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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

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Are you fed up?

I sent out this e-mail to several hundred people this morning in response to an e-mail I received about aggressive moves by Obama towards Venezuela:

Subject: RE: US Military Aggression against Venezuela escalating... we need a Declaration of Independence from the warmonger in the White House...

I think this is very credible that Obama plans military action against Venezuela.

Obama is a demonstrated warmonger in every sense of the word; his objective from day one has been to seamlessly assure that the United States government will not deviate from Wall Street’s imperialist agenda which is very unpopular among the American people who have yet to figure out how to stop this increasing drive towards expanding and escalating the existing wars and preventing new wars from starting as their standard of living rapidly declines as a result.

Complicating this further is the economic mess with capitalism on the road to oblivion putting us all on the bumpy, curvy, deep-rutted, and dangerous road to perdition without any stop-over in purgatory as Wall Street continues to try to profit by charging us an exorbitant price for this ride to hell while making us think we are on some kind of luxurious excursion offered by Carnival Cruises.

In my opinion, the only way we are going to halt these wars and prevent new wars is if we issue a Declaration of Independence from both the Democratic and Republican parties… especially the Democratic Party since Bush and Cheney already did a pretty good job of discrediting the Republican Party.

The only way we are going to have enough power to turn this country around is if progressives are willing to “bundle” their issues in much the same way Democrats and Republicans now bundle their campaign contributions.

We can’t afford the luxury of all these different movements for peace and social and economic justice, for civil rights and civil liberties, for protection of our living environment and halting global warming to be separate and divided and often at odds with one another.

We need to craft a progressive agenda we can all unite behind and issue a Declaration of Independence from the Democrats and Republicans and make it very clear to them and the country that we understand the direct relationship between Wall Street’s military-financial-industrial complex getting whatever it wants from their well groomed and financed politicians and the suffering and misery of the people.

What kind of rotten government keeps pumping money into wars and military bases all over the world and then denies its own people health care?

And what kind of government goes to Copenhagen and lies about global warming to the entire world and doesn’t have the honesty or decency to acknowledge that the largest carbon footprint of all has been created by this military-financial-industrial complex? Apparently most in the peace and environmental movements haven’t even taken the time to figure out just how huge is the carbon foot-print of the military-financial-industrial complex because they are still so mesmerized with Al Gore’s “inconvenient truth” urging them to change out their incandescent light bulbs.

I don’t understand it… where are outfits like the Union of Concerned Scientists when it comes to explaining the “carbon footprint” of the military-financial-industrial complex?

Barack Obama and the Democrats working the Century Foundation have turned have stripped all the mass organizations of their power and relegated these organizations--- from the labor unions to civil liberties and civil rights organizations to environmental, peace and health care organizations to little more than the conveners of press conferences making noises about doing something when they know full well that when these press conferences end there will be no ongoing organizing or actions.

The Republicans haven’t offered the American people anything except misery from the day Lincoln was assassinated… the Democrats have never come forward with any needed social changes unless the country was on the verge of mass upheaval heading towards revolution--- the 1930’s and the 1960’s are the examples.

The organization, Progressives for Obama, has become such an oxymoron they have had to change their name as most of those among their members are now “jumping ship” because they have lost all credibility by associating themselves with Barack Obama… one of the few clinging to Obama is Carl Davidson who previously destroyed this country’s best independent progressive newspaper--- The National Guardian--- and defended the mass murderer Pol Pot and his side-kick Tom Hayden who was the “poster boy” for the Israeli pogroms against the Palestinian people who Barack Obama rehabilitated to do his dirty work in progressive circles.

Barack Obama is by far the biggest hoax ever perpetrated upon the American people--- bar none.

We need a Declaration of Independence from the Democrats and Republicans---

No more phone-banking.

No more contributions or fundraising.

No more leafleting the neighborhoods, mines, mills or factories.

We need to serve notice on Barack Obama and the Democrats the same way the sheriffs continue serving eviction notices after home foreclosures:

No peace; no votes.

No progressive health care reform; no votes.

This is about accountability; the most basic and fundamental aspect of democracy that has been evaded behind this facade and fallacy of voting for "the lesser-evil."

By declaring our independence from the Democrats and Republicans and formulating a real progressive agenda for peace and social & economic justice we can begin to run our own candidates for public office… until this is done, we can only anticipate and expect more wars while the needs of the people go unmet.

First step:

We need a new Declaration of Independence that includes appending the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights to our Bill of Rights--- this should be high on our progressive agenda… say good-bye to the right-wing Tea-baggers and Barack Obama and the Democrats whose agendas are actually very similar to one another and that of the Republicans… no one should find this surprising since they all serve the same Wall Street interests putting corporate profits before the human needs of people when any sane, sensible and civilized government and economic system would put people and peace before profits.

We need a new organization to push forward a new Declaration of Independence…

It wouldn't  hurt to have a new progressive political party, either.

How about making the name very simple:

We Are Fed Up!

Alan L. Maki
58891 County Road 13
Warroad, Minnesota 56763
Phone: 218-386-2432
Cell phone: 651-587-5541
E-mail: amaki000@centurytel.net

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