The other night I ran across an old movie, "Independence Day". It was at the part of the movie where the alien intentions are revealed……To kill every living thing and then strip the planet of its resources.
It occurs to me that we are doing the very same thing, quietly, in reverse. We are stripping our planet of vital resources that we need thereby condemning ourselves to death.
On another blog, I posted a link to a story about how the Chines literally bought an entire mountain from a poor town in Peru. There are going to relocate the entire town which is mostly poor people and wipe out the mountain for the copper in it.
Then I run across this story.
CBC News has learned that 16 Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly "reclassified" as toxic dump sites for mines. The lakes include prime wilderness fishing lakes from B.C. to Newfoundland.
We are poisoning our food by using waste water to irrigate fields.
We are planting crops for energy instead of food.
We are dumping pharmacueticals in our water supply.
We are even talking about using water (which our planet cannot live without) to run cars.
GIVE ME A BREAK! What happens when global warming really kicks in and we suffer more inclement weather like droughts, floods, etc. We are currently seeing the consequences of bad weather all across our country and feeling it in our pocketbooks.
There was a time, before Reagan, that the richest people in America had to either invest in America or pay a very high tax rate. As a result, America grew.
Today, we give all the tax breaks to the richest Americans.
Our country is more IN DEBT than ever before after GW and the steal and spend Republican party squandered the budget surplus.
John McCAin NOT ONLY wants to make these tax cuts PERMANENT but he wants to give MORE TAX BREAKS to the corporations. So under McCain’s plan, the only people paying taxes is the middle class. But the middle class is about to collapse so that tax base will continue to shrink.
McCain will continue to squander what resources we have available to rebuild our infrastructure and squander it in MORE WARS!
We are on the road to disaster folks and the enemy may be ourselves. We need to invest in our country before we end up selling our resources to China or dumping toxic waste in our National Park’s lakes. It’s not going to happen if we leave it up to the RICH CORPORATE FAT CATS with DEEP pocketbooks. It’s not going to happen if we are giving away all our country’s money to Hallibuton, KBR, Blackstone, the Military Industrial Complex, some huge bureaucracy that is so large its totally ineffective.
The first thing that has to happen to STOP the madness that Bush assisted by McCain and the rest of the GOP Congress. We cannot change directions if we continue to enable these guys to get away with giving away our country and our money and our liberties.
Once we have some new leaders who pledge to take us in a DIFFERENT direction than Bush/McCain, then we must jhold them accountable to listen to the will of the American people.
Otherwise, the consequences are unspeakable. Watch any horror movie about this.