Jan 26, 2012 - Issue 456
The Economy, Indefinite
corporate-controlled sham of national elections in this year
of 2012 is once more upon everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow
people in the
the corporate-stream “news” media is feverishly playing its fiddle of
diversion and disinformation as the raging fires of corporate
hegemony, economic austerity, legalized indefinite detention of U.S.
citizens, and perpetual war burn to a cinder the hopes and dreams
of everyday people. Buttressed by the
the politicians lie, the everyday people of this nation and world continue
to die. Contrary to government propaganda, the war in
the so-called “war on terror,” which is itself a contradiction in
terms, continues to enflame hatred and death around
the world - all in the name of misguided, manipulated “patriotism” -
under the guise of attaining some kind of always illusive, alleged
“security.” The corporate-owned
example, in the very name of striving for peace and security, the
has nothing whatever to do with averting war and everything to do with
corporate greed and
view of the United States’ own internal de facto corporate dictatorship,
its numerous political prisoners, and its laws which provide
for the indefinite detention of its own citizens without charge,
trial, jury, or legal defense [i.e. the so-called National Defense
Authorization Act-NDAA], etc., the United States government has
absolutely no moral, ethical, or legal authority to demand Iran
or any other government do anything! Only the ordinary everyday people
of this nation have that right, but certainly not a
actual message of the
As millions upon millions of people in this nation become, and increasingly remain, without jobs, and home foreclosures continue unabated , corporate executives of the corporate elite lavish themselves with six and seven figure, undeserved “salaries.” Young people, unable to pay for their student loans, etc., are offered the odious “opportunity” of becoming cannon fodder in the U.S. corporate-military machine , even as giant multi-national Wall Street corporations funnel much needed U.S. jobs to so-called “Third World” nations, where the skills of the people in those nations are economically pimped, as profits abound for the U.S. multi-national corporate elite. Life sustaining pensions of seniors in this nation have been made a thing of the past by the greedy vampires of the corporate elite, and the poor and dispossessed of this nation are in increasing agony.
farce of “democracy” and elections in this corporate owned nation has,
in 2012, become self-evident. The questions remain however: What
further subterfuge against everyday people will the corporate-controlled
There is an enormous amount of work, political education, and organizing ahead. For this nation, for humanity everywhere, and for Mother Earth herself we cannot shirk in our tasks. Each one, teach one as we carry on in this people’s struggle.
Onward, then, 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.