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

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Netanyahu and democracy

Netanyahu has an interesting take on democracy. The right to vote is held up as the most democratic of all rights by the U.S. and Israeli governments and most of the capitalist world even though the right of citizen participation in these countries seldom goes beyond this "right to vote" where big money generally determines who runs and who wins.


Anyways, Netanyahu won his re-election largely by developing a fear mongering claiming massive numbers of Arabs were going to turn out to vote in the Israeli election.


What the heck, don't Arab citizens of Israel have the right to vote?


According to Netanyahu, Arab citizens in Israel voting represent a threat to Israel. And this "threat" of Arabs voting was a major part of Netanyahu's campaign... along with assuring that his re-election would mean no Palestinian nation would be established.


Talk about a campaign of racist bigotry and hate!


Netanyahu's entire campaign was one of fear-mongering pandering to hatemongers.


Yet, did we hear much about this campaign of hate and complete disdain for democracy from the media pundits here in our own country as Congress and the president continue to subsidize the Israeli killing machine to the tune of tens of billions of dollars?