October 9 , 2008 - Issue 294
The Scandalous Republicrats:
Two Poisonous Peas in One Rotten Pod
Keeping it Real
By Larry Pinkney
BlackCommentator.com Editorial Board
The recent and despicable bail out of Wall Street (which was nothing more than a sell out of everyday people in this nation) by the so-called Democratic and Republican Parties, once again demonstrated to the peoples of this nation and world that they are but one political party. They are the amoral and scandalous Republicrats. Indeed, they are the systemic gate keepers of the U.S. Empire and are in opposition to the best economic, social, and political interests of the people of this nation and world.
The late and eminent poet, writer, and activist, Audre Lorde (also known as Gamba Adisa), correctly stated that, “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.” The Democratic and Republican Parties are in fact tools of the avaricious, blood sucking corporate masters who are bent on containing, manipulating, and emaciating Black, Brown, Red, Yellow, and White peoples of this nation and planet. The pressing question is: Will we continue to allow ourselves to be the fools of the tools? We must not.
The Republicrats are astute at playing peoples off one against the other in order to maintain their stranglehold of economic, social, and political control & domination. While so-called people of color are systemically and systematically pitted against the other and against economically disenfranchised Whites; the filthy rich “masters” of the U.S. Empire, and their subservient stooges, engage in perpetuating the never-ending cycle of utilizing fear tactics, subterfuge, disinformation, and outright brute force to stomp on the poor and disenfranchised at home and abroad.
Divide and conquer continues to be the order of the day, adroitly used
by the masters of the U.S. Empire. Their economic policies bring
in the poor from nations south of the
and Republican Parties [i.e. the Republicrats] are part of a continuing
fraud against the people of this nation and world. Moreover, what
the corporate and much of the so-called “progressive” media refers to
as a “choice” to be made by the people is in fact no choice at
all. It is a consistently perpetuated myth, as is so accurately summed
up by the words of the philosopher Albert Camus when he said, “What better
way to enslave a man than to give him the vote and tell him he’s
free.” The peoples of the
There are those
who say that the bailout did not and will not work; but alas it has already
worked. It has worked for the bloated, blood sucking corporate elite,
though certainly not for the everyday people. But then it was never
really intended to work for everyday men, women, and children. That is
not what Wall Street has ever been about - i.e. everyday people. This
is precisely why the candidacy of Barack Obama is so strongly financially
supported by Wall Street, while the corporate candidacy of John
McCain is also backed by the corporate blood suckers of “
Enough is enough! We must have universal health care, full employment, decent & affordable housing, education, and a truly just & equal judicial system, etc. In essence, we must have real systemic change that addresses the human needs and aspirations of the people, not the perpetual greed, disinformation, and subterfuge of the corporate elite!
For a fact, the U.S. Presidential Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente ticket is precisely about building an ongoing, unflinching movement dedicated to bringing about systemic change for the people, not the greedy corporate elite. The McKinney/Clemente ticket is not supported by Wall Street or its corporate elite; and it is despised by the corporate media and the Democratic / Republican Party Republicrats. This is a movement currently embodied by Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente and it will continue to grow stronger now and in the future, well past the upcoming sham elections of the year 2008.
Step outside the Republicrat box. We must cease to be the fools of the Democratic / Republican Party Republicrats. We must grab hold of our own destinies.
To reiterate: Enough is simply enough. It is past time to build viable second, third, fourth, and fifth political parties in this nation. The scandalous Republicrats [i.e. the Democratic and Republican Parties], along with all their self-serving rhetoric, must be dispatched to the dust bin of history by everyday people, once and for all. Enough is truly enough.
Onward then brothers and sisters! Onward to create a genuine peoples movement which is about nurturing the new person, and is based on human needs, not corporate greed. 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 NewsHour, formerly known as The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. 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.