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

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Horror of horrors... President Scott Walker.

Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush...

Now President Scott Walker?

Could it be?

How much worse could it possibly get?

There is no light at the end of the tunnel. We are on the road straight to hell.

Wall Street will keep on dishing out this crap as long as we are willing to take it.

Hillary Clinton versus Scott Walker.

Do you suppose we will be hearing: "You have to vote the lesser evil."

Oh, ya; I know... now is not the time to be talking about a working class based progressive people's party--- the consequences of a Walker presidency are just too much to bear... or is it bare.

We are told we can't get along without the Democrats.

The phony "liberals," "progressives" and "leftists" will be telling us Hillary Clinton is a liberal with a progressive agenda as they tell us how much they would like single-payer, real living wages, jobs for everyone and what a great idea Tom Paine had with his Basic Income Guarantee and how drone warfare is better than dying U.S. soldiers and how we should just overlook how all these Democrats back the Israeli killing machine.

If only we have patience real reforms and peace are sure to come.

Even real liberals, progressives and leftists appear ready to accept legalization of marijuana as the only achievable victory possible as it is easier and less controversial to advance the legalization of pot than a National Public Health Care System, National Public Child Care, real living wages based on cost-of-living, Basic Income Guarantee and a full employment act. Don't talk about and advance these social programs through a new party and then sit around smoking joints complaining we don't get any of this.

Hippies without politics, hippies without struggle is what passes for liberalism, progressivism and leftism.

I think it is pathetic more "activists" will turn out for a demonstration to legalize marijuana then will turn out to demonstrate for peace.

Minnesota's Democratic Governor with a Democratic super-majority says the main controversial issue in the upcoming legislative session will be the legalization of pot.

Needless to say, Governor Dayton doesn't want his campaign promise for a real living--- non-poverty--- Minimum Wage to become the point of controversy in this legislative session when the Minimum Wage comes up--- he wants another poverty wage passed and wants to see us jumping for joy that whatever passes is better than the present $6.15 an hour.

Like suckers, activists will take Dayton's bait on marijuana.

And the claim is: Marijuana doesn't affect the thought process.

Then again, we have a Democratic Governor who admits he is an alcoholic who can't shake the bottle and who acknowledges he suffers from severe depression while using heavy-duty psychiatric drugs but says he is opposed to the legalization of marijuana.

What a circus.

Wall Street just loves the show.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/20/us/wisconin-political-investigation.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20140220&_r=1