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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 24, 2017

Racism and corruption go hand-in-hand

Racist discrimination is raising its ugly head all across this country and it is usually combined with corruption and a complete contempt for the democratic process.

I posted this in response to a planning controversy in the community Lakeway, Texas where we live:

In my opinion, every community should be planned to include all incomes with complete racial integration.

One could probably halt this development in the courts with a lawsuit challenging the intentional racial and income segregation with a lack of environmental protection being maintained with public funds.

We have already seen in the news where a person of color has been viciously discriminated against by city committees. Quite honestly, I don't understand why the City of Lakeway isn't being slapped with a huge civil rights lawsuit by an organization like the NAACP after what was described in the news.

Racist bigotry and corruption seem to go hand-in-hand here in Lakeway when it comes to the way these politicians behave.

Let this development company come forward with a plan for a racially and income considerate plan that is as diverse as the incomes of the people working in this community.

I would like to hear from each and every member of the Lakeway City Council and it's planning and zoning committees why such an approach to planning is not being taken.

The great playwright Bertolt Brecht once observed that the wealthy create the poor and then can not stand to look at them.

Quite honestly, I have to wonder if this is not what is taking place here in Lakeway by these noble "volunteers" selected for us by a small clique of "retired" corporate executives who dictate when people can clap at a City Council meeting.