two parties have combined against us to nullify our power by a
'gentlemen's agreement' of non-recognition, no matter how we vote...May
God write us down as asses if ever again we are found putting our trust
in either Republican or the Democratic parties.”
- W.E.B. Du Bois
The great potential of the indomitable human condition is its ability
to grasp and learn from past mistakes and failures. Why then, do so
many continue to repeat the catastrophes of the distant and not so
distant past? Are we simply hapless idiots – or have we allowed
ourselves to be the perpetual pawns of an invariable elite few amongst
us – who distort and control the past and contemporary narrative of
everyday ordinary people's history to suit their own ends?
The answer is two-fold and uncomplicated.
Everyday ordinary Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people are
certainly not idiots, hapless or otherwise. However, far too many of us
are unaware of our collective histories and therefore remain trapped in
the spiral of repeating the same historical mistakes and failures - due
primarily to that ignorance. Invariably there are those few blood
suckers and opportunists who deliberately keep everyday ordinary people
distracted, uninformed, misinformed, and of course deplorably ignorant.
Thus, like a caged hamster, so many of us run endlessly on the spinning
wheel – repeating and succumbing to virtually the same traps and
mistakes of the past - that lead to “human-made catastrophes” which
could have been avoided.
Who Are the Blood Suckers and Opportunists?
In today's society and world the blood suckers are the national and
global corporate / military power elite. They are the ones who make
enormous financial profit from the suffering and misery of everyday
ordinary people. Whether they are waging bloody wars abroad or
economically blood sucking everyday people here at home – these blood
suckers are the bane of humanity. They thrive on propagating
misinformation, disinformation, and the concomitant misery and
desperation of everyday people. They control what I refer to as the
“corporate-stream media,” and in so doing, in large measure, control
the twisted and distorted narrative that is incessantly presented to
ordinary people. Euphemistically speaking, they are the 21st century
economic, political, and social vampires of this nation and world.
These blood suckers are aided and abetted by systemic opportunists of various types.
Some systemic opportunists masquerade as supporters of everyday
ordinary people but are in fact covert operatives of and for the
corporate-owned Democrat and Republican parties. Other systemic
opportunists claim to have a deep love and respect for certain persons
of certain colors while simultaneously serving up a poisonous dish of
hatred and hysteria against persons who happen to be of another color /
pigmentation. They are very dangerous 'pretenders,' and indeed all of
these above-described assorted actors, are in fact opportunists (who in
the final analysis) are serving the interests of the corporate /
military power elite – whose corrupt system thrives upon keeping people
divided and in a de facto state of political paralysis and
powerlessness. They are both insidious and deadly to the over-all
common interests, needs, and aspirations of everyday ordinary Black,
White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people!
The corporate / military power elite of the U.S. (along with its
corporate-stream media) keeps everyday people in this nation in a state
of fear, disarray, and of course perpetual war. It almost goes without
saying that the mainstay of the U.S. Empire's elite are deceit,
hypocrisy, and endless wars.
The phony left / right paradigm perpetuated and embodied by the
Democrats and their so-called 'progressive' allies – and the
Republicans and their so-called 'conservative' allies – is what
keeps fear, hatred, division, and effective non-communication intact;
thus, ensuring that people are kept on the artificial plantations of
ignorance and manipulation. Meanwhile, the opportunist politicians and
their many minions of the so-called 'left' and 'right' engage in
endless fake and hypocritical polemical skirmishes while in fact
simultaneously maintaining the blood sucking status quo on behalf of
the national and global corporate / military power elite – always at
the expense of everyday ordinary people of all colors in this nation
and throughout Mother Earth. Such is the manipulated insanity of the
And of course Barack Obama's “hope and change” was never anything more,
nor was it meant to be anything more, than yet another rope and chain
for the everyday struggling people of this nation and world to be
ensnared in. Obama and his cohorts have ushered in a police /
surveillance state complete with unjust 'laws' of indefinite detention
– more terrible and far-reaching than anything this nation (and world)
have yet beheld. To believe otherwise is to succumb to dangerous,
delusional, and unadulterated fantasy.
The hatred and division at home, and the perpetual U.S. wars abroad are
symptomatic of an enslaved society that has yet to fully awaken to its
own political, economic, and social enslavement. In the poignant and
very relevant words of Harriet Tubman: “I freed a thousand slaves – I
could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”
The time is upon the millions of everyday people of all colors in this
nation to recognize our enslaved condition and act to free ourselves
It is no longer a question of if the everyday
ordinary people of this nation will untangle and throw off our chains.
Rather, it is a matter of when and how this will be done by the people
from the bottom up. Some people are increasingly beginning to seriously
awaken – but awakening – while absolutely necessary, is simply not
enough. Perhaps the real question is, when will the people of this
nation decide that enough is enough – and what will they do about it?
It is time for uncompromising systemic change.
When will we ever learn? The fact is that we are learning. And with our
understanding comes an urgency and a responsibility to ourselves, each
other, this nation, and the peoples of Mother Earth. Be creative – be
determined – and remember Joe Hill's words: “Don't Mourn. ORGANIZE!” We
must escape from the Democrat and Republican party plantations,
strategically submerge our respective differences for the common good
of everyday people, and set about creatively and collectively building
a more just and humane society and world. We can do this because we
must do this!
Each one, reach one. Each one, teach one. Onward, then, my sisters and brothers. Onward...!