“Being human means throwing your whole life on the scales of destiny when need be, all the while rejoicing in every sunny day and every beautiful cloud.”—Rosa Luxemburg
A pigmentoid is a person who makes decisions based primarily on pigmentation, i.e., the color of another human being—without the bother of critical thought.
Unfortunately for everyday ordinary Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people in the United States, the ‘educational’ institutions and the corporate-stream ‘news’ media of this nation, have programmed, and are incessantly programming, people in this nation to be non-critical thinkers.
Indeed, it has, in actuality, become subversive in the United States for persons to think—seriously think—outside of the systemic garbage (i.e. disinformation and omission) fed to them by a corporate-controlled, irretrievably corrupt political system bent on perpetually manipulating their fears, human insecurities, and ignorance. In other words, the masses of people in the United States are treated as psychological androids in a system whose representatives—be they Democrat or Republican—serve the system, not the people.
An inordinate amount of so-called ‘People of Color,’ as well as Whites in this nation, have had the racial and political euphemistic script in the United States adroitly flipped on them by a callous systemic corporate elite whose fundamental objective is fulfilling avaricious greed and their unadulterated self-perpetuation. In this context, any who dare to question and/or critically think about those politicians of the corporate-controlled Democrat and Republican parties are deemed to be a threat to the corrupt U.S. political system, particularly as it relates to the ongoing farce of elections and ‘democracy’ in the United States.
It is now, in the year 2012, being propagated as politically incorrect in this nation to question and/or oppose the corporate-serving, warmongering policies of this predator-drone U.S. president, Barack Obama, and his Democrat and Republican Party accomplices. And this, despite the fact that this president has also extended the notorious ‘Patriot’ Act and subsequently signed into law, an act (known as the National Defense Authorization Act) legalizing the draconian indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without charge, trial, jury, or attorney representation.
As of now, U.S. government police entrapment, frame-ups, and concomitant indefinite detention are the legal reality; and suddenly those who legitimately oppose the outrageous anti-human policies of this president and his cohorts are conveniently and falsely depicted by the corporate-stream media as being supposed racists and/or malcontents. Though unbeknown to most persons, in the United States, the present day reality for the people of this land is a very stark one. The script of racism has been systemically flipped to encompass the enslavement of the vast majority of people in this nation irrespective of color or gender.
Notwithstanding their superficial, phony rhetoric, there is absolutely no substantive or systemic difference between the political parasites of the Democrat and Republican parties, with the everyday people of this nation as perpetual ping-pong balls. Without systemic change there is only chump change—which means no genuine change at all—as the people of this country continue being economic and political cannon fodder, and politically pimped as the de facto chumps of this corrupt, callous, and hypocritical system.
Ironically, a recent article by the well known author David Swanson, chillingly delineates that of the 35 impeachable offenses committed by Republican former U.S. president G. W. Bush, fully 27 of these offenses apply to the current Democrat U.S. president Barack Obama in his under four years as president. (Reference the article entitled, 27 of 35 Bush Articles of Impeachment Apply to Obama.) However, Barack Obama, by extending the Patriot Act, continuing and expanding the torture and kidnapping of Extraordinary Rendition, and signing the indefinite detention act (NDAA) into law has, among other things, surpassed even the horrors of his predecessor, G.W. Bush, and in so doing, has in effect nullified the protections guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution, and ushered legalized fascism into the United States.
Everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people of this nation, and by extension, the people of this entire planet of Mother Earth, are at a perilous historical crossroad. The corporate elite of this nation will employ every conceivable tactic to perpetuate itself and their brutal, blood sucking existence. They will continue to attempt to manipulate and divide people, one from the other, in order to maintain their ill-gotten economic privilege.
With the complicity of the U.S. corporate-stream media, the politicos of the Democrat and Republican parties have made a mockery of even a semblance of justice and democracy in this nation. We, the people of this nation, have a debt to our posterity and to Mother Earth itself. We must understand that what the corporate-controlled U.S. government perpetrates against the peoples of other nations, it will also ultimately practice against its own people—the people of the United States. U.S. government frame-ups, assassinations, and the like are not limited to national borders, nor are these egregious actions confined to being practiced only outside of this nation. To assert otherwise would be to believe in fantasy.
The time is upon this nation when everyday people will have to decide either to betray our mission and go down into historical infamy, or relegate the corporate foxes and wolves of the Democrat and Republican parties to the dustbin of history, reclaim our humanity and with it, our rightful place as stewards of and for Mother Earth.
It’s time to cease being pigmentoids and psychological androids. It’s time to be human again.
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.)