women and men of this nation and throughout Mother
Earth are engaged, like it or not, in a life and
death struggle against a relatively tiny but powerful elite whose objective
is to keep us perpetually in economic and political
servitude. In this struggle, there can be “no impartial
observers” for the “battlefront” truly is
conceivable ploy is utilized by this powerful elite to ensure that everyday Black, White, Brown,
Red, and Yellow people are kept in a paralyzed and
powerless state. This is not merely about corporate
bloodsucking and hegemony - it is also about the
maintenance of deliberate mental enslavement
of everyday people; there is no trick, no con, and
no tactic that is too dastardly to be used by this
elite against ordinary people.
incessant propaganda machinery of this national and international elite is to be found not only
in the U.S.
corporate-stream media’s lies, distractions, and
omissions, but also in literature and the so-called
institutions of “learning” throughout this nation
and around the world. The grooming, ascension, and
installment of Barack Obama as the head of the U.S.
Empire was a stroke of well-planned fiendish genius
by this avaricious elite; and more such treachery,
of varying kinds, can and should be expected.
see this tyranny and terrorism manifested in the
homelessness, home foreclosures, unemployment &
under-employment, mass incarceration, and the obliteration
of civil liberties in this nation
ordinary people are not the masters of this alleged
“democracy.” In fact, it should now be obvious to
conscious and thinking people that this is no democracy
at all. It is a de facto 21st century police-state-backed-corporate
plutocracy that will not hesitate to brutalize,
maim, frame, and murder ordinary people in this
nation and around the planet - all in the fallacious
name of “democratizing” them /us.
people are faced with an urgent choice. We will
either support our oppressors and in so doing, our
own political and economic oppression, or we will
creatively find the ways and means to band together
collectively to struggle against and throw off our
chains. Rosa Luxemburg correctly observed, “That
those who do not move,
do not notice their chains.” This is more relevant
today than ever before. Our choice must be to recognize
and break free of our systemic “chains.”
We must not be delusional, thinking that we can
somehow be “impartial observers.” We cannot. There
is no middle ground in this, humanity’s struggle.
We are either on the side of the oppressors (irrespective
to their color or gender), or we are on the side
of the vast majority of humanity both here and abroad.
is no trick, no con, and no tactic that is too dastardly
to be used by this elite against ordinary people
must resist and struggle against the tyranny
and terrorism of this corporate plutocracy.
We see this corporate plutocracy’s tyranny and terrorism
against everyday people manifested in the endless
corporate-backed wars and military interventions
in other lands. We see this tyranny and terrorism
manifested in the homelessness, home foreclosures,
unemployment & under-employment, mass incarceration,
and the obliteration of civil liberties in this
nation. To reiterate: We must resist and struggle
against the tyranny and terrorism of this
with the “lesser-of-the evils” notion! Dispense
with the enslaving notion of Democratic and Republican
parties - they are one systemic party - a
party of rats, opportunists, and betrayers, waging
fake skirmishes with each other to keep the everyday
people confused, divided, and bamboozled, enslaved
on the Democratic / Republican Party plantations
of subterfuge and illusion.
There is no in-between. Either Stand with the People or with the Oppressors. But know
this: The yearning and sacrifices of everyday people
in this long and protracted struggle will not forever
be denied, and in the final analysis, they will
your humanity! Choose to stand with everyday ordinary
people in this nation and throughout Mother Earth.
Choose a new and different model of human interactions,
collectively created by all of us to serve the majority
of humankind - minus the bloodsuckers and
one, reach one. Each one, teach one. Onward, then, my sisters and brothers. Onward!...
Board member and Columnist, 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].
to read excerpts from the book.) Click here to contact Mr. Pinkney.