“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Hide nothing from the masses of our people. Tell no lies. Expose lies
whenever they are told. Mask no difficulties, mistakes, failures. Claim
no easy victories.”
- Amilcar Cabral
The narrative [i.e. the stories] of struggling everyday ordinary Black,
White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people in this nation and throughout
Mother Earth, must be told and retold, by we ourselves, in perpetuity.
If we do not consistently present our collective narrative, our past
and current struggles for social, economic, and political justice will
be twisted, disfigured, distorted, and/or omitted by systemic usurpers.
In this year of 2013, it is obvious that the struggle for human and
political rights in the U.S. has been thwarted by usurpers and systemic
gatekeepers and misleaders from the so-called left and the so-called
right who are owned by their corporate masters. The end game remains:
Keep everyday people distracted, divided, and manipulated. But it
doesn't have to be this way.
The horrors of COINTELPRO [the infamous U.S. Counter
Intelligence Program to 'discredit, frame, imprison, and/or murder'
politically active people of conscience] have never ceased continue
unabated, and have in fact, been intensified. These horrors, under
drone man Barack Obama, have now been legally codified via the Patriot
Act, the NDAA (provision 1021), the 'Kill List,' and the ongoing U.S.
prison gulag at Guantanamo, etc. The internal and external subterfuge
of 'false flag' operations (which are designed by the U.S. corporate /
military elite – and so-called 'intelligence' gathering organizations -
with the deep complicity of the U.S. corporate-stream 'news' media) to
keep everyday people in fear, divided and submissive are at an all time
high. The perpetual wars and/or U.S. military incursions throughout the
world perpetuates 'terrorism' and is, in itself, state-sponsored
terror. The shredding of the U.S. Constitution (at home) and the
demonstrated contempt for international law (abroad) by the Obama/Biden
regime in concert with his Democrat and Republican cohorts is
self-evident to conscious persons. The active militarization by the
Obama regime of local and state police departments throughout the U.S.
and the enormous arms build-up by the so-called Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) is further indication that the United States is not
becoming a police state – it already is a de facto police state.
Moreover, the ongoing imprisonment and the physical and/or
psychological torture of the vast amount of U.S. political prisoners of
all colors, languishing in this nation's prison gulag system, is an
obscene and continuing outrage beyond description. And the U.S.
'justice' system is an integral part and parcel of this obscene
outrage. Human and political rights in the U.S. is an utter farce. And
it will continue to be such until everyday people collectively say, “NO
MORE!” and systemically CHANGE
The Silence of Our 'Friends'
So where are the so-called 'liberals' and 'progressives' as all of the
above outrages are being carried out by the Obama/Biden regime? Where
is the mass outrage from these segments that was so prevalent during
the Bush/Cheney regime?
Much (if not most) of the leadership of so-called 'liberals' and
'progressives' in this nation are deafeningly “silent,” and therefore
deeply complicit, in the perpetuation of these outrages at home and
abroad. This leadership, or more appropriately described – this
misleadership, are the fifth-column systemic gatekeepers for the
continued political, economic, and social emaciation of everyday
ordinary Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people in this nation and
abroad. They are, in reality, worse than hypocrites. Hiding under the
fallacious cover of Barack Obama and so-called 'political correctness,'
they are in fact perpetuating austerity and racism at home, and
perpetual war, torture, and terror abroad. They are the willing color
and/or gender token-puppets for this deranged, blood sucking
corporate-owned U.S. political system. These privileged so-called
'liberals' and 'progressives' know full well that human rights inside
the U.S. itself is a well perpetuated fraud from which they benefit by
pretending to be the guardians of, in real terms, virtually
non-existent human and political rights in this nation. They obfuscate
and distort the narrative of everyday people's struggles. They too, are
usurpers of the people's struggles. There are no words to adequately
describe the pernicious and insidious role that they play and the
enormous harm that they perpetrate upon millions of everyday
The very last thing that the misleadership of the so-called
left and right want to occur, is for the ordinary everyday people of
this nation (and world) to directly communicate with one another,
identify our common interests, and collectively throw off our political
and economic yokes.
Claim No Easy Victories
The long and protracted struggle of people in this nation and
throughout the world for human rights and justice is not an easy one.
And there is the ever-present reality of discredited attempts,
frame-ups and/or the risk of imprisonment against those of us engaged
in this most necessary and serious struggle. Yet, this is to be
expected and must not deter us. In the words of Amilcar Cabral, we
must, “Claim no easy victories.”
Barack Obama, and his ilk, are simply the latest in a long line of
enemies of the everyday people everywhere. To be sure, the U.S. and
global power elite are, even now, grooming others to carry on their
insipid hegemonic plans. But as the old adage says, “Forewarned is
We, the everyday ordinary people of Mother Earth, already know that we
should expect systemic pawns to use every dastardly tactic at their
disposal to thwart and 'neutralize' us. But we should also know and
remember that we are the overwhelming majority, and by staying focused,
vigilant, persistent, and determined – we the people – shall
succeed. So, “claim no easy victories,” but do claim the right and
necessity to struggle for victories!
Each one, reach one. Each one, teach one. Onward, then, my sisters and brothers. Onward...!