“To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal.”
-Malcolm X [el-Hajj Malik el Shabazz]
“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In this 21st century, Mr. ‘hope and change’ - drone man Barack Obama
has ushered in an unprecedented surveillance police state inside this
nation even as he and his corporate-owned Democratic and Republican
party cohorts bomb, murder, and maim children, women, and men in
sovereign nations throughout Africa, the ‘Middle East,’ and elsewhere
on Mother Earth.
The U.S. continues to be, in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
“the greatest purveyor of violence” subterfuge, entrapment, and misery
in the world. Barack Obama’s FBI, CIA, and NSA false flag and
entrapment activities in this nation, and throughout the planet, have
increased and perpetuated ‘terrorism’ and brought the peoples of the
world to the brink of annihilation.
The recent tip-of-the-iceberg revelations
pertaining to Obama’s dragnet of police-state surveillance of millions
of everyday ordinary Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow U.S.
citizens, combined with his repression and persecution of
whistle-blowers, environmentalists, peace and justice activists, and
political prisoners in the U.S. have made an utter mockery of even the
de facto myth of democracy in this nation. The enormity of Barack
Obama’s national police-state surveillance and entrapment system in
this year of 2013, makes the spying and invasion of privacy components
of the infamous U.S. government COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence
Program) of the 1960s and 1970s pale by comparison.
This is now the year 2013, but back in the October 30, 2008, Black
Commentator article titled, ‘An Obama Presidency: More of the Same –
Only Worse’ I wrote, “After the Democratic Party Republicrats so-called
election euphoria and celebrating is over, the Obama / Biden
Republicrat regime will get down to the business of placing the ongoing
exploitation of the everyday people of this nation on fast track. The
masses of Black Americans, along with the oppressed and exploited
Brown, Red, Yellow, and White peoples of this nation will learn
firsthand that, notwithstanding the deceptive Obama rhetoric,
exploitation nationally and internationally will be intensified.” The
“clash between those who want freedom, justice [and] equality for
everyone and those who want to continue the system of exploitation”
about which Malcolm X referred, will be intensified under Barack Obama,
with Obama representing the interests of the oppressors. The political
contradictions in this regard will also be increasingly obvious.”
The above analysis and prediction from October 2008 was obviously
absolutely and chillingly accurate.
With the complicity of his Democratic and Republican cohorts, and the
corporate-stream (and much of the so-called ‘alternative’) media, not
only has Barack Obama continued the unjust, hypocritical, bloody and
unconstitutional policies of the previous Bush / Cheney regime, these
policies, nationally and globally, have been exacerbated and broadened
by Barack Obama. This represents the height of treachery, subterfuge,
and betrayal against not only the people of this nation but also
against the peoples of the entire world.
The only effective way to stop and reverse this treachery, subterfuge,
and betrayal is for everyday ordinary Black, White, Brown, Red, and
Yellow people to unequivocally stop supporting the corporate-owned
Democratic and Republican parties. We everyday ordinary people must
recognize that our salvation emanates from we ourselves – collectively.
Is Obama Alone In His Treachery & Betrayal?
Barack Obama is by no means alone in his treachery and betrayal of everyday ordinary people.
The misleadership on the part of many so-called ‘liberals,’
‘progressives,’ ‘leftists’ and the supposed black intelligentsia in
this nation is, in very large measure, directly responsible for the
ongoing bloody U.S. perpetual wars abroad and the very real police
surveillance state at home. These persons knew full well, or should
have known, back in 2008, that Barack Obama’s rhetoric was a Trojan
Horse smokescreen for the national power elite’s corporate-owned
political system. Their treachery and betrayal must always be
Some of these (above referred to persons) in this year of 2013, now
pretend that they have had a miraculous epiphany. They have not. Others
of these persons persist in supporting drone man Barack Obama (and his
Democratic and Republican cohorts) while hypocritically claiming that
they simultaneously oppose, for example, the U.S. torture chamber known
as Guantanamo, or perpetual U.S. wars and/or military incursions
abroad, etc. They urge everyday people to sign petitions against
various forms of injustice (of which there are many) while
simultaneously supporting the single most insidious and powerful chief
purveyor of injustice – Barack Obama! Beware this variety of so-called
‘progressives’ and/or ‘leftists.’ They are, in fact, systemic
gatekeepers and very dangerous to the collective interests, needs, and
aspirations of everyday ordinary people. They do not want real systemic
change. They want to maintain their systemic privilege by continuing to
pimp the pain of struggling everyday people all in the fallacious name
of informing and/or helping them/us. These persons are no more genuine
than is drone man Barack Obama’s undeserved Nobel ‘Peace’ Prize. Like
Barack Obama himself, they are betrayers of humankind collectively.
It’s Time to End Our Silence
In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “There comes a time when
silence is betrayal.” That time is NOW. It is time to break our silence!
We everyday ordinary people have already been repeatedly betrayed by
the active systemic complicity and/or silence of many so-called
‘progressives’ and leftists. It is up to just plain ordinary everyday
Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people to break our silence and to
strongly support those courageous women and men who have already broken
their silence. We must do this for ourselves and for one another.
Let us remember that there also comes a time when silence is complicity
– complicity in our own continuing political, economic, and social
bondage. Only WE can break this bondage. And we have nothing to lose
but our chains. The people of this nation, in conjunction with the
rainbow of humanity throughout our precious Mother Earth, must
collectively resist and reverse the force-fed psychological and
political servitude and impending annihilation of ourselves and the
vast majority of our human family. Turn OFF the corporate-stream media
and turn on your minds and let your creative juices flow. Do it NOW!
Let us NOT be silent! And yes, while there is yet time, there is so
much work to be done! In the words of Joe Hill, “Don’t Mourn. ORGANIZE!”
Remember: Each one, reach one. Each one, teach one. Onward, then, my sisters and brothers. Onward...!