a mad bull, the corporate-owned political system
in the United
States today has run amuck, causing
misery, pain, and horrible human disasters both inside
this nation and throughout the world.
ordinary Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people of
this nation remain as the cannon fodder of the avaricious
corporate / military elite. Meanwhile, the corporate-stream
‘news’ media continues to spew forth utter nonsense
about economic, political, and social conditions supposedly
getting better for the masses of people. It is as if the
politicians and the media are living on an entirely
different planet with nothing whatsoever to do with
the daily real life occurrences here on Mother Earth.
what in the hell is going on?!
corporate-owned U.S. political system, replete with its hypocritical
and corrupt executive, legislative, and judicial branches,
is feverishly attempting to re-invent itself under the
guise of so-called reform.
the name of reform we now have the NDAA (National Defense
Authorization Act) indefinite detention law inside
this country. This, combined with the ‘Patriot Act,’ have
transformed the United States into a corporate police-state
where corporations are deemed to somehow have ‘personhood’
while the needs and human and political rights of flesh
and blood everyday people have been made null and void.
In the very name of ‘hope and change’ [i.e. reform],
21st century de facto fascism has been ushered
in by the corporate-owned Democrat and Republican party
politicians, from the White House to the Congress and
the Courts. The everyday people of this land of all
colors have now been legally relegated to modern
day economic and political slavery. Remember the
words of Harriet Tubman: “I freed a thousand slaves -
I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew
they were slaves.” It is the objective of this
system to keep everyday people from recognizing our 21st
century condition of enslavement. It must be our objective
to recognize our actual condition so that we can change
the U.S. government continues to wage bloody and violent
wars around the globe, the violence inside this
nation increases as does the fear, despair and distrust
amongst the people. This is, of course, all part of the
divide-and-conquer game that the surrogates and
gate-keepers of this filthy corporate-owned political
system have successfully used against everyday people
for so very long. At all costs, the corporate-owned, U.S.
government knows that it must keep the people distracted
and divided in order to adroitly and effectively control
them lest a critical mass of everyday Black, White,
Brown, Red, and Yellow people become aware of how they/we
are being perpetually controlled and manipulated against
our own best economic and political interests.
for example, is an integral part of maintaining
this system. It is but one of many “isms” that
are so effectively used to control, distract, and divide
people. In fact, having a nominally black, ‘drone
missile’ president, as head of the U.S. Empire actually
serves, in many respects, to reinforce racism even
as it gives undeserved legitimacy to this
irredeemably rotten, filthy, corrupt, murderous system.
The only way that this bloody, hypocritical system can
continue to prevail is for its systemic gate-keepers to
be able to hoodwink enough everyday people into accepting
its legitimacy, which it neither merits nor deserves.
As long as people are distracted by the “isms” of this
system they fail to see that it the system itself
that perpetuates these “isms” and is the root cause
of the exploitation and pain of everyday people of all
does not matter who sits in the White House, for until
it becomes the People’s House its occupant is but a willing
puppet of those who exploit us all. The same can be said
for the Congress and the Courts. This is why we must bring
about real systemic change - and nothing less.
the constant subterfuge, distractions, omissions, and
outright lies on the part of the politicians and the corporate
‘news’ media of this nation, it is we - the everyday people
- who must regain our own collective ‘personhood.’ So-called
corporate ‘personhood be damned!’ It is time everyday
people understand that the Democrat and Republican Party
politicians are consummate liars and cannot be believed.
And in any event, they are owned not by the people
but by the corporate elite.
just what in the hell is going on?! The answer
is simple: Deliberately manipulated systemic
madness is what is going on, spawned by a political
system whose primary purpose is self-perpetuation as it
pimps the pain of everyday people.
time is here now to intensify in our efforts in
this ongoing long and protracted struggle for economic,
political, human rights and justice. Each one, reach one.
Each one, teach one. Organize now for the present and
for the future of ourselves and our Mother Earth.
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.