only need be stabbed once to get the point (no pun intended).
Yet, Barack Obama, the Democratic Party foxes, the Republican
Party wolves, and their corporate / military masters are
constantly stabbing the people of this nation and world
with lies, lies, and more lies.
it became apparent to the U.S. corporate plutocracy that
the despised George W. Bush and his Republican Party wolves
had outlived their immediate usefulness to them,
the corporate / military complex made a switch and backed
a superficially different proverbial horse - this
time a colored one versus a white one - to continue
their bidding. Liberals, so-called ‘progressives,’ and the
phony left in this nation overwhelmingly jumped on the corporate-brand
Obama political band wagon; precisely as the corporate
/ military complex knew they would.
this nation is in the untenable situation of having placed
the political foxes in place to guard the hen house,
even as the howling political wolves encircle the
entire farm, eagerly awaiting their opportunity to once
more devour whatever hens the foxes have not already eaten.
Unfortunately, it is the everyday Black, White, Brown,
Red, and Yellow peoples of this nation who have been cast
into the role of the hens and who are being politically
and economically emaciated and devoured.
this situation were not so precarious and sadly pathetic,
it might almost be comical, even as the corporate owned,
self-described “news” media persists in omitting
crucial information, lying to, and disseminating mediocre
and mindless distractions for and to the peoples of this
nation and world. This daily reality has become the theater
of the absurd, with the end game being to utterly obliterate
critical thinking and opposition.
have moved from the inarticulate, war mongering and
corporate-backed G W Bush to the highly articulate,
war mongering and corporate-backed Barack Obama. We have
jumped collectively from the frying pan into the fire. It
is reminiscent of the words from an old ‘Negro’ spiritual:
“God gave Noah the rainbow sign, no more water the fire
the fires are burning. They are burning in Afghanistan,
and Pakistan. They have burned
in the oil-soaked Gulf of Mexico. They
are burning in the increasing unemployment, home foreclosures,
and homelessness in this nation. They are burning in the
souls of the masses of everyday people who are daily economically
victimized by the vampires and vultures of the corporate
elite. They are burning in the massive, corporate prison
gulags of this nation. They are burning in the incessant
environmental ravaging of this planet - Mother Earth. Oh
yes, the fires are burning alright - and all that
we the people get are lies, lies, and more
of the Corporate Media?
de facto mantra of the corporate “news” media to everyday
people is: ‘tune in, turn on, and (and most of all)
drop out.’ The corporate media is notorious for its mediocrity,
distortion, and omission. Distract, lie, and omit.
point of fact, the corporate media (as the U.S. Government
itself) is quite literally owned, supported, and
operated by the same corporate, blood-sucking
criminal elite who are emaciating everyday people nationally
and internationally. Thus, it is absurd to expect or look
to the corporate media for anything other than what it does
best: i.e. distortion, distraction, mediocrity, and omission.
The corporate media consistently demonstrates that it is
little more than the propaganda wing for the corporate government.
It is, for example, no mere coincidence that
in its scant coverage of the unfolding national and planetary
oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the corporate media
(and the government) persist in referring to it as a minor-sounding
“oil spill,” when in fact it is more akin to being a
human-induced, underwater, oil-spewing volcano of
gigantic and catastrophic proportion. Moreover, the
magnitude and scope of this terrible economic, environmental,
and human disaster has yet to be seriously or
effectively addressed and reported on by the corporate
that’s okay, right? After all, approximately two weeks before
this colossal corporate criminal atrocity in the Gulf
of Mexico, Barack Obama had assured the nation that off-shore
drilling is safe and that the government was vigorously
regulating it. Obama of course simply lied. But who
cares? The corporate media sure as hell doesn’t, and it
doesn’t want you to know or care either.
is the nature of the corporate media beast, not only in
this matter, but in all matters of importance to
the Lying Trickster
On virtually every single important political issue that is near and dear to real - versus fake -
progressives and leftists, Barack Obama has repeatedly demonstrated
chicanery and contempt for everyday people.
single payer health care, the continuing U.S. wars in Afghanistan,
Iraq, and Pakistan, renewing and extending the ‘Patriot
Act,’ continuing ‘Rendition’ [i.e. illegal international
U.S. kidnapping], supporting apartheid Zionism, Guantanamo
prisoners, massive environmental degradation, labor
rights, mass incarceration, immigrant rights, abortion rights,
etc.; Barack Obama has come down squarely on the wrong
side, always in favor of the corporate / military elite
and not the people.
big lie that liberals and phony so-called ‘progressives’
spew is that Barack Obama and the Democratic Party foxes
are still somehow better than the Republican Party wolves.
THAT IS A LIE - THEY ARE BOTH THE SAME! In fact, Barack
Obama has carried out and expanded upon the very same
unacceptable and discredited policies, started by the
Bush/Cheney Republican Party wolves; and he has been far
more insidiously effective in emaciating everyday people
than G W Bush could have ever dreamed of being. The installment
of the Obama / Biden administration in the White House was
and is a continuation of G W Bush Republican Party
policies in all but name. Thus, the articulate, insipid,
hypocrite Barack Obama, is enormously dangerous to the national
and planetary environment, to world peace with justice,
and to your very health. Wake up!!! Think!!!
must reject the vomit from the Democratic Party foxes and
the Republican Party wolves. We must understand that any
feigned conflict between them [the Democrats and Republicans]
is a fake one, meant to confuse, manipulate, and
pimp the emotions of the people.
us politically organize third parties outside of the
corporate military death trap of Democratic and Republican
Party foxes and wolves. We must free ourselves once and
for all from these blood-suckers. We must engage in critical
thinking and act accordingly.
is time for all people of good will, real progressives,
and real leftists to stand up for real systemic
change, in opposition to those who seek to keep us politically
deaf, dumb, blind, and powerless.
my sisters and brothers! 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/LehrerNewsHour. 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.