Texas Longhorns with newborn calf in Bluebonnets

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...

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Socialism or extinction...

Minnesota’s first Socialist Governor, Floyd Olson, warned people back in the 1930’s that if the energy industry was not quickly nationalized and brought under public ownership and democratic control by the people, society and the environment would be paying a heavy price because the capitalist energy monopolies would be ripping people off while destroying Mother Earth.

Today we are seeing how insightful Olson was.

The fossil fuel industry in the private for-profit hands has been ripping us off while leaving behind a great big environmental mess while saddling us with this huge carbon footprint.

And the courageous working class Communist leader William Z. Foster pointed out that leaving the mines, mills and factories in the hands of the greedy Wall Street exploiters of labor would impoverish the entire working class while making a mess of the environment.

Albert Einstein explained in his famous essay, “Why Socialism?,” that we would be doomed if we did not get humanity on the road to socialism.

Fidel Castro warned us that humanity had a choice: socialism or barbarism.

Scientists all over the world have warned us that the choice is: socialism or extinction.

Today, among the industrial countries, only socialist China has hit all of the goals established for its part in action on climate change while being an anchor of international stability and world peace.

Now, here is the thing: Is there anyone suggesting that we can get out of this mess through capitalism?

Even the multi-billionaire Bill Gates questions if we can get out of this mess through capitalism.
Wall Street can’t muster the kind of leadership required to solve a complex problem like climate change. The best it can do is come up with a bunch of corrupt morons who use gangster methods to enforce Wall Street dictate.

Would anyone expect a Trump or Joe Biden to lead us out of this climate crisis mess or solve any other problems nationally or globally?

Peace and socialism are the solutions to the mess we are in; there are no other alternatives. Piddling around with anything else only keeps us on the road to hell with no stopover in perdition.

The American people have great ingenuity with the ability to implement a sensible socialism... what we need is the working class to flex its muscle and remove the Wall Street capitalist class from power.

Greta Thunberg and David Suzuki... young and old

Free Rodney Reed!

Please share widely.

From The Innocence Project:

“I fear Texas may execute an innocent man.”
Bryce Benjet, Senior Staff Attorney

Texas has scheduled the execution of our client Rodney Reed for November 20th. On Tuesday, lawyers filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Reed, who has been on death row since 1998 for the murder of Stacey Stites. The petition challenges the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals’ unexplained rejection of critical evidence of innocence in his conviction for the murder.

Show your support for Reed and against his execution by signing this petition and sharing his case on social media before it's too late.

Stand with Rodney Reed

Click on the link below the picture to sign the petition...

Greta Thunberg

Wow; I have lost a grand total of four Facebook friends because I have chosen not to join the attack on Greta Thunberg.

I have heard it all, now.

So, we are supposed to disown her as a climate change activist because the rich and powerful are lining up for photo-ops with her and to shake her hand.

They lined up to shake the hands of Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Fidel Castro, Xi Jinping, Albert Einstein.

I think it’s good they are all lining up for photo-ops with Greta.

And so what if they are backing her financially? Saving this planet is an all included, no one excluded deal. No doubt there are many among the rich and powerful who want to be able to survive without having to live on life-support in luxury multi-billion dollar bunkers.

Anyone who would exclude anyone from trying to save the planet is a fool.

If ever there was cause for a massive united all people’s front, this is the issue.

As with any issue and movements... there are those who sit in the sidelines and make excuses not to participate. And they will often put more effort into explaining their reasons for inaction then what it would have taken to participate.

While the dogs bark, the caravan passes by.