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Wall Street Is Still Very Much In Charge
Keeping it Real
By Larry Pinkney
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As the polls closed in state after state throughout the United States, on November 4, 2008, it became crystal clear that the favorite choice of Wall Street, the military elite, and the corporate media [i.e. Barack Obama] is to be installed as the first colored President of the U.S. Empire. Thanks to the overwhelming support of Obama by the corporate media, this came as absolutely no surprise. The everyday people of the United States, caught up in the deadly strangulation and suffocation game of the Democratic and Republican Parties [i.e. the Republicrats], are once again the big losers. The Democratic and Republican Party Republicrat national plantation remains intact; a genuine people’s democracy remains but an illusion.

As I wrote in The Black Commentator column of October 30, 2008, titled, An Obama Presidency: More of the Same-Only Worse, “Assuming that the corporate Wall Street elite and its concomitant opinion-forming, omission, and misinformation machinery of the U.S. corporate media successfully installs their favorite choice – Democratic Party Republicrat Barack Obama - as the first President of color of the U.S. Empire, the majority of in the United States are in for a rude awakening in the form of increased economic austerity, internal political repression, deepened racial disharmony, external U.S. military adventurism, and an endless stream of misleading disinformation from the corporate government…”

While assorted pontificating pundits and commentators spew forth their endless and irrelevant platitudes of nothingness regarding the installment of Barack Obama as the next President of the U.S. Empire, our task is to seriously prepare for the intensified coming economic, political, and social conflicts which will surely be ushered in by the Obama / Biden regime. Our youth will increasingly continue to be imprisoned and/or murdered by trigger happy policing. More and more people will lose both their jobs and their homes. U.S. military adventurism abroad will in fact continue and increase. True universal / single-payer health care will remain a myth, and the greed of the corporate elite will abound unabated. In a word, Black, Brown, Red, Yellow, and White peoples will continue to be used, abused, and emaciated.

When all is said and done the “election” in the United States of America on November 4, 2008, will have fundamentally ”changed” absolutely nothing except a different name and pigmentation in the White House. The avaricious corporate blood suckers of Wall Street and the U.S. military elite are still very much in charge.

Prepare for an Obama / Biden smoke and mirrors show.

[See part 2 of last week’s column titled, An Obama Presidency: More of the Same-Only Worse, in an upcoming edition of The Black Commentator].

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on the BC Readers' Corner Blog 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.

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November 7, 2008
Issue 298 - Election Issue
Executive Editor:
Bill Fletcher, Jr.
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