“Never be deceived that the rich will allow you to vote away their wealth.”—Lucy Parsons
“Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it.”—Howard Zinn
The ill-gotten wealth of the filthy national and global rich—power elite—’one percent’ is a systemic cancer that is consuming the life-blood of humankind of all colors in this nation and throughout Mother Earth.
Even as the politically carnivorous scoundrel Barack Obama, and his Democrat and Republican cohorts, clamor about the tragic and despicable purported beheading of journalist James Foley, by ‘ISIS’ in Iraq, these very same U.S. scoundrels support the outrages of ISIS in the sovereign nation of Syria. Moreover, these scoundrels support the fascist militarization of the U.S. police and the arrests and brutality against journalists throughout the United States itself, including in war-torn (every-town USA) Ferguson, Missouri. The rights and responsibilities of journalists are systematically ignored and trampled upon inside the United States, as amply demonstrated by the the Obama regime’s vicious onslaught against so very many journalists and ‘whistle blowers’ including journalist James Risen, etc.
While the vomit—corporate-stream U.S. media—attempts to propagate the systemically controlled narrative as being that of a fundamentally Black versus White conflict in this nation; the reality is that Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people in this nation are all politically, socially, and economically dispossessed by the corporate-owned Democrat and Republican bloodsuckers of the U.S. government.
It is seriously time that the people of this nation understand that we are a part of the human family—not the masters of the human family. Of this we should be both humbled and proud. Let us demonstrate our humanity and intelligence by first addressing the pressing economic, social, and political matters right here at home! We are not, nor should we be the masters of humanity—we are an important part of humanity.
The enormous horrors and human tragedies in Palestine, Syria, Iraq, and the Ukraine, and elsewhere, are matters that the U.S government, along with its vomit-corporate-stream ‘news’ media, have exacerbated. The arrogance, intransigence, disinformation, and subterfuge of the U.S. government has placed the people of this nation and Mother Earth at the very precipice of annihilation through global conflict and quite possibly thermonuclear war. This is utterly unacceptable and foolhardy. I repeat that we in this nation are a part of the human family—not the masters of the human family!
Let us begin to demand and relentlessly organize to bring about a systemic change right here at home!
We don’t have to keep repeating the mistakes and arrogance of the past. We can bring about a better, more humane, more just society and world.
Don’t give up! Damn the vomit corporate-stream media! They don’t own us!
It’s time to overcome our differences in the common interests of ALL of us. Mother Earth is suffering. Humanity is suffering. WE THE PEOPLE are unduly suffering!
Don’t let the Democrats and Republicans take us even deeper into Iraq, Syria, Ukraine or elsewhere! Ferguson, Missouri, is NOT fundamentally a Black versus White issue—it is a matter of people of ALL colors saying that we have had enough of government and media subterfuge and division—ENOUGH of being pimped and bloodsucked by the filthy rich and their minions!!!
In the words of the late great poet Langston Hughes, ‘Let America Be America Again . . . !’ Only WE THE PEOPLE can make these ideals a reality! It is NOT easy but it IS IMPERATIVE!
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.)