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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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Mistakes. Do we all make "mistakes?" Are politicians just "human" so they make "mistakes" like the rest of us do?

Politicians get let off the hook for all their dirty deeds by these dirty deeds being attributed to "mistakes."

All a politician has to do come Election Day is claim they made "mistakes" in voting this or that way or taking this or that position.

Hillary Clinton is the epitome of a politician constantly "apologizing" for past "mistakes." She attributes her vote to support Bush and the Iraq War to a "mistake."

Hillary Clinton attributes her attempt to cover up her crimes in defense of U.S. imperialism by using a private e-,mail server to a "mistake" when everyone knows it was all done very cleverly to evade responsibility and accountability... but Bernie Sanders brushes this off as nothing but a little thing some Republicans are making a big thing about when what the Republicans are making a big thing about is the wrong thing when the real thing is even bigger.

We are supposed to overlook all the wrong-doings by Obama simply as "mistakes;" from his drone wars to Obamacare which is really far from "affordable health care" and nothing but the "Health Insurance and Pharmaceutical Industry Bailout and Profit Maximization Act of 2010"--- such evil and pernicious legislation doesn't get enacted by "mistake" any more than do these dirty wars happen by "mistake."

So we just attribute all the problems like wars, lack of health care, unemployment, failure to enforce Affirmative Action, bailing out Wall Street to "mistakes?"

Is funding Israel to carry out genocide against the Palestinian people simply attributable to "mistakes?"
"Mistakes" or carrying out Wall Street's reactionary agenda?

Was it simply a "mistake" when Hillary Clinton not only supported, but advocated, for a Wal-mart policy of firing pregnant women while on Wal-mart's board?

Is it simply a "mistake" that Bernie Sanders voted, over and over again, to approve "Compacts" creating the Indian Gaming Industry which has forced some two-million casino workers to be employed in loud, noisy, smoke-filled casinos trapped in poverty wage jobs without any rights under state or federal labor laws?

Has it been simply "mistakes" that have caused both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton to turn their backs in indifference to millions of workers who have been swindled out of their pension funds by Wall Street "investors" and "pension fund advisors" and looked the other way as millions more are cheated out of Social Security they are entitled to but denied because these politicians have refused to put in place the monitoring of what employers do with the money they withhold for Social Security but keep for themselves instead of paying into the Social Security Trust Fund making workers responsible for policing the employers themselves knowing that any questioning of employers will most likely lead to termination?

Is it simply a "mistake" that neither Bernie Sanders nor Hillary Clinton who both claim to be such good friends to workers and unions remain completely silent when it comes to "At-Will Employment" legislation which allows an employer to fire workers without just cause? This is the main impediment to union organizing in this country.

I'm not buying this stuff about these politicians making "mistakes."

It is simply impossible for politicians to make so many "mistakes" that hurt so many people while these same "mistakes" further enrich so few people.

The evil and pernicious intent is present when these Wall Street bribed politicians make these decisions--- all of them.

So now Sanders' supporters claim he has no doing or responsibility with Hillary Clinton making him part of her "team." Just one more Clinton "mistake" and one more time Bernie Sanders has made a "mistake" by not speaking up that Hillary Clinton is being deceiving. Give me a break; it's all part of Wall Street's grand plan.

When was the last time you made a "mistake" that determined how many people would die in a war or be denied a job or health care?

Should we just cut these politicians a little slack and surrender our precious votes to them in spite of all the "mistakes" they have made?

When is enough really ENOUGH?