must never be forgotten that both Barack Obama and John McCain
supported the over 700 billion dollar sell out of the people
to the elite finance capitalists of Wall Street, despite the expressed
overwhelming opposition to it from every day persons throughout
the United States. This is an example of the de facto dictatorship
of and by corporations in the U.S.A.
It is seriously authoritarian and without conscience. It is in fact
a 21st Century kind of fascism in this nation that continues to
make an utter mockery of supposed U.S.
finance capitalists, the corporate media (including its so-called
progressive/ leftist collaborators), and the corporate-backed
Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin U.S. Presidential tickets are enemies
of the people - one and all. All of them support the continued economic
and political exploitation of every day men, women, and children
inside the United States and around the world. All of them
support U.S. Empire and hegemony. To deny this is to deny the obvious.
should be noted that even the recent - over 700 billion dollar sell
out - to the greedy, irresponsible corporate elite of Wall Street
can only, at most, forestall the economic, social, and political
upheaval that is nearer than many care to imagine. Nevertheless,
those billions of dollars were tantamount to applying a mere band
aid as a supposed cure to a cancer patient. Burying our heads in
the sand like ostriches will not stop the devastating economic
unraveling process which has already begun in earnest. What is needed
is an end to corporate fascism, corporate government. What is needed
by and for the masses is total and complete systemic change in the
United States, and neither
Barack Obama nor John McCain will bring this about.
many are desirous of simply seeing “black faces in high places”
and thus support the likes of Barack Obama for U.S. President, as
if that will bring about much needed systemic change. Never
mind that Obama is more to the right on a number of important issues
and policies, such as supporting apartheid Zionism and U.S. military
adventurism, than even George W. Bush. Never mind that U.S. Supreme
Court Justice Clarence Thomas and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza
Rice are “black faces in a high places” who have brought, and continue
to bring, nothing but grief to the vast majority of people, be they
Black, Brown, Red, Yellow or White. When will we ever learn?
or later, the people of the United
States are going to have to take responsibility
for the kind of government this nation has. While it is certainly
accurate that the majority of Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow
peoples in this nation are continually exploited by what is, in
essence, a corporate fascist dictatorship, there nonetheless comes
a point when the people of this nation must reject, once and for
all, the fake democracy promoted by the U.S. corporate government
with the ongoing complicity of the U.S. corporate media.
corporate / military elite of this nation is intent upon neutralizing
Black, other oppressed peoples, and people of good will generally
in this nation - by promoting the candidacy of Barack Obama. While
this tactic may be effective in the short term, it will fail miserably
in the not too distant future, once people awaken to who Barack
Obama really is, and experience and see first hand that a Barack
Obama presidency will have substantively and systemically
changed nothing. Indeed, economic, social, and political
matters will have become far worse. As civil rights attorney P.
Jerome correctly concludes in the article titled, No
Dog in this Fight, which states in relevant part: “If
McCain wins, more war and more austerity. If Obama wins, even more
war and even more austerity, but with no political opposition.
By November 5, the same people will be controlling our lives,
regardless of the election outcome. Real power never gets voted
out of office. It must be confronted and overturned.” Indeed! Collaborating
with U.S. Empire and corporate fascism only enhances it; and this
collaboration, especially by some of the so-called left in this
nation, is inexcusable and must never be forgotten.
Democratic and Republican Party Republicrats have, for countless
years, wreaked enormous pain, suffering, and havoc upon the masses
of women, men, and children around the globe. We can ill afford
to continue being hostages to the Republicrats. This Democratic
and Republican Party democracy is no democracy at all. It
is a farce.
the Constitution of the United
States of America, with all its flaws, has
been for its part deliberately subverted and shredded by both
the Democratic and Republican Parties [i.e. the Republicrats]. Moreover,
notwithstanding their meaningless, misleading, and often insulting
2008 campaign rhetoric, Barack Obama and John McCain serve the corporate
/ military elite and certainly not the people.
They are the enemies of the people plain and simple. Have no illusions,
the time is rapidly approaching when massive and/or regular military
“police” actions may very well be employed inside the United States
by the corporate government against its own citizens. People generally
know that John McCain is capable of this, but are dangerously deluded
into thinking that Barack Obama isn’t. Power concedes nothing,
and it truly “must be confronted and overturned.”
not deceived, for literally everything is at stake for now
and for many, many years to come.
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.