plain ordinary, everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and
Yellow people in the United States must make the connection
between our own increasing economic and political
repression here at home and that of people around the
world, who are and have been for so long, suffering
under the avaricious bloody boot of the U.S. corporate
/ military government’s many client-dictators in
countries around the world.
inside the United
States is not dead. It has merely
been tweaked, refined, and redefined under the
ongoing sham of so-called “democracy” inside this nation;
and is, in fact, but a small reflection of what everyday
people globally endure under “America’s” “thin veil” of
corporate / military hegemony, subterfuge, and hypocrisy.
Everyday people of all colors in this United
States are de facto slaves.
The very least we can be - is determined and rebellious
slaves until we break the yoke of this corporate / military
government from around our throats! At least we can cease
acquiescing in our own oppression and that of people
around the world!
multi-national corporations in this nation have been shamelessly
granted legal “personhood” status as if they can feel
the horrible pain and suffering they perpetrate and perpetuate
nationally and internationally upon the majority of everyday
Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people. This nation
is rife with opportunistic political misleaders,
from the White House, to the Congress, to the judiciary,
who speak the lofty, “hollow,” and meaningless rhetoric
of double-speak - as they grievously pimp the very
pain of the people.
corporate-stream “news” media political pundits
perform public acts of intellectual masturbation, complete
with nonsensical drivel about their supposed - and always
illusive - “high ideals,” our people [everyday
people] are losing their jobs, their homes, their
tenuous constitutional freedoms; dying as
cannon fodder in corporate / military elite-driven U.S.
wars abroad, denied universal single-payer health care
and a decent education, and being set-up by this
one-party corporatist “American” government to be the
perpetual targets in and of perpetual wars at home
nation has imprisoned, and continues to imprison, more
people in its gulag prison system than any other nation
on earth. The vast majority of these people are “people
of color” and/or economically poor and disenfranchised
people of all colors. This is not by coincidence. It is
part and parcel of a hypocritical and politically bankrupt
system whose fundamental values are driven by profit,
greed and status.
hypocrisy of the United
States government is detonating at
home and abroad. People are legitimately yearning for
justice and political & economic self determination
due human beings. Superficial change in the
color or gender of those who administer and/or represent
the interests of the empire’s corporate / military elite
is simply another veneered layer of hypocrisy intended
to perpetuate a system that does not serve the
social, economic, and political needs of everyday Black,
White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people.
we observe the valiant struggles of everyday people in
and elsewhere on this globe, it is imperative to understand
that the oppression of those people by the covert actions
of the U.S.
government is being carried out hypocritically and
fallaciously in the name of the people of
this nation. We must begin to understand
that the time has come to set our own house in order.
We must begin to understand that we too in this
nation are, in our own way, the everyday
people of Haiti,
of Tunisia, of Greece,
of Portugal, of France,
of India, of Mexico,
of Sudan - indeed of
all of Mother Earth. To be sure, we are of
different colors - males and females - but we yearn for
justice, true freedom, and real (not fake) human
rights. The subterfuge, hypocritical and repressive actions
of and by the U.S.
government, both at home and abroad, must never be allowed
to be portrayed as if they represent the everyday people
of the United States of America! It’s time to get our
own house in order! Time to start breaking the chains
that bind us all!
our rallying cry here at home be that, not
of corporate globalization, but of everyday people’s
internationalism. There’s work to be done. We can
do this because we must do this!
Onward, my sisters and brothers. Onward!
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 News
Hour, formerly known as The MacNeil / Lehrer News Hour.
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.