The only change
that took place in this nation on November 4, 2008 was chump
change, which was no change at all. Symbolic change does not feed,
clothe, house or provide people health care.
the U.S. Empire is corrupt and irreparably flawed, particularly
as it affects the vast majority of Black, Brown, Red, Yellow, and
White peoples in this nation and throughout the world. Moreover,
it is utterly ridiculous to expect that the significant and much
needed economic, social, and political change will be, or even can
be, brought about without first changing the political, social,
and economic system in its entirety [i.e. systemic
that the masses of people in this nation have been once again effectively
hoodwinked, bamboozled, and chumped-out by a slimy, fifth column,
self serving corporate media, intent upon diverting, disinforming,
and misinforming the overwhelming majority of people; January of
2009 will usher in the same old business as usual - only
this time, under the guise of Black face in the White
announced appointments of Rahm Emmanuel, Hillary Clinton, and Robert
Gates, etc., to major posts within the incoming U.S.
regime, are ones that have nothing to do with “change”
(systemic or otherwise), and everything to do with
continuity of empire, oppression, and cynical masquerade.
relatively short order, probably within the upcoming next
two to four years, the elite of the U.S. Empire will no doubt, utilizing
disinformation, stealth, and subterfuge, manufacture reasons to
militarily attack one or both of the sovereign nations of Iran
Of course the despicable U.S.
corporate lackey media, in collaboration with the U.S. corporate blood sucking / military apparatus
will beat the proverbial drums for war as has happened time and
within the U.S., the incoming regime’s
emperor will use increasing rhetorical double talk and mixed
signals, combined with smoke and mirror economics, to
continue to divert, bamboozle, confuse, and manipulate the people
of this nation. As the people of the U.S. increasingly lose their
jobs and homes, etc., and receive no (single payer) universal
health care, they will be told to sacrifice and have “hope.” This,
even as the bloated corporate elite enjoy their ill-gotten gains
at the expense of the majority of people of the United
States and the world.
economic and racial disparities within this nation will not
be seriously addressed by the incoming U.S. regime, nor will the
situations of the many political prisoners, wallowing in prisons
throughout this nation, be equitably addressed. Symbolic change
is chump change, which is no real change at all.
is imperative that people in this nation break free, once and for
all, from the death grip of corporate capitalism which is nothing
more than systemic terrorism against the poor.
must stop being chumps and start standing up and being
full human beings. It is only the people of this nation
and world who can, and ultimately will bring about systemic
change that is so sorely needed if ever there is to be real
political, social, and economic justice.
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.