corporate-controlled sham of national elections
in this year of 2012 is once more upon everyday Black,
White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people in the United
the corporate-stream “news” media is feverishly playing
its fiddle of diversion and disinformation as
the raging fires of corporate hegemony, economic austerity,
legalized indefinite detention of U.S. citizens, and
perpetual war burn to a cinder the hopes and
dreams of everyday people. Buttressed by the U.S. corporate-stream media, the political vultures
of both the Democrat and Republican parties are
fanning the flames with a deafening crescendo of lies,
obfuscation, and more lies. The economy of this
nation, for ordinary everyday people, is in a
shambles, as the corporate elite continues to rake in
billions upon billions of blood-drenched profit.
the politicians lie, the everyday people of this nation
and world continue to die. Contrary to government propaganda,
the war in Iraq
is not over; well-paid U.S.
corporate mercenaries have, in large measure, simply
replaced certain U.S. troops in that nation.
sponsored wars rage on in Afghanistan,
North Africa, and elsewhere on
this planet. These wars are, of course, great
for the tiny bloodsucking avaricious U.S. corporate elite but horrible for the everyday
people of Mother Earth. Yet, like Barack Obama’s deadly
predator-drone missiles, U.S. politicians (of both parties)
and the corporate-stream media drone on, spewing
forth their unending poisonous, thinly veiled and self-serving
repackaged vomit of war mongering propaganda.
the so-called “war on terror,” which is itself a
contradiction in terms, continues to enflame
hatred and death around the world - all in the
name of misguided, manipulated “patriotism” - under
the guise of attaining some kind of always illusive,
alleged “security.” The corporate-owned United
States government sustains itself
by active wars, the threat of wars and internal and
example, in the very name of striving for peace and
security, the U.S.
government is pursuing precisely the opposite
in the case of Iran. The U.S. is attempting to isolate Iran’s monetary and oil revenue assets, etc.,
an extremely dangerous game that could lead to war,
as the corporate-U.S. government well knows. This, however,
is not merely about Iran, but also directly affects China and Russia, both of which are nuclear powers.
For the U.S.
government to demand that Iran
not become a nuclear power while ignoring the
fact that the nation of Israel is
a nuclear power with stockpiled nuclear capability is
hypocritical and insane.
has nothing whatever to do with averting war and everything
to do with corporate greed and U.S. geopolitical designs to control
this planet’s natural resources. It is also a deliberate
attempt to goad, bully, and provoke Iran,
and by extension China
into a conflict with the U.S.
and its puppet allies. It is a political conflict that
could quickly lead to nuclear war and the concomitant
annihilation of humanity on this planet.
view of the United States’ own internal de facto
corporate dictatorship, its numerous political
prisoners, and its laws which provide for the
indefinite detention of its own citizens without
charge, trial, jury, or legal defense [i.e. the
so-called National Defense Authorization Act-NDAA],
etc., the United States government has absolutely
no moral, ethical, or legal authority to demand
Iran or any other government do anything! Only the ordinary
everyday people of this nation have that right,
but certainly not a U.S. corporate-government
that does not even legitimately represent its
actual message of the U.S. corporate-government
to the world is, “do as I say, not as I do!”
Ironically, it is the U.S.
government itself who first unleashed the terrible nuclear
genie upon humankind, and who remains a foremost nuclear
power to this very day - which fact is not missed
by other nations of the world. Clearly, if the U.S. government truly desired
nuclear disarmament - it would lead by example.
Political saber rattling and war mongering is not the
example, and though it may make for effective internal
political propaganda, it is a sure recipe for war. To
reiterate: The corporate-owned United
States government sustains itself
(not its people) by active wars, the threat of
wars, and internal and external subterfuge.
millions upon millions of people in this nation become,
and increasingly remain, without jobs, and home foreclosures
continue unabated , corporate executives of the corporate
elite lavish themselves with six and seven figure,
undeserved “salaries.” Young people, unable to pay
for their student loans, etc., are offered the odious
“opportunity” of becoming cannon fodder in the U.S.
corporate-military machine , even as giant multi-national
Wall Street corporations funnel much needed U.S. jobs
to so-called “Third World” nations, where the skills
of the people in those nations are economically pimped,
as profits abound for the U.S. multi-national corporate
elite. Life sustaining pensions of seniors in this
nation have been made a thing of the past by the greedy
vampires of the corporate elite, and the poor and dispossessed
of this nation are in increasing agony.
farce of “democracy” and elections in this corporate
owned nation has, in 2012, become self-evident. The
questions remain however: What further subterfuge
against everyday people will the corporate-controlled
government utilize? Moreover, how much more can
or will the people tolerate? Indeed, in the words of
Langston Hughes, “What happens to a dream deferred?”
Only the actions of and by everyday Black, White,
Brown, Red, and Yellow people collectively can
and will decisively answer these questions.
is an enormous amount of work, political education,
and organizing ahead. For this nation, for humanity
everywhere, and for Mother Earth herself we cannot shirk
in our tasks. Each one, teach one as we carry on in
this people’s struggle.
then, 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
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
by William Mandel [Introduction by Howard Zinn]. (Click
to read excerpts from the book.) Click here to contact Mr. Pinkney.