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

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Is Marco Rubio "moving left?"

The Obama supporting Campaign for America's Future ran this headline today on their website:

"Rubio Moves Left On Immigration"

Now, really; does anyone believe that even though Marco Rubio may be re-framing the issue of immigration in order to get votes that he is moving "left?"

This proves that both the Democrats and Republicans on every single issue are only concerned with framing issues in a demagogic way in order to get votes because when it comes to actually creating legislation and casting votes for legislation the only thing that ends up standing--- no matter what any of these politicians have said--- is what serves Wall Street's interest in maximizing profits.

Marco Rubio, just like Obama, is your typical demagogue.

Both are political leaders who seeks support by appealing to popular desires no matter how anti-labor, racist and reactionary, and the most vile and bigoted prejudices rather than using rational argument.

What would a rational working class perspective be in relation to immigration?

The answer is very simple:

Labor should have the same easy right in crossing borders that is extended to capital.

Why should the rights of workers in seeking a better life be curtailed when the "right" of capital to profit roams free?

And the only reason most working people even contemplate leaving their home countries is because Wall Street's drive for maximum profits has treated them like dog shit on their high-priced fancy shoes--- exploiting and repressing them.

The mainstream media has peddled the most fantastic lies misrepresenting both the typical middle class living standards and the biggest lie of all about how "free" we are in this country.

And now we are supposed to resent our fellow workers who are only seeking what we want: a decent life.

And for this we are supposed to view our fellow workers--- but not free roaming capital, which we are supposed to ignore along with its rapacious barbaric consequences--- as criminals.