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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...

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...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I voted early...

I voted for Cynthia McKinney the most progressive candidate in the race.

After this farce of an election foisted on us by Wall Street bankers and corporate profiteers the time has come to consider a real working class, anti-capitalist alternative to the Democratic and Republican parties--- both of which represent big capital as does Barack Obama.

The muddle-headed professors and middle class intellectuals who make their living off of writing about the problems of working people and the poverty pimps funded by the foundations of the great "philanthropists" who are some of the worst exploiters of the working class have exhibited no urgency towards the problems of working people; to these muddle-headed professors and middle class intellectuals foreclosures and evictions, homelessness, joblessness, lack of health care and every miserable thing associated with poverty and the impoverishment of the working class are mere statistics to be published in their newspaper articles, books and scholarly periodicals which are only read by their like-minded muddle-headed and confused friends who are not grounded in the reality of what capitalist crises mean in the everyday lives of working people.

The time has come for working people to begin expressing their views and taking an active role in building their own grassroots and rank and file organizations in their communities and where they work and go to school.

No one can speak better for working people than what we can speak for ourselves.

Education must be combined with a militant and united determination to fight for needed reforms while struggling to put an end to this rotten capitalist system that breeds nothing but profits for the wealthy and Wall Street coupon clippers and more poverty and continued misery for the working class.

After more than seventy years of attack and assault on the left-wing liberal and progressive movement in this country by corporate "think-tanks" and the mainstream media, the foundation of a progressive socialist base is still firmly intact just waiting for us to rebuild the movement for social change, peace and economic justice upon.

Every vote cast for Cynthia McKinney is a vote to rebuild the real progressive movement in this country and any and all working people who are fed up with the status quo should not be intimidated and bullied by the capitalist sooth-Sayers who use the worst kind of trickery and shenanigans trying to convince us that Barack Obama is the "lesser of two evils" when none of these weak-minded, muddle-headed intellectuals who continue to hide out in their Ivory Towers and glass offices away from the day to day struggles of working people for survival are non-struggle, no-shows when the sheriff arrives for evictions; middle class professors and phony labor "leaders" who don't know the difference from middle class and working class who don't have to worry about having to put a roof over the heads of their families or where their next meal will come from or how they will pay doctor and hospital bills or the cost of higher education for their children or figure out which of their co-workers they should hit up for a $20.00 loan to fill their tank to get to work until their next miserly pay-check comes at the end of the week as they are being chased by the bill collectors; these middle class professors and phony labor "leaders" have had every opportunity to bring the resources at their disposal into the class struggle--- instead they sit twiddling their thumbs with their feet up on their desks playing computer games between watching their fortunes take a nose-dive as the stock market "makes a correction" and the rest of us get the "thrill of a lifetime" on the capitalist roller-coaster ride as Alan Greenspan ponders why the track broke rather than figuring out how to save us instead of letting us fly off the track into the air as we crash on the concrete below.

Don't let the fear of a war-monger like John McCain and a Neanderthal like Sarah Palin determine who you will vote for because Barack Obama and Joe Biden, while perhaps no worse, certainly are no better.

A vote for Cynthia McKinney will strengthen the progressive movement and provide the needed catalyst for the difficult struggles which lie ahead... do not be bamboozled with all this "lesser evil" nonsense which has been pitched to the working class like Joe Blanton's most perfect World Series slider.

Barack Obama had the perfect opportunity to hit a grand slam home run when Bush pitched his "Wall Street bailout" and Obama struck out.

Beware: The "lesser evil" game is a trap!