Feb 17, 2011 - Issue 414
Hypocrisy Is Not
Most humans desire only to live their lives with dignity, fulfillment, and human worth, while a parasitic few seek to glorify and unceasingly enrich themselves awash in the blood and manipulated fears of the rest of humanity.
recent weeks, the world has witnessed heroic uprisings by millions of
U.S. diplomatic cable, relatively recently released by Wikileaks, leaves
no doubt as to the past and present U.S. government’s covert and bloody
role in having supported, in this instance, horrible repression in Egypt.
It reads in relevant part: “During the war on terror, [Omar] Suleiman
would be utterly ridiculous to believe that Mr. “Hope & Change”
Obama, has been unaware over the past two years of torture and repression
There can be absolutely no doubt that the U.S. government is even more intensely engaged now in subterfuge, in an effort to stifle and suffocate people’s struggles for justice, human rights, and genuine democracy not only in Egypt, but throughout the world. Clearly, it would be devoid of logic and common sense to conclude otherwise.
is urgently incumbent upon everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow
people in this nation to understand that they / we are not immune to
this government’s subterfuge and hypocrisy and its dire consequences
at home and abroad. Notwithstanding the constant barrage of government
double-speak and the corporate media spin thereto, it must be clearly
understood that this government’s corporate / military interests are
most definitely not in the best interests of everyday people within
about it. The vicious assaults on Social Security and education in this
nation have already begun, even as the
Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people inside this U.S. empire have an unfulfilled obligation to ourselves, our posterity, and to Mother Earth to face and change this reality by, among other things, refusing to be the political, economic, or military cannon fodder of the empire. The time has come to recognize what is in our own best collective interests as ordinary, everyday people. The time has come to stop making excuses for the Obama / Biden regime and this corrupt and politically bankrupt system. It’s time to stop deluding ourselves! This system must be fundamentally changed collectively by everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people.
As the Tunisian, Egyptian, Haitian, and Palestinian people continue in their long struggles for real change, we too must do likewise right here in the United States of America! Are not the demands by the Egyptian people (and others) for economic, political, and judicial justice also our own demands right here in this nation?! Hypocrisy is not democracy! It’s time to change it collectively and make it real!
To reiterate the words of Rosa Luxemburg: “Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.” Thus, let us make studious note of our chains and relentlessly break free of them - for ourselves and humankind.
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 News Hour, formerly known as The MacNeil / Lehrer News Hour. 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.