I honor and support all the current Patriots who are participating in the 99% and Occupy protests all over the US and the world.
Because for years I've been talking about mobilizing the nation and the world to save the planet and because I have a chapter in my book called, Activism Can Save the Planet.
In which I point to historical examples of how our societies have changed for the better after protests and the efforts of the Women"s rights, Civil rights, and Union and Workers rights movements.
I also give several suggestions on how protesters and activists can be more powerful in their work.
They can be more specific in their signs, and say "No War for Oil!" and change it to "No War for Oil! Demand Hydrogen, Solar, and Wind Now!" Because it isn't enough to just point out the outrage, we need to say the next sentence and point to the solution to the outrage. If we don't then conservative people dismiss us, as they are doing so now, for not offering an alternative, and we are perpetually outraged because the outrages never get solved.
I suggested that the Hollywood progressive people pull up to protests in a Hydrogen burning car, that cleans the air as they drive, to show the world that not only is oil killing the planet and wars for oil killing people, but also that we don't need to use oil anymore and that it's all totally unnecessary! Which would make their work against oil more powerful and effective.
Actors could also be protesting in carbon fiber shoes, and making real carbon footprints, and wearing their carbon instead of burning it. Hollywood progressives are generally wealthy enough to convert their car and homes and demand carbon fiber products, and by doing so they can support those industries and be example to the world about what's possible.
Having been very poor most of my life, I realized that not everyone can convert their cars and homes, but it doesn't take much money to take action.
You can educate yourself, think about creative ways to solve the world's problems, then write and self publish a book and website like I did. Emails are free. I have been sending out Invitations to Be More Powerful and Precision Guided Idea Bombs to people all over the world, for 13 years, in order to educate and inspire people to take action.
And as we all can see, it doesn't cost much to change your bank account to a Credit Union, or boycott businesses that are not paying taxes, oppressing their workers, or polluting our children. It also doesn't cost much to make a sign out of a piece of cardboard and stand in the streets to protest social and economic injustices, which can be very powerful. Powerful enough to spark a movement that has spread around the nation and the world.
Also in my book I point out that it's in governments best interest to treat their citizens better, because history as shown that if they don't, politicians will get thrown out of office, or get over thrown like the British in America, the French revolution, and recently in Egypt and the Arab Spring.
It's also in the wealthy people's best interest to treat their workers better, because they will do a better job making their products. Henry Ford was right to pay people enough to be able to buy his cars. And everyone's home prices go down when there are a lot of vacant foreclosed homes in the neighborhood. Business will also get boycotted less, have less union strikes, and have less people "going postal" and being so enraged that they would shoot up their offices.
I support the 99% movement, because I'm apart of the 99% and because I see that the greed of the wealthy is apart of the problems that are killing the planet. They are raping the earth for their greed, they are oppressing the masses, and they are manipulating politicians and policies that lead to wars for oil and environmental pollution, and are preventing new technologies which could be solving our collective problems, just because they think they would hurt their cash flows. Which is stupid because they could be getting rich by saving the planet instead of by killing it, because people will support the businesses that are saving the planet and not polluting their children.
I would like to see massive crowds, like the 2 million people at Obama's inauguration, in a march on Washington, as well as thousands more in smaller local marches in cities around the nation like what is happening now, (and caravans of hydrogen cars), to demand that the government mobilize like World War II to save the planet and put people back to work converting the nation to Hydrogen, Solar, and Wind, as well as to demand that our economic and political systems be more fair and functional.
Please email me if you're interested in helping me to start such a march and movement to save the planet, and let's harnesses the passionate activism that is gaining strength and not only demand that our economic system be repaired, the criminals on Wall Street be held accountable, that the people are protected instead of profits, and also mobilize to fight the most pressing problem we all face - ending climate change to insure the survival of this Planet and all of Humanity.
Thank you to all the people who are out in the streets, for acting out your spirituality and political and social consciousness. Rock On! and thanks for being, On It!, by making it a personal priority to solve the world's problems.
Everyone else, please add your voice, your passion, and your action to saving the planet and let's all, Get On It!, now!
You can read more details about my ideas on this issue in my book, Ideas to Save the Planet.
Please see my blog entries:
It's fiscally irresponsible to not spend whatever it takes to save the planet.
Solutions to the Economic Crisis
Burn Hydrogen, instead of Coal, Oil, or Natural Gas.
Please see my Table of Contents and the chapters:
My Call to Greatness to the American People
Join Us in Stoking the Fire of the Human Spirit with the Wind of Your Voice, Your Passion, and Your Action
Women are Important and Can Play a Pivotal Role in Saving the Planet
My Invitation to Be More Powerful to the Democratic Party = Zero Emission Energy Independent 2008 Convention, Party Offices, and Campaigns
George W. Bush, Right Wing Christianity, and Hollow Versions of Morality
Killing Universal Health Care is the Real Terrorism
Good Media and Bad Media – What TV and Radio Can Do Better
What Politicians, Governments, and the United Nations, the WTO, and the World Bank Can Do to Save the Planet
Activism Can Save the Planet
My Activism to Save the Planet
What am I doing to Save the Planet?
The Pollution and Damage of Oil and Natural Gas Drilling are Evil, and Totally Unnecessary! How I Fought Against Them
I Can’t say, “Fuck!” on the Bus, but Tom Clancy Can say, “Nuke em’ All!” on the Bus. How I Spoke Out Against War and Genocide
Take The I’m On It! Pledge.