Wednesday, November 7, 2007

"A Drop Of Blood" Campaign (a national/international call for action)

Draw a red drop on a small piece of paper and, using cellophane tape, put it on a gas pump.

Reason: The people of the U.S. (and much of the world) are basically addicted to oil. We have grown so dependent on our cars and trucks that they are used everyday and even multiple times a day. Because we are addicted, it subconsciously effects the ways in which we think and act. "A Drop of Blood" is to remind ourselves and others that we must think and act more intelligently, in order to fight that oil addiction. That oil addiction is resulting in tremendous harm in the world, such as the invasion of Iraq and global warming. The hidden price of oil is: millions of human lives have and will be lost, thousands of species have and will be extinguished, and tens of millions of people in the U.S. (hundreds of millions in the rest of the world) will see the quality of life decrease for their family and loved one. In tens of years, the revealed costs of our addiction will be a planet that is many degrees warmer resulting in horrific loses, on a weekly basis, which are beyond any current recognition. The U.S. only has 5% of the World's population but use over 25% of the World's energy, so we must make dramatic cuts.

Non-violent acts of civil disobedience: Gandhi and Martin Luther King both realized, sometimes it take non-violent acts of civil disobedience to bring about a change for the better. It must be non-violent because it must not be done in anger or fear. It must be civil disobedience because corporations and government leaders are also addicted to oil, so it adversely effects the ways in which they think and act. We all must be reminded of the hidden costs of our oil addiction.

If you realize that the Invasions of Iraq were over oil, put up "A Drop of Blood".
If you lost a loved one because of wars for oil, put up "A Drop of Blood" in their memory.
If you recognize that Global Warming is a critical issue, put up "A Drop of Blood".
If you care about all of the animal species that are dying due to Global Warming, put up "A Drop of Blood".
If you care about future generations, put up a "A Drop of Blood".

Put up "A Drop of Blood" on your light switches, in you house, as a reminder to conserve electricity.
Put up "A Drop of Blood" in your car, as a reminder to conserve oil and to have one handy.
Put up "A Drop of Blood" on a gas pump, as a reminder to others that the hidden cost of oil is blood.
Put up "A Drop of Blood" even if it gets taken down, as we must keep conserving oil, for the common good.
Put up "A Drop of Blood" until our leaders make energy policies for the long-term good of everyone and the generations yet to come.

With your efforts, the result will be reduced gas prices, less carbon emissions resulting in less Global Warming, and a better chance for survival for every plant and animal currently on this planet. With everyone conserving, Global Warming will be slowed to give our future generations a better world. But, we have already started on a downward slide, so we need to act immediately and conserve until Global Warming is reversed.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Fire Cheney and Bush

I'd like to teach you a song. It only has four words which make up its title. It has to do with our first amendment, free speech rights. People say that our free speech rights do not include the right to yell "Fire" in a crowded room, because the resulting panic might lead to injuries or deaths. Here is what Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote:
The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic. [...] The question in every case is whether the words used are used in such circumstances and are of such a nature as to create a clear and present danger that they will bring about the substantive evils that Congress has a right to prevent.
I'd like to make you aware that our VP and President yelled the equivalent of "Fire", in many crowded rooms, which led to injuries and deaths in Iraq. In 2003, Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction, no links to Al Qaeda, no nuclear bomb program; yet Cheney and Bush spoke loudly and often that he did, which was like yelling "Fire". The resulting panic directly led to tens of thousands of maiming and deaths, and we should "Fire Cheney and Bush". This is what the Supreme Court has said, this is what Congress should do, and this is what the people must demand. If a man who falsely shouts "fire" in a theater should go to jail, then Cheney and Bush need to at least be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors.

Sing this song everywhere, loud and clear, "Fire Cheney and Bush".