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...

Thursday, August 1, 2013

No end to Democratic Party lies.

This YouTube video is being passed around claiming that Bernie Sanders took on "Republicans" at this press conference. If you listen, Sanders never uses the word "Republicans;" he says "conservatives" when talking about those who refuse to recognize health care as a human right. These "conservatives" are not only Republicans... they are Democrats, too:


Until a National Public Health Care System is brought forward for discussion, dialog and debate in the proverbial "public square" and militant, massive actions by the people demanding this real health care reform instead of these dirty wars, we are never going to get real health care reform of any kind.

As far as the single-payer universal health care system that Sanders, Ellison and Conyers were lined up to support backed up by these greedy doctors who insist that health care delivery remains private, we will never have a humane and sensible health care system--- doctors should be deprived of the "right" to get rich from health care just like the insurance and pharmaceutical companies; and the American Medical Association should be deprived of the "right" to establish fees for health care delivered under Medicare.

It is dishonest for the Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) and politicians to refuse to allow a National Public Health Care System to be frozen out of this debate because what most Americans want when provided the opportunity is:

No-fee/No-Premium, comprehensive, all-inclusive, everyone in no one out, universal health care; publicly funded, publicly administered and publicly delivered.

The Democrats have refused to make good on their promise for Medicare for All--- they have used it as a campaign gimmick just like "jobs, jobs, jobs."

If they were deprived of the Medicare for All and "jobs, jobs, jobs" because the American people had the kind of world-class National Public Health Care System and the president and Congress were required by legislation to maintain full employment they wouldn't have any issues to run on since they push wars just like the Republicans instead of peace which would provide us with the funds to finance a National Public Health Care System which would create twelve to fifteen million new jobs.

And pretty soon we won't even be able to talk about peace without being taken to be "terrorists" by Obama and the Democrats since they are using the "Espionage Act" to curtail democracy--- and we know how the "Espionage Act" was used to imprison, for almost ten years, Eugene V. Debs because he defended the First Amendment in claiming his right to speak out against World War I.

Bernie Sanders claims to be a socialist; as a socialist myself, I expect Bernie Sanders to support socialist solutions to this health care mess not more for-profit health care.

Come on Bernie; articulate a socialist solution to this health care mess--- line up workers to support your message not a bunch of greedy, profit-driven doctors. Put doctors on the public payroll just like teachers and model health care and the system of public education--- everyone in, nobody out.

Most of us can live with single-payer as a short-term reform as a step towards a National Public Health Care System--- but this is the bottom line: put an end to profit driven health care.

It's going to take a new political party to bring into existence this kind of reform--- let's see how the Democrats with their never-ending, do-nothing calls for health care reform stack up in debates with another party calling for a National Public Health Care System.

What we need is a massive united movement uniting people for Peace, Full Employment, Universal Health Care and Protection of the Environment... a healthy environment goes a long way towards contributing towards a healthy people--- one more thing Democrats and Republicans refuse to acknowledge; we can't continue to pollute and contaminate the air we breath, the water we drink and the land we grow our food on and expect to have healthy people.

I ask: If Democrats will be so dishonest to replace Bernie Sanders word "conservative" with "Republican" in order to make us believe there aren't conservative Democrats just like Republicans thwarting real health care reform, how can we expect Democrats to be honest about anything? We can't trust these liars--- they lie about health care reform the same way they lie about these dirty wars and their attacks on democracy. Nothing but lie after lie.

And now Obama and the Democrats are using XKeyscore to determine who amongst us will be their next victim charged under the "Espionage Act;" after all, aren't we all against Wall Street rule and financial dictatorship?
Medicare for All


Democrats lie, lie, lie... here is Obama; his own words:

Democrats had the White House, the House and the Senate--- what did we get? Wall Street bailouts, Obamacare and more war instead of single-payer.

Obama on single payer health insurance