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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 24, 2014

Obama is still trying to get us entangled in a war with Syria.

Here we are; five months later after a massive outcry of the world's peoples stopped Obama's reckless intent to wage war on Syria and Obama is still trying to get us into another one of his dirty wars... this time, again, against Syria but guess what? No one has been able to verify who was responsible for the "gas attack" we heard so much about. Why is this?

Vietnam had its phony "Golf of Tonkin" provided as the excuse for that war; Iraq had the phony "weapons of mass destruction" which provided the excuse for that horrendous war. "Communist insurgents" provided the excuse for dozens of savage and barbaric U.S. "police actions" around the world and here we are with Obama and his heinous, murderous drone attacks killing and maiming who knows how many people--- and for what?

And Obama is still tying to create yet another excuse for waging war against Syria.

Except for the imperialist pattern of Wall Street's agenda for world domination, this is all complete insanity--- with the American people so heavily in debt for all this murder and mayhem required to protect Wall Street's assets and profits that our standard of living is now plummeting.

Where this will all end if we fail to successfully challenge Wall Street's domination over us is anyone's guess... but, it ain't going to be good for most of us.

We are learning the lesson of what imperialism is in a very hard way because so many people refuse to study and learn the lessons of the past.

Mark Twain in leading the anti-imperialist opposition to the first U.S. imperialist war in 1898--- the Spanish-American War for which we are still paying (and still occupying in one way or another the Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico) correctly called this a "dirty imperialist war."

The great labor leader and working class revolutionary, William Z. Foster, often said that the U.S. working class was going to continually need a "good strong dose of anti-imperialist education" unless all struggles to achieve better working conditions and improved livelihoods would result in failure.

Mark Twain and William Z. Foster have been proven correct in diagnosing the main problem of our modern era as Wall Street's imperialist agenda of wars abroad paid for with poverty shoved down our throats.

Beware of these dirty imperialist wars--- they are going to bleed us to death making us all poor as our very living environment is literally being destroyed by this huge Military-Industrial Complex so profitable to the parasitical Wall Street crowd.

This Military-Industrial Complex leaves in its wake the largest carbon footprint of any industry--- bar none; destroying the very air we need to breath and the clean water required for our survival while contaminating the ground we grow our food on.

Wall Street's imperialist agenda has spun a deadly web trapping us all.

Unless we quickly learn the nature of imperialism these Wall Street parasites will put an end to humanity as we know it.

The Wall Street capitalists--- full-blown imperialists--- like to boast of the benefits "industry" has brought to us... but, their boasts never seem to include this vast Military-Industrial Complex which is their most profitable (and deadly) industry of all.

Of course it doesn't help that a spin-off from this insane imperialist militarism and wars is another very profitable industry now completely plugged into the Military-Industrial Complex sowing lies, deceit and deception is this MainStream Media... but people have the responsibility, an anti-imperialist responsibility to help educate one another with the knowledge required to stand up to these greedy Wall Street monsters.

This Wall Street crowd needs to be challenged for power just as the British were challenged for power in 1776 and the slave-holders were challenged in 1861 and the auto barons were challenged in Flint, Michigan in 1936 and the racists were challenged with the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 and these same warmongers were challenged as they waged that other dirty imperialist war in Vietnam.

The time has come to say "enough" of Wall Street's wars, racism and poverty.

"Enough!" of Wall Street's domination and control over us and every aspect of our lives and our society.