better way to control a people than to distract them, lie to them,
and then distract them some more?
is precisely the insidious and deadly game that the U.S. government, the avaricious
corporations, and the self described, so-called “news” media are
playing upon the peoples of this nation and world. Democratic and
Republican Party politicians are essentially nothing more than professional
liars, who are the very real surrogates of and to the U.S.
corporate elite - not to everyday people.
many people in this nation are aware of the enormous and untold
national and planetary destruction in the Gulf
of Mexico, thanks to the de facto corporate-controlled, drill-and-kill
policies of the Obama / Biden / Rahm Emanuel administration? How
many people are cognizant of the steady climb in the maiming
and death toll of civilians and U.S.
military personnel, as a result of the ongoing U.S.
wars in Afghanistan,
Iraq, and Pakistan? Why isn’t the corporate media highlighting
this? And what of the plight of the growing army of unemployed,
under-employed and homeless in this nation? What of the continuing
emaciation and privatization of the U.S. public education system,
not to mention the continuing cruel and unusual imprisonment of
myriad political prisoners in this corporate plutocracy known
as the United States of America?
There will be no change in this nation until everyday Black,
White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people become fed-up, and uncompromisingly
organize to throw out the Democratic Party foxes, the Republican
Party wolves, and their systemic propaganda arm
- the ever groveling and deceitful U.S. corporate media.
recently had a lengthy and illuminating conversation with an ardent
member of the so-called ‘Tea Party Movement’ who, when I questioned
him, informed me that he had read and was continuing to study the
writings of Saul Alinksy, who is known for his works regarding community
organizing and political power paradigms. The “liberals” and self-described
“progressives” of the Democratic Party foxes, arrogantly and blindly
see themselves as now being in power, under the present pro-apartheid
Zionist Obama / Biden / Rahm Emanuel administration. Their arrogance
(class privilege and often subtle-but-active racism) has blinded
them to the fact that genuine political power emanates from the
everyday people, not from the government and/or corporations.
The same can be said of the Republican Party wolves, who like their
Democratic Party fox counterparts, seek to cynically pimp and manipulate
the pain of everyday people. They seek to distract, lie, and
distract some more.
and in relatively short order, the horrible economic and
social pain and legitimate rage of everyday people of all
colors, will boil over and neither the government, its corporate
allies, nor the corporate media will be able to cap or hide it any
longer. The question is, however, what political form and
direction will that legitimate rage take? Will it be towards increased
racism, further economic disenfranchisement, and corporate plutocracy,
or will it be about and towards a form of systemic
change that is championing a real people’s democracy?
policies and hypocrisy of the Obama / Biden / Rahm Emanuel administration,
in concert with the Democratic Party foxes, the Republican Party
wolves, and the corporate media, are moving this nation towards
further disenfranchisement, increased racism, and ever-increasing
corporate domination. Indeed, the corporate media, is about the
business of distraction, omission, and lies. It seeks to
have everyday people pay attention to the likes of Oprah Winfrey,
Tiger Woods, or any other nebulous distraction that
can be manufactured to keep the people’s attention away from
what the government, the Republicrats [i.e. the Republican and
Democratic Parties], and the corporate media are doing
to control and emaciate the people! It’s all about distraction,
omission, lying, and - more distraction on
the part of these scoundrels.
we are to stop and reverse this march towards even more economic
and political disenfranchisement and corporate control, we must
stop being distracted. The tools and tactics of distraction and
lies will not cease, but we should not be allowing ourselves
or others to succumb to them. Our task, as difficult as it may be,
is to unceasingly direct everyday peoples’ attention to how they
/ we are being duped and controlled; and what we can
and must do about it. We must remind everyday people that
the continued ‘Patriot Act,’ ‘Rendition’ (U.S. government
kidnapping), and ongoing U.S. wars abroad are a serious
abrogation of the civil, political, and human rights of the
peoples of this nation and the world!
policies of this U.S. government are literally
killing people in this nation and throughout the world. These policies
are destroying our environment and Mother Earth. These bloody, needless
and self-defeating wars are being waged by this corporate-controlled
U.S. government, supposedly
to obtain a real people’s democracy; that WE in this nation do
not really have.
up!!! Organize, Organize, and Organize some more!!!
my sisters and brothers! 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/LehrerNewsHour. 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].
to read excerpts from the book). Click here
to contact Mr. Pinkney.