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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...

Friday, March 28, 2014

Where do we go from here?

What to do? What to do?

Where to shop?

Who to vote for?

It's easy to avoid the corporate sponsored politicians; this includes ALL Democrats and Republicans in Minnesota.

It isn't so easy to avoid corporate stores; most people can't afford to "buy local."

People being paid poverty wages simply have to buy the cheapest and even the cheapest they more often then not can't afford.

If you are making less than $30.00 an hour, you simply shop the cheapest prices.

I don't think well-heeled upper middle class people understand this no matter how much empathy they have for the poor.

I walk through some of these food "co-ops" and most people can't even afford to shop in these places... they have become the exclusive privilege of the yuppy crowd.

Up here in Warroad, Minnesota there is only one grocery store without any competition; prices are sky high in this multi-family owned super-market... owned by a bunch of Republicans.

Poverty wages with sky-rocketing prices doesn't leave people with real alternatives to choose from.

Not one single Democrat in Minnesota has had the moral or political courage to take a stand for the Minimum Wage to be a real living wage.

Not one single Democrat in Minnesota has had the moral or political courage to suggest that prices must be rolled back and controlled on the basic necessities of life.

Why would I give these Dumb Donkeys my one precious vote?

What we should probably do is circulate lists of write-in candidates for every office. Candidates running on the "we are fed up" slate. This wouldn't be expensive and we just might be able to begin getting rid of some of these worthless politicians.

We could organize by Congressional District which would give us the opportunity to field full slates.

Maybe we should start to hold some round-table discussions to find out who wants to run as write-in candidates to challenge these corporate bribed politicians.

We could sell pencils to raise the funds. Take the pencils to the polls and never vote for a corporate bribed politician again.