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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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Sunday, February 23, 2014

What would we get from Obama and the Democrats if voters purged every single Republican from the House and Senate?

If there wasn't one single Republican in the House or Senate Obama and the Democrats wouldn't do any different then they are doing now.

Anyone who doesn't believe this needs only to look at what is going on in Minnesota where the Democrats have a super-majority with each and everyone of these Democrats claiming to be "progressive."

And what are we, as working people, getting out of the Democratic super-majority here in Minnesota?

Let me tell you what we are getting:


Worse yet; we are getting shit on.

Hillary Clinton's supporters are distancing themselves from Obama so Obama must not be as good as they wanted us to believe.

Hillary Clinton's supporters are on a massive campaign to distance themselves from Obama; they have to in order to win... although it is my personal opinion that we are probably looking at the next president being a Republican like Scott Walker, Rick Snyder or Pat McCrory--- all of whom have policies almost identical to Barack Obama; after all, the Democrats and Republicans are different teams but they both have the same owner: Wall Street.

It's like watching Don King promoting a boxing match where he is also the bookie who owns both fighters

If an Elmer Gantry like Barack Obama could be packaged and sold by Madison Avenue anyone else can be packaged and sold to the American people, too.

We who are fed up with this debacle and fiasco after fiasco and war upon war with expanding, instead of shrinking, poverty need to make ourselves understood that:

1. We aren't buying into this "lesser evil" crap any longer;

2. That running a candidate who has the ability to deprive the Democrats of votes they need to win is power, too.

We need to run candidates supporting real solutions to our problems no matter if they take votes away from the Democrats.

What gives these Democrats the right to expect our votes when we get absolutely nothing in return for our votes?

We should each and everyone of us be personally insulted when anyone tells us we need to join them in voting for the "lesser evil." This is an insult to our intelligence not to mention it makes a mockery of democracy.

Do you notice that not one of these people trying to convince us that everything will change if we just give the Democrats a super-majority at the national level that not one of these people will explain what is taking place here in Minnesota where Democrats are "known" to be the most "progressive" in the United States?

The only comfort they can give us about having a Democratic super-majority here in Minnesota is "that at least we don't have Republicans."

If this makes up for poverty wages, not having a job, having mining companies polluting the air, water and land along with having 44,000 Minnesotans forced to work in loud, noisy, smoke-filled casinos at poverty wages and without any rights under state or federal labor laws all brought to us courtesy of the Democrats without any help from the Republicans; if this is acceptable to those still trying to shove these Democrats down our throats then they should stick with their dirty, corrupt Democratic Party--- but, they should at least have the political courage to defend what these Democrats are doing.

But; it is just like the way they have glamorized Hubert H. Humphrey--- they like to quote his illustrious words from speeches but they don't want to own his authorship of the most reactionary piece of legislation in U.S. history: the anti-democratic, fascist Communist Control Act.

Why don't these "progressives" and "liberals" want to own Hubert H. Humphrey's Communist Control Act?

Because they needed the Communist Control Act to eradicate and destroy the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party and its Farmer-Labor Association which had become, under the leadership of Socialists and Communists, the most powerful anti-monopoly coalition in this country.

By the way--- during the time when the socialist Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party was the most powerful political party in Minnesota, both the Republicans and Democrats were relegated to minor party status.

And what did these Democrats who don't want us to consider building a new political party do during this period? Why, they joined with the Republicans to try to thwart the reforms brought forward by the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party.

Yes; these Democrats who tell us how bad and rotten the Republicans are actually joined these Republicans in their dirty, filthy racist and anti-Semitic campaign to elect that two-bit half-assed fascist--- Republican--- Harold Stassen in order to defeat our socialist Governor Elmer Benson who was--- unarguably--- the most honest politician ever in Minnesota history.

These Democrats now lecturing us about how we need to vote for the "lesser evil" joined with the most evil of evil to defeat the best of the best.

And when they couldn't put an end to the left-wing voices of labor, for peace and against racism and anti-Semitism, these dirty bastards cheered on Hubert H. Humphrey bringing forward his fascist Communist Control Act.

It is almost funny, if not so sad; that in spite of over six decades of anti-Communism these shit asses couldn't prevent the most outspoken Communist in Minnesota from being elected to its State Central Committee--- they had to revert to engaging in the most dirty deeds to remove me from the State Central Committee. Dirty deeds that included announcing the time and place of the Roseau County Convention and then changing the time and location without telling anyone except for a small group of their friends about the change leaving less than 20 people to choose a new member of the State Central Committee while leaving over 90 of us shivering in a cold rain waiting for the doors to open at the designated place.

This is how these purveyors of the "lesser evil" work and operate; completely outside of the parameters any thinking person would conceive democracy to be.

But, we are just supposed to forget history--- past and most recent present--- and vote for the Dumb Donkeys these people bring forward.

Did I mention that our billionaire governor who was married to a Rockefeller who campaigned on the promise of enacting a living Minimum Wage and then once elected has pushed another poverty Minimum Wage of $9.50 an hour and has now met in secret with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and the Business Caucus of the Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party promising the Minimum Wage will be no more than $8.00 an hour?

Never mind "Goddamn Mississippi;" Goddamn Democrats. Just substitute Democrats for Mississippi:





It was Democrats Nina Simone was singing about!