truth is that at this moment of time in this, the
21st century, the vast majority of everyday ordinary
Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people in the
States are de facto slaves.
That's right - slaves.
hit list abroad means there is a hit list
are slaves to the psychological, economic, and physical
dictates of a self-legitimized organized corporate
/ military crime syndicate known as the United
States government. Our bondage
is not only economic, it is mental, and is supported
by constantly tweaked tyrannical and unjust laws
and extremely brutal police forces throughout this
nation. Our slavery is further reinforced by a corporate
owned and controlled "news" media that
is as pathetic as it is insidious.
much of 'Black America' exists in a vacuum of
delusion and has yet to heed the burning significance
of Harriet Tubman's words, when she said, "I
freed a thousand slaves - I could have freed a thousand
more if only they knew they were slaves."
this nation has as its president [i.e. chief executive]
a dangerously alluring man, of somewhat darker pigmentation,
who has, in the fallacious name of 'hope and change,'
ushered in a corporate-controlled police state,
and has shamelessly taken on unconstitutional powers
to overtly and/or covertly militarily attack peoples
and sovereign nations in Africa and the so-called
'Middle East,' etc. Yet, much of Black America has
remained deafeningly silent about these horrors.
man, Barack Obama, was four years ago, and remains
today, a deceivingly packaged corporate brand
whose actions have repeatedly belied his
obfuscated rhetoric. His demonstrative message to
Black America is, in reality, "Shut
up! You should consider yourself lucky to have someone
who looks like you in the White House! So
just shut up and support me! Ignore your conscience
and your common sense, while I do what I want!"
Meanwhile, Barack Obama, relying upon his obfuscated
rhetoric, his well-honed hypocrisy, and his now
meaningless pigmentation is going about the business
of making an utter mockery of the hundreds
of years struggle and enormous sacrifices collectively
made by Black America.
his hypocritical and strong support for the trillions
of dollars given to Wall Street's banksters
and other corporate robber barons, at the terrible
expense of everyday people of all colors
in this nation, Obama has now blatantly taken it
upon himself to be the judge, jury, and executioner
of people (including U.S. citizens) around the world
that he decides will be eliminated, i.e.
murdered, without the bother of a trial, a jury,
or legal defense. He is the corporate brand assassin
with his very own secret 'kill list.' How can so
much of Black America, after years of lynchings
and Jim Crow, etc. be silent (and therefore complicit)
in this? Another word for 'kill list' is government
terrorism, and covertly murdering those persons
on a kill list does not diminish so-called terrorism
- it enhances it, which is the height of
"madness" and hypocrisy.
if the internal U.S. government outrages of COINTELPRO [counter
intelligence program], the Patriot Act, and the
NDAA (the so-called National Defense Authorization
Act) are not already more than egregious and draconian
enough, Obama now has his own murderous hit list
[i.e. 'kill list']. What will it take for
the slaves under the yoke of this organized government
terrorism against everyday people to recognize and
resist their / our slavery?!
make no mistake about it: What this corporate
self-legitimized organized crime syndicate U.S. government practices abroad, it most
assuredly will, or does already, practice covertly
right here at home. A hit list abroad means
there is a hit list at home. Wake up Black
America! We must wake up and regain our collective
conscience and common sense.
of Black America has remained deafeningly silent
about these horrors
the phony rhetoric and statistics emanating from
the corporate-owned U.S. government crime syndicate, the reality is
that the rate of joblessness for everyday people
of all colors in this nation has skyrocketed, and
the actual rate of joblessness in Black America
is deep into the double digits. Yet, Barack Obama
and his political accomplices in the symbiotically-joined
Democratic and Republican parties are doing quite
well even as the elite Wall Street banksters
and other corporate robber barons have annual criminal
'salaries' that are in six and seven digits. This
is not only insane - it is criminal. Without economic
'democracy' in this nation for the masses of everyday
ordinary people, there is no 'democracy' at all!
Remember: Obama's 'kill list' has many forms,
not the least of which is economic, and most of
us are targets. We must first recognize our
slavery, in order to eradicate it.
must trust that 'Black America' collectively
will re-awaken and regain its rightful place among
our everyday sisters and brothers of all colors
in this nation and throughout Mother Earth. This
will not happen by osmosis. We must work
to make it so!
one, reach one. Each one, teach one. Onward, then, my sisters and brothers. Onward!...
Board member and Columnist, 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
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
by William Mandel [Introduction by Howard Zinn].
to read excerpts from the book.) Click here to contact Mr. Pinkney.