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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, December 17, 2017

Hey Dumb Donkeys... Its all about guns and butter.

Democrats still don’t get what the liberal economist John Kenneth Galbraith tried to explain to them:

You can’t have both guns and butter.

Lyndon Johnson insisted that he could fund the barbaric carnage in Vietnam while still funding his “Great Society” which ended up getting mired, and then sunk, in the morass of Vietnam.

Lyndon Johnson only came to the reality of what John Kenneth Galbraith tried to explain to him shortly before he died in endorsing George McGovern for president.

Now we have Democrats voting for trillions for militarism and these dirty imperialist wars which have ended up torpedoing and sinking Hillary Clinton’s very limited and much ballyhooed “CHIP” health care program for children.

In fact, financing these dirty imperialist wars and this insane militarism is depriving us all of free health care provided through a National Health Care Program based on the model of public education:

Publicly financed.

Publicly administered.

Publicly delivered.

This is the only sensible, and cost effective way, to provide an entire Nation with their human right to health care.

The Dumb Donkeys think we are going to be stupid enough to keep voting for them even though it is obvious more and more people are not turning out to vote for these Democrats. They are Dumb Donkeys because they can’t be taught basic economic facts relating to the politics and economics of livelihood... the only politics and economics that really matter... its about guns and butter, stupid!

Charles Barclay is correct in pointing out these Democrats want our votes while having provided nothing for us in return for our votes.

We need to stand up and fight as a class, the working class, for our rights, our health & welfare and our livelihoods because these Dumb Donkeys are never going to do anything for us.

We need a reinvigorated labor movement not afraid to struggle and bring forward the socialist alternative to capitalism while advancing real solutions to our everyday problems; and, we need our own political party setting forth our own agenda based on peace and the politics and economics of livelihood.

We need some kind of mass non-sectarian socialist organization using Marxism to guide these movements because otherwise the opportunists get lost in all the machinations of the foundation funded organizations overseen by the well-heeled upper middle class muddle-headed intellectuals all financed by the great “philanthropists” who are in reality our Wall Street exploiters constantly looking for ways to use the Democrats to divide, trick, sidetrack, confuse and disorient us in trying to get us to believe this rotten capitalist system which breeds war, racism and poverty is some how in our best interest.

We need these Wall Street parasites about as much as our cats and dogs need ticks and fleas.

Progressive religious activists have pointed out the necessity of beating swords into plowshares. Karl Marx pointed out that when a Nation spends the wealth created by the working class on militarism and wars it is like dumping that Nation’s wealth into the deepest depths of the ocean for all the good it does. The great liberal Eleanor Roosevelt helped draft the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights which should provide liberals, progressives and leftists a program to unite around.

We know what needs to be done.

Are we up to the task of what needs to be done?
These dirty wars and this insane militarism is the price we pay for not having health care while all of our other public institutions like public education and infrastructure go to hell... we pay and the Wall Street merchants of death and destruction profit as society suffers... only a bunch of Dumb Donkeys would not understand this. Every single dollar of the trillions of dollars being spent on militarism and wars is a dollar we don't have to spend on what we really need like a National Public Health Care System.

Think about this:

What kind of government never questions funding another dirty imperialist war but then can't even come up with the funds to pay for very limited health care of our children?