“Killing one person is MURDER – Killing
100,000 is FOREIGN POLICY”
believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and
those who do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash
between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and
those who want to continue the system of exploitation. I believe there
will be that kind of a clash, but I don't think it will be based on the
color of the skin.”
- Malcolm X [el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz]
government does to people in other lands – it will not hesitate to
practice against its own citizens and other residents within the
borders of this nation.In
the year 2013, the U.S. Empire rumbles on under the leadership of its
murderous drone missile president Barack Obama. This man, representing
his corporate/military puppeteers, is leading the everyday ordinary
Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people of this nation to almost
certain ruin. Sadly, he has become the de facto Emperor and
bloodletting chameleon of the U.S. Empire. His policies are soaked in the hypocrisy, misery and blood of the ordinary, struggling people of this nation and throughout Mother Earth.
against the ordinary people of the United States, in the form of the
Orwellian NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act), TSA
(Transportation Security Administration) outrages, and the destruction
of Constitutionally guaranteed civil liberties and human rights, etc.
has taken on heretofore unknown proportions in the year 2013 of this 21st century.
as written in a recent memo from the Center for Constitutional Rights
(CCR), “January 11, 2013 marks the grim eleventh anniversary of the
opening of the internment camp at Guantanamo Bay, where 166 men remain
deprived of their freedom, most without charge. It is now President
Obama's second term, and we demand that he finally meet his unfulfilled
promise to close Guantanamo by releasing the men he will not charge and
by giving fair trials to those he will...It is past time to shut down
Guantanamo. It is urgent. It is ethically and legally necessary...The
Obama administration has not only failed to exercise the leadership
required to close Guantanamo, but it has also extended some the worst
aspects of the Guantanamo system by continuing to use illegitimate
military commissions to try some suspects, and by blocking
accountability for torture.”
existence of the Guantanamo U.S. torture chamber is not only utterly
reprehensible, but it virtually guarantees the intensification and
continuation of the spiral of hatred and 'terrorism' that Barack Obama
and the corporate-controlled U.S. Government feign that they are
desirous of abating.
Moreover, what is being done to
those in Guantanamo has, in reality, been legally codified in the most
odorous aspects of the NDAA of 2013, signed by Obama, to be used by the
government against U.S. citizens right here in this very nation.
In the year 2013, the U.S. Empire rumbles on under the leadership of its murderous drone missile president Barack Obama.No
person who maintains his or her own extrajudicial 'kill list,' as does
Barack Obama, can be considered anything but a hypocrite and a bloody
murderer. What this government does to people in other lands – it will
not hesitate to practice against its own citizens and other residents
within the borders of this nation. Pretending otherwise is a recipe for
political and personal disaster.
Obama's drone missiles continue to massacre people in other lands, all
in the fallacious name of the people of this nation – our political,
economic, and social rights have been immeasurably eroded, quite
possibly irreparably so. “The clash between the oppressed and those who
do the oppressing” is rapidly coming home to roost in this country, and
this clash is not – as Malcolm X correctly noted, “based on the color
of the skin.”
due course, the complicity with and the horrors of, U.S government
sponsored mass murder and the concomitant annihilation of the human
rights and national sovereignty of persons in Afghanistan, Pakistan,
Palestine, Yemen, Libya (North Africa), and Somalia (East Africa) will
have to be answered for by the people of this nation. These crimes are
being committed in our name and we cannot be exempted from them by claiming ignorance.
the people of the United States, must regain our humanity by exposing
and throwing off the yoke of the corporate-owned Barack Obama and his
Democrat and Republican cohorts. 'Emperor' Barack Obama's 'gifts' of
Guantanamo, drone missiles, Afghanistan, and the NDAA must be refused
and denounced by the everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow
people of this nation.
It is now
President Obama's second term, and we demand that he finally meet his
unfulfilled promise to close Guantanamo by releasing the men he will
not charge and by giving fair trials to those he will...The
time for hypocrisy has ended! The leadership of the phony left/right
divide in this country must be held accountable and replaced by the
collective and genuine leadership of the everyday ordinary people. At
stake is the future not only of the this nation, but also of humanity
and Mother Earth herself. It can no longer be tolerated that the
killing of one person be deemed as murder while the killing of 100,000
persons is deemed as foreign policy.
The time has come for REAL change, SYSTEMIC change – and only we the people can make it happen. “The clash between the oppressed and those who do the oppressing” is here and now!
Remember: Each one, reach one. Each one, teach one. Onward, then, my sisters and brothers. Onward!
BlackCommentator.com Editorial 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 Thinker, by William Mandel [Introduction by Howard Zinn]. (Click here to read excerpts from the book.) Click here to view Larry’s interview of October 26, 2012. Click here to contact Mr. Pinkney.