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The Judas Factor: Barack Obama and a Movement Betrayed (or ‘for Those Who Have Joined the Empire’) - Keeping It Real

In the 1960s, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was quite explicit that its aim was to prevent the rising of a so-called “Black Messiah” unless it, the FBI (and / or the U.S. Empire at-large), created him. It appears that in the 21st century this might finally have come to fruition in the person of Barack Obama. Who is Barack Obama and where did he really come from?

While basking in misguided adoration as the leader of the so-called “Joshua generation;” this pro (apartheid) Zionist, corporate / Wall Street-backed, double talking Barack Obama is in fact more in line with the infamous Biblical betrayer, Judas Iscariot, than the scriptural Joshua. Indeed, contrary to myth, the real Biblical Jesus Christ was a revolutionary who despised the corporate blood sucking “money changers / brokers” of his day, and “drove them out” of their ill-used place of business with “a scourge of small cords / whips.” [Reference the Bible book of John 2: 15 & 16]. This revolutionary Jesus was of course betrayed, tried, and convicted of the blatantly political offense of sedition, and with the complicity of many of those professing to be the leaders of the people, was tortured and executed by the Roman Empire; and his legacy was distorted. [Reference the selected works of historian Flavius Josephus].

We Black, Red, Brown, Yellow, and White peoples must make it our business to understand that the actual objective of Barack Obama - this colored, smooth-tongued, conjurer of 21st century U.S. imperialism - is to neutralize and destroy all significant vestiges of past and ongoing Black liberation movement in “America”, and to strengthen the strangulating death grip of the U.S. corporate-military-prison apparatus on all people around the world. Little could be more dangerous than the corporate- and media-backed Barack Obama masquerading as Joshua, when he is actually Judas.

We the people must understand this: Barack Obama and his Democratic party cohorts in both the Senate and the House claim / pretend to be against the war of aggression and occupation in Iraq, yet they simultaneously vote to fund financial appropriations for said war, notwithstanding their mealy-mouthed / fake opposition to it. They are frauds - plain and simple.

Barack Obama and his Democratic Party are unequivocal and cynical frauds. I recently read a message from his colleague U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison’s Spring, 2008, Fifth District Community Newsletter which stated in relevant part that “we must end the war in Iraq by redeploying our troops out of the region.” How utterly and despicably misleading, nebulous, and cynical to the “American” people and the entire world!!!

The American Heritage Dictionary specifically defines the word “redeploy” as meaning, “To move (military forces) from one combat zone to another.” This is NOT bringing U.S. troops back home to the United States. This is spreading the war internationally, and is the zenith of hypocrisy and deceit; and it is being perpetrated by Barack Obama and his so-called Democratic party. Many of the American people already know that the Republicans represent more of the same, but what they are not told is that so does Barack Obama and much of his adoring Democratic party. The Democratic and Republican parties [i.e. the Republicrats] will never bring about systemic change for it is not in their interests to do so, no matter what game they play with the people in the United States and the world. It is not in their interests to do so!

At this point it is worth pointing out how incredibly hypocritical it is at this point in time for certain U.S. citizens to be exclaiming such concern for the rights of the people in Tibet, while virtually ignoring the genocide and ongoing thievery of the lands and mockery of the human rights of the indigenous so-called “Indian” peoples right here in the United States of America. One wonders if they have never heard the poignant expression: “Charity begins at home.”

These Black, Brown, and Red people are my people, along with all people of good will, and I will not abandon them no matter how the system tries to play us off against each other. You are MY people and I am proud of you ALL - Black, Red, Brown, Yellow, and yes, White. You are MY PEOPLE. Many of us do not know that we ARE ONE, precisely because this filthy, hypocritical, cynically racist, capitalist system, keeps putting political, mental and / or physical obstacles in our path all in the very name of some fake “one America” nonsense. We are many distinct peoples, and proud of it as well we should be!

Once again, I respectfully urge that we make a history that we can be proud of, by organizing outside the box of the Democratic and Republican parties. Let us carry on and begin now, leaving a true legacy of keeping it real. To ALL of my people, it is time to think critically and act accordingly. 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. 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 contact Mr. Pinkney.

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April 10, 2008
Issue 272

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