corporate-controlled sham of national elections
in this year of 2012 is once more upon everyday Black,
White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people in the United
the corporate-stream “news” media is feverishly playing
its fiddle of diversion and disinformation as the
raging fires of corporate hegemony, economic austerity,
legalized indefinite detention of U.S. citizens, and perpetual
war burn to a cinder the hopes and dreams of everyday
people. Buttressed by the U.S. corporate-stream media, the political vultures
of both the Democrat and Republican parties are
fanning the flames with a deafening crescendo of lies,
obfuscation, and more lies. The economy of this
nation, for ordinary everyday people, is in a shambles,
as the corporate elite continues to rake in billions upon
billions of blood-drenched profit.
the politicians lie, the everyday people of this nation
and world continue to die. Contrary to government propaganda,
the war in Iraq
is not over; well-paid U.S.
corporate mercenaries have, in large measure, simply replaced
certain U.S. troops in that nation.
sponsored wars rage on in Afghanistan,
North Africa, and elsewhere on this
planet. These wars are, of course, great for the
tiny bloodsucking avaricious U.S. corporate elite but horrible for the everyday
people of Mother Earth. Yet, like Barack Obama’s deadly
predator-drone missiles, U.S. politicians (of both parties)
and the corporate-stream media drone on, spewing
forth their unending poisonous, thinly veiled and self-serving
repackaged vomit of war mongering propaganda.
the so-called “war on terror,” which is itself a contradiction
in terms, continues to enflame hatred and
death around the world - all in the name of misguided,
manipulated “patriotism” - under the guise of attaining
some kind of always illusive, alleged “security.”
The corporate-owned United
States government sustains itself
by active wars, the threat of wars and internal and
example, in the very name of striving for peace and security,
government is pursuing precisely the opposite in
the case of Iran. The U.S. is attempting to isolate Iran’s monetary and oil revenue assets, etc.,
an extremely dangerous game that could lead to war, as
the corporate-U.S. government well knows. This, however,
is not merely about Iran, but also directly affects China and Russia, both of which are nuclear powers.
For the U.S.
government to demand that Iran
not become a nuclear power while ignoring the fact
that the nation of Israel is
a nuclear power with stockpiled nuclear capability is
hypocritical and insane.
has nothing whatever to do with averting war and everything
to do with corporate greed and U.S. geopolitical designs to control
this planet’s natural resources. It is also a deliberate
attempt to goad, bully, and provoke Iran,
and by extension China
into a conflict with the U.S.
and its puppet allies. It is a political conflict that
could quickly lead to nuclear war and the concomitant
annihilation of humanity on this planet.
view of the United States’ own internal de facto corporate
dictatorship, its numerous political prisoners,
and its laws which provide for the indefinite detention
of its own citizens without charge, trial, jury,
or legal defense [i.e. the so-called National Defense
Authorization Act-NDAA], etc., the United States
government has absolutely no moral, ethical, or legal
authority to demand Iran or any other government do
anything! Only the ordinary everyday people of
this nation have that right, but certainly not
a U.S. corporate-government
that does not even legitimately represent its people.
actual message of the U.S. corporate-government
to the world is, “do as I say, not as I do!”
Ironically, it is the U.S.
government itself who first unleashed the terrible nuclear
genie upon humankind, and who remains a foremost nuclear
power to this very day - which fact is not missed
by other nations of the world. Clearly, if the U.S. government truly desired
nuclear disarmament - it would lead by example.
Political saber rattling and war mongering is not the
example, and though it may make for effective internal
political propaganda, it is a sure recipe for war. To
reiterate: The corporate-owned United
States government sustains itself
(not its people) by active wars, the threat of
wars, and internal and external subterfuge.
millions upon millions of people in this nation become,
and increasingly remain, without jobs, and home foreclosures
continue unabated , corporate executives of the corporate
elite lavish themselves with six and seven figure,
undeserved “salaries.” Young people, unable to pay
for their student loans, etc., are offered the odious
“opportunity” of becoming cannon fodder in the U.S. corporate-military
machine , even as giant multi-national Wall Street corporations
funnel much needed U.S. jobs to so-called “Third World”
nations, where the skills of the people in those nations
are economically pimped, as profits abound for the U.S.
multi-national corporate elite. Life sustaining pensions
of seniors in this nation have been made a thing of the
past by the greedy vampires of the corporate elite, and
the poor and dispossessed of this nation are in increasing
farce of “democracy” and elections in this corporate owned
nation has, in 2012, become self-evident. The questions
remain however: What further subterfuge against
everyday people will the corporate-controlled U.S.
government utilize? Moreover, how much more can
or will the people tolerate? Indeed, in the words of Langston
Hughes, “What happens to a dream deferred?” Only
the actions of and by everyday Black, White, Brown, Red,
and Yellow people collectively can and will decisively
answer these questions.
is an enormous amount of work, political education, and
organizing ahead. For this nation, for humanity everywhere,
and for Mother Earth herself we cannot shirk in our tasks.
Each one, teach one as we carry on in this people’s struggle.
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
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.