worsening economic and political plight of everyday Black,
White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people in this nation grows
ever more perilous by the day. The hypocrisy, obfuscation,
lies and cowardice of Barack Obama and his Democratic
Party foxes have, in just under two years, done more to
facilitate the impending onslaught by the extreme
right-wing Republican Party wolves than the so-called
‘Tea Partiers’ ever could. Sadly, this should come as
Barack Obama parties in the White House, and utters constant
and hollow rhetoric for corporate-stream media consumption
and dissemination, the people of this nation and planet
increasingly suffer the egregious hardships of war, unemployment,
home foreclosures, no universal health care, ecological
disaster, corporate domination, and intensified political
repression [his brazen extension of the ‘Patriot Act’
is becoming ever more apparent that the Obama economic
“reforms” are nothing more than big, fat gifts to the
corporate / military elite by the Obama regime. Everyday
people are seriously hurting, while Barack Obama,
notwithstanding his articulate double-speak rhetoric,
euphemistically resides on another planet. Barack
Obama is not inept. He is the willing robotic clone of
the national and global corporate / military elite, and
he knows precisely what he is doing.
Obama’s enormous and criminal bail-out of the bloodsucking
corrupt Wall Street corporate elite, to his large and
repeated U.S. military escalations [and
those of the corporate mercenaries known as ‘contractors’]
in Afghanistan, to his well orchestrated bait and switch
- ‘I didn’t know the gun was loaded’ disguised antics
- which are in de facto support of big oil
corporations, he has demonstrated his utter contempt for
the legitimate needs, intelligence, and human rights of
everyday people of all colors. Indeed, the list
of Obama treachery against everyday people has become
almost endless and grows daily. It is a litany
of implicit and explicit treachery and betrayal.
of course, there are those Obama apologists and misleaders
(both Black and White, etc.) who attempt to excuse, overlook,
and/or rationalize Barack Obama’s treachery and betrayal.
persons did not merely take the euphemistic blue pill
of illusion. They are the blue pill of disastrous
illusion. Some of them said that they were or are partial
or “critical supporters” of this Obama corporate
/ military clone, which is singularly absurd. It
is akin to saying that a person is partially dead
- when in fact that person is neither breathing nor conscious
and is clearly quite dead. It is nothing more than cynical
opportunism in the theater of the absurd.
were a number of crucial warning signs two years ago,
pertaining to who this Barack Obama really was
and is. One of the most obvious warning signs was the
overwhelming support by the corporate-stream media
for then-U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama. The
corporate-stream media has never served the interests
of everyday people, nor will it ever.
another crucial warning sign was the corporate-stream
media disinformation and distortion surrounding
U.S. military veteran Reverend Jeremiah Wright, and then-candidate
Barack Obama’s disgraceful and opportunistic pretense
that he was unaware of the social, cultural, and political
stance of Reverend Wright (whom Obama had known for many
years) - as Obama threw him under the bus of political
expediency, hypocrisy, and crass opportunism. All people,
regardless of their color, should have been deeply
alarmed, not by what Reverend Wright is purported
to have said in a sermon, but by what Obama did not
say and by his subsequent opportunistic and hypocritical
actions thereto. It is ironic that in throwing Reverend
Wright under the bus, Obama was in fact demonstrating
for all to see that he would sacrifice anyone
as long as it was to his personal advantage. And
by the way, anyone does mean anyone, irrespective
of color. Barack Obama would propagate horse manure
if he deemed it to be to his personal advantage; - everyday
people be damned! Barack Obama is neither Black nor White.
He is an articulate, groomed, and finely tuned clone of
the corporate / military elite for whom power (at the
economic and political expense of everyday people of all
colors) means absolutely everything. This
is the ‘Mr. hope and change,’ Barack Obama.
fairly recent debacle pertaining to Shirley Sherrod of
the United States Department of Agriculture is simply
another example of Barack Obama’s acquiescence to the
extreme right wing. For a certainty, Obama himself is
right-wing, but just as importantly, his repeatedly
demonstrated propensity for coddling the insanity of the
extreme right-wing politicos and its media is indicative
of how he and his regime are facilitating the rise
of the extreme right-wing in this nation. Once again,
Mr. Obama, in the Shirley Sherrod matter, claimed that
he, as it were, essentially ‘didn’t know the gun was loaded.’
In other words, he and his regime claimed that they were
unaware of the facts - which in themselves are ridiculous.
But if indeed, that was the case, it makes matters even
worse. The extreme right-wing media is doing what
it has always done, i.e. disfiguring the facts to
suit its own agenda. Only morons - which Barack Obama
and his regime are not - would not have known this.
Nevertheless, the Obama regime did not hesitate to publicly
politically lynch Ms. Sherrod at the drop of the extreme
right-wing’s noxious hat. Since Obama himself has demonstrated
that he has no principles or honor, it should come as
no surprise that he and his regime were stunned by Ms.
Sherrod’s refreshing honesty and candor - for which she
was made to pay dearly by the Obama regime. No ‘apology’
in the world can compensate for the ignoble political
lynching of Ms. Shirley Sherrod. But of course this does,
after all, represent who and what Barack Obama is, and
there will be more examples of these kinds of things in
the future. Moreover, the deafening silence of much of
the U.S. Black intelligentsia misleaders regarding the
Sherrod case can only be described as utterly despicable,
though not in the least bit surprising.
‘liberal’ and the right-wing corporate-stream media engages
in a constant barrage of disinformation, misinformation,
and hype for the purpose of confusing and manipulating
everyday people of all colors. Yet another example
of this can be seen in the outlandish, dangerous, and
ridiculous corporate-stream media feeding frenzy re the
so called ‘New Black Panther Party.’ There is no such
thing as a “New” Black Panther Party, just as there is
no such thing as a “new” Malcolm X or a “new” Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr.
corporate-stream media is well aware of this reality.
It is also aware of the fact that the actual Black Panther
Party (founded in October, 1966) was physically decimated
by the U.S. Government, under the auspices of the infamous
and illegal COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program),
well before the end of the 20th century. Moreover, it
is no secret that detailed information on the past
numerous national community service programs of
the long-physically defunct Black Panther Party [e.g.
its free breakfast programs, free clinic programs, free
clothing programs, etc., and its Ten-Point Program
& Platform can be easily obtained from the web site
of the Black Panther Party Legacy & Alumni at www.itsabouttimebpp.com
. It knows full well that the Black Panther Party coined
and believed in the political slogan “All Power To The
People;” not merely power to Black people alone. Nevertheless,
the 21st century ‘liberal’ and right-wing corporate-stream
media of disinformation indulge in bogus sensationalism
and hype, in an effort to confuse, frighten, and manipulate
point is that the corporate government’s objective continues
to be to misinform and manipulate, and the Barack Obama
regime is no exception in this regard. Indeed, in many
ways, it is far worse.
the bloody war in Vietnam to the bloody wars in Iraq,
Pakistan, and Afghanistan, the U.S. corporate / military
elite continues to pillage the planet and everyday people
of all colors in this nation and around the world.
Barack Obama is serving his corporate / military masters
well and without conscience. Be clear about this.
for example, you think of political prisoners, you do
not have to leave the shores of the United States to find them,
for they are languishing in prisons throughout this nation.
They are both male and female, and they are Black, Red,
Brown, White, and Yellow. Even those of us who are not
caged in cells behind physical prison walls are mentally
caged by the incessant corporate government’s propaganda
disseminated by the corporate-stream media. We must break
free of our mental chains once and for all!
treachery of ‘Mr. hope and change’ Barack Obama is becoming
self evident. Our only viable hope for change
must emanate from we ourselves - collectively.
“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on
time to organize and bring about real systemic
change. Onward 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.