Texas Longhorns with newborn calf in Bluebonnets

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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

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Friday, March 22, 2019

Democracy is for those who can afford to pay on Facebook

Facebook only allows you to “boost” your posts and pages if you pay them but they don’t tolerate digital leafleting; repeatedly sharing posts which they can’t profit from.

This is capitalist “democracy” in its finest and most hypocritical form: pay to participate.

To the millionaires and billionaires even democracy becomes a commodity to be bought and sold in the monopoly manipulated and controlled “free” market.

The wealthy have their kids working as legislative assistants for members of Congress

Did you ever wonder why when you contact your member of Congress you end up getting some arrogant creep on the line?

Well, it turns out most of these staff people are the children of the rich who are placed in these offices to make sure only those who are well-heeled and likely to make very substantial campaign contributions like themselves get any input.

Democracy U.S.A. style...

Democrats in Texas and around the country are complaining because they have been out gerrymandered by the Republicans.

And these Democrats have the nerve to talk about elections in other countries, like Venezuela, being undemocratic when there is all this gerrymandering taking place that creates rigged elections and outcomes right here in our own country.

Between big money influence in elections and the gerrymandering of districts one would be hard-pressed to find a country where the elections are more corrupt and undemocratic than right here in our own country.

Oh, but wait... then we have the Democrats and Republicans working together in collusion to deprive other parties and independents from obtaining ballot status.

And, on top of this, we have the local Democratic Party (just like the Republican Party) organizations conspiring to prevent democratic primaries where like we had with the Beto O’Rourke campaign for Senate where the local and state organizations protected Beto from having to debate his primary opponent Sema Hernandez thereby freezing voters out of the democratic process.

And then the voters are blamed for the losses because they don’t turn out to vote because they feel, and justifiably so, they have no say or a voice in anything.

Hands off Venezuela!

The imperialist think tanks never stop thinking about their next “humanitarian intervention” and war... its the Allen and John Foster Dulles mentality brought forward today by the likes of Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, Steny Hoyer, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi who choose a guy like Elliot Abrams to carry out their dirty deeds.

  A military intervention would be worse than a “mistake.”

It would be a very well thought out and planned criminal endeavor... a crime against humanity.

I find it interesting these imperialists never contemplate normalizing mutually beneficial peaceful relations with other countries making the decision to take the path to socialism as the best way to encourage democracy.

They never consider the right to choose between capitalism and socialism a democratic right of a sovereign people who have the right to self determination.

I have yet to see one single article from these people at this think tank from the Council on Foreign Relations who publish Foreign Affairs ever suggest that taking the socialist road is a democratic right.

These Wall Street imperialists are such arrogant hypocrites such thinking, in relation to all their high-sounding and pious talk about democracy, never even crosses their minds; and they don’t even have the ethical and moral clarity in their thinking to understand that what they are plotting is a crime.

End the sanctions.

No military intervention.

Normalize all relations with Venezuela based on mutual respect and self-determination.


Getting in would be the easy part.

What a Military Intervention in Venezuela Would Look Like

Getting In Would Be the Easy Part