Some mistakes you don't get to "do-over." Wiping out a unique fish, the Menhaden, the keystone species of America's Atlantic and Gulf fisheries, amounts to ecocide. And a peculiarly foolish mistake, too — nothing great accrues to any of the grubby perpetrators, or their equally grubby political enablers. Devastation only provides literally chicken-feed to a few. Dr. H. Bruce Franklin, an eminent literary expert and historian of American culture, tells this fish story in an unforgettable way. Please also buy his book, The Most Important Fish in the Sea. Total runtime an hour and eleven minutes.
Defenders of Wildlife: My Yellowstone Wolves Blog
I was very saddened to hear that Samantha Power, Pulitzer Prize winner for her seminal work, "A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide", was forced to resign from the Obama campaign after calling Hillary a "Monster". Please read this most intelligent book she has graced the world with. Understand the dialogue she presented. The idea that Obama asked her to advise his campaign shows the high degree of enlightenment that illuminates his campaign and his personage. Can anyone imagine the Neanderthals of the Bush-Cheney cabal actually reaching for insight and truth like Obama evidenced by his reaching out to Samantha Power?
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