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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...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

What lies ahead for U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan?

The headline in today's newspaper asks:

What lies ahead for U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan?

Of course, the question as asked, is only of concern to the Wall Street imperialists and its merchants of death and destruction who profit from the massive human misery caused--- and while our National wealth is squandered on these dirty wars with this great wealth conveniently finding its way into the pockets of these disgusting Wall Street profiteers, more people will continue to die.

As our Nation's wealth is squandered on these dirty wars, funding for health care, education, housing and food stamps will be cut, potholes will increase in number and size in our streets, roads and highways.


All this senseless military spending will push up the prices we pay for goods and services.

A government hell-bent on continuing these dirty wars will never care about the concerns and needs of its own people.

Our problems, caused by the Wall Street crowd, are now so deep-seated it will be impossible to win the smallest of reforms without simultaneously challenging Wall Street for political and economic power.

Any attempt made by the Democrats--- or anyone else--- to rally the American people around support for some kind of "populist economic agenda" which refuses to address the high price we pay for militarism and war is sheer demagogy and just plain mean.

No concern or even a pretense of concern for what happens to the people of Iraq and Afghanistan as these imperialist wars drag on... this is the epitome of great power chauvinism and the worst kind of jingoism.