The U.S. Declaration of Independence (including
its Preamble) and the U.S. Constitution, though
egregiously deficient with regards to the
rights of Indigenous Native people, Black people,
and women, etc., were important steps toward
embracing and enhancing the spirit of vigilance
in the fight against government tyranny. However,
and most especially, within the past twelve
years in the United States, adherence to and respect
for, the letter and constitutional spirit of the
ongoing centuries-old fight against tyranny - has
been almost totally disemboweled by the corporate
/ military regimes of George W. Bush and subsequently
that of Barack Obama.
U.S. corporate-government tyranny and de facto
economic, political, judicial, and physical terrorism
against everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow
people in this nation is now the order of the day.
It is the current daily 21st century reality
of life in this U.S. republic.
Today the very concept of 'we the people'
has been distorted and disfigured beyond recognition
by this present self-legitimized criminal syndicate
- known as the (corporate) U.S. government. Torture
[i.e. the Guantanamo U.S. gulag], kidnapping [i.e.
'extraordinary rendition'], corporate hegemony [i.e.
corporate domination], the de facto abolition of
constitutional protections and human rights [codified
in the draconian 'Patriot' Act and the NDAA], rampant
police brutality [as repeatedly and blatantly demonstrated
in the brutal suppression of the 'Occupy Movement'],
and outright murder [as exemplified by Barack
Obama's 'Kill List'] are the official practice
and/or policy of the United States. 'We the
people' be damned.
Instead of transparency in government; subterfuge,
lies, and distractions are the mainstays of this
present corporate U.S. regime - always of course
aided and abetted by its propaganda arm -
the U.S. corporate-owned [corporate-stream] "news"
media. Yet again, 'we the people' be damned.
At the callous and cynical expense of everyday
ordinary people in this nation and around the world,
the single biggest recruiter of "terrorists"
and enhancer of terrorism, is none other than the
hypocritical and blood curdling policies and practices
of the U.S. government itself. Yet again, 'we the
people' be damned.
Entrapment, set-ups, and police and government
frame-ups, particularly against political dissenters,
of the internal and external policies and practices
of this government are common place. Yet again,
the constitutional and human rights of 'we the people'
Numerous political prisoners languish in U.S.
prisons throughout this nation, even as this government
has the unmitigated audacity to admonish and condemn
other nations regarding their alleged human rights
violations. The bloody practices at home and abroad
- of this crime syndicate government - can only
be matched by its shameless hypocrisy. 'We the people'
If only a genuinely rosier picture could be
painted. It cannot. In accordance with the words
of Amilcar Cabral, "Tell no lies, claim no
easy victories;" the situation in this nation
is anything but rosy. And it will not change unless
and until 'we the people' take the necessary actions
to seriously change it.
So, what does 'we the people' really mean
today? It has come to mean nothing - absolutely
nothing - until everyday ordinary Black, White,
Brown, Red, and Yellow people collectively - make
it mean something! It could and should
mean making real SYSTEMIC change that serves the
daily needs of everyday people, not lying,
greedy, corporate blood suckers. Stop being distracted
and salivating like some Pavlovian dog at the government/media
distortions and lies that that you are being fed
every single day (by both Democrats and Republicans
alike)! Stop being hamsters running endlessly on
a spinning wheel going nowhere! Educate yourselves
and each other. Prepare for the conflict at hand.
Stand UP and be HUMAN again!
This is not an easy struggle, and it is and
will remain, a long and protracted one. So each
one reach one. Each one teach one. Time is running
out. 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.