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...

Monday, June 27, 2016

Who speaks for you?

As working people we are paying a very heavy price for allowing a few millionaire labor leaders and this huge crowd of muddle-headed upper-middle class intellectuals with their diplomas pinned to the wall dominate the political discourse when it comes to our problems.

For these people, politics has become the art and science intended to trick us out of our votes by making us think their nice sounding rhetoric is intended to be a solution to our problems when they are really looking out for their own interests without stating such.

Some examples:

Health care... the doctors lined up in support of single-payer universal health care and then went along with Obamacare because it kept them in the profit loop along with the pharmaceutical companies, the private for profit hospitals and nursing homes when the real solution to this health care mess, the only real solution, is National Public Health Care System.

When it comes to child care, here again they push the for profit system under the guise they want to make it "affordable" when in fact, the more expensive it is--- just like with health care--- the more profit they make off of us. The real solution is a National Public Child Care System.

Then we come to the issue of full employment; we have all heard the line, "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs" yet these charlatans posing as "progressives" won't go any further than supporting the Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment Act which is no full employment act at all because it only establishes voluntary goals and objectives rather than it becoming mandatory that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment... and, when the truth be told, even the very minimal standards established by Humphrey-Hawkins which allows for millions to remain unemployed have never been met.

We have the same thing when it comes to the most pressing and important issue facing humanity: peace--- ending militarism and these dirty imperialist wars robbing us of the wealth required to really solve our problems by putting people to work solving our problems. For these shysters who claim to be looking out for us when they are actually heavily invested in the arms industry, imperialism takes on the face of humanitarian intervention.

Just ask these muddle-headed upper-middle class "intellectuals" who so arrogantly insist on defining our problems and speaking for us to see their investment portfolios and it becomes clear why this grouping who Wall Street entrusts to look after its affairs would like us to believe they speak for us.

And keep in mind you won't hear any of these muddle-headed upper-middle-class intellectuals ever mention the fact that every single working class family is caught up in this very real "Cost-of-Living Crisis" which makes it a struggle for working class families to make ends meet from pay-check to pay-check never mind trying to make ends meet on an unemployment check, Social Security or the miserly Minimum Wage or welfare allotments.

Our world is the real world these well-heeled muddle-headed upper-middle class intellectuals and millionaire labor leaders will never understand simply because all the solutions to our problems will require they and their Wall Street crowd will have to cough up the wealth they have been stealing from us either through outright exploitation of our labor or through various crooked and corrupt schemes their politicians have devised for their benefit.

Their profits result in our poverty.

It really is this simple.

Speak up in defense of peace, your rights and your livelihood because if you don't no one else will.

We have seen how easy it was for Bernie Sanders to go from railing against Wall Street to supporting Wall Street's favorite candidate and don't think for a minute all these well-heeled muddle-headed upper-middle class intellectuals who profit from our problems right along with Wall Street won't be following Bernie Sanders' lead in voting for Hillary Clinton who helped Wal-mart devise a scheme to fire pregnant women and nursing mothers... any human being who would be this mean spirited in establishing a corporate line is beyond all hope of human redemption and should never be considered fit to hold any public office let alone the presidency.

Neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump are morally, ethically or intellectually qualified to be the next president of the United States because they both serve Wall Street's interests--- not our interests as working people.