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

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Polls are showing Bernie Sanders has 15% of the support going into the primary against Hillary Clinton

Come on now, is this really a challenge to Hillary Clinton?

A challenge would be what George McGovern pulled off.

We are being played for suckers. Bernie Sanders is part of the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Sander's 15% is very important to Clinton and the Democrats because these are the people who will most likely actually do something to get out the votes as far as door-knocking, making phone calls, posting to the Internet, etc.

Should this 15% leave the Democratic Party and start a third party, the Democrats would be in big trouble especially with elections being won by ever smaller percentages and so many of these people not likely to participate in Democratic Party campaigns.

But, the question still not answered is why, if Bernie Sanders has an activist base of 175,000 as he claims, why doesn't he run a campaign outside of the Democratic Party?

Carl Davidson and hid Progressive Democrats are a bunch of phonies. Davidson implores people to support the Democrats and he admits he doesn't even go to Democratic Party precinct caucuses or conventions seeking to change the policies of the Democratic Party because he knows if he were to mobilize people inside the Democratic Party based on the issues he would be tossed out of the Democratic Party. McGovern ended up being ostracized from the Democratic Party for decades after he won the Democratic Party nomination just like here in Minnesota the members of the socialist Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party were red-baited out of the Democratic Party after Hubert H. Humphrey got the merger he wanted between the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party and the Minnesota Democratic Party. Even a sitting governor, Rudy Perpich, was ostracized from his own Democratic Party after he called for increasing the taconite tax on the iron ore mining industry.

I don't think most people understand that there are no legal controls over how a political party operates. They can break their own rules and purge anyone they want to and if necessary they make no bones over the fact that any elected officials who takes up with a truly left agenda face being summarily primaried.

Bernie Sanders makes a mockery of health care reform when he claims the Democrats started reform with Obamacare because he knows the Democrats won't even tolerate discussion of single-payer let alone the real solution to this health care mess a National Public Health Care System which would also create some twelve-million new jobs if the military/war budget were cut to finance health care, instead.

Carl Davidson and his Progressive Democrats of America and his Progressives for Obama refuse to introduce such solutions into the political mix in this country--- why?

Bernie Sanders is playing us all for fools using the linguistics provided by the racist red-baiter George Lakoff. These people want us to believe their "progressive sounding policy directives" are one and the same as calling for specific solutions to our problems when they are nothing more than political trickery and chicanery wrapped in "properly framed" jargon intended, not to solve problems, but to get votes for a bunch of worthless Democrats who, just like their Republican counterparts have continually been engaged in pushing this country so far to the right that even Richard Nixon looks good when compared to Obama or Hillary Clinton.

Every single politician in this country--- Democrat or Republican--- is using left sounding rhetoric to drum up support which begs the question:

If left wing policies are so popular, why don't we start a new political party whose base would be liberal, progressive and left?

Just look at the proposed Minimum Wage "increase" brought forward by Patty Murray and a bunch of "progressive Democrats."

They say they want to increase the Minimum Wage but what they fail to tell us is that their "increase" would only bring the Minimum Wage "up" to the purchasing power of the Minimum Wage in 1968!

Really; is this a reform?

Are we so stupid that we will accept Hillary Clinton's and Bernie Sander's new "economic populism" which has no connection to financing militarism and wars as if squandering the wealth of the Nation on Wall Street's imperialist has no impact on whether or not we can finance real reforms making life better for working people?