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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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Why Our Government Isn't Listening: How Greed Is at the Root of US Suffering

This is an interesting article; but what is not mentioned is militarism and wars--- imperialism.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/34791-why-our-government-isn-t-listening-how-greed-is-at-the-root-of-us-suffering


I don't understand how it is that in writing this type of article the impact of the Military-Industrial Complex can be missed and omitted. But, then again, Eliza Webb benefits handsomely from foundation funding and is a big Bernie Sanders booster so it is not surprising the most important truth is being omitted when it comes to a discussion about Wall Street's greedy drive for maximum profits. The article presents many important facts about the relationship between greed and poverty but then very dishonestly omits the number one problem when it comes to our government and capitalism.

As former liberal populist Texas Congressman Wright Patman and the progressive George McGovern and even Lyndon B. Johnson came to understand with his support for George McGovern, no country on earth can eradicate poverty while squandering as much money on militarism and wars as the United States does and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. drove home this point without letup...

I wonder why the socialist Bernie Sanders and these foundation-funded writers like Eliza Webb supporting him are so meticulous in evading this most important point? What is it they are afraid to lose? What is it they stand to gain? A nice hefty pay-check for fudging and hiding the truth is Eliza Webb's reward; the loss of a nice big pay-check would be Eliza Webb's penalty for telling the truth about the real cost we pay for militarism and wars.

Let us be completely honest here; no politician or journalist can be considered honest when they work so hard to evade this truth about how the greed-driven Wall Street merchants of death and destruction constituting the Military-Industrial Complex are responsible for making us all poor.

There is no way one can miss this problem unless one is dishonestly trying to draw our attention away from this real truth... again, nothing less than a combined anti-monopoly/anti-imperialist strategy and struggle challenging Wall Street for political and economic power is called for... we have a responsibility to our children and grandchildren and all the peoples of the world to wage a united, militant:struggle for beating swords into plowshares... a struggle in the streets and at the ballot box.

What we really need, and no candidates or the foundation-funded writers are talking about, is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity."

Full employment through creating a National Public Health Care System, a National Public Child Care System, revive the WPA and CCC.

Nothing, and I mean nothing, is more oppressive than these dirty imperialist wars.

Read the article and see if you agree with me:

Why Our Government Isn't Listening: How Greed Is at the Root of US Suffering

Why doesn't the government of a country as wealthy as the US provide for its people? Oppression is a profitable business.

truth-out.org|

By Eliza A. Webb