candidate, Senator John McCain, said he doesn’t know much
about the economy, and from the camps of the two Democratic candidates,
Senators Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the general public
is treated to these functionaries in the regime of Empire
whose tasks is to turn the public’s attention away from true
rulers - corporate capitalists.
there was another speech by Obama in Philadelphia at a town hall event. While Hillary Clinton’s corporate
owners know where she stands, Obama makes sure the rulers
know where he stands. Catch the wink to corporate rulers:
“The truth is that my foreign policy is actually a return
to the traditional bipartisan realistic policy of George Bush’s
father, of John F. Kennedy, of, in some ways, Ronald Reagan…”
Oh, change! Take us back to Bush, Sr., Kennedy, and Reagan!
According to Chris Floyd, “Hope Abandoned:
Obama Stands Up for Murder and Plunder,” Obama’s aside
to the corporate owners assures them of his understanding
of “the trick” - that, no doubt, he arrogantly believes he
can do better than Clinton and McCain - anybody! As Floyd
Obama is also signaling to the real masters
of the United States, the military-corporate complex, that
he is a “safe pair of hands” - a competent technocrat who
won’t upset the imperial applecart but will faithfully follow
the 60-year-post-war paradigm of leaving “all options on the
table” and doing “whatever it takes” to keep the great game
of geopolitical dominance going strong.
In other words, Obama will faithfully play
the game of Empire and maintain the convergence of a rogue
economy with a rogue ideology of white supremacy.
Happy days are here again…
With Obama and this “traditional” foreign policy
of Bush, Sr., Kennedy, and Reagan (hey - why not Clinton I
and Bush II??), Amerikkka could roll on right on down the
mountain with more atrocities: invasions, assassinations,
“gates” and more weapons for food, weapons for money, weapons
profitable-chaos scandals, segregating people according to
race or ethnicity or religious sect and the ensuring civil
battles, massacres and more funerals and memorials, and still
revealing torture memos from Amerikkka’s functionaries.
Going with the lesser evil is so fresh and
Like the politicians handpicked by corporate
mouthpiece-media, Amerikkka’s imperialism and racism equals
fascism. Only the capitulating willing to serve as functionaries
by their corporate masters is eligible to play this game.
Others are not invited!
America of the fighters for social justice is not Obama’s
country. He’s denounced and rejected this America
even before he distanced himself from the prophecy of Rev.
Jeremiah Wright. Obama distanced himself from the Black Left
in his autobiography.
So progressive is this Obama that he will return
to the “traditional” geopolitics (have we left them?) of,
as Floyd writes, “murder and plunder!” The progression is
The corporate capitalists own the very ideology
which is the bedrock of their political and economical ideas.
Think of how much more fun they will have with Obama, who,
as Floyd points out, has “the ability to massage his message
and ‘become all things to all men’” - specifically, the white
men of corporate imperialism.
Politics has long lost control of the economy
because it long ago lost control of the rogue ideology of
The duly elected President Lumumba rose with
his fellow Congolese to revolutionize the way Congo
interacted with neighboring African nations and within the
world among the Western imperialists. Amerikkka’s imperialists
couldn’t tolerate the audacity of a Lumumba and fellow Congolese
to stand for the liberation narrative and democratize the
country for all its citizens.
Is it possible to think that Allende and his
fellow Chileans, seeking liberation from imperialists, had
the nerve to be democratic without the aid of Amerikkka -
the only, self-appointed bringer of democracy?
Left now, in these days of new wows can be envious of these
efforts on the part of the people who want freedom from Amerikkka’s
hegemonic dominance. But at last the work of the imperialist
is to have order: Empire, functionaries here and functionary
heads-of-Empire business is the traditional domestic and foreign
policy of Amerikkka.
the history that Obama seems determined to excise from the
American public’s collective memory is the little business
of one group, the Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC).
Founded in 1919, by white Southerners, the CIC recruited “middle
class black and white people,” Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore writes
Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919-1950),
to work for “legal and economic justice” and “better educational
and living conditions” for Black Southerners without intent
to “over turn Jim Crow.” The CIC didn’t support the idea of
Black American participation as full citizens in the U.S.
“Its black white members,” Gilmore writes,
“devoted themselves to understanding each other, improving
community structure that would deter racial violence.” That
is, “it meant to make Jim Crow work more smoothly” for the
ultimate benefit of white supremacist. Furthermore, in 1921,
President Warren G. Harding, speaking to white Alabamians
also winked for his audience. According to Gilmore, Harding
said that “the problem [the Negro Problem/ the Southern Problem]
of the races is…becoming a problem of the north…the problem
of Africa, of South America, of the Pacific, of the South
seas,” (cited in Gilmore).
With Woodrow Wilson, the Southern Solution
expanded to the sovereign Black nation of Haiti
in the person of the secretary of the Navy (chief functionary
who implemented Jim Crow in Haiti
from 1915 to 1934, in an occupation that witnessed a “reign
of terror” by military personnel and an attempt to suppress
its liberation narrative and resisters. From the functionary
John Yoo ‘s torture memo, 2003:
The federal government extended Jim Crow, writes
Gilmore, by “military occupation” and the “Ku Klux Klan extended
white supremacy by ideological conversions.”
This is an
example of the manifestations of racist policies expanded
to serve the interests of the Amerikkkan Empire. As Gilmore writes, “throughout the occupation of Haiti, the Southern Solution
foreign policy, much as it had become domestic policy in the
early days of the Wilson administration.”
Oh, this sort of business
can’t happen again.
It rained yesterday, but it won’t rain again!
Corporate imperialists do what they know best,
and they haven’t bothered to learn anything else. U.S.
foreign policy imports white supremacy not democracy. Corporate
capitalists who own the Republicrats of Amerikkka are making
sure that liberation of the people is not an option. The work
of these Republicrats is to abide by the will of their masters.
All power to Halliburton, KBR, Exxon, General Electric, Telecommunication
companies, Blackwater, and all other aspiring multinationals
everywhere! And yet, this crucial moment of crisis finds the
people asleep at the wheel.
Amerikkka will not stop until the heads of
foreign governments are under its control, just as Black Americans,
for example, are controlled and have been with slavery, white
affirmative action, and now ethnic cleansing. Those lacking
water, food, housing, health care, employment should recognize
their own responsibility as a manifestation of the “self-inflected”
I’ve learned that it’s hard to point out the
imperialist agenda of ideology and economic and political
dominance within the confines of an institutional environment
that engages in the practice of upholding the imperialist
same applies for those who truly are the Black Left concerned
as we are with human rights, social justice, and revolutionary
change that brings an end to imperialism. There’s no room
at the inn. Work outside the Republicrat trap that denounces
and rejects dissent, and opposition to the “murder and plunder”
is the only option. Those who swing their heads from one candidate
to the other, ohh-ing and ahh-ing believe they are in motion,
going somewhere with the Republicrats.
This is an example of loss of
mind, loss of cultural memory particularly among Black Americans,
for as Gilmore reminds us, the most success campaign of imperialism
is cultural imperialism. Blackface was popular at a moment
of crisis for a reason. The representation of the “absent”
or “dead Negro,” the less threatening Negro and more profitable
for white supremacy Negro, was to outshine the 1920s and 1930s
radical movement of the Black Left.
Are we the Black Left made to witness this
farce again - only now with the gleeful participation of those
“victims” of the imperialists’ domestic and foreign policies?