Storm Bear

What we have lost under BushCo.

Filed By Storm Bear | September 04, 2007 2:32 PM | comments

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The laundry list of things BushCo has done against us is pretty staggering and can even make real Conservatives (honest-to-God Goldwater folks) cringe. But seldom do we look back at what we have lost under this regime. We have lost more than we have gained as a Nation. If we could just have these four things, Bill of Rights, The Twin Towers, the lives of our soldiers and New Orleans, what would we give up in hindsight? And what are we willing to do about it?

From If This Be Treason:


Given the continuing unwillingness of our federal representatives to end the war, restore Constitutional protections or address the high crimes and misdemeanors of a lawless leadership, 911truth.org urges all freedom-loving Americans to spend September 11, 2007, rediscovering the compelling democratic history of people's movements and the general strike.

In response to increasing calls for a general strike on this year's sixth 9/11 anniversary by grassroots coalitions such as www.strike911.org, 911truth.org is encouraging participants to maximize the transformative impact of the day with a few inspiring hours of study.

Janice Matthews, executive director of 911truth.org, states, "We face a grave array of dangers caused, exacerbated and/or ignored by a non-responsive government, and we must therefore remind ourselves how victims of other authoritarian regimes rose up to reclaim basic democratic rights and popular sovereignty. Not all succeeded, of course, but we can learn from their mistakes as well as their victories, and considering the rate our Constitutional protections have been evaporating, the nation needs a crash course in peoples power right now."

I know what I WON'T be doing, how about you?


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ifthisbeterror | November 3, 2009 5:44 PM

And, because our nation not only did nothing to confront global warming, but actively worked against doing anything about it, if our species and the world doesn't roll back global warming emissions by 80% (no matter the cost) by 2025, Bushco will have cost us (all) even more: the continued existence of our own species, _Homo_sapiens_.

Good news about the cost part, though: We are able to make this 80% rollback with today's technology, and with little significant economic pain. Of course, that remains true for _now_, if we begin to act soon.

(The present Copenhagen plan of rolling back by 80% by 2050 (which is governments' way of saying they will do nothing), even it is done, is way too little, way too late.

Good references to learn more are:

http://www.350.org
http://www.grist.org/article/series/skeptics/

The book _Six Degrees_ by Mark Lynas