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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...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Something to think about before you vote...

The upcoming elections can't be a referendum on Obama's two years in office because no Democrats dare to run in support of what Obama has done... occupied Iraq and expanded the wars in Afghanistan, his reactionary health legislation and the Wall Street bailouts not to mention his failure to protect working people losing their homes in foreclosures and their jobs as Obama tries to destroy public education and begins to attack Social Security.

The one and only point that Democrats are running on at a national level is that we should all fear the Republicans.

Might I suggest to those Democratic Party hacks now attacking me all over the Internet, on blogs and where ever I go, that all of you get out and talk to working people as to how Obama's Wall Street war economy is hurting people and killing the economy and destroying jobs just like Obama's wars are killing people.

I find it very interesting that the very Democrats who are telling you to vote for them in spite of their support for wars abroad and austerity at home because you should be so afraid of the Republicans, are themselves saying they intend to be "conciliatory" towards the Republicans!

But, we all know these very same Democrats went right along with Bush and the Republicans instead of fighting these evil monsters, don't we?

In fact, the record is very clear, most of these Democrats, with very few exceptions, are just as evil as all of the Republicans, and most Democrats acquiesced to the Republicans during the Republican years... from Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan to George Bush and we can expect no better from these Democrats; if Republicans gain control in the House and Senate... the same thing in state legislatures and right on down through the townships, counties, cities and school boards.

In the face of Republican evil we can, at best, expect Democrats to acquiesce and at worst be conciliatory when they aren't in complete agreement with these evil Republicans we are being told we must be in such fear of that we need to vote for a bunch of worthless Democrats beholden to Wall Street's thoroughly warmongering and reactionary austerity agenda.

In fact, working people should fear both Democrats and Republicans.

Our only defense against both of these two parties of Wall Street is if we build a powerful all people's united front uniting the working class around a broad-based agenda bringing together liberals, progressives and the left around a common program advancing real solutions to our problems.

We need peace, not wars.

We need to create good jobs paying real living wages by putting people to work solving the problems of the people through developing massive universal social programs like a national public health care system and a national public child care system paid for with funds saved by ending these dirty wars and slashing the military budget combined with taxing the hell out of the rich--- a massive transfer of wealth is the only way to solve our problems, and affirmative action must be enforced in all job creation programs.

In my opinion it is the epitome of hypocrisy to be lectured by Barack Obama and these Democratic Party hacks about the evils we will face from Republicans when:

1. These Democrats are no better than Republicans.


2. The very same Democrats telling us we need to vote for them are already stating they intend to work with these Republicans instead of fighting them. This is the epitome of hypocrisy.

All this talk from both the Democrats and Republicans about how the "free market" needs to be used to create jobs is the biggest crock of shit of all...

It has been the "free market" and private enterprise that created this economic mess to begin with.

And all this talk of assisting "small business" as the way to create jobs is an equally ridiculous notion because the only jobs created by small business are poverty wage jobs and the reason to have a job is to get out, and stay out of, poverty.

Tell the Democrats and all politicians:

No peace; no votes.

No real health care reform; no votes.

No child care; no votes.

No jobs; no votes.

Remember, the only way to create the massive amounts of jobs required to end unemployment is to put people to work solving the problems of the people... a public health care system providing people free health care through a network of public community-based health care centers would create; some ten-million new jobs; similarly, a national public child care system would create millions of more new jobs--- the time has come to place human needs before corporate greed and profits.

Another crock of shit we are being told is that opposition to Obama's and the Democrat's agenda is the same as supporting Republicans when these same Democrats are carrying out these wars that destroy the economy and kill jobs just like they kill people.

It makes me sick that these worthless professional Democratic Party hacks try to bully, badger and intimidate us into accepting these Wall Street Democrats by saying anyone who opposes Obama's thoroughly reactionary agenda is helping the Republicans when the only real issue is who is helping Wall Street and who is standing up for the rights and needs of working people.