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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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Monday, April 13, 2015

Rand Paul and Hillary Clinton are frauds just like Barack Obama... who will expose them?

Has anyone noticed that all political parties are "framing" their economic rhetoric around left wing sounding ideas?

Even the French fascist nationalist party and Rand Paul along with the backers of Hillary Clinton are hiding their very reactionary ideas and agendas behind left sounding economic rhetoric.

Hillary Clinton is running on a agenda of "economic populism" using left sounding rhetoric to cover up her anti-worker agenda dictated by Wall Street.

Even their reactionary imperialist foreign policies they try to hide behind left sounding rhetoric which they call "humanitarian intervention."

Of course, the Italian fascist Benito Mussolini who learned to use left phraseology he learned from the socialists and Communists to advance his fascist, right-wing agenda and he became a master at perverting the humanism of socialist working class values to promote fascism.

And it was none other then Barack Obama who has picked up on using left wing rhetoric to hide his reactionary Wall Street agenda of wars abroad paid for through austerity measures making life miserable for working people.

All of this begs the question:

If it takes all these hypocrites using left sounding rhetoric to get elected, why doesn't the real left in this country undertake electoral politics in an honest way by bringing forward a real left wing agenda seeking peace, full employment and full equality in simultaneously challenging Wall Street for political and economic power?

During the 1930's, a whole slew of Democratic politicians ran, and won, political office while bringing forward a left wing populist agenda.

The real left in this country seems to be too timid to take a left wing anti-imperialist/anti-monopoly agenda framed in a populist way before the American people; why?

Years ago, when asked what the U.S. working class needed more than anything; William Z. Foster, the preeminent trade union and Communist Party leader of the times responded:

"A good strong dose of anti-imperialist education in preparation for challenging Wall Street for power."

All of these dishonest politicians using left sounding rhetoric to cover up their reactionary Wall Street agendas--- from Ron Paul to Hillary Clinton--- are not capable of making the connections between the economic problems causing such pain and misery for working class families and these dirty imperialist wars. None of these Wall Street politicians will make the case that financing these dirty imperialist wars makes about as much economic sense as tossing the wealth of the Nation into the deepest depths of the oceans. None have learned the lesson--- or more appropriately seek to cover up the lesson, that no nation can have "guns and butter."

It is kind of ironic that all the conspiracy theorists have tried to blame Lyndon Johnson for killing John F. Kennedy when it is more likely the military-industrialists to which the Kennedys belonged, might have been involved in sending LBJ to an early grave shortly after he endorsed and supported the election of George McGovern which most likely demonstrated that even LBJ learned the lesson, albeit too late, that no nation--- not even the United States--- can carry on with endless imperialist wars without causing massive suffering among its own people.

Instead of being sucked in by the likes of the Rand Pauls and Hillary Clintons, real leftists should get heavily involved in electoral struggles by running for public office and using their campaigns to expose the fascist danger and educating workers about the nature of Wall Street's imperialist agenda.

How can either Rand Paul or Hillary Clinton make the claim they are running on populist economic agendas when their campaigns are being bankrolled to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars by parasitical Wall Street merchants of death and destruction who benefit from these dirty imperialist wars?

We make a huge mistake thinking that we need to wait for some "big name" to take up a real left wing anti-imperialist/anti-monopoly agenda explaining the nature of imperialism. What we need are candidates willing to visit with groups of people in their homes, in church basements and public parks bringing forward a discussion on what we need to do to challenge Wall Street for power and the kind of real reforms required to help working class families cope in the meantime.

We shouldn't fall for this crock of shit that now is not the time to run real left wing candidates for political office.

And contrary to the advice of all these "left wing" phonies like Robert Borosage and Heather Booth who have become so enthralled--- not to mention fantastically wealthy by betraying the struggles of the people for peace and justice to the Democrats--- that now is not the time to talk about socialism; this is just the time we need to be talking about the socialist alternative to capitalism.

No doubt this worthless phony progressive, George Lakoff, will launch a new book as a followup to his vicious red-baiting diatribe from his last book "Blueprint" intended to boost Hillary Clinton's campaign behind this perverted "populist economics" being pushed by Robert Reich who backed Clinton and NAFTA.

In fact, never mentioned by any of these Democrats, their front organizations of stalking horses for Hillary Clinton supporting Obama and the Republicans with these new trade agreements--- the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investor Partnership (TTIP)--- is the fact that these trade agreements are preludes to new wars.

Just what are the connections between the TTP and the TTIP and Wall Street and the Democrats and Republicans? Isn't all of this part of Wall Street's imperialist agenda intended to target the working classes of all the countries involved?

And just what is the connection between war and politics in this country? Shouldn't we be talking about state-monopoly capitalism which is the centerpiece of corporations and government working together in this era of imperialism, the most advanced stage of capitalism in its most cannibalistic and barbaric form? who is going to explain all of this in educating the American people, especially the working class, if the left refuses to initiate the building of a progressive working class political party?

We have run out of excuses--- the time for the left to undertake political action is now--- not later. If Rand Paul and Hillary Clinton both running under a phony left cover appealing to a "populist economic agenda" to get votes doesn't propel us to action to challenge their dishonest and unethical behavior and outright deceit we have learned nothing from these Obama years.

The Democrats want us, and expect us, to keep sucking up this lesser evil line of crap. They know if we buy into this crap we will not be a challenge to them. A challenge from the working class left is the Democrats' worst nightmare.