“Never be deceived that the
rich will allow you
to vote away their wealth.”
- Lucy Parsons
In order to genuinely change
rotten, political system, one must fight the system, not accommodate or
acquiesce to it.
It is a struggle based upon the needs and
human rights of the many versus the insatiable greed and lust for power
of the few.
The objective of this U.S.
political system and its
corporate-stream media is to manipulate, break your spirit, and wear
Only this way can those who actually own the system be the
profiteers that they are.
The plain ordinary everyday
Black, White, Brown,
Red, and Yellow people of this nation are never genuinely told
heralded for their political, economic, and social victories in the
struggle to survive in this predatory capitalist system.
The fact is that ordinary
people in this nation
and throughout the world have made enormous collective strides on
everyday people. The people of this nation are no exception in this
are led to believe that this corrupt system is of, by, for and about
us. It is
not! It is about maintaining and perpetuating the interests of, for,
and by the
One of the most profound
writers who delineated
the accomplishments of we, the ordinary people, was Howard Zinn,
in his book, A Peoples History of the United States. The
national and global wealthy elite will never, in their
institutions, their corporate media, or their corporate-owned
tell the truth about the sacrifices, struggle, and accomplishments made
ordinary people. They cannot afford to do this - for such truths would
and politically empower ordinary people - and such empowerment would
the status quo - their status quo.
Perpetual wars, ‘racial’
austerity, and deliberately manipulated ‘terrorism’ serve the interests
objectives of the avaricious wealthy elite - not the teeming
people of all colors.
We must understand that both
color and class are
being insidiously and effectively used against us ordinary
this is being done to the overwhelming majority of people by
the elite -
and the aspirant elite of all colors. Today, the New Plantation, in the
facto Patriot Act / NDAA / ‘Kill List’ U.S. police-state - Plantation
is all about pimping the fears, hopes, dreams, and economic and
rights of the vast majority of people.
Sadly, many Black Americans
have, for the moment,
bought into the bloody ‘manifest destiny’ myth of this nation - even as
own economic, social, and political rights are being consistently
The war mongering, insipid, and articulate Barack Obama house ‘Negro,’
served and continues to serve, his corporate Wall Street masters well -
terrible expense of everyday people of all colors.
Nevertheless, the ordinary
people of all colors
in this nation have the capacity to rise up against this
rotten, hypocritical, unjust political system. It is a matter of
and time. This struggle is about class warfare, not simply color. It is
based upon the needs and human rights of the many versus the insatiable
lust for power of the few.
The corporate-stream media is,
essentially nothing more than the propaganda mouth-piece for the slimy
Once this fact is understood, recognized, and acted upon, the
the corporate-stream media (in all its wily forms) will be greatly
Both color and class are being insidiously and
effectively used against us ordinary people
The fact is that throughout
ordinary people, at great costs, are effectively resisting systemic
foreclosures, corporate hegemony, and systemic brutality. The
media reports little or nothing of these valiant actions and victories
part of the people as such information is not in the interests of their
corporate masters. The less this corporate-stream media reports, the
ordinary people should, must, and will organize and resist in this
throughout Mother Earth.
Only the persistent,
and collective actions of everyday people,
will be an important part of resisting and ultimately changing this
irretrievably rotten political system. It is time to shove this entire
political system off the so-called ‘fiscal cliff,’ and
create one that serves the needs, wants, and hopes of everyday people.
We are winning victories, and
every victory -
large or small - belongs to the people, all the people! This struggle
is a long
and protracted one - and it must be intensified! All Power
People - conscious, determined, and victorious people!
Remember: Each one, reach one.
Each one, teach
one. Onward, then, my sisters and brothers! Onward!
Board member and Columnist, Larry Pinkney,
is a veteran of the Black
Panther Party, the former Minister of Interior of the Republic of New
former political prisoner and the only American to have successfully
self-authored his civil / political rights case to the United Nations
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In connection
political organizing activities in opposition to voter suppression,
etc., Pinkney was interviewed in 1988 on
the nationally televised
formerly known as The MacNeil / Lehrer
News Hour. For more about Larry Pinkney
No to Power: Autobiography of a 20th Century Activist and Thinker,
Mandel [Introduction by Howard Zinn].
(Click here to read excerpts from the book.) Click here to view Larry’s interview of October
Click here to contact Mr. Pinkney.