Hope is meaningless
unless it is actualized (i.e. acted upon). So too, change
means nothing if it is not substantive and real. Symbolism
is not real change.
been among the very few writers who, well over a year ago,
repeatedly cautioned and warned against being duped by the fake
corporate Obama brand of “yes we can hope and change;”
the correctness of those warnings is sadly, now coming to fruition.
Despite its nebulous progressive sounding rhetoric, the Democratic
Party has consistently and historically demonstrated that it is
the graveyard of real, substantive change and progressive
movements by and for the masses of people; and of course the Republican
Party as ever, remains blatantly in opposition to such real
and substantive change. The Democratic Party foxes and the
Republican Party wolves have yet again spun their web of
deceit and manipulation, around the peoples of this nation and world
as their cyclical prey. Thus, the Democratic and Republican Parties
are jointly nothing more than Republicrats, political
pimps of the people.
This is not merely about the
crucial issue of single payer universal health care, which
assuming that any such legislation passes at all, will fundamentally
not be what the people of this nation get from our trickster
chief executive and Republicrat legislators. However, this is also
about ongoing and increasing U.S. militarism in Afghanistan,
Iraq, Pakistan and elsewhere - actual corporate domination and
control - rising unemployment - homelessness -
worsening global climate change - political repression
in this nation - increased de facto racism - and last but
certainly not least, the widening economic gap between rich and
poor of all colors in this nation. These are incredibly serious
matters that are not being honestly, forthrightly nor
substantively addressed and corrected by the Democrats
and Republicans (i.e. the Republicrats). These are matters that
will only be substantively addressed by bringing about real systemic
change, not by window dressing and meaningless, rhetoric.
corporate slicksters, banksters, and robber barons (both
Democrats and Republicans alike) know only too well that their blood
sucking system of global capitalism is in deep crisis presently.
Thus, their cunning, almost total support, of almost a year ago,
for the corporate Obama brand of manipulation of the masses
in the name of some cloudy progress, [non-actualized] “hope, and
[fake] change.” It was, and no doubt still is, the objective of
the ruling elite of this nation for the chameleon corporate Obama
brand of manipulation to continue to provide them (i.e. the corporate
and military elite) with enough breathing room / time to
stifle and neutralize any serious and organized mass movement by
every day people in this nation. Be clear about this: This nation
does not need a symbol of change. It needs real
change on behalf of every day common people.
Real, substantive, systemic
change, on behalf of every day people, will never be brought
about by the Democratic or Republican Parties (i.e. the Republicrats).
Such a thing is in direct opposition to their vested corporate interests
of the U.S. Empire. Only an organized, mass grassroots movement
- from the bottom up - can and will accomplish this.
Moreover, it is no coincidence
that the massive corporate self-described U.S.
“news” media is overwhelmingly silent about, for example,
the horrors re the ongoing and increasing U.S. wars in Afghanistan,
Iraq, Pakistan, and elsewhere on
the globe. It is no mere coincidence that this same corporate so-called
“news” media is also overwhelmingly silent about the fact that a
whopping 70% (or more) of the people in this nation want genuine
[not fake] single payer universal health care. The omission,
misinformation, and disinformation by said corporate media
continues at full throttle.
The time is here to open our
eyes and use our common sense! The pro apartheid Zionist, pro corporate,
and pro militarism - Obama / Biden / Rahm Emanuel administration
- will never bring about real systemic change for the peoples
of this nation or earth, nor was it ever intended to.
We, the masses
of every day people are the only ones who can and must educate,
organize, and actualize our hopes in order to bring about real
systemic change. Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King,
Jr. understood this. Thus, in the words of the late activist Joe
Hill: “Don’t Mourn. ORGANIZE!”
Onward sisters and brothers!
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.