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...

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Green energy and "jobs, jobs, jobs;" not so fast because your electric bill may go up quicker than unemployment will go down.

Haha... we have people on the left trying to package and sell us on green energy as the solution to our problems in the same deceitful way they packaged and sold us a "face in the crowd," Barack Obama.

If you haven't see the movie, "A Face In The Crowd" you might want to watch it now.

Once again they ask us to rally around green energy in the name of "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs."

An interesting development. It seems loss of profits are getting in the way of expanding wind and solar power with a big loss of jobs:


This "little" issue of multi-national profits is something no one talked about at the climate change rally this past weekend.

Not only were corporate profits not addressed as a hurdle and stumbling block to green energy production; but, the one other important aspect not being discussed is the fact that the more wind-generators and solar production of electricity brought on-line through the power-grid the higher the price consumers are being forced to pay.

Here in northern Minnesota our electric bills have more than tripled in the last five years because coal-fired generators are becoming cleaner and more wind-generated electricity is coming on line through the power-grid.

The obvious solution to all of this is nationalization of the power-generating industry which Minnesota's socialist governor Floyd B. Olson warned--- over 75 years ago--- was going to be necessary.

Anyone can look at the profits and huge salaries of these executives in the power-generating industries and see that we are not paying more for the production of electricity; we are paying more so Wall Street coupon clippers can reap bigger profits and the managers and CEO's can have huge salaries and bonuses.

None of this is being discussed by any of these environmental organizations because their foundation-funding would come to an end.

So, who does that leave to place nationalization of the energy producing industries on the table for discussion? The politicians receiving the bribes from the manufacturers of wind-turbines and solar panels and coal-fired and nuclear power generating industries? Ya, sure; you betcha.

If you and I don't take the initiative to bring forward the nationalization solution nobody will... our electric bills for cheaper produced electricity will just keep going up and up and up as CEO salaries and profits reaped by the Wall Street coupon clippers soar.

We can see from this article workers and those getting the electric bills are paying the price for continued profits before people and the environment.

Bottom line: Capitalism can never be green.

And yet never mentioned by Bill McKibben are profits, electric bills and workers' rights and livelihoods. Go figure while you are trying to figure while you try to figure out how you are going to feed your family, put gas in your car to get to work (if you are lucky enough to still have a job) and still pay your rising electric bills.

No wonder so many people are going nuts in this country trying to figure out how to make ends meet.

Someone should ask Bill McKibben about all of this and at the same time ask him why he refuses to talk about the need for peace as the main way to begin finding solutions to global warming and climate change since Wall Street's very profitable military-industrial complex and wars leaves in its wake the largest carbon foot-print of all.

Haha--- the laugh is on us if we buy into all this green bullshit the way it is being packaged and peddled.