I really want to be integrated into a burning house?"
only way to live on this planet with any human dignity at
the moment is to struggle."
who choose illusion over reality, no matter how appealing
it might seem, ensure the sustenance of human suffering
and quite possibly the ultimate extinction of humanity.
the oily human-made catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico-USA,
to exploding nuclear power plants in Japan, the combined
greed and arrogance of the global corporate / military
elite of this planet have plunged humankind into an almost
inescapable abyss of self annihilation. Notwithstanding
the ongoing bloody wars of imperialist aggression being
waged over oil and Mother Earth's other resources
in the fraudulent name of democracy; the veneer of
the U.S. corporate-stream's media illusion of "change"
has begun to wear visibly thin. Indeed, Pandora's metaphorical
box is now dangerously ajar--and no blood drenched, insulting,
patronizing, disingenuous "hope" and "change"
rhetoric will change this reality at home or abroad.
unfolding disaster in Japan is by no means limited
to that region of the world, just as the corporate-made
and ongoing environmental disaster in the Gulf of
Mexico was not, and is not, limited to the United
States. These are global disasters fueled by corporate
greed and arrogance with devastating far-reaching and continuing
consequences. They could and should have been
avoided. But greed, arrogance, and deadly illusion were
allowed to trump reality.
yourself, how many multinational companies and/or
contractors were involved in the aforementioned avoidable
disasters. What are / were their roles? Ask yourself why
the Obama / Biden administration and the corporate-stream
media have sought to minimize, distort, or outright
ignore the corporate greed and malfeasance of these corporate-made
global disasters. Common sense and reality provide the inescapable
conclusion that the elite of the corporate / military
foxes are in fact avariciously devouring the metaphorical
hen house [e.g. everyday Black, White, Brown, Red,
and Yellow people] nationally and globally, deliberately
meant to keep us in fear, stagnated, divided, and in
economic and political pain.
what of the unabated, bloody, and globally disastrous wars
being waged at the behest of the corporate / military elite
with the incessant complicity of the corporate-stream media?
These wars, be they in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, or elsewhere
on this planet have nothing whatsoever to do with stopping
so-called "terrorism." To the contrary, they fuel
terrorism, while financially enriching the corporate / military
is we everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people
who are the cannon fodder of and in these wars.
We must make the connection. We must face the
reality in order to change it! As people in the United
States in throughout the so-called "developed"
world lose their jobs, pensions, homes, and tenuous freedoms;
the Wall Street barons and corporate / military elite are
reaping enormous profits even as they make a killing--both
financially and literally--at the horrible expense of everyday
people. To all of these financial vultures, both in this
nation and throughout the world, everyday Black, White,
Brown, Red, and Yellow people are beginning to realize the
state of economic and political slavery that they /
we are being held in.
these vultures the daily cry is increasingly becoming "Liar,
Liar! Your World's On Fire!" Our task is to take
back this world, this planet--our Mother Earth. We must
do this together, with and for, just plain everyday people
of all colors in this nation, in conjunction with the
vast majority of humankind globally! No more "water[s]"
of illusion. "The fire next time."
Yes! The fire of the yearning for collective
and real change that legitimately burns deep in
the souls of all justice-loving people! Time for
a collective rebirth. Let us learn once more
what it can mean to be truly human!
no mistake about it: The corporate-government and its insidious
allies will do all that they can to confuse, discredit,
intimidate, divide and neutralize the struggle for economic,
social and political justice on the part of everyday Black,
White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people; but the power
of the people united, will ultimately triumph!
the late great freedom fighter and former slave Harriet
Tubman responded when asked about her incredibly important
role in what became known as the Underground Railroad:
"I freed thousands of slaves. I could have freed thousands
more, if they had known they were slaves."
Remember, the first step in changing an untenable reality
is recognizing it.
then my sisters and brothers! While there is yet time. 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.