Aug 26, 2010 - Issue 390
LAUGH! As You Distract & Pimp the Peoples’ Pain
“The wolf and the fox are both enemies of humanity, both are canine, both humiliate and mutilate their victims. Both have the same objectives, but differ only in methods.”
---Malcolm X (el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz)
“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”
Through a steady barrage of unceasing distractions and lies, the waters of informed public discourse in this nation are being deliberately poisoned and manipulated. Barack Obama, the Democrat and Republican parties, and the corporate-stream media engage in these tactics as a means of controlling and manipulating the pain of everyday people.
An example of this poisoning and distraction is the recent public foray by Barack Obama, regarding the possible building of a Muslim mosque near “ground zero” in New York City. Obama claimed that he was merely manifesting his respect for the U.S. Constitution by reminding the U.S. public of the constitutional right to build said mosque. This of course was nothing more than a cynical distraction on Obama’s part. Where is Barack Obama’s constitutional respect as he callously shreds the U.S. Constitution by supporting and extending the unconstitutional police-state ‘Patriot Act’ and the program of U.S. government kidnapping and torture known as ‘Extraordinary Rendition’?! No! Barack Obama, the Democratic Party foxes, the Republican Party wolves, and the ever subservient lap dog corporate-stream media utilized the mosque matter in New York City, as a cynical distraction away from the horrors of massive unemployment, home foreclosures, a rapidly deteriorating U.S. infrastructure, a burgeoning U.S. prison gulag population, corporate/Wall Street hegemony, the de facto continued U.S. occupation of Iraq, and the bloody U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. So laugh Obama, laugh! As you distract and pimp the pain of the people! In the paraphrased words of the great Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes: “Wake Up Everybody!…. (Listen closely to the words) Politicians stop lying!!!”
It is the year 2010, in the 21st century, and once again it is time to wake up and organize on behalf of ourselves: just plain everyday Black, White, Brown, Red and Yellow peoples!
As Barack Obama spends billions of dollars on overt wars abroad, he and his ilk are also spending billions more dollars conducting bloody, illegal, and secret wars of terrorism allegedly against those who are themselves arbitrarily defined as “terrorists,” all in the name of the ‘American’ people. This of course serves to enhance the bloody cycle of “terrorism,” not stop it. It also simultaneously financially enriches the bulging and bottomless coffers of the U.S. corporate / military elite at the expense of jobs, housing, schools, libraries, education, and the over-all infrastructure of this nation. (See New York Times, August 14, 2010).
How is it that Barack Obama could so cleverly, callously and cynically be leading this nation backwards to economic and social ruin, while in a perpetual state of wars abroad? The answer is not difficult. Consider that there is strong reason to believe that Barack Obama himself was fastidiously groomed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)/corporate complex in preparation for his role as the head of the U.S. corporate / military Empire. Moreover, his family, including his mother, father, step father, and grand father all had very close ties with the CIA and were most probably CIA operatives themselves. (Reference: The Story of Obama: All in The Company Part1 and Part 2).
Barack Obama did not rise from relative national obscurity on his own to become President of the United States. He was aided and abetted by the CIA/corporate complex with the eager and able assistance of the corporate-stream media. The CIA successfully subverted and manipulated so-called democracy in this nation with the blindly euphoric installment of Barack Obama as the first “black” president of this country. This however, is by no means the first time that the clandestine CIA, with its enormous and largely hidden budget, has subverted democracy in this nation and abroad, nor is it likely to be the last. [Remember how the CIA, orchestrated and funded the overthrow of the democratically elected governments of Iran in 1953, and Chile in 1973. Notwithstanding a shredded U.S. Constitution, it is ridiculous to assume that the ‘American’ people would somehow be immune to CIA subterfuge inside the United States itself.]
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, in addition to other so-called “intelligence” agencies have also unscrupulously infiltrated and subverted vast portions of the U.S. “news” media and public institutions in this nation. Thus, it is absolutely no coincidence that some who seek to expose Barack Obama and/or U.S. government lies, often find themselves as the targets of “dirty trick” activities of vicious discreditation, or imprisoned, or mysteriously disappeared, or yes, even murdered. The Obama / Dunham / Soetoro CIA connections stretch from the United States, to Kenya, to Indonesia, to Lebanon and beyond. No one should be surprised that the articulate, double-talking Barack Obama has escalated (for example) the U.S. wars Afghanistan and Pakistan, while enacting repressive legislation such as the “Patriot Act’ that in effect shreds the U. S. Constitution.
It should come as no surprise that the infamous COINTELPRO activities by the U.S. government have now been in essence codified into law within the ‘Patriot Act’ itself. The next time you hear Barack Obama speak or witness his sickly smile---remember well---who and what he really is and whose interests he actually serves. What you don’t know can not only hurt you—it can kill you. WAKE UP EVERYBODY—Wake UP!
Everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people in this nation are in terrible pain and are hurting like never before. Yet, Barack Obama, his congressional colleagues, and the corporate-stream media dare to pontificate about a so-called “economic recovery,” which is in fact nonexistent for the masses of everyday people. The lying rhetoric and smoke & mirror economics of Barack Obama, the Democratic Party foxes, and the Republican Party wolves have served the greedy corporate elite of Wall Street—not the everyday people.(Reference: Deceptive Economic Statistics: While the economists lied the US economy died).
Corporate greed must be addressed and stood up to everywhere. Moreover, the corporate government and its hand maiden corporate-stream media must be organized against just as the people did this past August 10, 2010, in the ongoing struggle against Whirlpool corporation’s greed and corruption in Benton Harbor Michigan. These kinds of people’s struggles are increasingly being organized throughout the United States. Everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people must assert their / our human rights to decent jobs, justice, and a life with dignity.
Educate, agitate, and organize! In the words of Joe Hill, “Don’t Mourn. Organize!!!” Link our issues and concerns together! Even while Barack Obama and his ilk cynically manipulate and laugh at the pain of the everyday people, we must organize!
There remains much work to be done. The time for slumber has long passed. 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 TheMacNeil/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). Clickhere to contact Mr. Pinkney.