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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...

Monday, January 16, 2017

We pay; we die--- and they profit.

The Democrats are sowing deep divisions in this country over foreign policy as they try to whip people into a frenzy of hatred against the Russians while fanning the flames of war. They are on a very dangerous course because they integrate this campaign of hatred against the Russians with making noises pretending they intend to take on Trump when it comes to his reactionary domestic agenda
In fact, these Democrats are using their bellicose rhetoric to puff themselves up against the Russians to make people believe they will take on Trump as he attacks our rights and standard of living right here to pay for his own reactionary foreign policy targeting China.


So we will have the Democrats trying to make us believe the Russians are our enemy and Trump trying to make us believe the Chinese are our enemy... between the Democrats and the Republicans they will have us fighting the entire world.


The merchants of death and destruction will suck in the profits as Obama just signed into law the largest military budget in U.S. history,


Whether or not all this spewing of animosity and hate in a world sitting atop a powder keg touches off World War Three which will be a nuclear conflagration that will culminate in a nuclear winter only the billionaires with ten year bunkers can "survive," this insane arms race will plunge us, if not into war, still drive us all into further poverty because it is working people, not these billionaires and millionaires and their well-heeled upper middle class managers, who pay for all of this.


We need a sane and sensible foreign policy that begins with mutual respect and friendship between peoples regardless of how bellicose and belligerent our own government or any other governments may be.


It is mutual friendship and respect between people of all nations seeking peace who will prevent war.
As it stands right now, the Russian and Chinese people have not demonstrated any animosity towards us; and, the fact of the matter is, neither of these governments have done anything towards the United States that can be considered of an aggressive or bellicose nature.


For working people to start siding with the Wall Street merchants of death and destruction--- Democrats and Republicans alike--- as they whip up and fan the flames of war, it will be working people who do the suffering, pay for this military insanity and pay the even heavier price for war.


Do you think your bosses and their children will end up fighting and dying in these wars?


We pay; we die--- and they profit.


If you don't have a well stocked ten year bunker to retreat into... you might want to consider all of this before joining the chorus for war.