to secure these rights, governments are instituted among
men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the
governed. That whenever any form of government
becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of
the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute
new government, laying its foundation on such principles
and organizing its powers in such form, as to them
shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness..."
United States Declaration of Independence
not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you
can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says
Malcolm X [el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz]
reality of corporate greed and domination in this nation,
combined with the U.S. corporate-government's wars abroad
and de facto political manipulation and repression at home
under the administrative auspices of Barack Obama, has brought
ordinary, everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow
people to the very brink of economic and political ruin
the egregious omissions in the U.S. Declaration of Independence,
pertaining to the rights of Indigenous Native people and
Black people, etc., this document is and remains,
in the 21st century, absolutely correct in its assertion
regarding "the right of the people to alter
or to abolish..."any form of [this nation's] government"
that does not serve "the safety or happiness"
of the people [i.e. a government that repeatedly ignores,
distorts, and/or subverts the "consent"
and will of the people].
current, overwhelmingly corporate-backed, war and austerity
U.S. president, Barack Obama, was ushered into office
after having cynically and callously bamboozled everyday
people of all colors and both genders, with misleading and
fallacious "hope and change" rhetoric. Instead
of delivering "hope" or "change," Mr.
Obama has, for going on three years, delivered more wars,
increased economic austerity, and constant political
subterfuge,double-speak, and repression, complete with
an unmistakable and huge dose of contempt for ordinary,
everyday people (his double-speak rhetoric notwithstanding).
Having successfully bamboozled and hoodwinked the majority
of everyday people who ushered him into the White House
in the first place, he has now subverted their hopes,
dreams, and legitimate needs; even as he stalwartly
serves the avaricious corporate elite of this nation.
His policies of economic austerity at home and U.S. wars
and occupations abroad have bestowed upon the everyday people
of this nation neither "safety or happiness."
In fact, his policies and actions of war abroad and austerity
at home have made the people of this nation far
less physically and economically safe, and
immensely unhappy. It is time for the people of this
nation to seriously consider, and then take the political
action, to impeach U.S. president Barack Obama.
this current U.S. president shrewdly and callously
sets out to increasingly crush everyday people, this
time by destroying much-needed Social Security, Medicare,
and other such essential programs; he and his
corporate cabinet protect the rich,
even as their accomplices in the corporate elite grow
financially ever fatter from the economic misery and corporate
gouging and economic blood sucking of everyday people.
The giant tax loop holes, etc., enjoyed by the U.S.
multi-national corporate elite are, in reality, criminal
and utterly unacceptable. Just as Barack Obama, in service
to his pharmaceutical and insurance company corporate backers,
scuttled single-payer universal health care approximately
two years ago, so it that he has set out to destroy Social
Security and Medicare, etc., still in service to
his corporate backers and masters. The fact is that it is
the trillions of dollars of the people's money
that Barack Obama gave to the greedy bankers, insurance
& pharmaceutical companies, the war profiteering corporations,
and all the other Wall Street robber barons that must
immediately be returned to the everyday people of this
nation! And not one penny must be taken from
Social Security, Medicare, or any other program for the
needy, the disabled, the elderly, children, and what's left
of the working people in this country!
the corporate Democratic Party and the corporate Republican
Party feed from the diseased corporate financial trough
of greed, and they are both vultures upon everyday people
of all colors. They differ only in name, style
and rhetoric, but their systemic objectives are
collectively and fundamentally the same -
which is to perpetuate the status quo (under
differing guises) in service to the tiny, bloated,
rich and powerful. Thus, there remains the inescapable ultimate
necessity to organize for, and bring about, serious and
total systemic change. It must also
be borne in mind that the majority of the U.S. (so-called)
"news" media is owned and/or controlled by the
corporate elite, which means that it is a corporate-stream
media whose role is manipulate and form opinion
- not to honestly inform the people.
real and over-all systemic change is what
is ultimately needed in and by the people of this
nation, an impeachment process of Barack Obama, is one
of the means, that may serve as an important unifying
and rallying cry in the people's struggle for economic,
political, social, and judicial justice inside the United
States. Barack Obama has repeatedly demonstrated
that he will not, of his own accord, abide by international
law or the Constitution of this nation (which he has further
shredded), nor will he serve the economic and political
needs and interests of the masses of ordinary people thereto.
president Barack Obama is certainly no fool and he knows
the enormous pain and despair that his policies and
actions of economic austerity at home and wars abroad are
causing everyday people, both in this nation and in other
parts of the world. Having been a student at an elite private
school as a child, having later been a "research assistant"
and "financial writer" for the multi-national
Business International Corporation, and subsequently
having been a university instructor of constitutional
law before ascending to the White House; Barack Obama
is undoubtedly keenly aware of exactly how to merge
corporations and government into essentially
one blood sucking and war mongering entity, at the terrible
expense of everyday people. He is obviously also cognizant
of how his continued shredding of the U.S. Constitution,
his acts of war abroad, and his government's refusal to
be transparent, in addition to the very real political repression
of dissidents in this nation, have made an utter mockery
of the Constitution and of the very word 'democracy' itself.
connection between corporate greed, U.S. wars abroad, economic
austerity, the shredding of the U.S. Constitution, and political
repression at home are inextricably linked.
It is Barack Obama and his blood sucking corporate accomplices
who are directly responsible for the intolerable exacerbation
of joblessness, home foreclosures, homelessness, wars abroad,
and the needless deaths of so many people here and abroad.
Obama's pigmentation is absolutely irrelevant, but
his unconstitutional, deceitful, hypocritical, unjust, and
reprehensible actions at home and abroad are definitely
furtherance to what has already been addressed in this column,
the national organization, Voters
For Peace, has presented its own "5 Compelling
Reasons to Impeach President Obama." Their specific
reasons are cited in the text below:
little more than two years President Barack Obama has violated
the U.S. Constitution by:
Ordering military attacks on sovereign nations without Congressional
Issuing Executive Orders for the extra-judicial
of U.S. citizens in violation of guarantees of due process.
Presiding over military, paramilitary and intelligence service
use of torture in violation of prohibitions against cruel
and unusual treatment.
Ordering and attempting to assassinate foreign heads of
Obstructing justice by failing or refusing to investigate
credible allegations of torture brought against the previous
sobering reality is that Barack Obama and his corporate
and political accomplices have ushered in more of the same
only worse for the people of this nation and
world. His actions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya,
and elsewhere, ensure that the insane cycle of "terrorism"
will continue unabated. In this too, Obama knows full well
that it is the ordinary, common people of this nation and
planet who are the cannon fodder for the corporate/military
elite whom he serves.
is time for this president to be impeached! And contrary
to systemic mythology, the alternative to Barack Obama and
the Democratic Party foxes are not the Republican
Party wolves, which represent no alternative at all. Rather,
the alternative is what we, the everyday people, create
and make of it!
the reader must decide, but whatever your decision - do
something!!! Stop being metaphorical hamsters endlessly
running on the spinning wheel to oblivion! Be critical
thinkers, not caged hamsters. Humankind and Mother
Earth herself hang in the balance.
Collectively organize, educate, and agitate. Each one teach
one. Each one reach one. Time is of the essence.
Onward then 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 News Hour,
formerly known as The MacNeil / Lehrer News Hour.
For more about Larry Pinkney see the book, Saying No to Power: Autobiography of a 20th Century Activist and
by William Mandel [Introduction by Howard Zinn]. (Click
to read excerpts from the book.) Click here to contact Mr. Pinkney.