Texas Longhorns with newborn calf in Bluebonnets

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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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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Red Lake Gaming Enterprises hires Rat contractors and Scabs to build another casino to exploit labor and rape Mother Nature.

Red Lake Gaming Enterprises hires rat contractors and scabs to build a new multi-million dollar casino in Warroad, Minnesota at the mouth of the Warroad River where it empties into Lake-of-the Woods, a huge international body of water (Minnesota-Manitoba-Ontario), destroying hundreds of acres of pristine wetlands--- in the process destroying breeding areas for pelicans, ducks, northern pike and walleye; a primary eagle breeding and feeding area.

The casino will be another loud, noisy, smoke-filled casino where workers are paid poverty wages and employed without any rights under state or federal labor laws.

Wealthy white mobsters will own the slot machines and table games skimming off most of the profits. As the people of the Red Lake Nation are left mired in debt causing poverty and poverty wages getting heart and lung diseases and cancers from second-hand smoke also causing severe complications for diabetics.

Corrupt tribal officials like Red Lake Nation Chair, Floyd Jourdain, profit from prostitution and dope peddling as was pointed out in the New York Times. Corrupt FBI and police turn a blind eye, in return for bribes, while the Democrats reap huge campaign contributions totaling tens of millions of dollars every election cycle in return for enabling all of this to begin with.

Television, radio and the newspapers reap huge advertising revenues from the casino industry and they refuse to report on the plight of casino workers or the destruction of the ecosystems.

The gift shop will illegally sell merchandise advertised as "genuine Native crafts" that are manufactured in the sweatshops of the Philippines, Bangladesh, India, Mexico, Puerto Rico and China.

The sacred circle of life can be broken when profits are the objective.

Of course, all of this exploitation of labor and the rape of Mother Nature is hidden behind skillfully managed images and portrayal of "Native American Indian culture, history and heritage" with scenes of Indians singing and dancing at Pow Wows in colorful regalia as children go to school in rags and hungry.

I was asked: Aren't there Tribal elections?

My response:

Tribal elections and politics are every bit as corrupt as the rest of the elections in this country--- perhaps even worse since it is outright mobsters running the entire show. Try to run for office on an Indian Reservation where tribal politics is controlled by the bribes from violent, wealthy white mobsters and see how far you get. The head of the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association is a thoroughly racist wealthy white man who lives in a multi-million dollar mansion in Beltrami County, John McCarthy.

McCarthy also owns Tony Doom Enterprises which produces campaign paraphernalia, from business cards, pencils, leaflets/brochures, pens and yard signs for politicians along with selling them office furniture.

So, with one hand McCarthy is doling out these campaign contributions--- bribes to maintain the injustices of the status quo--- while with the other hand he is taking back these campaign contribution selling campaign paraphernalia.

Quite the racket I would say. Not exactly conducive to promoting democracy.