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Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...

http://peaceandsocialjustice.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-progressive-program-for-real-change.html


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.


"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Monday, October 23, 2017

Are you considering voting “YES” on any bond proposals?


Are you considering voting “YES” on any bond proposals?

If so, you might want to check this out before you vote:

https://www.facebook.com/statesman/videos/10156039452884208/


It’s amazing how they are always telling us how small the increase will be in our property taxes but for some reason our property taxes keep going up and up. I don’t think these politicians know the difference between “fare” and “fair.” Vote “NO” on all of these bond proposals and when these politicians come up for re-election give them a dictionary and not your vote. As fewer and fewer of our federal tax dollars go for education and other human needs while these never-ending dirty wars cost more and more the burden of higher taxes is shifted to the state and local level... let the politicians get their priorities in order. It is costing us trillions of dollars to bomb schools and level a city like Raqqa, Syria with bombs when we should be funding education here in our own country. Maybe instead of sending school children out door-to-door selling candy and coupon books the generals should try selling candy bars to finance their stupid wars? How come we never get to vote on if our country should go to war? All politics ends up being local especially when politicians in Congress have messed up priorities.

Drone base in Niger gives U.S. a strategic foothold in West Africa







Not one single member of Congress knows how many U.S. troops are in Niger although these same politicians are making the ridiculous and unsubstantiated claim that these soldiers are "defending America" in Niger... how are these soldiers defending us in Niger? They are defending Wall Street's interests in using cheap labor to extract and steal natural resources--- oil, gold and uranium.





Why do we, as a people, need a "strategic foothold in West Africa?" We don't; Wall Street does.
It is not worth one single American life defending Wall Street's drive for maximum profits in Niger or any other country in Africa or any other place in the world:


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/drone-base-in-niger-gives-us-a-strategic-foothold-in-west-africa/2013/03/21/700ee8d0-9170-11e2-9c4d-798c073d7ec8_story.html?utm_term=.2b9d7bf94efe


Let us heed General Smedley Butler's advice:


Excerpt from a speech delivered in 1933, by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC who became a fervent anti-imperialist.


War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.


I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. If a nation comes over here to fight, then we'll fight. The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag.


I wouldn't go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.


There isn't a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is blind to. It has its "finger men" to point out enemies, its "muscle men" to destroy enemies, its "brain men" to plan war preparations, and a "Big Boss" Super-Nationalistic-Capitalism.


It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle- man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.


I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it. Like all the members of the military profession, I never had a thought of my own until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service.


I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912 (where have I heard that name before?). I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.


During those years, I had, as the boys in the back room would say, a swell racket. Looking back on it, I feel that I could have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Here we are... it is that time of year when voters are having "bond proposals" thrown at them for everything from garbge collection to education...

By the same politicians who are intent on squandering our Nation's wealth created by our labor on militarism and senseless, illegal, unconstitutional and barbaric imperialist wars with over 800 U.S. military bases dotting the globe protecting Wall Street's interests when these funds should be going to finance human needs like education, health care, child care, infrastructure and creating a society where every single person has the human rights embodied in the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

We cannot have a government wasting our resources on militarism and fighting these dirty never-ending imperialist wars and expect human needs to be met--- this has never been accomplished.

These dirty imperialist wars thoroughly corrupt the politics of the Nation from top to bottom--- local, state and national.

We see how the Wall Street merchants of death and destruction distribute the bribes throughout the entire political system in a way that assures they will continue to profit from death and destruction.

Everything is based of the greed driven profit system.

These politicians tell us to "vote yes" on their bond proposals or the children will suffer--- like they care about children; their bombs are killing children all over the world as they even get dropped on schools with children in attendance. These politicians don't care about children or anyone else... they only care about how much money they will make and it doesn't make any difference if they make money charging tax-payers interest on bonds to build schools or manufacturing bombs to blow schools to smithereens like they have done in Raqqa, Syria.

I won't vote for bond proposals for schools or anything else; let politicians get their priorities in order.

As our country creeps towards fascism as a means by those presently in power, this creep towards fascism is intended to stifle the voices of the people in the decision-making process over all things and all matters pertaining to life and death and yet these crooked and corrupt politicians driven by greed and graft with such a disdain for the rights of the people to participate in the decision-making process in a way that our voices really matter hypocritically shout to the world that this country is the world's greatest bastion of democracy.

These politicians involved in brow-beating us into voting for these bond proposals which push us further into debt tell us each time it is such a small amount you will not even notice it on your property tax bill... if this is the case, why are property taxes soaring out of sight beyond the ability of many people to pay... especially people forced to live on miserly and meager Social Security, unemployment benefits and poverty wages. Do you see these politicians offering any property tax relief for those unable to pay?

The time has come to set new priorities for our country and this means beating swords into plowshares... it is time to learn to live in peace and friendship with the rest of the world instead of walking around with a big stick ready to clobber people of other lands who just want the rights guaranteed to them by the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights just like we do.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Trump just loves the Puerto Rican people... as only an imperialist could love a colonized people

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/13/us/puerto-rico-superfund-water/index.html

Desperate Puerto Ricans are drinking water from a hazardous-waste site


Monday, October 9, 2017

Don't just vote for Dumb Donkeys, engage them...

Here we go, again; with Democrats telling us we must vote for them in 2018 in order to protect ourselves from Trump even though these Democrats have not raised their voices in a way to protect us.


In fact, Republicans like Bob Corker have spoken out more vigorously, and this isn’t saying much for Corker, than Democrats to warn us about Trump’s marching us into World War III.


Peace is the most important issue and the fact of the matter is, Democrats are complicit in pushing us into World War III.
For those urging us to vote for Democrats as a way to save us from Trump, I would suggest they get involved in the Democratic Party at the grassroots level where they will find their neighbors and fellow workers and submit resolutions of substance on issues of peace and disarmament, full employment, a National Public Health Care System, a National Public Child Care System, for Trump’s impeachment, and a resolution to explain the relationship between the carbon footprint left by the Military Industrial Complex and global warming.


I think it is important to engage with grassroots Democrats on the local level as a way to influence Congress.


And make your resolutions very public through letters to the editor, leafleting your neighborhood and tabling and petitioning.


Doing all of this with the intent to bring millions of people into the streets to back up our demands for peace, social and economic justice.


But simply calling on people to vote for these Dumb Donkeys without mustering the power of the people to push these politicians to do what is right is just asking for more of the same from these worthless Democrats.


You can get all the information you need to put together resolutions, letters to the editor, leaflets and educational materials from my blog posts like this:


https://thepodunkblog.blogspot.com/2017/10/a-fucking-moron-sits-in-oval-office.html
I would encourage you to get together with a few other people to work on this. Meet in living rooms, union halls, church basements or a park.


Maybe start a monthly book discussion group. There are lots of good books on these topics.
You might want to start with a discussion of Ken Fuller’s New book, “Hardboiled Activist” about the life of writer and activist Dashiell Hammett.


On the one hand we need a new political party; on the other hand, we have to make due using the Democrats to get rid of Trump.


I will be posting resolutions on these issues you can take before your local Democratic Party organizations.


The thing is, I don’t want people lecturing me about how I have to vote for a bunch of Dumb Donkeys in order to save ourselves who in the final analysis are no better than the Republicans when you are not willing to put in the kind of effort that will push these Democrats to do what is right.


Check out what Elmer Benson had to say:
https://www.pdffiller.com/282034-v47i04p154-161-Politics-in-my-lifetime--Elmer-A-Benson---Collections---Minnesota--Various-Fillable-Forms-collections-mnhs

Sunday, October 8, 2017

A "fucking moron" sits in the Oval Office according to his own selected Secretary of State

There is no question Donald Trump is a moron.

The question is:

What are we going to do about it?

At some point we need to be united in answering this question.

The Democrats are content to let Trump continue on thinking his follies will result in Democratic Party victories at the polls but this doesn't do us or the world much good as Trump destroys everything.

Donald Trump's chosen Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, called Trump a "fucking moron" because Trump wants to use military mite and wars to accomplish what Tillerson believes can be accomplished through a perverted form of imperialist "diplomacy."



Notice in criticizing the Republican budget recommendations the Democrats say not one word about the increase in the budget for militarism and wars they voted along with Republicans for...


“With a razor-thin 219-206 margin, House Republicans have passed their FY2018 budget, a $4.2 trillion spending and cuts measure that sets up their tax cut bill to progress through the Senate without being subject to a filibuster, provided they come up with a tax cut bill. This is a non-binding resolution that would set spending—and slashing—priorities for the Congress. Those priorities are a big problem, not just for Democrats but for the health of the nation.
The bill not only instructs congress to do massive tax cuts for the rich through the budget reconciliation process, it instructs lawmakers to reduce Medicaid spending by $1 trillion and Medicare by $473 billion. That's along with the $37 billion in cuts for affordable housing, $100 billion for Pell Grants, cutting Head Start by $3 billion, and essentially gutting the WIC program that provides food assistance to 1.25 million women, infants, and children.
That's so they can get $1.5 trillion in tax cuts for the rich.”


When it comes to squandering our Nation’s wealth on militarism and wars the Democrats and Republicans find common ground.


The Democrats had the chance to tax the hell out of the rich and they took no action because the Democrats and Republicans, in spite of rhetoric to the contrary of both- the Republican claim of helping ease the tax burden on the middle class and the Democrats claiming they are for taxing the rich, both Democrats and Republicans come together in shoving austerity measures down the throats of working people to pay for militarism and wars... this is the bottom line.


Prosperity for ALL is only achievable by ending militarism and wars. Militarism and these never-ending dirty imperialist wars are making us all poor.


It is dishonest of the Democrats to deride the Republican budget when they vote with the Republicans for increased military spending and to fund these dirty wars... or, is it the other way around; the Republicans vote with the Democrats to increase funding for militarism and wars... either way, the Wall Street merchants of death and destruction get rich. Working people pay through the nose in every conceivable way while people all over the world continue to die in these dirty wars... many of which our great free media doesn’t even tell us are going on like in Niger where we hear because four Green Berets are dead but we never hear about the civilian death toll.


We have a “fucking moron” for president and a Wall Street corrupted Congress.


Trump said he was going to drain the swamp and instead of draining the swamp Trump turned the swamp into a stinking cesspool contaminated with racism and anti-Communism.


The Democrats refuse to stop Trump choosing instead to give him free reign for political expediency thinking all of his blundering follies will give them a political victory at the polls when this kind of approach to politics only results in people staying home on Election Day.


Because working people don’t have our own political party we have no choice but to try to push the Democrats to do what is right... Take up impeachment and prosecution of Trump and his crooked and corrupt cronies consisting of his Cabinet.


This will take moving millions of people into the streets.

Only complete morons believe it is possible to fund militarism and wars and have a "Great Society."





How do we get rid of a moron occupying the Oval Office who is pushing us towards World War Three and nuclear annihilation when all we have is an "opposition" party seeking political opportunity at our expense?

Militarism and wars corrupt the political process as Wall Street uses some of its ill begotten wealth derived from militarism and wars to further bribe and corrupt Democrats and Republicans.

We need to build a new working class based people's party that is anti-monopoly and anti-imperialist which understands prosperity for all will only be derived from ending spending on militarism and these dirty imperialist wars which isn't afraid to declare its intent to challenge Wall Street for political and economic power.

We need a new political party which isn't shy about declaring itself for a National Public Health Care System--- socialized health care.

For what we are spending on militarism and these dirty wars we could have a National Public Health Care System instead...


Publicly funded.


Publicly administered.


Publicly delivered.


Nothing any more controversial than public education...


And everyone would be fully covered from pre-natal through burial...


General medical.


Dental.


Vision.


Hearing.


Mental.


And the right to abortion.


All medications included.


No fees.


No premiums.


No deductibles.


No co-pays.


Instead of foreign U.S. military bases dotting the globe protecting Wall Street's interests we could have a network of public community and neighborhood health care centers delivering free world-class health care to everyone living in this country.

A National Public Health Care System would create over twelve-million living wage jobs.

In addition, for all those Democrats and Republicans who claim to be so interested in controlling health care costs, there is no less expensive, more affordable and cost-effective way to provide the American people with health care.

We can not expect these politicians bribed by Wall Street's Military-Industrial Complex to stand in opposition to capitalist market-driven, for-profit health care any more than we can expect them to stand in opposition to militarism and these never-ending unconstitutional, illegal, dirty imperialist wars.

This moron in the White House who finds friends among the KKK and the Nazis is going goose-stepping backwards in the footprints of Joe McCarthy as he tramples the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights as he "leads" us into World War Three and a from global warming into a nuclear winter.

Key to achieving an economy that works for all which provides prosperity for all is ending Wall Street's militarism and its dirty imperialist wars. The time has come to take up the struggle to beat swords into plowshares and make the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights a reality for all people everywhere.

We need a new working class party that is both anti-monopoly and anti-imperialist with peace at the very top of its agenda unafraid to declare it is challenging Wall Street for political and economic power.

We nee a broad-based people's united front to impeach Trump, defend our Constitution and Bill of Rights while fighting for reforms in the streets and at the ballot box.

Education. Organization. Unity in Action is the only way we will win against our common powerful Wall Street enemy.






Saturday, August 26, 2017

The working class struggle

The class struggle does not begin or end at the ballot box for the working class.

We need to learn to initiate united, militant mass struggles in the streets with the intent of winning what we can't win at the ballot box.

We need to explore concepts of struggle like the general strike.

We are struggling for our rights, our livelihoods, in defense of democracy and for peace, social and economic justice.

Don't be tricked into believing everything hinges on "the next election."

Wall Street, our enemy, would like us to believe our only avenue is voting; on the other hand, some phony leftists would have us believe participating in the electoral process is futile.

Working people must learn to master all methods of struggle if we are going to improve our lives.

Why would we allow our common Wall Street enemies to dictate our course of struggle?

We need working class think tanks and working class political action committees.

We need a new party; a working class based people's party that is anti-imperialist/anti-monopoly with the understanding that peace and disarmament is the way to prosperity for all and we need to be explicit that we are challenging Wall Street for political and economic power.

Building a huge movement to impeach Trump could be the catalyst for organizing a new political party.

It is time for working people to tell the Republicans and Democrats to go to hell.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Racism and corruption go hand-in-hand

Racist discrimination is raising its ugly head all across this country and it is usually combined with corruption and a complete contempt for the democratic process.

I posted this in response to a planning controversy in the community Lakeway, Texas where we live:

In my opinion, every community should be planned to include all incomes with complete racial integration.

One could probably halt this development in the courts with a lawsuit challenging the intentional racial and income segregation with a lack of environmental protection being maintained with public funds.

We have already seen in the news where a person of color has been viciously discriminated against by city committees. Quite honestly, I don't understand why the City of Lakeway isn't being slapped with a huge civil rights lawsuit by an organization like the NAACP after what was described in the news.

Racist bigotry and corruption seem to go hand-in-hand here in Lakeway when it comes to the way these politicians behave.

Let this development company come forward with a plan for a racially and income considerate plan that is as diverse as the incomes of the people working in this community.

I would like to hear from each and every member of the Lakeway City Council and it's planning and zoning committees why such an approach to planning is not being taken.

The great playwright Bertolt Brecht once observed that the wealthy create the poor and then can not stand to look at them.

Quite honestly, I have to wonder if this is not what is taking place here in Lakeway by these noble "volunteers" selected for us by a small clique of "retired" corporate executives who dictate when people can clap at a City Council meeting.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Impeach Trump now

Trump is mentally, morally, ethically and politically unfit to hold any public office.

The ruling class has assigned three thoroughly reactionary fascist imperialist warmongers to keep Trump in line...

General James Kelly
James "Mad Dog" Mattice
General H.R. McMaster

These three are masters at lies and deceit.

All three loath democracy.

There is no doubt these three have discussed the possibility and feasibility of a military coup.

The Military-Industrial Complex is the government.

Militarism and these dirty wars are making us all poor as the Wall Street merchants of death and destruction profit as people die in these illegal, immoral and unconstitutional wars.

All the while, Trump and these generals have their hands on the nuclear codes.

And then we have this corporate owned mainstream media using these over-paid pundits trained by corporate sponsored "think-tanks" beholden to the Wall Street parasites "explaining" to us what is going on.

And to complicate matters there are the foundation-funded outfits pretending to look after our interests when their funding is coming from those posing as philanthropists but are the very people exploiting us and profiting from militarism and wars.

As working people we need our own Marxist study clubs and political action committees based on class struggle politics.

It was Karl Marx who correctly noted that when a nation uses its wealth for armaments and fighting wars this is tantamount to dumping the nation's wealth into the deepest depths of the ocean.

It was Karl Marx who noted that labor with quite a little help from Mother Nature creates all wealth--- these are the only two sources of wealth.

Wall Street parasites exploit labor and rape Mother Nature.

Figure it out; how long can this continue?

These capitalist politicians talk about "jobs, jobs, jobs" when their only motivation is "profits, profits, profits."

If ever there was a time for working people to check out revolutionary socialist thinking the time is now.

Pick up a book by Karl Marx today.

Capitalism is Wall Street's system; the socialist cooperative commonwealth is the system of the working class.

Don't let Trump and these generals dominate the politics of our country.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Trump must be removed from office now

Democrats are responsible for Trump being in office because they ran a thoroughly corrupt politician like Hillary Clinton against him.


Now these same Democrats opportunistically and selfishly refuse to initiate proceedings available in the Constitution to remove him from office because they think they will have a better chance to elect Democrats like Hillary Clinton in 2018 and 2020... in the meantime the country goes downhill and people suffer.


Democrats have no credibility when it comes to fighting the rampant racism and creeping fascist movement in this country because both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama played key roles in bringing anti-Semitic fascists to power in the Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Albania and Romania... hence neither Hillary Clinton nor Barack Obama have played any significant roles in this struggle against racism and fascism now unfolding.


In addition, Obama was the first president since Johnson signed Affirmative Action into law not to enforce Affirmative Action and Hillary Clinton refused to support Affirmative Action during her campaign.


The Democratic Party has an extremely poor record when it comes to anti-racist action and civil rights; these Democrats have tolerated the most racist Dixiecrats for many years.


The Democratic Party hasn't even been an initiator of the anti-racist actions across the country.


Look at the web sites of the Democratic Party... not a word about organizing anti-racist/anti-fascist actions. No statements from the Democratic Party National Committee.


Look at even the Charlottesville Democratic Party website; no mention of recent events including the murder by these racists and fascists: http://cvilledems.org/


The Virginia Democratic Party played no role in trying to stop the KKK and Nazis from marching in Charlottesville.


The Democratic Party supported slavery. The Democratic Party supported Jim Crow laws for a hundred years. The Democratic Party had a terrorist arm: the KKK.


FDR and LBJ both had to fight the Dixiecrats and reactionary northern Democratic Party machines which used racism to maintain their power... Chicago and the racist Daley's being perfect examples... and Rahm Emanuel now.


Democratic Party machines in the north linked to the racist anti-integrationist segregationist George Wallace opposed integrated public schools and open housing.


That the Democratic Party refuses to bring articles of impeachment and use the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office in spite of his stated racist and fascist pronouncements because these Democrats consider letting Trump dig himself a bigger deeper hole they expect to be a political windfall is the epitome of racism as racist and fascist violence spreads across this country.


If we want to view history and the present honestly, both the Democratic Party and Republican Party are thoroughly racist institutions--- Lincoln would be ashamed of today's Republican Party... one more reason why we need a new working class based people's party not afraid to move forward with a peace and anti-racist agenda--- of course, support for these dirty imperialist wars pushed by both Democrats and Republicans requires racism.


Compared to the very serious problems of racism and fascism now sweeping this country, the response of the Democratic Party might be compared to the squeak of the proverbial church mouse.


It is almost hard to believe the pathetic response of leaders of the Democratic Party to this most dangerous situation of rising racism and fascism in this country--- it is pathetic many Democrats are actually praising the pathetic responses from Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama given the fact that several Republicans have actually been more forceful in condemning Trump's racist fascist mindset and the Nazis and KKK.


Let us put things in perspective: a proper response from the Democrats would be nothing less than taking action permitted by the United States Constitution to remove Trump from office right now before he can cause further harm.



A handful of Democrats have tried to initiate removal from office but they are being opposed by the leadership of the Democrats in both the House and Senate and the Democratic National Committee.
Pitiful has been the response from Perez and Ellison who should be leading the charge for Trump's impeachment and removal from office.


Any reasonably intelligent person can see that Trump is unfit to hold public office and poses a threat to our own people, our own country and world peace.


Pence will be a problem once Trump is removed; we can handle Pence, too, through mass action.


There is the dangerous possibility of a military coup. A mass movement intent on defending the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights and democracy can prevent, this, too.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Another big lie: North Korea is provoking a war with us

Perhaps the biggest of the big lies ever perpetrated by this rotten thoroughly corrupt government under the control of Wall Street, is the lie that North Korea--- the Democratic People's Republic of Korea--- WANTS to go to war with the United States.


Think about this:


Why would a tiny little country of a mere twenty-five million people forcefully isolated from much of the rest of the world by the biggest bully in the world want to provoke war with the most barbaric super-power in the history of the world?


We were hoodwinked into believing the lies about North Korea and China starting the Korean War--- none other than Republican Congressman Howard Buffett, father of Warren Buffett--- exposed this big lie.


We were lied to about how tiny Vietnam tried to provoke war with us using the big lie of the Gulf of Tonkin fiasco; a lie concocted by the CIA.


And then the lies got even bigger when George Bush and his Administration concocted the biggest of all big lies (to that point) of the Weapons of Mass Destruction used as the pretext to bomb the hell out of Iraq in a brutal display of the most insane and criminal barbarity.


And now we come to Trump trying to peddle this biggest of all big lies that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea wants to provoke a nuclear war with us.


Of course as this biggest of all big lies gets even bigger, no one mentions the "little" FACT that the United States is constructing a naval base intended to host a huge nuclear arsenal directed towards North Korea, China and Russia. http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20160229001123#cb


Come on really, why would anyone believe Trump's claim that North Korea is trying to provoke a war with the United States?


Every word that Trump utters ends up being part of a lie... and this is the biggest of all of his lies.
If it weren't for how this biggest of all big lies is embedded and packaged in anti-Communism to be sold no one would believe it simply because on its face it is so ludicrous and outrageous that it defies all reason, logic and common sense.


Only one lone Republican challenged the lie used by the United States government to start the Korean War.


One lone Democrat challenged the lie that Vietnam provoked the United States to go to war in Vietnam. That same Democrat, once again alone, tried to expose the lie that ended up with the never-ending wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Now we have no members of Congress challenging this biggest of all big lies about how North Korea wants to provoke us into war.


It is up to the American people to say, "Enough" and take the required action to prevent World War III and nuclear war.


We have a President who has included the Nazis, the John Birch Society and the KKK in his base and elevated racist hate-mongering warmongers like Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka to advise him when it comes to issues of war and peace.


Anyone who can't understand that we are living in a time very different from any other period with Wall Street tightening its grip on power and control over us, can't be expected to lead the kind of massive people's front movement required to defend democracy and prevent nuclear war.


And, make no mistake about this... this wouldn't be the first time the corporate controlled Wall Street owned media has fabricated and peddled lie after big lie supporting a war.


The government and people of North Korea want peace and friendship with us and the rest of the world. Just leave this little country alone and North and South Korea will find their way to peace and  reunification of their country.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Impeach Trump; stop bullying and badgering North Korea

Instead of seeking a peaceful solution through diplomacy and normalizing relations with North Korea, Trump has chosen to instigate war.

Obviously Russia and China can not be expected to promote a peaceful resolution to this conflict, either as both voted for sanctions against North Korea.

Shameful, too, is the position taken by Evo Morales and the Bolivian government in support of sanctions against North Korea at a time when North Korea requires access to all markets in the world in order to strengthen its economy and provide an improved standard of living for its people.

These sanctions against North Korea which has harmed no one are intended to bring down the socialist government of North Korea.

North Korea has a population just under that of the state of Texas; it is a small country whose government and people have never hurt or harmed anyone.

The United States is building a modern naval port in South Korea to host nuclear armed warships with their nuclear arsenal targeted on North Korea, China and Russia.

The time is long overdue for the United States to normalize relations with North Korea and allow the North Koreans to build socialism in peace.

Trump is a demonic barbaric imperialist monster; it is Trump who must be removed from office through impeachment in order for there to be peace.

Trump spreads the most vile forms of racist hate in our own country and now spews racist anti-Communist hate towards North Korea which is pushing us towards war when we should be working for peace.

The United States has no business maintaining military bases in Guam, Japan or South Korea.

The United States has over 800 foreign military bases dotting the globe according to the U.S. Department of Defense. This is total and complete insanity. Close down these outposts for Wall Street's imperialist policies and put health care centers in every neighborhood and community in our own country instead providing the American people with free health care and millions of jobs a National Public Health Care System would create.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Most Democrats vote along with Republicans for increased spending on militarism and wars...


Surprised?

This is one of the most important articles about military spending I have seen and yet Forbe's is being more truthful than most peace groups which seem loath to expose the Democrats on this most important issue. How do we achieve prosperity for all, mostly achieved through implementing huge universal social programs, when the Nation's wealth, created by the working class, is being squandered on militarism and wars making us all poor?

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

It is time for real socialists to advocate for socialized health care.

In the name of "unity" should socialists acquiesce to Democratic Party hacks when it comes to health care reform or should we clearly articulate the problems with Obamacare and single-payer Medicare for All while stating how socialized health care is the far superior rout to health care reform?


My point is: How does socialized health care ever get put on the table for discussion if socialists don't put it there? I have found, once explained side by side with all other proposals, most people will chose socialized health care when it is explained that public education is the model for it.


There is a difference between working with people who currently support Obamacare and Medicare for All and not bringing forward socialized health care.


We can see here on my Facebook page how people have been misled into supporting Obamacare and Medicare for All because their main proponents are dishonest.


All kinds of people try to tell me single-payer/Medicare for All is the same as socialized health care.


A big part of working with people is explaining these things in a truthful way--- the proponents of Obamacare and Medicare for All are afraid of the truth and as we can see, they try to bully the proponents of socialized health care into silence with the intent of forcing people to support Obamacare and Medicare for All.


Medicare has some good features but it also has many very, very bad features people like Bernie Sanders are adamantly opposed to discussing and they try to stymie this discussion.


If they were honest, they would at least tolerate a discussion about a National Public Health Care System and explain from their point of view why what they support is better... of course, the facts--- these little things politicians don't seem to have much use for--- prove that socialized health care is far superior to all other forms of health care... am I correct in stating this or am I not?


I am being attacked by the Democrats simply because I am advocating for socialized health care and comparing it to Obamacare and Medicare for All.


Socialists should be advancing socialized health care not bending to supporting systems that are based on the the free-market, for-profit and private delivery of health care.


The ideological struggle is really the biggest and most important part of any struggle and this applies to the struggle for health care reform, too.


The Democrats will tolerate Bernie Sanders claiming to be a socialist as long as he doesn't advocate socialist solutions to problems... the Democrat's main party hack, George Lakoff, has made this very clear in his latest book, "Blueprint," which is nothing but an anti-socialist/anti-Communist/anti-Marxist diatribe.


Sure there is controversy in bringing forward socialist ideas like socialized health care but we need to bring this into the discussion--- this is the role of socialists.


In fact, because socialized health care is so popular it has the best chance of bringing together the kind of numbers of people required to win the struggle for health care reform.


Of course, the Democratic Party hacks who like to talk about "properly framing issues" to get votes would like it if we don't say we need community and neighborhood health care centers dispensing free health care instead of over 800 foreign U.S. military bases dotting the globe protecting Wall Street's interests. Real socialists will bring this forward... phony socialists will not.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

William Browder testifies before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

William Browder is a very wealthy investor and investment advisor running the Hermitage Fund.

William Browder is the grandson of Earl Browder, a former Chairman of the Communist Party U.S.A.

Putin is a modern day Russian Czar in the era of imperialism.

One thing not coming out in all of this feuding between capitalists is the tremendous wealth which has been created by labor which is being stolen from the Russian working class since labor creates ALL wealth and literally sucked out of Russia ending up in western banks all over the world.

Browder and his investors lost billions of dollars; Putin stole this money through graft and corruption.

Apparently Browder was happy as long as he was stealing the wealth of the Russian Nation instead of Putin. Two crooks stealing from one another.... as the Russian people are forced to endure poverty.

And we don't even know how Trump is involved with this theft of the Russian 'nation but surely he is.

And we don't know how many Wall Street investors like Browder are still stealing the wealth of the Russian Nation as they pay-off Putin and thousands of his gangster capitalists and enforcers.

Earl Browder would not have been proud of his grandson's role in all of this and as working people we should not be choosing the sides of any of these greedy pigs--- our empathy and solidarity belongs with the Russian working class struggling to regain socialism.

The full transcript of William "Bill" Browder’s prepared remarks to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is as follows...
Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Feinstein, and members of the committee, thank you for giving me the opportunity to testify today on the Russian government’s attempts to repeal the Magnitsky Act in Washington in 2016, and the enablers who conducted this campaign in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, by not disclosing their roles as agents for foreign interests.Before I get into the actions of the agents who conducted the anti-Magnitsky campaign in Washington for the benefit of the Russian state, let me share a bit of background about Sergei Magnitsky and myself.I am the founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management. I grew up in Chicago, but for the last 28 years I’ve lived in Moscow and London, and am now a British citizen. From 1996 to 2005, my firm, Hermitage Capital, was one of the largest investment advisers in Russia with more than $4 billion invested in Russian stocks.Russia has a well-known reputation for corruption; unfortunately, I discovered that it was far worse than many had thought. While working in Moscow I learned that Russian oligarchs stole from shareholders, which included the fund I advised. Consequently, I had an interest in fighting this endemic corruption, so my firm started doing detailed research on exactly how the oligarchs stole the vast amounts of money that they did. When we were finished with our research we would share it with the domestic and international media.
That all changed in July 2003, when Putin arrested Russia’s biggest oligarch and richest man, Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Putin grabbed Khodorkovsky off his private jet, took him back to Moscow, put him on trial, and allowed television cameras to film Khodorkovsky sitting in a cage right in the middle of the courtroom. That image was extremely powerful, because none of the other oligarchs wanted to be in the same position. After Khodorkovsky’s conviction, the other oligarchs went to Putin and asked him what they needed to do to avoid sitting in the same cage as Khodorkovsky. From what followed, it appeared that Putin’s answer was, “Fifty percent.” He wasn’t saying 50 percent for the Russian government or the presidential administration of Russia, but 50 percent for Vladimir Putin personally. From that moment on, Putin became the biggest oligarch in Russia and the richest man in the world, and my anti-corruption activities would no longer be tolerated.
Eighteen months after my expulsion a pair of simultaneous raids took place in Moscow. Over 25 Interior Ministry officials barged into my Moscow office and the office of the American law firm that represented me. The officials seized all the corporate documents connected to the investment holding companies of the funds that I advised. I didn’t know the purpose of these raids so I hired the smartest Russian lawyer I knew, a 35-year-old named Sergei Magnitsky. I asked Sergei to investigate the purpose of the raids and try to stop whatever illegal plans these officials had.Sergei went out and investigated. He came back with the most astounding conclusion of corporate identity theft: The documents seized by the Interior Ministry were used to fraudulently re-register our Russian investment holding companies to a man named Viktor Markelov, a known criminal convicted of manslaughter. After more digging, Sergei discovered that the stolen companies were used by the perpetrators to misappropriate $230 million of taxes that our companies had paid to the Russian government in the previous year.I had always thought Putin was a nationalist. It seemed inconceivable that he would approve of his officials stealing $230 million from the Russian state. Sergei and I were sure that this was a rogue operation and if we just brought it to the attention of the Russian authorities, the “good guys” would get the “bad guys” and that would be the end of the story.
However, instead of arresting the people who committed the crime, Sergei was arrested. Who took him? The same officials he had testified against. On November 24, 2008, they came to his home, handcuffed him in front of his family, and threw him into pre-trial detention.Sergei’s captors immediately started putting pressure on him to withdraw his testimony. They put him in cells with 14 inmates and eight beds, leaving the lights on 24 hours a day to impose sleep deprivation. They put him in cells with no heat and no windowpanes, and he nearly froze to death. They put him in cells with no toilet, just a hole in the floor and sewage bubbling up. They moved him from cell to cell in the middle of the night without any warning. During his 358 days in detention he was forcibly moved multiple times.They did all of this because they wanted him to withdraw his testimony against the corrupt Interior Ministry officials, and to sign a false statement that he was the one who stole the $230 million—and that he had done so on my instruction.Sergei refused. In spite of the grave pain they inflicted upon him, he would not perjure himself or bear false witness.After six months of this mistreatment, Sergei’s health seriously deteriorated. He developed severe abdominal pains, he lost 40 pounds, and he was diagnosed with pancreatitis and gallstones and prescribed an operation for August 2009. However, the operation never occurred. A week before he was due to have surgery, he was moved to a maximum security prison called Butyrka, which is considered to be one of the harshest prisons in Russia. Most significantly for Sergei, there were no medical facilities there to treat his medical conditions.
After more than three months of untreated pancreatitis and gallstones, Sergei Magnitsky went into critical condition. The Butyrka authorities did not want to have responsibility for him, so they put him in an ambulance and sent him to another prison that had medical facilities. But when he arrived there, instead of putting him in the emergency room, they put him in an isolation cell, chained him to a bed, and eight riot guards came in and beat him with rubber batons.That night he was found dead on the cell floor.Sergei Magnitsky died on November 16, 2009, at the age of 37, leaving a wife and two children.I received the news of his death early the next morning. It was by far the most shocking, heart-breaking, and life-changing news I’ve ever received.Sergei Magnitsky was murdered as my proxy. If Sergei had not been my lawyer, he would still be alive today.That morning I made a vow to Sergei’s memory, to his family, and to myself that I would seek justice and create consequences for the people who murdered him. For the last seven and a half years, I’ve devoted my life to this cause.Even though this case was characterized by injustice all the way through, the circumstances of Sergei’s torture and death were so extreme that I was sure some people would be prosecuted. Unlike other deaths in Russian prisons, which are largely undocumented, Sergei had written everything down. In his 358 days in detention, Sergei wrote over 400 complaints detailing his abuse. In those complaints he described who did what to him, as well as where, how, when, and why. He was able to pass his hand-written complaints to his lawyers, who dutifully filed them with the Russian authorities. Although his complaints were either ignored or rejected, copies of them were retained. As a result, we have the most well-documented case of human rights abuse coming out of Russia in the last 35 years.
It became obvious that if I was going to get any justice for Sergei Magnitsky, I was going to have to find it outside of Russia.But how does one get justice in the West for a murder that took place in Russia? Criminal justice is based on jurisdiction: One cannot prosecute someone in New York for a murder committed in Moscow. As I thought about it, the murder of Sergei Magnitsky was done to cover up the theft of $230 million from the Russian Treasury. I knew that the people who stole that money wouldn’t keep it in Russia. As easily as they stole the money, it could be stolen from them. These people keep their ill-gotten gains in the West, where property rights and rule of law exist. This led to the idea of freezing their assets and banning their visas here in the West. It would not be true justice but it would be much better than the total impunity they enjoyed.In 2010, I traveled to Washington and told Sergei Magnitsky’s story to Senators Benjamin Cardin and John McCain. They were both shocked and appalled and proposed a new piece of legislation called The Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act. This would freeze assets and ban visas for those who killed Sergei as well as other Russians involved in serious human rights abuse.
Putin was furious. Looking for ways to retaliate against American interests, he settled on the most sadistic and evil option of all: banning the adoption of Russian orphans by American families.This was particularly heinous because of the effect it had on the orphans. Russia did not allow the adoption of healthy children, just sick ones. In spite of this, American families came with big hearts and open arms, taking in children with HIV, Down syndrome, Spina Bifida and other serious ailments. They brought them to America, nursed them, cared for them and loved them. Since the Russian orphanage system did not have the resources to look after these children, many of those unlucky enough to remain in Russia would die before their 18th birthday. In practical terms, this meant that Vladimir Putin sentenced his own, most vulnerable and sick Russian orphans to death in order to protect corrupt officials in his regime.Why did Vladimir Putin take such a drastic and malicious step?
This is particularly worrying for Putin, because he is one of the richest men in the world. I estimate that he has accumulated $200 billion of ill-gotten gains from these types of operations over his 17 years in power. He keeps his money in the West and all of his money in the West is potentially exposed to asset freezes and confiscation. Therefore, he has a significant and very personal interest in finding a way to get rid of the Magnitsky sanctions.The second reason why Putin reacted so badly to the passage of the Magnitsky Act is that it destroys the promise of impunity he’s given to all of his corrupt officials.There are approximately ten thousand officials in Russia working for Putin who are given instructions to kill, torture, kidnap, extort money from people, and seize their property. Before the Magnitsky Act, Putin could guarantee them impunity and this system of illegal wealth accumulation worked smoothly. However, after the passage of the Magnitsky Act, Putin’s guarantee disappeared. The Magnitsky Act created real consequences outside of Russia and this created a real problem for Putin and his system of kleptocracy.
One of my main partners in this effort was Boris Nemtsov. Boris testified in front of the U.S. Congress, the European Parliament, the Canadian Parliament, and others to make the point that the Magnitsky Act was a “pro-Russian” piece of legislation because it narrowly targeted corrupt officials and not the Russian people. In 2015, Boris Nemtsov was murdered on the bridge in front of the Kremlin.Boris Nemtsov’s protégé, Vladimir Kara-Murza, also traveled to law-making bodies around the world to make a similar case. After Alexander Bastrykin, the head of the Russian Investigative Committee, was added to the Magnitsky List in December of 2016, Vladimir was poisoned. He suffered multiple organ failure, went into a coma and barely survived.The lawyer who represented Sergei Magnitsky’s mother, Nikolai Gorokhov, has spent the last six years fighting for justice. This spring, the night before he was due in court to testify about the state cover up of Sergei Magnitsky’s murder, he was thrown off the fourth floor of his apartment building. Thankfully he survived and has carried on in the fight for justice.
I’ve received many death threats from Russia. The most notable one came from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in 2013. When asked by a group of journalists about the death of Sergei Magnitsky, Medvedev replied, “It’s too bad that Sergei Magnitsky is dead and Bill Browder is still alive and free.” I’ve received numerous other death threats from Russian sources through text messages, emails, and voicemails. U.S. government sources have warned me about a planned Russian rendition against me. These threats were in addition to numerous unsuccessful attempts that the Russian government has made to arrest me using Interpol or other formal legal assistance channels.
The Russian government has also used its resources and assets to try to repeal the Magnitsky Act. One of the most shocking attempts took place in the spring and summer of last year when a group of Russians went on a lobbying campaign in Washington to try to repeal the Magnitsky Act by changing the narrative of what had happened to Sergei. According to them, Sergei wasn’t murdered and he wasn’t a whistle-blower, and the Magnitsky Act was based on a false set of facts. They used this story to try to have Sergei’s name taken off of the Global Magnitsky Act that passed in December 2016. They were unsuccessful.Who was this group of Russians acting on behalf of the Russian state? Two men named Pyotr and Denis Katsyv, a woman named Natalia Veselnitskaya, and a large group of American lobbyists, all of whom are described below.
In addition to working on the Katsyv’ s money laundering defense, Ms. Veselnitskaya also headed the aforementioned lobbying campaign to repeal the Magnitsky Act. She hired a number of lobbyists, public relations executives, lawyers, and investigators to assist her in this task.Her first step was to set up a fake NGO that would ostensibly promote Russian adoptions, although it quickly became clear that the NGO’s sole purpose was to repeal the Magnitsky Act. This NGO was called the Human Rights Accountability Global Initiative Foundation (HRAGI). It was registered as a corporation in Delaware with two employees on February 18, 2016. HRAGI was used to pay Washington lobbyists and other agents for the anti-Magnitsky campaign. (HRAGI now seems to be defunct, with taxes due.)Through HRAGI, Rinat Akhmetshin, a former Soviet intelligence officer naturalised as an American citizen, was hired to lead the Magnitsky repeal effort. Mr. Akhmetshin has been involved in a number of similar campaigns where he’s been accused of various unethical and potentially illegal actions like computer hacking.
Veselnitskaya also instructed U.S. law firm Baker Hostetler and their Washington, D.C.-based partner Marc Cymrot to lobby members of Congress to support an amendment taking Sergei Magnitsky’s name off the Global Magnitsky Act. Mr. Cymrot was in contact with Paul Behrends, a congressional staffer on the House Foreign Affairs Committee at the time, as part of the anti-Magnitsky lobbying campaign.
Veselnitskaya, through Baker Hostetler, hired Glenn Simpson of the firm Fusion GPS to conduct a smear campaign against me and Sergei Magnitsky in advance of congressional hearings on the Global Magnitsky Act. He contacted a number of major newspapers and other publications to spread false information that Sergei Magnitsky was not murdered, was not a whistle-blower, and was instead a criminal. They also spread false information that my presentations to lawmakers around the world were untrue.As part of Veselnitskaya’s lobbying, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, Chris Cooper of the Potomac Group, was hired to organize the Washington, D.C.-based premiere of a fake documentary about Sergei Magnitsky and myself. This was one the best examples of Putin’s propaganda.They hired Howard Schweitzer of Cozzen O’Connor Public Strategies and former Congressman Ronald Dellums to lobby members of Congress on Capitol Hill to repeal the Magnitsky Act and to remove Sergei’s name from the Global Magnitsky bill.On June 13, 2016, they funded a major event at the Newseum to show their fake documentary, inviting representatives of Congress and the State Department to attend.While they were conducting these operations in Washington, D.C., at no time did they indicate that they were acting on behalf of Russian government interests, nor did they file disclosures under the Foreign Agent Registration Act.United States law is very explicit that those acting on behalf of foreign governments and their interests must register under FARA so that there is transparency about their interests and their motives.Since none of these people registered, my firm wrote to the Department of Justice in July 2016 and presented the facts.I hope that my story will help you understand the methods of Russian operatives in Washington and how they use U.S. enablers to achieve major foreign policy goals without disclosing those interests. I also hope that this story and others like it may lead to a change in the FARA enforcement regime in the future.Thank you.

Dare to struggle; dare to win.

Bernie Sanders and his group called "Our Revolution" headed up by former Communication Workers of American President, Larry Cohen, and Nina Turner proclaim themselves to be socialists... so why don't they do and say what any good socialists would do: advocate for socialized health care paid for with a Peace Dividend obtained by ending militarism and wars?

Why is so hard for these self=proclaimed socialists to advocate for "socialized health care?"

Medicare is not socialized health care.

Medicare for All--- single-payer universal health care--- is not socialized health care.

Medicare only works for the well-heeled upper middle class intellectuals looking for gimmicks to trick people into voting for Democrats who use Medicare for All as an election ploy to get elected only to ignore their promise once elected.

Lyndon Johnson advocated Medicare for All and had to relent in the face of opposition from his own Democrats who didn't even want Medicare to cover seniors in the first place but were forced by seniors to deliver Medicare... and the millionaire labor leaders sold this to their memberships with a lot of fan-fare claiming Medicare would be extended to everyone in a very short time because everyone would realize how good it was... these were the same labor leaders who so enthusiastically pushed credit cards and consumer debt on their members instead of fighting for real living wages to pay for housing, food, automobiles and education--- and, of course the Medicare co-pays and supplemental insurances required in order to avoid medical bankruptcies.

The phony socialists like Bernie Sanders, Larry Cohen and Nina Turner can pay for their health care--- most working people can't afford the price of health care through Obamacare or Medicare.

Real socialists will be calling for socialized health care--- everyone in, nobody out; publicly funded, publicly administered and publicly delivered, nothing controversial... just like the model of American public education; fully all-inclusive, comprehensive health care from cradle to grave.

Working people are going to have to realize they don't get anything from this Wall Street bribed government unless they fight for it.

If single-payer universal health care--- Medicare for All--- really led to socialized health care Canada and other countries would have socialized health care by now... but, instead, their neo-liberal Wall Street serving governments are cutting their health care systems and privatizing many health care services; why? Because workers have not mounted militant campaigns to fight and struggle for the implementation of socialized health care.

We need real socialists in Congress.

Democrats won't even defend the reforms working people have died to win.

Democrats talk about supporting small business; but, these small businesses ruthlessly exploit workers while many deduct Social Security from worker's paychecks and then keep the money and never pay it into Social Security--- Democrats have done nothing to stop this theft of wages.


Just like Democrats have refused to repeal and rescind the main obstacle to union organizing--- At Will Employment legislation.

Let's get some real socialists elected to Congress. Let's run a real socialist for president.

Dare to struggle for what is right and just; dare to win.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Democrats, led by Bernie Sanders, are organizing marches and protests for "Medicare for All"... but:

The only time Democrats advocate "Medicare for All" is when they are campaigning or when Republicans are in power.


The Democrats did not even improve Medicare when Obama and the Democrats had the opportunity.


Instead the Democrats increased co-pays; made people pay more for Medicare Part B; eliminated many coverages and gave doctors free reign to set fees for Medicare covered health care services instead of controlling their prices and the cost of drugs.


Most working class people can't even afford Medicare Part B.


Never mentioned is the expensive, complex web and maze of the supplemental health insurance industry we are being subjected to to "cover" (with all of its own deductibles) what Medicare still won't cover.


Thousands of working class families are forced to file medical bankruptcies because they can't afford the Medicare co-pays--- working class families are losing their homes, cars and everything they worked a lifetime to buy to pay health care debts.


Working class homeowners are being "offered" the scam of reverse home mortgages touted on television by Hollywood hucksters as a way to pay medical bills.


Hundreds of doctors, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and nursing homes are making big profits off of Medicare; this is wrong, too, but Democrats have done nothing to stop this.


In many cases, patients routinely get double-billed for Medicare services.


Al Capone would have loved the Medicare racket.


As even the Wall Street Journal has noted, doctors and the reactionary American Medical Association have been put in charge of establishing what doctors get paid for their services under Medicare and this has pushed all health care costs up.


Medicare could have been a step towards a National Public Health Care System but instead Obama appointed the reactionary Alan Simpson to launch an attack on Medicare and Medicaid.


And to top it off, all of these profiteers are colluding to undermine Medicare by routinely intentionally not "coding" bills properly so Medicare--- and insurance companies--- will deny claims. Insurance companies will not pay claims denied by Medicare.


Democrats will now try to convince people they are for Medicare for All in an attempt to prevent a discussion about the real solution to this health care mess: a National Public Health Care System which would be based on the model of public education... but, here again, Obama encouraged a massive attack on public education by supporting private charter schools instead of defending the integrity of public education.


Republicans and Democrats despise any program that is public; they love private for profit everything... just like the greedy doctors, pharmaceutical companies, insurance industry, hospitals and nursing homes... and these contributors to their campaigns prove it.


Here is what we need...


A National Public Health Care System---


We need a health care system that is all-inclusive and comprehensive covering everything from ore-natal to through burial:


General health.


Dental.



Eyes.


Hearing--- ever priced hearing aids?


Mental.


Family planning--- including abortions. Everything Planned Parenthood does should be included and expanded.


Publicly financed. Publicly administered. Publicly delivered... just like public education.


How to pay?


With a huge Peace Dividend... end militarism and these dirty imperialist wars. We don't need to update and upgrade the nuclear weapons arsenal. We definitely don't need a trillion-dollar F-35 fighter jet program.


We don't need over 800 U.S. foreign military bases dotting the globe... we do need hundreds of community and neighborhood health care centers dispensing free health care across our country creating twelve to fifteen million good-paying jobs.


Those supporting Medicare for All and Obamacare are very selfish people even though they hypocritically claim to be so concerned about people who will lose coverage but they don't give two hoots about those of us who can't afford the "benefits" of what they are defending and offering. If they really cared they would be calling for reforms to the present Medicare mess rather than calling for shifting this mess to even more people with the co-pays and expensive Medicare Part B.


I realize these co-pays and the high price of Medicare Part B mean nothing to these selfish well-heeled upper middle class Democratic party hacks but they should be held accountable for what they want to dump on the rest of us.


When all is said and done, these Democratic Party hacks don't even have any intention of delivering what they claim to be supporting--- they are just playing us for fools just like they have done in every single election since 1948.


When they finally delivered Medicare it was only for a small part of the population and they never made any attempt to improve it but they sure spent a lot of time making it less inclusive--- these aren't people we can entrust with health care reform--- after all, it was these same Democratic Party hacks who worked behind our backs to derail even the mild single-payer reform.


The price we pay for these dirty imperialist wars is not having the world-class National Public Health Care System we are entitled to. We have created the wealth being squandered on militarism and wars as the Wall Street crowd profits from both health care and militarism and wars and these Wall Street parasites hoard the rest of the wealth we have created.


We don't need, nor want, a market-based for-profit health care system--- the only way to resolve this health care mess is through a socialized National Public Health Care System... about as controversial as public education and would be based on the model of public education which has been proven to work so well when properly funded and administered.


And let us be clear about this:


Defending Obamacare is not the way to get us closer to real health care reform.


The Affordable Care Act should be repealed and replaced with a National Public Health Care System.


Obamacare is nothing but the "Health Insurance and Pharmaceutical Industry Bailout and Profit Maximization Act."


Obama promised single-payer Medicare for All when first campaigning for president which probably won him the election--- and then he turned around a betrayed those who voted for him.


There are many ways to pay for a National Public Health Care System:


Through a Peace Dividend.


A payroll tax on employees and employers.


A hefty tax on corporate profits.


A tax on all Wall Street transactions.


It will probably take a combination of all of these.


And it wouldn't hurt to have a government concerned about a healthy food chain and a healthy and safe living environment, along with a healthy and safe working environment with a focus on an education that emphasizes how to stay healthy and fit... and a health care system which stresses preventative health care.


How can we be healthy when our air, water and land is being polluted and contaminated?


I could mention more about the working environment and the toll working long hours at poverty wages takes on a person, too, but this would be well beyond the thinking abilities of the well-heeled upper middle-class muddle-headed intellectuals who are selfish Democratic Party hacks pushing for Medicare for All in order to keep health care in this country market-based and for-profit.


The American people want no part of a health care system that includes the health insurance industry and its over-paid corporate executives.


The American people want no part of a market-driven for-profit health care system.


It must also be noted the very same Democratic Party hacks, over-paid media pundits, think-tanks and front groups and their "partners" now pushing this Medicare for All scam, which was mobilized under the leadership of the Campaign for America's Future, were the same ones who banded together to derail and disrupt the single-payer universal health care movement in order to make way for Barack Obama's "Affordable Care Act" which has only made health care more expensive for most people while still leaving tens of millions without any access to health care.


We should also remember that it was President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Secretary of Labor, Frances Perkins, who fervently advocated for socialized health care.


We need a National Public Health Care System--- everyone in; nobody left out.


Eleanor Roosevelt advocated health care as a human right in helping to draft the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights; so did Dr. Martin Luther King.


Repeal Obamacare and replace it with a National Public Health Care System.


I'm wondering why all of these other health care schemes have been so shrouded in lies and deceit?


Put doctors and all health care workers on the public payroll and make education free through university.