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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...

Sunday, October 8, 2017

A "fucking moron" sits in the Oval Office according to his own selected Secretary of State

There is no question Donald Trump is a moron.

The question is:

What are we going to do about it?

At some point we need to be united in answering this question.

The Democrats are content to let Trump continue on thinking his follies will result in Democratic Party victories at the polls but this doesn't do us or the world much good as Trump destroys everything.

Donald Trump's chosen Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, called Trump a "fucking moron" because Trump wants to use military mite and wars to accomplish what Tillerson believes can be accomplished through a perverted form of imperialist "diplomacy."



Notice in criticizing the Republican budget recommendations the Democrats say not one word about the increase in the budget for militarism and wars they voted along with Republicans for...


“With a razor-thin 219-206 margin, House Republicans have passed their FY2018 budget, a $4.2 trillion spending and cuts measure that sets up their tax cut bill to progress through the Senate without being subject to a filibuster, provided they come up with a tax cut bill. This is a non-binding resolution that would set spending—and slashing—priorities for the Congress. Those priorities are a big problem, not just for Democrats but for the health of the nation.
The bill not only instructs congress to do massive tax cuts for the rich through the budget reconciliation process, it instructs lawmakers to reduce Medicaid spending by $1 trillion and Medicare by $473 billion. That's along with the $37 billion in cuts for affordable housing, $100 billion for Pell Grants, cutting Head Start by $3 billion, and essentially gutting the WIC program that provides food assistance to 1.25 million women, infants, and children.
That's so they can get $1.5 trillion in tax cuts for the rich.”


When it comes to squandering our Nation’s wealth on militarism and wars the Democrats and Republicans find common ground.


The Democrats had the chance to tax the hell out of the rich and they took no action because the Democrats and Republicans, in spite of rhetoric to the contrary of both- the Republican claim of helping ease the tax burden on the middle class and the Democrats claiming they are for taxing the rich, both Democrats and Republicans come together in shoving austerity measures down the throats of working people to pay for militarism and wars... this is the bottom line.


Prosperity for ALL is only achievable by ending militarism and wars. Militarism and these never-ending dirty imperialist wars are making us all poor.


It is dishonest of the Democrats to deride the Republican budget when they vote with the Republicans for increased military spending and to fund these dirty wars... or, is it the other way around; the Republicans vote with the Democrats to increase funding for militarism and wars... either way, the Wall Street merchants of death and destruction get rich. Working people pay through the nose in every conceivable way while people all over the world continue to die in these dirty wars... many of which our great free media doesn’t even tell us are going on like in Niger where we hear because four Green Berets are dead but we never hear about the civilian death toll.


We have a “fucking moron” for president and a Wall Street corrupted Congress.


Trump said he was going to drain the swamp and instead of draining the swamp Trump turned the swamp into a stinking cesspool contaminated with racism and anti-Communism.


The Democrats refuse to stop Trump choosing instead to give him free reign for political expediency thinking all of his blundering follies will give them a political victory at the polls when this kind of approach to politics only results in people staying home on Election Day.


Because working people don’t have our own political party we have no choice but to try to push the Democrats to do what is right... Take up impeachment and prosecution of Trump and his crooked and corrupt cronies consisting of his Cabinet.


This will take moving millions of people into the streets.

Only complete morons believe it is possible to fund militarism and wars and have a "Great Society."





How do we get rid of a moron occupying the Oval Office who is pushing us towards World War Three and nuclear annihilation when all we have is an "opposition" party seeking political opportunity at our expense?

Militarism and wars corrupt the political process as Wall Street uses some of its ill begotten wealth derived from militarism and wars to further bribe and corrupt Democrats and Republicans.

We need to build a new working class based people's party that is anti-monopoly and anti-imperialist which understands prosperity for all will only be derived from ending spending on militarism and these dirty imperialist wars which isn't afraid to declare its intent to challenge Wall Street for political and economic power.

We need a new political party which isn't shy about declaring itself for a National Public Health Care System--- socialized health care.

For what we are spending on militarism and these dirty wars we could have a National Public Health Care System instead...


Publicly funded.


Publicly administered.


Publicly delivered.


Nothing any more controversial than public education...


And everyone would be fully covered from pre-natal through burial...


General medical.


Dental.


Vision.


Hearing.


Mental.


And the right to abortion.


All medications included.


No fees.


No premiums.


No deductibles.


No co-pays.


Instead of foreign U.S. military bases dotting the globe protecting Wall Street's interests we could have a network of public community and neighborhood health care centers delivering free world-class health care to everyone living in this country.

A National Public Health Care System would create over twelve-million living wage jobs.

In addition, for all those Democrats and Republicans who claim to be so interested in controlling health care costs, there is no less expensive, more affordable and cost-effective way to provide the American people with health care.

We can not expect these politicians bribed by Wall Street's Military-Industrial Complex to stand in opposition to capitalist market-driven, for-profit health care any more than we can expect them to stand in opposition to militarism and these never-ending unconstitutional, illegal, dirty imperialist wars.

This moron in the White House who finds friends among the KKK and the Nazis is going goose-stepping backwards in the footprints of Joe McCarthy as he tramples the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights as he "leads" us into World War Three and a from global warming into a nuclear winter.

Key to achieving an economy that works for all which provides prosperity for all is ending Wall Street's militarism and its dirty imperialist wars. The time has come to take up the struggle to beat swords into plowshares and make the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights a reality for all people everywhere.

We need a new working class party that is both anti-monopoly and anti-imperialist with peace at the very top of its agenda unafraid to declare it is challenging Wall Street for political and economic power.

We nee a broad-based people's united front to impeach Trump, defend our Constitution and Bill of Rights while fighting for reforms in the streets and at the ballot box.

Education. Organization. Unity in Action is the only way we will win against our common powerful Wall Street enemy.