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...

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Are you still in search of the "lesser evil?"

After listening to Obama's "State of the Union Address," I am so glad I didn't get hooked into voting for this creep Obama--- this imperialist Wall Street warmonger; I didn't vote for him either time either time--- nor did I support him as a delegate to the the State Convention of the Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party.

Obama is neither liberal nor progressive; he is definitely not left.

Like the fascist Mussolini, Obama is nothing but a demagog who knows how to talk in a populist properly "framed" language making all kinds of implications he intends to do what is right by the people without providing or presenting any specific solutions--- and when he does present highly popular specifics like his touting a free community college education he knows damn well it has no chance of passing; just like Obama and all these Democrats with their hypocritical campaign rhetoric saying they don't think anyone working should have to live in poverty knowing that when they get elected they are going to legislate one more Minimum Wage that is nothing but a poverty wage when compared to soaring prices of goods and services which constitute the actual "cost-of-living" which when we combine wages and "cost-of-living" we are able to determine the actual "standard-of-living."

Wages plus government programs plus the real "cost-of-living" determines one's "standard-of-living."

When we use this equation we discover that wages have not only been "flat" for many years but that most working class families are caught in a "cost-of-living trap" with more working class families than ever being pushed further and further into poverty making Obama's talk about "I work for you" when addressing his hand-picked audiences of working people a complete and total farce and fiasco--- worse than this, he is arrogantly mocking us and playing us for chumps and fools; and, then, his supporters have the unmitigated gall to blame the voters because fewer and fewer people are turning out to vote for these Dumb Donkeys with millionaire labor leaders still holding up the tails of these Dumb Donkeys and peddling what the sparrows leave behind as some kind of "prize" we should be thankful for.

When is enough really enough?

It is time for a working class based progressive people's party which will stand firm and fight for peace, social and economic justice; all of which requires putting an end to these goddamn dirty imperialist wars Wall Street merchants of death and destruction profit from murdering people all over the world financed with austerity measures (poverty) shoved down the throats of working people and their families.

Some so-called liberals, progressives and most disgustingly shameful leftists shoved Obama down our throats using lies and deceit while intentionally failing to disclose Obama's Wall Street agenda... don't get suckered again by these worthless charlatans many of whom have enormous incomes based on how well they can snooker people into voting for their Wall Street enemies under the guise of being our "friends."

The time has come--- long overdue, actually--- to tell these Dumb Donkeys to "go to hell."

Republicans and Democrats working in cahoots with pundits from "think-tanks" financed by the Wall Street "philanthropists," together, combined, form the components of Wall Street's "two-party trap" intentionally set in a way to trap workers leaving the working class powerless.

Democrats have the nerve to suggest that we should accept another poverty wage as the Minimum Wage because someplace down the road they claim they will get the Minimum Wage to a real living wage as they piously and hypocritically pretend to emphasize with us as their very actions of using the levers of government enables Wall Street to get bigger and fatter as a direct result of its control and manipulation of these politicians--- it is a vicious circle and even a dog wouldn't chase its tail for so long of a time.

These Wall Street bribed politicians then proceed to try to pass off their reactionary and regressive legislation as "reforms" when the very definition of the word "reform" is to make something better. For doing so much in the way of "reforms" it is amazing how bad things are for the working class and how life just keeps getting worse.

We need to launch grassroots and rank-and-file struggles for real reforms but our struggles must all lead towards the same end--- removing Wall Street from political and economic power which requires not just the important movements for specif reforms intended to alleviate and solve our many problems but these struggles must be part of forming a massive anti-monopoly coalition with its own political party.

Our struggles need to be fought united and militant in the workplace, in the streets and at the ballot box--- education, organization and united action.

Do you have a rank-and-file organization in your place of employment?

Do you have a grassroots organization in your neighborhood?

If not--- organize!

Quite frankly, unless we organize by educating people about the link between wages and "cost-of-living" which determine our "standard-of-living" I doubt our struggles will be winning struggles... the politicians, pundits and their "think tanks" along with the millionaire labor leaders will say and do just about anything to obscure this link between wages and "cost-of-living"... because as far as they are concerned they got theirs'--- at our expense--- and the rest of us can go to hell.

And the wealthier the Wall Street crowd becomes the more all powerful they become in determining how we will live and work and the kind of world we will be forced to live in--- not just their wars, racism and poverty but polluted air and water along with contaminated land not to mention how, for profits, they are killing us with the food they are feeding us.

We won't get any of the good things Obama alluded to like free Community College... what we will get from Obama, the Democrats and their Republican colleagues is the democracy killing, job-killing, poverty-causing TPP--- Trans Pacific Partnership which is NAFTA on steroids which will lead us into more wars people refuse to have their country's wealth stolen out from under them.

And now comes Hillary...

Quite frankly, after saddling us with Obama, I'm surprised Wall Street hasn't thought of running a Hillary Clinton-Jeb Bush ticket--- after all, what we end up with is "bi-partisan unity" to give us a royal shafting anyways.