Texas Longhorns with newborn calf in Bluebonnets

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

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Obama and Staff Watched “Operation Geronimo” Live--- the racism of U.S. imperialism; what's in the name of an "operation?"

President Obama and his team, assembled in the Situation Room,  watch live video of the attack on Osama bin Laden, filmed via cameras on the helmets of Navy SEALS involved in the operation.  (Vice-president Joe Biden sits to the left, next to the president. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with hand over her mouth, is seated on the right.)

Something is bothering Hillary Clinton; is this enough violence, bigotry and hate for Hollywood and Madison Avenue; will this video introduce Obama at the Democratic Party National Convention? 

Looking at Hillary I think we know why Obama doesn't want this to be viewed by the public; but, shouldn't the American people have to see what is being done in their name with their money?

Look at these sick bastards enjoying "the show;" the only one in the room with a conscience is Hillary Clinton--- the others are enjoying the mafia-style "hit."

First of all we have no proof it is Osama bin Laden being murdered. 

Second; we now know the person shot was unarmed. 

Third; it is disgusting they would call this "Operation Geronimo." Although, they did hunt him down just like Geronimo was hunted down; but, Geronimo was a heroic warrior fighting to defend his people and his home. 

Naming this "operation" Operation Geronimo is the epitome of racism, bigotry and hate but it shows us how these people think. 

Again we have Barack Obama and his Administration engaged in promoting:

* Ideological racism 
* Systemic racism.
* Institutional racism.
* Structural racism. 

Justice or revenge or a mafia style hit to keep Osama bin Laden from "spilling the beans."

All the reports coming out in the last couple hours say that Osama bin Laden was unarmed, that the woman tried to cover him with her body to protect him.

This was a savage and brutal murder; an assassination. It was ok for bin Laden to kill thousands of people as long as he was working for the CIA who trained him in all these hideous techniques of mass murder.

Like I have said; bin Laden was killed (and probably in hiding) because he knew the CIA wanted him dead to prevent him from "spilling the beans."

Even if other people in the world find nothing offensive about what was done, we, as a people should be ashamed Osama bin Laden was not brought to justice in the World Court where this case belonged.

This is not justice; at best it is vicious revenge; at worst it has been a barbaric and savage mafia style "hit" organized by the CIA intended to keep Osama bin Laden's mouth shut.

I don't know of any country calling itself a democracy that would engage in this kind of anti-human act.

Follow and support the working class' victory at the polls in Canada

Canadian workers and their New Democratic Party are blazing the path of independence from the big-business controlled political parties. Manitoba will be having elections in the fall. Workers here in the United States should be paying attention to Canadian politics as there is a lot to learn. Ask your union to link its websites to the Canadian Labour Congress, New Democratic Party and Manitoba NDP.

Also, I would encourage you to paste this into your own personal blogs, web sites and FaceBook and other social netwoking sites.

Here are the links:

Canadian Labour Congress---

New Democratic Party---

Manitoba NDP---

Also, check out Howard Pawley's new book---
"A Life in Politics, Keep True" available through: 

A Question Of Values (A guest blog)

Brian McAfee

2838 Mason Blvd.

Muskegon Hts., MI 49444


(231) 737-8726


                                                                    A Question Of Values
                                                                       by Brian McAfee

The Muskegon Tea Party held a rally in Muskegon, Michigan on April 15, it is important to take a look at them and their Republican cohorts to see what they are up to and what they really seem to want.  First, of course, in worshipful homage to the rich there was the tax cut for the rich, 1.8 billion from Michigan's new Republican and 700+  billion from from the new Tea Party lead U.S. House of Representatives in Washington. 

Who are the targets for the billions in cuts coming from the Right in congress both in Michigan and nationwide?  Planned Parenthood, a program that provides cancer screening and birth control for poor women will be eliminated.  The WIC program (Women Infants and Children) is also slated for elimination.  Head Start, the primary day care for poor families that provides a safe and learning environment for children of the working poor will also be removed if the Tea Party/Republican plans are implemented. School breakfast and lunch programs have always been targets and continue to be so from the Right but now with the dubious ethics of the Tea Party/Republicans  now these programs to help poor children are also threatened. It should be noted, for your pondering and consideration, that while most of the Right is staunchly anti-abortion they often show little or no concern for poor children as exemplified in their attitudes towards these programs.

Massive cuts to the Medicare and Medicaid programs  is also a goal of the Tea Party/Republicans.  Health care in general has been an area of ongoing lies, deception and misrepresentation.

By Tea Party/Republicans and the blue dog Democrats.  The "they want to kill grandmother" and limit access to health care and doctors argument pushed by the Right against what they call

"Obamacare"  is, in reality, more Applicable to the Health Insurance Industry, the real middle man between you and your doctor in America's capitalist driven health care system.

I feel Obama has already made too many concessions to the HMOs though with a couple of good checks ensuring more access to health care then there was before. The Tea Party/Republicans seem to want to strip away any positive changes Obama may have made and go all out for a HMO controlled and driven system.

The Tea Party/Republicans have also declared war on unions and collective bargaining, having a minimum wage and the middle class in general. All efforts seem to be geared  for corporation owners, oil companies, eliminating food safety regulations and environmental regulations and safeguards for public health.  The actions, attitudes and desires of the Tea Party/Republicans are, at its core, Social Darwinist/ survival of the fittest in nature. Charles Darwin himself would be disgusted in the attitudes and conduct of the current right in Ameica.

Other areas of concern are the Tea Party/Republican cuts in the Pell Grant which makes it possible for poor and middle class kids to go to college. Also  one of the Rights perennial scapegoats continues to be immigrants, I think most immigrants are postive in and for America and much of the Tea party/Republican anti Immigrant attitude and stance is xenophobic and racist in nature.

As a man of the left I would like to mention we do have a saying that pertains to much of this, "people before profits", it appears the Tea Party/Republicans would be, based on their stated desires and actions "profits before people."

I welcome any comments or suggestions for further study.-Brian brimac6@hotmail.com