Monday, July 18, 2011
"Our" Troops vs. Our Eco-System
The US Department of Defense (DoD)—the interventionist institution formerly known as the War Department—is the biggest polluter on Planet Earth, for example, releasing more hazardous waste than the five largest US chemical companies combined.
To add insult to injury, the world’s worst polluter—the entity wrecking havoc upon the landbase that makes all life possible—also gobbles up 54% of US taxpayer dollars. But it takes more than obscene amounts of money to keep this criminal enterprise afloat. It also takes more than the volunteers willing to be paid to wage illegal, immoral, and eco-system destroying wars. The DoD will be able to maintain its crime spree as long as most of us continue to unconditionally support (sic) those troops.
As long as the yellow ribbons fly, our shared heritage/future is doomed.
Upcoming MZ events:
I’ve been asked to give two vegan-related talks at two different Queens libraries - with a focus on reaching young adults. However, any and all of you are welcome to attend these FREE, one-hour events.
Hope to see you there and please spread the word. Thanks…
Thursday, July 28 @ 3:30pm
40-20 Broadway (just off Steinway Street)
Astoria, NY 11103
Tuesday, August 2 @ 3:30pm
43-06 Greenpoint Avenue
Sunnyside, NY 11104
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