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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Let's talk...

Monday, May 4, 2015

Bernie Sanders stalking horse for Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders has already endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on numerous occasions; why do you think he is speaking at Democratic Party fundraisers? These people are playing us for fools. Bernie Sanders is nothing but a stalking horse for Hillary Clinton just as he was for Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Bernie Sanders is helping assure working people stay caught in the two-party trap.

Here he is sitting as an "independent" calling himself a "socialist" but he doesn't lift his finger to support other "independents" let alone socialists for public office.

Instead of supporting other independents and socialists here he is supporting Wall Street warmongers like Obama and Hillary Clinton just like he supported Bill Clinton--- another Wall Street warmonger.

Bernie Sanders is not supporting the Hillary Clinton who worked with Saul Alinsky nor is he supporting the Hillary Clinton who worked for George McGovern in Texas. This is a very different and completely changed Hillary Clinton who has learned to brown nose the wall Street crowd.

Unlike George McGovern, Hillary Clinton is a Wall Street warmonger.

Bernie Sanders has stated repeatedly he is looking at Hillary Clinton's domestic economic policies which he views as some kind of "economic populism" that is perverted because it fails to look at and consider the huge waste of our Nation's resources on militarism and wars which serve the sole purpose of Wall Street's thoroughly reactionary agenda driven solely by the motivation of Wall Street's greed for maximum profits--- steal the resources of others using exploited cheap labor and then turning around and using more exploited cheap labor to manufacture goods and services sold back to Americans and others at highly inflated prices through monopoly price-fixing schemes and scams.

Hillary Clinton backs Wall Street's wars and she backs Wall Street's Trans-Pacific Partnership and the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership which will destroy jobs and lower wages here in the United States yet she is silent on all of this while promoting her new four point economic populism to the American people looking for votes after having already secretly assured the Wall Street crowd that they will continue to get their wars and trade agreements and their oil and gas pipelines.

How is it the "independent socialist" Bernie Sanders can ignore all of this as he pretends to challenge Wall Street when his true motivation in running is to keep working people hooked to the Democratic Party against their best interests?

Bernie Sanders has added the word "peace" to his campaign rhetoric even though he has continually voted to pump billions of our tax dollars into the Israeli killing machine. This is not a voice for peace. Nor is Sanders a voice for justice lest one can dismiss his support for the Israeli killing machine in the same way Hillary Clinton's four points of "economic populism" can be supported while disregarding the effect spending on militarism and wars is having on the economy.

The mess we are in as a result of Wall Street controlling the levers of government through their bribery of the politicians can never be resolved as long as we accept Wall Street's imperialist agenda which is being carried out by both the Democrats and Republicans who push this concept of "bi-partisan unity."

This "bi-partisan unity" is demonstrated at every twist and turn albeit in some very convoluted, twisted and perverted ways which at times appear to pit Democrats against Republicans (along with the lone "independent socialist" Bernie Sanders) when, in fact, only a very mean and vicious game is being played out at the expense of most Americans along with the rest of the world especially when it comes to the rights and livelihoods of working people.

Are Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders anti-imperialists? No; not by any stretch of one's imagination.

Make no mistake; Bernie Sanders is not an "independent" or he wouldn't be running in the DEMOCRATIC PARTY primary. Do you hear any Democrats complaining that Bernie Sanders should not be allowed to run in their primary because he is not an authentic Democrat?

George McGovern was an authentic progressive and anti-imperialist Democrat who these Wall Street Democrats would not tolerate--- not even after he won the Democratic Party's nomination. Instead, they put their support behind the sleazeball Richard Nixon... and these same Democrats heaped scorn on Lyndon Johnson for supporting George McGovern.

All of this should tell us why we as working people should have no interest in supporting Hillary Clinton or her stalking horse, Bernie Sanders.

We should be supporting for public office authentic socialists and anti-imperialists who take the time to explain the nature of U.S. (Wall Street's) imperialism and the connections between this economic mess and militarism and wars.