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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

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Racism and corruption always seem to go hand-in-hand.

Racism and corruption always seem to go hand-in-hand.

This is a MUST read.

http://www.hollandsentinel.com/opinions/x1225364910/My-Take-Can-we-please-use-the-correct-term?zc_p=1

I blogged about this guy a few years ago when he first ran. Roy Schmidt is a despicable human being. During the integration of Union High School, where both he and I were students, he and a gang of racists wearing football helmets beat up black students with baseball bats.

Yet, the NAACP and the UAW together with many "good liberal" Democrats like Steve Pestka supported this pathetic excuse for a human being for political expediency. I predicted he would switch parties when I originally wrote about him several years ago.

Here is some background information--- but, notice, none of the media picked up on Roy Schmidt's racist history:

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2012/07/roy_schmidt_admits_lying_about.html

I find it interesting that Huffington Post now publishes about this after they banned me from posting over this very issue several years ago when they claimed what I wrote about Roy Schmidt being a corrupt racist was "libelous."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/18/roy-schmidt-jase-bolger-michigan-gop-house-_n_1684026.html

And there is more...

http://www.freep.com/article/20120718/NEWS06/120718032/Legislative-probe-shady-maneuvers-by-state-Rep-Roy-Schmidt-sought

http://www.mlive.com/opinion/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2012/08/bolger_fox.html

http://whtc.com/news/articles/2012/jul/18/prosecutor-says-roy-schmidt-and-jace-bolger-schemed-to-undermine-election/

Quite frankly, what I find more disgusting and appalling than Roy Schmidt himself is that Democrats intentionally covered up this scumbag's racist past as it sought a "winner;" and now they cry "fowl" because their "winner" returned to his roots.

By the way; Roy Schmidt even backed the racist George Wallace for president!

And along with all these "liberals," the John Birch Society backed him for State Representative; if this shouldn't have been a "tip-off" of where he continues to stand, I don't know what would have been. but his public relations buddy Ed Kettle painted a picture of all of this as the liberals and the right-wing coming to their senses to all work together. How sweet.

And this isn't an isolated incident; this is what passes for politics in this country.

Think about this:

The Democrats recruited Roy Schmidt initially when he announced he was contemplating running for Michigan State Representative because they were afraid he would run as a Republican and win even though they were fully aware of his most vile racism.

One more very good reason not to support Democrats or Republicans; but, rather, vote for alternative progressive candidates like:

Mike Cavlan for U.S. Senate here in Minnesota

Or any of the progressives running for president like Jill Stein, Rocky Anderson, Stewart Alexander or Roseanne Barr.

People like Steve Pestka and Grand Rapids City Commissioner Elias Lumpkins should have known better than to support this racist S.O.B. in the first place but this just goes to show what we get from both the Democrats and Republicans.

The real question is:

Why hasn't Roy Schmidt been forced out of this race by a massive public outcry against such dirty deeds, and why isn't the media insisting he withdraw?

I would also note that Roy Schmidt's "right-hand man," Ed Kettle, is the son of the former director of Social Services in Kent County who was known for his bigotry and racism. And Ed Kettle parades around making people think he is an "enlightened voice" for the business community capable of healing the rift between business and labor.

And here we have the AIPAC Steve Pestka, a "Democrat" who heavily supported and helped fund Roy Schmidt's campaign running for United States Congress pretending to be a liberal Democrat:

http://www.votepestka.com/

How much longer is this crap going to be tolerated?

Why isn't the media holding Steve Pestka accountable for having been a primary backer of the racist Roy Schmidt?

The very same labor unions that shamefully supported Roy Schmidt are now backing Steve Pestka. And they are all backing this warmonger Obama... but, then again--- surprise, surprise--- Roy Schmidt backed Barack Obama!

And Barack Obama even praised Roy Schmidt.

What a bunch of worthless charlatans; they all make Elmer Gantry appear a viable candidate for Sainthood.

For political expediency Steve Pestka stood by in silence as the Israeli killing machine was butchering Palestinians. Oh, I forgot, Barack Obama did the same thing as Roy Schmidt cheered the killing on.

And now Roy Schmidt has endorsed Romney instead of endorsing Obama's re-election.

Come on, really, is there any difference between the Democrats and the Republicans?

Is there any difference between Roy Schmidt the racist and corrupt Democrat and Roy Schmidt the racist and corrupt Republican?

Roy Schmidt continues to be racist to the core; he is opposed to the enforcement of Affirmative Action even though it is the law of the land. How could the NAACP support such a racist bigot?

Oh, and Steve Pestka is boasting that Roy Schmidt's right-hand man (pun intended) has now endorsed his bid for United States Congress.

Does it get any more explicit than this?

Just tell the Democrats and Republicans to go to hell.

--
Alan L. Maki
Director of Organizing,
Midwest Casino Workers Organizing Council

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