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...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Do you believe Obama?

Everything Obama talked about could have been done already--- he can't blame Congress because we all saw how both Democrats and Republicans repeatedly stood and applauded--- right on cue.

Of course, everything, for some strange reason, can only be done after the election.

At best what Obama spoke about was minimal and would be of little consequence in ending the crisis of everyday living for most working people; at worst, Obama is Obama--- one big liar who will turn everything he makes sound good into one more boondoggle enabling Wall Street to feed at the public trough as he drags us closer and closer to one, two, three and more wars while sticking working people with the tab from which his campaign contributors--- Wall Street vultures--- will profit from... and, it is the worst we are in for.

Remember, it was Obama who built his base of support on two issues:

1. Peace--- in 2008 he was the candidate for peace; he got the Peace Prize and ever since we have been a nation at war;

2. Obama promised single-payer universal health care; once elected we got the "Health Insurance and Pharmaceutical Bailout and Profit Maximization Act of 2010."

Obama hired a gaggle of phoney leftists like Tom Hayden, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Barbara Ehrenreich, and Carl Davidson to help him sell himself as a progressive which we now know for sure he is not.

Will people fall for Obama's crap another time around?

Obama or Romney--- the exact same reactionary Wall Street agenda of wars abroad and austerity measures here at home to pay for the wars is going to continue.

Liberals, progressives and the left--- have you had enough?

We have five alternatives before us as we enter an intense stage of electoral politics:

1. We can drop out and abstain from participating in the class struggle--- don't vote and leave the fate of our democracy solidly without opposition in our enemy's--- Wall Street's hands;

2. We can vote for one of the "lesser evils," who appears to be Romney;

3. We can vote for Jill Stein/Green Party
< http://www.jillstein.org/ >;

4. We can vote for Rocky Anderson/Justice Party
< https://www.voterocky.org/home.html >;

5. We can push for Rocky Anderson/Justice Party and Jill /green Party to join forces and work like hell to break free from this two-party trap as we struggle to take power from these Wall Street parasites who will be putting on a multi-billion dollar show arguing with one another over whether they are "vulture" capitalists or "venture" capitalists--- when they are really nothing but the same greedy bastards coming back in 2012 to pick our bones clean. 

Check out the New Progressive Alliance--- working towards a united liberal/progressive/left political alternative:
< http://newprogs.org/ >

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