Published in Issue 522 of The Black Commentator on June 27, 2013
Republished in on June 28, 2013
Republished in (Ireland & Scotland) on July 2, 2013
By Larry Pinkney

“If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”
–Malcolm X [el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz]

“I think people are dazzled by Obama’s rhetoric, and that people ought to begin to understand that Obama is going to be a mediocre president – which means, in our time, a dangerous president…”
–Howard Zinn

Laws without justice represent nothing more than a legally codified dictatorship.

The national and global power elite’s corporate-stream media engages in the incessant and insipid strategy of ‘killing the messenger’ while deliberately distracting, diverting from and ignoring the message itself. As such, the corporate-stream media keeps a vast amount of everyday ordinary Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people in a comatose state of confusion and manipulation. This of course serves the insidious objectives of the corporate owned Barack Obama and his Democrat and Republican party cohorts.

Whether one agrees or not with the actions of ‘whistleblowers’ such as Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, or Edward Snowden, et al – the fact is that what has been revealed by them [i.e. their message] shows that the supposed enshrined liberties, and civil and human rights of many millions of ordinary people is an utter farce — made null and void by their governments — and the U.S. government in particular. This should be of enormous concern to all justice-loving people – especially critically thinking people. Some of the constant lies by the Obama / Biden regime have now been exposed. Thus, the pathetic so-called ‘news’ media seeks to distract attention from the government’s lies and abuses that have been revealed, and instead, hone in on who revealed this information. This is a cynical and tyrannical strategy that has been repeatedly used by governments, and the ‘news’ media that shields them, to divide and divert people’s attention away from the outrages that are surreptitiously carried out against us, in our own name. Drone man Barack Obama is a master of deception and he represents the very zenith, in this year of 2013, of the deceive and distract strategy.

In the February 14, 2008, article by Donna J. Volatile, titled, ‘Be Careful What You Vote For, You Just Might Get It,’ Ms. Volatile wrote, in relevant part,

“I think The Black Commentator’s Larry Pinkney sums up Obama the best: “It is both sad and horribly fascinating to observe so many euphorically pinning their hopes and dreams on Barack Obama, a chameleon who speaks liberally of “change” but who is, himself, beholden to the very same blood-sucking corporate vampires (including Lockheed and others) who are ravaging the peoples of America, and the entire planet. It seems we have moved euphemistically from Dracula to a corporately repackaged Blackula in the person of Barack Obama. In the very name of “change” Obama is moving America euphorically backwards.” [Reference].

Of course the above warning from 2008, and my previous warnings from 2007, were scoffed at and/or ignored by many, including certain unprincipled so-called ‘progressives’ and ‘leftists’ who urged that Barack Obama be supported. Now, in the year 2013, the whistleblower-prosecuting, Mr. Drone Man, ‘Kill List,’ NDAA/indefinite detention Barack Obama has, in all but name, ushered in the largest and most perilous de facto police and surveillance state in the history of this nation.

Notwithstanding his non-stop lying and misleading rhetoric, his incessant distractions, his non-transparent regime, and his actual allegiance to the corporate / military power elite; Barack Obama has, as I predicted years ago, moved this nation “backwards.” He is indeed the most “dangerous” president this nation and planet of Mother Earth has yet endured.

Moreover, in pursuit of defending his outrageously repugnant policies and his repressive actions of subterfuge, Mr. ‘Kill List’ Barack Obama dares to claim that he is merely adhering to the law[s] – which laws he knows full well — have nothing whatsoever to do with justice or with the legitimate needs and desires – of everyday ordinary Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people. He and his Democrat and Republican accomplices know that laws – without justice – represent nothing more than a legally codified dictatorship. Indeed, any tin pan bloody dictator can seek to rationalize his or her outrages by simply stating that the law is being adhered to. Laws are irrelevant without justice and without a genuine (not fake) everyday ordinary people’s democracy.

As the increasing masses of poor are made poorer and the avaricious blood-sucking rich get even richer at the expense of everyday people in this nation and throughout Mother Earth – Barack Obama pursues his policies of deceit, distraction, subterfuge, and economic emaciation, and very real political repression – supported by the corporate-stream ‘news’ media. Make no mistake about it – Barack Obama’s policies are intended to increase so-called ‘terrorism,’ which in turn, provides Obama (and his minions) with the unacceptable rationale for massively spying on and eradicating civil liberties and human rights in this nation. This is the reality of Obama’s ‘hope and change.’

Even as unjustly held prisoners are held at Obama’s torture chamber at Guantanamo, myriads of U.S. political prisoners continue to languish and/or die inside this nations prison gulag system. This too, is the reality of Barack Obama’s so-called ‘hope and change.’

NOW is the time for all justice-loving people of conscience – irregardless of color or perceived ideology – to demand Barack Obama’s removal from office and to insist upon sweeping, real, and fundamental systemic change. Drone man Obama and his systemic gatekeepers have gone too far.

Barack Obama, his Democrat and Republican party cohorts, and the corporate-stream media must be uncompromisingly rejected. They represent, to the ordinary people of this nation, the people of other nations, and to our precious Mother Earth herself, a calculated death march of economic and political emaciation.

We, the ordinary everyday people of this nation and world, are the only ones who have the power to collectively save ourselves and this planet. The question is: Do we have the will? We MUST have the will – for literally EVERYTHING is at stake and time is running out.

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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