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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

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Connecting the dots.

About "connecting the dots:"

There is massive unemployment, so many people forced to live on poverty wages--- and then people wonder why the Democrats and the mining companies make headway in their destruction of our living environment from peat mining and sulfide mining under the guise of promoting all of this as "jobs, jobs, jobs."

Think about this:

If people were being paid real living wages and everyone had a job, what would be the appeal of these Democrats and mining companies to promote environmental destruction in the name of "jobs, jobs, jobs."

They would have to promote all of this in the name of what it actually is:

"Profits, Profits, Profits."

It is all about divide and conquer--- labor gets exploited; Mother Nature gets raped.

And people are kept confused and fighting amongst themselves... as the mining companies profit and the politicians collect their bribes for doing dirty work for the mining companies.

Make the Minimum Wage a real living wage and provide jobs at decent living wages and people would begin to look at the need for protecting the environment in a different way.

And, as the mining companies destroy more pristine wilderness, habitat for wolves and other animals is destroyed and along comes the DNR with their wolf hunts to "ward off over-population."

But, who wouldn't want to work in a mine instead of a loud, noisy, smoke-filled casino at poverty wages and without any rights?

And, environmentalists and labor activists think they can win their battles without supporting one another because neither is looking to see how the "dots are actually connected."

As Wall Street seeks to expand into other countries, the process repeats--- and people object and wars ensue.