problem for political conjurers and tricksters is that sooner or
later their trickery will engulf them. They are of course aware
of this and spare no hypocrisy in making every effort to expeditiously
obtain political power for the historical moment, always
at the ultimate expense of the masses of everyday common folk.
to the horrible record of racial injustices in the United
States of America, the so-called race card
has been utilized by persons of virtually all political persuasions,
and more often than not serves to make null and void the senses
of sincere people who might otherwise be logical and clear-thinking.
Barack Obama and his corporate political machine have exercised
enormous skill in manipulating and mesmerizing not only Black Americans
but the American people as a whole into a frenzied and dangerous
stupor of myth, illusion, and denial. For a certainty, racial and
other injustices and disparities must be forthrightly addressed
and eradicated - not opportunistically manipulated as a tool for
gaining political power.
is an unmitigated fact the US
remains in the 21st Century very much a nation of huge racial
and gender disparities and injustices. Nonetheless, racism and sexism
did not simply come about by osmosis. They were and are meticulously
and deliberately developed, maintained, and utilized by the power
elite of this nation, from its very founding. However, in this regard
Barack Obama has chosen to castigate not only Black American males
but the White working class whom he apparently, in reality,
views as stupid, backwards, and most of all expendable - while simultaneously
and adroitly playing upon what a prolific Black blogger referred
to, as the reaction of “millions of whites bend[ing] over backwards
in an attempt to demonstrate their colorblindness and to prove their
‘goodness of heart.’” None of this has been missed by the quintessential
21st Century cynical opportunist, Barack Obama, or his very active
Democratic Party political machine.
was no coincidence or accident that US
Presidential candidate Barack Obama chose as his running
mate the stridently pro-corporate, pro-Zionist, and pro-military
Senator, Joe Biden. Once again, notwithstanding his gift-of-gab,
doublespeak rhetoric, Barack Obama is telling the American people
and the discerning world who his actual allies are
and where his real priorities really lay.
are those who are already asking: Is Barack Obama, actually Barry
Soetoro, Barack Dunham, Barry Obama, or Barry Dunham? This
writer suggests that what is far, far more important than whatever
legal name/s Barack Obama utilized or uses is politically -
precisely who and what is Barack Obama - this man seeking
the trust and faith of the “American” people and desirous of being
the US President and military Commander and Chief?! Will the real
Barack Obama please stand up now, right now!
the cynical racism, opportunism, and gender prejudice of both the
Democratic and Republican Parties [i.e. the Republicrats], there
is an experienced, time tested and well seasoned Black woman
US Presidential candidate out there who is not a Republicrat
and who is about building a for-real people’s movement.
Her name is Cynthia McKinney, Green Party official nominee, along
with her running mate Rosa Clemente. These two women, along with
grassroots people and Reconstruction Party activists, are about
the business of systemic change, not repackaged and stifling
Republicrat regurgitation. The corporate news media has and
will continue to ignore and / or castigate them because they represent
the real possibility of something outside of the Republicrats
[i.e. the politically bankrupt Democratic and Republican Parties].
Grassroots everyday people, on the other hand, grow ever more aware
of the very real possibilities that Cynthia McKinney and the “Power
To The People” Campaign represent for systemic / real change.
it is time for change. It’s time to unleash ourselves
from Republicrat subterfuge and being their pimped and controlled
lap dogs and mesmerized puppets on a string, to being the masters
and mistresses of our own destinies outside of and apart from
the Democratic and Republican [Republicrat] Parties. Time for intensified
struggle. Time for laying the foundation and building a genuine
brothers and sisters…Onward!
BlackCommentator.com Editorial Board Member, Larry Pinkney, is a veteran of the Black
Panther Party, the former Minister of Interior of the Republic of
New Africa, a former political prisoner and the only American to
have successfully self-authored his civil/political rights case
to the United Nations under the International Covenant on Civil
and Political Rights. In connection with
his political organizing activities in opposition to voter suppression,
etc., Pinkney was interviewed in 1988 on the nationally televised
PBS NewsHour, formerly known as The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. For more about Larry Pinkney see the book, Saying No to Power: Autobiography of a 20th Century Activist and
Thinker , by William
Mandel [Introduction by Howard Zinn]. (Click here
to read excerpts from the book). Click here
to contact Mr. Pinkney.