June 19, 2008 - Issue 282
If You Support the Pro Apartheid Zionist Barack Obama:
Stop Complaining About Racism Or Economic Exploitation Here and Abroad
Keeping it Real
By Larry Pinkney
BlackCommentator.com Editorial Board
History does not repeat itself. Rather, it is people who repeat history, especially when we do not learn from the lessons of history.
Now, there is a man who would be the colored Emperor of the de facto U.S. Empire; Barack Obama, the most singularly dangerous threat to Black America, and the planet as a whole. Masquerading as a man of peace when in fact he is a corporate / military representative of war. The same man who has thrown Reverend Jeremiah Wright, his entire church, and the Palestinian peoples under the crushing wheels of the proverbial bus of political expediency and opportunism. No critically thinking person of good will, be they Black, Brown, Red, Yellow, or White should be surprised when this man sets out to sacrifice us on his alter of political opportunism and hypocrisy.
Nevertheless, this Wall Street-backed,
pro-apartheid Zionist Barack Obama could not do successfully carry out
his aims without the complicity of neo fascist 21st Century white so-called
liberals / progressives such as media personality Amy Goodman and company,
who have for over a year now have been among his active cheer leaders.
These are people, who like certain French collaborators with the Nazis
Not only is it a contradiction in
terms to support the pro-apartheid Zionist, corporate and militarily
backed Barack Obama (or any other Democratic or Republican Party candidate)
while simultaneously claiming to be of all things a leftist; it is the
height of hypocrisy and dishonesty. One cannot simultaneously support
both the empire and those that the empire oppresses and represses. One
is either in support of the U.S. Empire or in opposition to it - -plain
and simple. In this there is no middle passage, no middle ground, no
nonsense. I find myself in agreement with Mumia
Abu-Jamal, when he concluded his June 5, 2008, column titled, ‘Is
Obama’s Victory Ours?,’ by stating, “’Real change that you could
believe in’ would be an end to Empire, and an end to wars for corporate
greed, not just the change of the shade of the political managers…”
This of course is obvious, but is nonetheless being studiously ignored
by those so-called progressives and leftists who have opportunistically
chosen to collaborate with the Empire while at the same time asserting
that they somehow oppose its despicable practices against oppressed
peoples both in inside of the
Former U.S. Senator and author James
G. Abourezk makes it chilling clear in his
recent article titled, ‘Deadly Fallout From Obama’s Groveling Before
Israel Lobby,’ how dangerous kowtowing to apartheid Zionism is to
the entire planet. Nevertheless, this is precisely what the Republicrats
[i.e. the Democrats and Republicans] are doing at the expense of the
It is apparent that an increasing amount of people are beginning to wake up as also demonstrated by the recent article titled, ‘Obama and McCain: Two Sides of the Same Coin’ by Timothy V. Gatto [http://www.countercurrents.org/gatto100608.htm]. Nonetheless, is it too few and too late? The struggle against the Empire is after all a protracted one. So we must persevere.
Those so-called progressives and or leftists who support Barack Obama or John McCain can hardly be trusted when they complain of racism, police brutality, economic and social inequality, unending war, and subterfuge of every kind; for these two men represent the continuation of the Empire - which is of course the continuation of all of the aforementioned horrors. It’s time to be honest with ourselves and each other.
The belligerent saber rattling by
both Barack Obama and John McCain against
There is a real, viable, and
incredible alternative to this madness - in the person of Cynthia McKinney
and the “Power To The People” Campaign. But
of course it means hard work. It means organizing for systemic change
outside of the Democratic and Republican Parties. It means struggling
for a nation and world devoid of corporate and military domination.
It means saying no to those who continually pimp the hopes and dreams
of the majority of people in the
Onward then, now and in the future…
BlackCommentator.com 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. In connection with his political organizing activities in opposition to voter suppression, etc., Pinkney was interviewed in 1988 on the nationally televised PBS NewsHour, formerly known as The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. 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.