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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...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Some thoughts about Copenhagen and global warming...

I'm curious; is there any industry that contributes more to global warming than Wall Street's military-financial-industrial complex as it profits from preparation for wars and wars?

If so, which ones?

I find it interesting environmentalists do not even mention militarization and the preparation for wars and fighting wars as a contributor towards global warming during this climate change debate even though this militarization consumes huge amounts of power, huge amounts of natural resources and requires an unbelievable amount of production from the very industries that are the primary contributors to global warming.

All those bombs "bursting in air" and exploding killing people must contribute some to global warming, too.

If we can't stop wars because they kill people and other living things; perhaps we should consider stopping wars because they contribute to global warming.

Maybe we should compare the benefits of peace to changing light bulbs and dotting our shorelines with windmills? How is it neither Barack Obama or Al Gore talk about the role of militarization and wars while talking about global warming and climate change?

Obama will join the leaders of these other countries in a final push for a remedy to global warming in keeping with his Wall Street views on health care "reform;" I hear he intends to go from this Copenhagen Conference to rally support for his escalation of the war in Afghanistan...

I never heard anyone talk about this before... perhaps someone would like to nominate me for some kind of Nobel Prize... of course, not the Nobel Peace Prize; that is now awarded to a warmonger who is escalating the war in Afghanistan which environmentalists don't want to figure out how much such a war contributes to global warming.

You know, it must take quite a little bit of industrial production rebuilding after the devastation of wars, also; is there any reason this wouldn't be a contributor to global warming, too?

Several professors tell me that somewhere between 30% to 50% of all industrial production in the United States is related to militarization and wars... related to this are huge amounts of mining, chemical production, power generation, etc.

I realize I'm no mathematician and no physicist... but, common sense tells me you are overlooking a major factor in global warming--- among all you environmentalist that have left wars out of your equations, you might want to go back to Al Gore and see what he has to say...

Might there be an "inconvenient truth" to what I have to say about preparation for wars and wars being a major contributor to global warming?

Marx might have had it right when he said when a nation spends its resources on preparation for wars and fighting wars it is like dumping those resources into the ocean... I wonder how Karl Marx would have viewed the contribution of militarism and wars to global warming?

You know, Wall Street might really be ours and the environment's main enemy.

Maybe we can't even solve this problem of global warming under capitalism with its wars especially if Barack Obama is going to be escalating these imperialist wars.

I'm wondering; Can Capitalism Be Green? Or, do we need a "red" socialist economy to become "green?"

Oh, well; what's missing a few minor questions that might embarrass our Number One health insurance salesman.

Just thought I would give you a little something to think about.

Give this some thought... we might be best off giving peace a chance before we change out all our light bulbs.

Alan L. Maki