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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

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

We pay a heavy price for not understanding the nature of Wall Street's imperialist agenda and the peoples of the world struggling for justice will pay the ultimate heaviest price of all with the loss of life.

Here is one of the big problems we confront:

All these liberal, progressive and left organizations that condemn Israel and even call for boycotts, sanctions and divestment from Israel and even condemn the U.S. Congress--- House and Senate--- for voting their support and funding of the Israeli killing machine refuse to call for the creation of a new progressive working class based people's party that would vote to end financial support for Israel. Instead these groups by-and-large limit themselves to calling on members of Congress to condemn Israel.

On July 11, the House passed -- by voice vote with no objections -- House Resolution 657, expressing "United States support for the State of Israel as it defends itself against unprovoked rocket attacks."

On July 17, also by voice vote without objection, the Senate passed the nearly identical Senate Resolution 498.

The sad truth is that your senators and representative--- all a bunch of Wall Street bribed crooked and corrupt Israeli supporting warmongers--- went along with those disgraceful votes.

Do you think these morons will care one iota if you call or write them or even talk to them in person?

Sure, they may humor you and make you think they sympathize with you. But, their records are crystal clear. They have voted to support this barbaric Israeli killing machine over-and-over-and over again no matter how bestial the acts of Israel are in carrying out these genocidal mass pogroms against the Palestinian people--- acts of bestiality every bit as horrendous and anti-human as the atrocities carried out by the Hitlerites. Anyone who doesn't believe this knows nothing about the Warsaw Ghetto resistance or the atrocities carried out by Hitler in Lidice.

By the time the Senate voted, the violence had killed one Israeli and more than 200 Palestinians.

Congress condemned the Hamas rocket attacks but refused to voice the slightest criticism of the Israeli government for dropping thousands of tons of bombs on people in Gaza.

And many of these liberal, progressive and even leftists groups fell for the Obama line that these Hamas rocket attacks are "inexcuseable."

Should we be telling members of Congress that we want a single standard of response when civilians are slaughtered?

Where is there any "slaughter" being carried out by the Palestinian people?

It is Israel, and Israel alone (with support from the United States and European Union), carrying out the slaughter of Palestinians.

Israel -- armed at U.S. expense and emboldened by U.S. support -- has been attacking people trapped in Gaza, a densely populated strip of land between Israel and the sea.

In Gaza, the Israeli military has killed hundreds, wounded thousands, and bombed hospitals, schools, media outlets, children, the injured and the elderly.

Yesterday, the New York Times put the death count at over 700 Palestinians (as far as we know, all of these dead are civilians--- there has been no proof to the contrary); a few Israeli soldiers are dead and couple Israeli civilians. Each of those deaths is a senseless tragedy. They will continue to mount unless Israel’s enablers take a different course and these imperialists supporting Israel will never deviate from the course they have set for Israel as being their beachhead in the Middle East fomenting constant and unrelenting turmoil which maintains the Middle East as a powder keg always ready to explode.

We need to be concerned with challenging these Wall Street imperialists for political and economic power not wasting our time trying to influence these morons to do what is right because the only thing these bastards understand is power and its use to keep the profits flowing... no matter the outcome. Human lives mean nothing to these Wall Street imperialists and once again this Israeli pogrom being carried out against the Palestinian people proves this... not to mention there is big money to be made from such bestiality in pursuit of Wall Street's agenda to dominate the entire world--- we pay; they profit... the Palestinians die.

The road to peace lies in working class political and economic power... the socialist alternative to capitalism.

We can no longer evade this very simple truth.

We must challenge Wall Street for political and economic power if we want to end imperialism.

The Wall Street merchants of death and destruction, these barbaric masters of war who have thoroughly corrupted politics, must be brought to justice in people's courts which are the products of people's power.

George Armstrong Custer got what he so legitimately deserved--- justice needs to be meted out to the orchestrators and facilitators of the Israeli killing machine for their crimes against humanity and their war crimes.