Published in Issue 512 of The Black Commentator on Apr 11, 2013
Republished in on April 15, 2013
By Larry Pinkney

“Never be deceived that the rich will permit you to vote away their wealth.” –Lucy Parsons

“It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.” –Albert Camus

The indefinite detention – NDAA signing, drone man Barack Obama is singularly the most insidious and hideous U.S. politician thus far in this 21st century. There is nothing – absolutely nothing – that he will not say or do in willing service to his corporate / military masters of the U.S power elite, at the horrible expense of everyday ordinary Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people.

Barack Obama – the consummate political pimp, has taken the outrages against ordinary people by his predecessor George W. Bush, to a level unmatched in the history of this nation or of humankind as a whole. He has (without Congressional approval) militarily attacked sovereign nations in Africa and the ‘Middle East.’ He has shredded the U.S. Constitution with his draconian (NDAA) indefinite detention law and his obscene ‘Kill List.’ He is now, in 2013, in the process of dismantling Social Security for senior citizens, the disabled, the needy, and the future; after having already wiped out (in his first presidential term) the non-mandatory single payer universal health care option on behalf of his corporate pharmaceutical benefactors.

To refer to Barack Obama, as a 21st century ‘carpetbagger’ on behalf of the Wall Street and military power elite is, quite frankly, an understatement. He is far, far worse. His incessant obfuscated and misleading rhetoric, combined with his brazenly opportunistic use of his slightly darker skin pigmentation, has horribly redefined, the already deplorable realities, of opportunism and exploitation.

This man, Barack Obama, has proven to be the perfect tool for his Wall Street corporate / military masters and the U.S. corporate-stream media. He has proven to be the bane of humanity – all in the fallacious name of ‘progress.’

White ‘Liberals’ and the Black Bourgeoisie

White ‘liberals,’ not to mention much of the leadership of so-called ‘progressives, and the opportunistic black bourgeoisie (and its aspirants) in this nation, have overwhelmingly demonstrated that when it comes to principles and integrity they are virtually no different from their supposed foes of the so-called right wing. They outright support, or are complicit in supporting, U.S. wars, military incursions, U.S. occupations of sovereign nations, and the economic emaciation of the poor (at home and abroad) as long as these actions are carried out by their perceived team – the Democrats. And the opportunistic and relatively small black bourgeoisie (adored by the U.S. corporate-stream media) is absolutely no different. They rationalize these abominations abroad and at home in the name of the allegedly sacred name of supporting a “black” head of the U.S. Empire. Massive hypocrisy notwithstanding, they have shown, in real terms, in the words of Albert Camus, that they are “on the side of the executioners.” Indeed, in the words of Malcolm X, they are on the side of “those who want to continue the system of exploitation.” They have joined the blood suckers of humankind at home and abroad. They too, are the ‘carpetbaggers’ of humanity and their betrayal is utterly repugnant and unacceptable.

What Next for the Everyday People?

Everyday ordinary people in the United States and throughout Mother Earth must understand that they – and only they – are the ones who can best and most effectively and collectively protect their own interests and human rights. This national and global corporate system of thieves, liars, and blood suckers will never do such a thing no matter what their obfuscated rhetoric implies. Their rhetoric is nothing more than a distraction and a trap for the undiscerning.

In this 21st century, we- the people – have the opportunity and obligation to relentlessly and collectively pursue what is in our own best political, economic, and social interests. At stake is literally everything – the very existence of Mother Earth, and of we, her stewards.

In the words of Lucy Parsons, “Never be deceived that the rich will permit you to vote away their wealth.” That “wealth” was, and continues to be, stolen and ill gotten wealth. Mother Earth belongs collectively to all the everyday ordinary women and men who are her stewards – NOT to the blood suckers of humanity and their corporate-owned, war mongering political pawns.

Remember: Each one, reach one. Each one, teach one. Onward, then, my sisters and brothers. Onward…!

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, and more recently on the nationally syndicated Alex Jones Show. 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, San Francisco BayView newspaper, Black Commentator, Intrepid Report, Global Research (Canada), LINKE ZEITUNG (Germany), 107 Cowgate (Ireland and Scotland), and Mayihlome News (Azania/South Africa). He is in the archives of Dr. Huey P. Newton (Stanford University, CA), cofounder of the Black Panther Party. 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.)


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