Texas Longhorns with newborn calf in Bluebonnets

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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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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Racist Minnesota DFL State Senator Mary Olson owned by Minnesota Indian Gaming Association is defeated...

Racist Mary Olson finds comfort holding on to her campaign manager John McCarthy who is the head of the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association as she glumly watches her defeat take place.

McCarthy is the racist sleazeball who became filthy rich off the poverty the gaming industry has imposed on the Indian Nations.

The Minnesota Indian Gaming Association pumped millions of dollars into Republican Party coffers after DFL'er Mark Dayton made it a point to say he would work to build a state-owned, state-managed casino industry to compete with McCarthy and his mobsters who use the Indian Nations to front for their "Indian" gaming industry in which not one single Indian or Indian tribe owns a slot machine or even the decks of cards used for table games.

The Indian Nations acquire the debts of the inappropriately named "Indian gaming industry" while white mobsters who inherited the Meyer Lansky family business run off like thieves in the night with all the profits leaving Indians forced into poverty wage jobs without any benefits other than heart and lung problems and the cancers brought on from second-hand smoke.

An opening for liberals, progressives and the left... defeat racism and the corporate agenda

Now is the time for liberals, progressives and the left to come out fighting clearly articulating an agenda for real change where the needs of people come before Wall Street's corporate profits, and real reforms are paid for with peace dividends derived from ending these dirty wars and the redistribution of wealth derived from taxing the hell out of the rich.

The sooner we free ourselves from the two-party trap the better and now is the time to begin doing this... Mark Dayton will be facing opposition from not only Republicans but most of his own Democrats who are opposed to affirmative action and taxing the rich... what a shame... will Dayton come to the same conclusion Rudy Perpich did that real change will only come through the creation of a new political party? Hopefully Dayton draws this conclusion sooner rather than later because the closer he placed himself to Obama the more he placed his own campaign in jeopardy... we are very fortunate there wasn't time for another Obama or Biden visit to Minnesota.

Brian Melendez and the corporate Democrats should be driven from the leadership of the MNDFL... these corporate Democrats distributed more Margaret Anderson-Kelliher t-shirts for the state DFL convention than what they produced in yard signs for Mark Dayton.

Mark Dayton received mere lip-service support from this corporate DFL leadership which had labeled him as "crazy."

In fact, Mark Dayton owes his victory to the Warriors for Justice who nominated him directly on the state DFL convention floor which showed Minnesota Democrats and all Minnesotans that Margaret Anderson-Kelliher, the choice of corporate Democrats, was a loser. Without this massive demonstration of support shown for Dayton from the grassroots DFL'ers on the state convention floor, the nomination of Margaret Anderson-Kelliher would have been a done deal and we would have another worthless Republican Governor.

We have seen how independent political initiatives properly organized around an issue like affirmative action and against racist poverty spun by racist unemployment can bring about real change... if Mark Dayton is smart he will meet with Nicole Beaulieu and Greg Paquin, the leaders of the Warriors for Justice, as one of his first orders of business to determine how affirmative action will be enforced in Minnesota as he promised at his press conference held on the steps of the State Capitol. Mark Dayton owes his victory to the movement to have affirmative action enforced in Minnesota... without the support Mark Dayton received from the Warriors for Justice he would not have survived the Primary race.

The racist arrogance of Jim Oberstar finally was responsible for doing him in... it is just too bad that liberals, progressives and the left didn't rise to the occasion to defeat this epitome of corrupt politics long ago.

Racist, anti-labor Democrat, Senator Mary Olson, also reaped what she has sown as did racist, anti-labor DFL State Representatives Brita Sailor, Dave Olin and Bernie Lieder.

The Warriors for Justice in carrying forward a clear message for real change inside and outside of the Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party based upon a liberal, progressive and left agenda of placing the needs of people and protection of the environment before corporate profits should be viewed as a clear signal that Minnesotans continue to respond to the ideas first articulated by Floyd Olson, Elmer Benson and John Bernard as they struggled to bring the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party to power--- such struggles in the streets and in the electoral arena are required even more today during these very troubling times.

The time is now to discuss what will be done to make sure that Native American Indians get the seats they are entitled to in the Minnesota State Legislature--- remember, redistricting is the very next battle we will be confronting and districts should be re-drawn to make it possible for Native American Indians to attain a voice in Minnesota politics at the seats of real political influence and power. The racism of poverty spun by racist unemployment needs to be resolved... now, not later.

Let us hope Mark Dayton is organizing to defend his victory against the corporate monsters who will now employ an army of lawyers to try to use a re-count to challenge his victory. I would encourage people, especially liberals, progressives and leftists, in every county to participate as observers in the vote recount that is almost certain to take place. We must not allow a bunch of corporate lawyers directed by Karl Rove and the billionaire Tea Baggers like the Koch family of John Birchers to deprive Minnesotans of this very important victory.