way that is in harmony with Nature.

Wall Street's imperialist wars are responsible for the greatest destruction of Mother Nature and us all.

Wars and preparation for wars are the leading threat to Mother Nature and a complete waste of our precious resources Mother Nature will never be able to replenish in millions of years.

Let us have the moral and political courage, as a Nation, to ask the question:

Can capitalism be "green?"

The future of Mother Earth depends on the answer.

Barack Obama and the Democrats, along with a bunch of middle class professors and labor "leaders" working with Wall Street coupon clippers want to suck us all into believing that capitalism can be green as they spend our tax-dollars.

Other than the color of money; is there anything "green" about capitalism?

Let's not let Barack Obama and these Democrats suck us into bankrupting our country so Wall Street can profit under the illusion that capitalism can be "green."

Capitalism can't be "green" any more than insurance company profits contribute to curing diseases or the military-financial-industrial complex contributes toward creating a world at peace.

Something to think about and discuss around the kitchen table... if working people don't discuss these things, no one else will... Mother Earth's future lies in the hands--- and the struggles--- of the working class fighting for a better future.

If working people don't take the lead on climate change and defending and protecting Mother Earth, no one else will... unless of course, Wall Street coupon clippers see a profit to be made.

Alan L. Maki