of the bitterest ironies of the 21st century is how skillfully
corporate politicians in this nation have ushered in a
state of perpetual war, replete with no jobs and no justice.
And while there are laws aplenty in the United States
of America, virtually none of them have anything whatsoever
to do with social, economic, and political justice for
everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people.
U.S. perpetual wars of occupation and/or outright aggression
rage on in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere on
this planet, in the name of the everyday people of this
nation, decent jobs, housing, education, and human rights
have rapidly become the stuff of myth and unfounded nostalgia.
The U.S. Constitution has become nothing more than a noble
piece of drivel - not worth the paper it is written on.
The fear of terrorism is being utilized by the
very government that itself incites it [i.e. terrorism]
around the globe, to officially institute and facilitate
the very real daily terror of a de facto corporate-government
and a judicially supported police state at home.
is time for everyday people to cast their votes - but
not in the traditional sense of voting in two or
four year cycles. Rather, what is necessary is to vote
by our actions and our organizing right
now. It is incumbent upon everyday people to send
a clear, inconvertible vote of NO CONFIDENCE
- NO CONFIDENCE in the politicians or their self perpetuating,
war mongering, double-talking, corporate-serving political
parties - both of them.
one should be surprised that everyday people in this nation
are being routinely degraded and humiliated at airports
and other federal facilities throughout this nation by
the TSA [Transportation Security Administration]. What
better way to manipulate and control people than by inciting
policies and wars in other lands that ensure terrorism
at home and thereby the docility and concomitant fear
of the people.
no one should be surprised that the corporate political
parties and their accomplices in the corporate-stream
media are now about the business of dismantling and destroying
Social Security, while Wall Street blood-suckers and the
vultures of the insurance industry make a financial killing
- quite literally - against everyday people. Meanwhile,
the White House, the Congress, and the courts make an
utter mockery of democracy, justice, and human rights
in this nation and abroad.
everyday people of this nation now have perpetual wars
abroad, shrinking opportunities for attaining decent lives
at home, and plenty of laws but substantively no justice.
It is time for everyday people to vote with our feet,
our hands, our minds, and our organizing. The United States of America has now reached the point
of near absolute saturation with corporate greed and the
blood-lust of a military elite gone stone mad.
our planet is polluted and its resources increasingly
plundered by corruption, arrogance, and greed of avaricious
corporate vampires; we have reached an urgent historical
crossroad. We must make a choice, while we still can,
for ourselves and the rest of humanity. And yes, we must
organize for real and complete systemic change, while
there is yet time.
my sisters and brothers! Resolutely, onward!
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
to read excerpts from the book). Click here
to contact Mr. Pinkney.