most politicians in this nation, the articulate Barack Obama
is a pathological liar - and has thus far been, with the
complicity of the corporate media, much more effective at
it than any other politician.
story [i.e. the narrative] of ‘America’
is replete with myth, lies, and more lies. In fact, the
bigger the lie, the more it is propagated as truth. Corporate
thieves and murderers are depicted as financial geniuses
and self-made men. This however, did not begin in the 21st
century, but rather with very inception of the United States itself.
wealthy elite of this nation have always controlled the
narrative of what is true and what is not true. The stories
of everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellows peoples
have consistently been twisted and distorted to serve the
interests of the wealthy elite, just as it is today.
as Barack Obama is presently depicted by most of the corporate
media as the hapless victim of British Petroleum
and other multi-national blood-sucking corporations, when
in fact he is their facilitator and front man; so
it is that the bigger the lie, the more it is propagated
as truth. We everyday people are not controlling our own
story, our own narrative; the corporate media is.
the same scenario is accurate with respect to the government
and corporate media’s complicity in duping the U.S.
populace on the international level. Remember when then
U.S. President Lyndon Johnson told his big lie regarding
the so-called ‘Gulf of Tonkin incident,’ when the U.S. populace
was informed that a U.S. navy ship had been attacked in
international waters by North Vietnam, thus facilitating
an even deeper involvement by the U.S. corporate / military
complex in the Vietnam war? Remember the then U.S. Secretary
of State Colin Powell’s big lie to the United Nations
about there being ‘weapons of mass destruction’ in Iraq?
Now we have Barack Obama lying his posterior off
about, among other things, the government / corporate spawned
atrocity in the Gulf of Mexico. The
horrible ecological and economic affects of this Gulf of Mexico atrocity are both national and global, and will
ultimately range into the trillions of dollars over
a period of decades. But the government and corporate media
narrative is, as always, about omission, disinformation,
and endless lies.
Obama and his ilk are the proverbial foxes eating the chickens
while claiming to guard them. The corporate government stories
[i.e. narrative] must be rejected and replaced by the narrative
of everyday people.
folks! The moon is not made of cheese, there is no tooth
fairy, and real “change we can believe in” begins
with everyday people controlling and telling our own stories,
our own narrative.
corporate media comes in many guises. For example, it is
both disgusting and pathetically comical how the so-called
Public Broadcasting System [PBS], after the Gulf
of Mexico atrocity, dropped its open sponsorship by British
Petroleum, but now unabashedly touts the corporate sponsorship
of yet another multi-national oil giant - Chevron Corporation.
Thus, to expect uncensored and informative “news” and analysis
from PBS, CBS, NBC, ABC, or any of the other corporate-backed
media outlets (be they television or print media), is akin
to believing in the tooth fairy. It is both delusion
and illusion, and it is a recipe for disaster.
struggle of everyday people must be for real and total
systemic change. Corporate domination, unemployment,
homelessness, wars, mass incarceration, privatization of
public education, and environmental degradation, etc. will
never be changed by those, who in reality, profit
from them, no matter what narrative they propagate for us
to consume and believe.
it will not be easy, we can win this struggle! Build
and support truly alternative media. Create your own
everyday people’s media and spread it far and wide. Take
back your minds from the corporate media! Critically
analyze what you see, read, or hear. Stop being diverted
by the non-issues and lies of the government and its corporate
can do this. We must do this. Onward my sisters
and brothers! Onward!
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/LehrerNewsHour. 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.