“If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.”—Malcolm X [el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz]
“Historically, the most terrible things—war, genocide, and slavery—have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.”—Howard Zinn
U.S. President Barack Obama and his corporate-owned Democrat and Republican minions have, in this 21st century, attempted to distort, disfigure, and reverse the course of the legitimate human struggle of everyday ordinary Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people in this nation and throughout Mother Earth.
Presently, NOTHING is more pernicious than the reality of the internal velvet-gloved fascist corporatocracy of and by the national power elite of the United States, whose tentacles, blood suck everyday people in this nation and throughout the world. In conjunction with its global corporate/military power elite partners and lackeys, the national U.S. power elite, represented by its current mouth piece—drone man, ‘kill list’—Barack Obama—is engaging in an insidiously orchestrated war against humankind.
It is no overstatement to say that Barack Obama, his handlers, and his minions are themselves, in fact, weapons of mass destruction, aided and abetted, by the incessant disinformation of the insipid and pathetic U.S. corporate-stream media.
We must always remember that manipulation, disinformation, subterfuge, covert false flag operations, and economic disenfranchisement of ordinary people, etc., are the constant tools of the national and global power elite, and they are—along with drone missiles, bombs, and concomitant military interventions—ongoing weapons of mass destruction against the everyday struggling people of this nation and planet.
Notwithstanding the nonsense of the U.S. corporate-stream media, Barack Obama has repeatedly and egregiously demonstrated that his so-called ‘values’ are those of the corporate/military elite—NOT those of the struggling everyday ordinary people!
This nation, with all of its faults and many shortcomings, has nevertheless, been one of at least noble and worthy ideals. Yet, in less than six years, Obama and his cohorts, have striven to destroy those ideals and take this nation steadily backwards—beyond even the outrages and insanity of Obama’s immediate predecessor, G.W. Bush. We the ordinary people, cannot and must not abide this—for far too much is at stake at home and abroad. Enough is absolutely enough!
The time has come, in the words of Malcolm X, for we everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people to “stand for something,” and stop “fall[ing] for anything.”
Be assured that the corporate-owned Obama regime will continue to seek to disinform, confuse, divide, and control the ordinary people of this nation—for such is the proven nature of political pimps and blood suckers. But we do not have to give, in the words of Howard Zinn, “obedience” and compliance to this corrupt system and those who would keep us enslaved on the corporate and symbiotically-joined Democrat and Republican plantations. In fact, it is our duty and responsibility as critically-thinking human beings not to comply.
While it is encouraging that the ordinary people of this nation have, for the moment, thwarted the power elite’s attempts to engage in yet another U.S. military bloodletting (this time in Syria, and no doubt beyond); we must understand that Barack Obama, his handlers, and minions will certainly persist (overtly and/or covertly) in their intentions to take this nation to war, be it in Syria, or elsewhere. Thus, we must be vigilant and determined in our opposition to their unending insanity.
We the people, must insist upon decent jobs, housing, accessible education, and economic opportunity and equity for many ordinary people right here in this nation. We must insist upon an end to corporate hegemony. And we must demand that the infrastructure of this nation be rebuilt to serve everyday people throughout this land.
It’s time to turn off the corporate-stream media and individually and collectively turn on our minds!
Remember: Each one, reach one. Each one, teach one. Onward, then, my sisters and brothers. Onward!
Intrepid Report Associate Editor 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, Pinkney was interviewed in 1988 on the nationally televised PBS News Hour, formerly known as The MacNeil / Lehrer News Hour. Pinkney is a former university instructor of political science and international relations, and his writings have been published in various places, including The Boston Globe, the San Francisco BayView newspaper, the Black Commentator, Global Research (Canada), LINKE ZEITUNG (Germany), and Mayihlome News (Azania/South Africa). 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.)