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Under Barack Obama: Prepare For Repression, Subterfuge, & Continuing Wars - Keeping it Real By Larry Pinkney, Editorial Board
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“…Suddenly [Rahm] Emanuel grabbed his steak knife and, as those who were there remember it, shouted out the name of another enemy, lifted the knife, then brought it down with full force into the table.

‘Dead!’ he screamed.

The group immediately joined in the cathartic release: ‘Nat Landow! Dead! Cliff Jackson! Dead! Bill Schaefer! Dead!”

This is what the New York Times article (by Elisabeth Bumiller – June 15, 1997) titled, ‘The Brothers Emanuel’ reported about the war mongering pro apartheid Zionist Rahm Emanuel, who is Barack Obama’s choice for White House Chief of Staff. Americans and the world should be truly alarmed.

The fact that Barack Obama has selected Rahm Emanuel for White House Chief of Staff is a clear signal as to Obama’s actual hawkish and war like intentions; and though this choice comes as no surprise to those who did not drink the Obama corporate media Kool-Aid, it should serve as an urgent wake up call to what real leftists and so called progressives that remain in this nation. The installment of Barack Obama as president of the U.S. Empire will mean enormous and intensified political repression and subterfuge internally; and ongoing wars externally.

Now that the corporate media has served in the despicable role of ensuring that Obama is the next face of U.S. Empire, it unabashedly is in the process of attempting to prepare the U.S. citizenry and the world for further military build up and conflict under the Obama regime. A recent example of this can be found in the November 16, 2008, TIME article (by Mark Thompson) titled, ‘Why Obama Will Continue Star Wars’ The continuation of the Star Wars so-called defense system is precisely what the corporate / military elite of the U.S. Empire want, despite the fact that it is unnecessary, ineffective, incredibly expensive and of course unduly and deliberately provocative - particularly as relates to Russia and other European nations.

In column after column this writer has attempted to alert readers to who and what Barack Obama really is and what this means for this nation and the world. In short order the ‘chickens will [ultimately] come home to roost,’ meaning that hopefully many more people will have gotten over their corporate-media induced, Barack Obama Kool-Aid stupor. The dangers of remaining in the stupor are nothing short of catastrophic.

Politically conscious and justice & peace loving people have but one viable alternative: WE MUST ORGANIZE! We must do our utmost to urge people to be vigilant. We must constantly highlight the political capitalist systemic contradictions and the corporate give-aways of the Obama/Biden regime. Economic exploitation, disparity, and racism will in fact increase. We must prepare for the inevitable increased political repression against the people of this nation, clearly understanding that the very subterfuge of the corporate / military elite, and its hand maiden - the corporate media, is in fact what brought Barack Obama to power as the face of U.S. Empire.

The times are perilous. Vigilance and organization of and between Black, Brown, White, Red, and Yellow peoples must be the order of the day. Have no illusions as to what is ahead in the U.S. Empire and what is at stake. 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.

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November 20, 2008
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