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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...

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

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Thursday, August 4, 2016

When truth is trouble and lies get votes...

The number one national disgrace is not even talked about at election time (actually it is never talked about):


Statistics for Indian Reservations are not even included when poverty and unemployment are talked about because the intentional, vile and pernicious nature of the racism involved would be seen for the national disgrace that it is and universally condemned by the international community.


It is only by intentional racist neglect and the corruption spun by local, state and federal governments that such widespread poverty could continue to exist on the Indian Reservations.


Corrupt local, state and national politicians have corrupted tribal politics to the extent that even when millions upon millions of dollars are allocated towards what is supposed to be the elimination of poverty these funds never get used for their intended purposes but end up in the hands of corrupt tribal politicians with a bunch of wealthy white mobsters bleeding the Indian Reservations to death through casino gaming enterprises which force Native Americans into poverty wage jobs without any rights in unhealthy smoke-filled casinos... of course, for the politicians all this money accumulated by the corrupt few makes a very lucrative stash of campaign contributions.


So much poverty causing misery side by side with so much wealth... and so it goes... on and on, with the only end in sight being when people take power away from the greedy few.


Does any "economist" dare to say that there is near full employment on any of the Indian Reservations?


What are the current unemployment and poverty figures for large Indian Reservations in Northern Minnesota right now while the "economists" are making the political boast that the Nation is "near full employment" right now? Reservations like White Earth, Red Lake, Leech Lake.


I called my Congressman (really American Crystal Sugar's and big agribusinesses' Congressman) Democrat Collin Peterson's office to ask this question this morning and his assistant responded: "You are just trying to cause trouble; I'm not discussing this with you."


So, getting to the truth is "causing trouble."