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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, September 18, 2012

How can Wall Street's leading advocate of its imperialist agenda be a "friend" to working people?

What is going on with this presidential campaign? Is Romney just another "ringer" like McCain tossed into the race?

I think there is a lot more to what is going on.

Since Wall Street owns both the Democrats and Republicans these coupon clipping parasites are using this campaign to push the country to the right.

The role of Romney and Ryan is to clear the way for Obama and the Democrats to move

to the right.

Contrary to all the claims that Wall Street has shifted its support to Romney, Wall Street remains solidly behind Obama but if Romney should happen to win Wall Street will be satisfied with the victory but what Wall Street really needs is for Obama to remain at the helm hoodwinking working people into thinking he is "on their side" as he beats them over the head.

Wall Street has invested in Obama as a means to suppress and control the anger of people fed up with having austerity measures shoved down their throats to pay for these dirty wars which are all about regional and world domination, securing cheap resources by raping the lands of others using their cheap labor along with shifting production to countries with two-bit, half-assed fascist dictators installed and maintained in power by the U.S. military who assure a ready supply of cheap labor.

That it is Barack Obama now engaged in secretly negotiating this new Trans-Pacific Pact (TPP) demonstrates very clearly for anyone willing to open their eyes and look that we are being had by Wall Street playing a game with us--- the problem is, the game isn't very fun for working people because Wall Street creates all the rules and as soon as working people figure out how the game is being played Wall Street simply creates new rules.

Until the working class figures out what imperialism is all about the game will continue.

Imperialism is the last and final stage of capitalism; this imperialist stage is barbaric and cannibalistic.

We need to be raising the question of challenging Wall Street for political and economic power.

The Trans-Pacific Pact (TPP) initiated by, and being promoted by, Obama on behalf of Wall Street should provide us the opportunity to explain the nature of imperialism.

William Z. Foster, the great working class leader who understood the nature of this rotten capitalist system was once asked as the Korean War was being pushed by Wall Street, "What is the most important task at this moment?" Foster responded, "The U.S. working class needs a good strong dose of anti-imperialist education."

Today, the U.S. working class needs an even stronger dose of anti-imperialist education explaining what is going on. About how we are having austerity measures shoved down our throats to pay for these dirty imperialist wars so these Wall Street vultures and parasites can dominate the entire world for their own selfish, greedy interests.

If anyone considers this claim to be outlandish, I would simply ask, "Why are there over 800 U.S. military bases on foreign soil (and the U.S. Naval Fleet dominating every ocean) dotting the the globe?

Wall Street has Obama bringing forward the Trans-Pacific Pact (TPP) at the same time Romney is attacking working class "free-loaders." Is this a coincidence? I don't think so because Wall Street's intent in pushing the country to the right is to use both Obama and Romney to attack the working class.

We need to popularize the word "imperialism" while explaining what it is. There is the tendency of well-heeled middle class intellectuals to talk about "empire" and "globalization" with many of these muddle-headed intellectuals then making the case for some kind of "people's capitalism" which is "kinder" and "gentler." Some union leaders have taken to talking against "casino capitalism" but they, too, end up bringing forward the stupid idea that a few regulations can be put in place to "reform" the capitalist system.

How does one "reform" a system that is thoroughly reactionary--- and conservative--- in any form?

The purpose of the working class fighting for reforms is to make life a little better and more bearable for working people as we figure out how to get rid of these Wall Street parasites and their rotten capitalist system now in its highest and final stage: imperialism.

The imperialist stage of capitalism is our primary problem and make no mistake: Barack Obama is carrying out Wall Street's imperialist agenda--- wars abroad paid for with austerity measures here at home.

Obama secretly promoting the Trans-Pacific Pact (TPP) while demagogically appealing to working people as a "friend" proves he is Wall Street's candidate; imperialism's primary voice which means he is no friend of working people.