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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...

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A FaceBook friend asks me why I am "soft" on the Republicans


  • Alan, I'm curious...I rarely read if at all that you bash the Republicans. Why is that? Seems there would at least be some mention of how they are trying to screw over seniors, women, children, edcucation, environmental protections etc. Just sayin. Democrats are not the only ones in Congress.






  • Debbie; feel free to read my blog which I have published for years and you will find I have taken issue with the Republicans in the same way because both the Democrats and Republicans are part of the "two-party trap" Wall Street has set to ensnare working people. 

    Furthermore, as you must be aware I voice my anger towards the Republicans quite often simply by stating, "I wouldn't vote Republican unless Abe Lincoln were to rise from his grave but even then I probably wouldn't be voting Republican because I doubt Lincoln would run on today's Republican Party platform."

    It really isn't my responsibility to engage in an attack on the Republicans when so many of you are doing such a fine job of this as you fail to "hold Obama's feet to the fire" as all of you liberals, progressives and leftists who supported him promised you would do but never found the time to strike the match to light this fire and keep it stoked.

    Furthermore, myself and our Organizing Council and Organizing Committees have been busy bringing forward real solutions to very specific problems creating havoc and misery comprising a crisis of everyday living for just about every single working class family making up the entire working class--- now, may I ask YOU why you haven't taken up support for our alternative to Wall Street's agenda of continual and perpetual wars of occupation financed through these terribly repressive and reactionary austerity measures pushed by BOTH Democrats and Republicans as vigorously as what we have done with very limited resources?

    Here is our program for real change which I made available to over 2,400 participants at the recent Netroots Nation 2011 national conference convened in Minneapolis, Minnesota--- now, I ask you: How many of these self-avowed "progressive" and "professional leftists" do you see writing and commenting about this most basic and fundamental program geared to responding to the crisis Wall Street and its Democratic and Republican Party politicians have orchestrated:

    A program for real change...

    * Peace--- end the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya and shutdown the 800 U.S. military bases on foreign soil.

    * A National Public Health Care System - ten million new jobs.

    * A National Public Child Care System - three to five million new jobs.

    * Works Progress Administration - three million new jobs.

    * Civilian Conservation Corps - two million new jobs.

    * Tax the hell out of the rich and cut the military budget by ending the wars to pay for it all which will create full employment.

    * Enforce Affirmative Action; end discrimination.

    * Raise the minimum wage to a real living wage

    * What tax-payers subsidize in the way of businesses, tax-payers should own and reap the profits from.

    * Moratorium on home foreclosures and evictions.

    * Defend democracy by defending workers' rights including the right to collective bargaining for improving the lives and livelihoods of working people.

    * Roll-back and freeze the price of food, electricity, gas and heating fuels; not wages, benefits or pensions.

    * Wall Street is our enemy.

    How is Barack Obama's Wall Street war economy working for you?

    Let's talk about the politics and economics of livelihood for a real change.

    Come on Debbie; how often are you throwing this program in Obama's face?

    How many Democrats have you told that this is what you expect from them?

    I know just about every single state legislator--- Democrat and Republican--- in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan and I know Barack Obama on a personal basis and I shove this program under their noses at each and every opportunity I get so ALL these politicians are fully aware of where I stand--- are they aware of where you stand?

    May I ask you another question, Debbie?

    Have you ever taken the time to write or call or talk to any politician face-to-face about the plight of the more than two-million American workers forced to work in these loud, noisy, smoke-filled casinos dropping dead left and right from second-hand smoke induced cancers, heart and lung diseases and diabetes who all work for poverty wages without any rights protected under state or federal labor laws like all other workers which assure these workers have no rights in the communities where they live as Democrats reap more in campaign contributions from these casino profits than what any Native American Indian community or reservation benefits from--- all under the guise of a perverted and most racist form of "sovereignty" enforced by these "Compacts" created by the Democrats who don't file as having received campaign contributions from "sovereign" foreign Nations?

    Please feel free to check out my blog keeping in mind that it is my job to be the best voice possible for the rank-and-file casino workers whose dues pay my salary and I have never received one single complaint about how I do this job from one single casino worker paying my salary and until I do I don't intend to contemplate altering how I write and speak for anyone--- certainly not this Wall Street flim-flam man and con artist who intends to reap over a billion dollars for his re-election campaign from the likes of the Fertitta Family and the attorneys and lobbyists employed by Brownstein/Hyatt/Farber/Schreck who represent just about every major corporation in the United States and many foreign multi-nationals along with any mobster who comes along seeking a gaming license to conduct business as an Indian Gaming enterprise pushing Native American Indians further into poverty.

    Here is my blog for you to examine. Feel free to use its "search" feature to enter "Republican" or "George Bush" and let all the FaceBook readers know what you conclude as to how "soft" I am on the Republicans:

    http://thepodunkblog.blogspot.com/