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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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Thursday, February 9, 2017

"The white working class"... a racist Wall Street trap.

First the Wall Street pundits and professors wanted us to believe the lie that there was only a "middle class" and there is no "working class."

Now these same over-paid Wall Street pundits and professors want us to believe there is a "white working class."

This is what happens when the working class left--- socialists and Communists--- are weak; the Wall Street bosses hire people to do our thinking for us. This leaves the over-paid Wall Street pundits and professors to define what the working class is... hence we get all this talk about "the white working class" which is really nothing but a very vile form of racism elevated to an "intellectual" level as if it is credible when it is totally and completely deceitful and dishonest because our working class is multi-racial, multi-ethnic, men and women, young and old and a diversity of religious and non-religious with many cultures and no monolithic ideology even though if we had a much stronger and larger current of working class Marxist ideas and thinking in this country these over-paid pundits and professors would not be able to twist and distort everything to conform to Wall Street dictate which includes these racist definitions of what constitutes the working class.

The obvious intent in keeping on talking about "the white working class" is to sow discord and divisions among the working class.

The New Deal reforms were won by uniting the working class under the banner of "Black and white, unite and fight" and this should be our strategy today in the struggle for peace and re-ordering the priorities away from militarism and these dirty wars in order to pay for what we the people require to live decent lives--- quality integrated public schools, a National Public Health Care System based on the model of public education, a National Public Child Care System and jobs for all who want to work at real living wages with the Minimum Wage and Social Security based on the actual cost-of-living as calculated by the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

All these politicians who talk about "jobs, jobs, jobs" to ghet elected should be legislatively forced to attain and maintain full-employment.

What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would put all of this together.

Think about this:

All of the above are very hot topics which concern working people:

Isn't it just plain common sense that we put people to work at good paying jobs providing the American people with free health care and free child care thus creating full employment which will keep Social Security solvent with everyone who pays in getting a living retirement income out--- provided we stop these crooked and corrupt politicians from stealing the Social Security Trust Fund blind to pay for their boon-doggles, the biggest of which are militarism and wars?

Together--- our class, working class of all races united in the struggle for peace, jobs and justice, we can eliminate racism and create a decent life and standard of living for everyone.

There has been a lot of talk about the "working class."

Yet, in spite of all this talk about the "working class;" the point has yet to be made that it is the collective labor of our diverse working class which creates all wealth... the wealth which is horded by the Wall Street parasites who are further enriched beyond the wealth they accumulate from exploiting us as our taxes are squandered on militarism and wars. Of course, the over-paid Wall Street pundits and professors escape talking about all of this when they hawk these racist ideas about "the white working class."