Published in Issue 361 of The Black Commentator on February 4, 2010
Republished in the March/April Vol. 10, No. 2 Issue of Socialist Viewpoint magazine (image below)

By Larry Pinkney

“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”
—Steven Biko

Those who trust in myth are always ultimately betrayed by the fruition of reality.

U.S. president Barack Obama is the zenith of the insipid embodiment of the actualization of 21st century plantation politics. His actions belie his dazzling, yet insidiously treacherous, displays of rhetorical adroitness. Not only are we Black people in the U.S. and elsewhere the victims of his treachery, but disenfranchised people of all colors are on the proverbial chopping block economically and politically, as he faithfully serves the de facto interests of his corporate/military puppet masters.

It is apparently not enough that the U. S. corporate/military elite (with the complicity of the ever-willing corporate media) have successfully installed Barack Obama as their “potent weapon,” but there are a plethora of additional bourgeois biologically black mental mulattos ranging from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, to the “those cops must not know who I am scholar” Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (to name but a few) who eagerly and shamefully assist Barack Obama in his subterfuge and economic and political treachery against the disenfranchised masses of everyday people throughout this nation and world.

The fact is that the United States of America is, economically and politically, one gigantic corporate/military plantation. It is a corporate plutocracy wherein the people have been, and are, constantly being relegated to the role of de facto slaves in subordination to the corporate/military elite. Just as during the period of blatant, physical, black slave plantations in this nation, so it is today that the present 21st century hustle is to sophisticate and rebrand this very real slavery; this time in the name of fake “change” and unrealistic, debilitating, non-actualized “hope” under the misguidance of this bourgeois mental mulatto, descendant of slave holders, Barack Obama. Though the masses of everyday Black, Brown, and Red peoples continue to be quite clearly on the very bottom rung of this present economic and political plantation, we are by no means the only slaves on this plantation. Indeed disenfranchised people of all colors are now its slaves, and the same old, well rehearsed game of divide-and-conquer is being methodically and systematically employed by the corporate/military elite of Whites and Blacks, etc. on Plantation “America.” Make no mistake about this!

As Barack Obama continues to shamelessly lie to the people of this nation and world, his political policies and actions serve to, in fact irreparably worsen, the predicament of everyday people!

As the prolific writer Stephen Lendman so correctly and precisely wrote concerning Barack Obama, in his recent article titled, “Obama’s Outreach to Americans: Empty Rhetoric, Business As Usual”:

“His [Obama’s] top political, economic and national security officials are former administration members—from Wall Street, the military, and other key power centers for continuity, not promised change.”

He presides over a bogus democracy under a homeland police state apparatus, embraces torture and political persecution like his predecessor, and continues unbridled militarism, imperial wars, and a shocking disregard for the law.

A January 27 Dana Priest Washington Post article revealed a secret Obama “hit list,” the same policy George Bush authorized to kill U.S. citizens abroad claimed to be supporting terrorism “against the United States or U.S. interests,” whether or not it’s true.

He looted the federal treasury for Wall Street, plans new monetary measures to control the world’s money, and favors handouts to the rich at the expense of beneficial social change.

He embraces the same Bush administration policies, targets dissenters, Muslims, Latino immigrants, environmental and animal rights activists, and lawyers who defend them too vigorously.

He spies illegally on Americans, destroyed decades of hard won labor rights, wants public education privatized as another business profit center, and scorns democracy in favor of hard-line rule.

He backs rationing healthcare, destroying Medicare, and enriching insurers, drug companies and large hospital chains. He wants legislation passed to empower agribusiness, let corporate polluters reap huge windfall profits by raising energy costs, and create a speculative bonanza for Wall Street with a new carbon trading derivatives scheme.

He wants all Americans monitored with a national ID card, favors preventive detention for uncharged detainees, and opposes protection for whistleblowers and journalists to protect their identity.

He ignores growing poverty, hunger and homelessness, refuses help for budget-strapped states, and chooses rhetoric, theater, deceit and cynicism, not progressive change to address a national emergency.

As if the above indictments are not already horrible enough, Obama also knows that he is pumping at least fifty billion dollars in subsidies into the financial chests of the corporate nuclear industry’s elite, while he simultaneously rhetorically misleads the everyday people with talk of supposedly backing away from continuing and expanding dangerous nuclear power. Obama knows all of these things described above. Do you?

The aforementioned is the enormously dangerous and real Barack Obama, versus the mythical one who is adorned and adored by the vast majority of the corporate media.

Thus, no one should be shocked at Obama’s appointment of George “the Butcher” Bush and Bill “the Sleaze” Clinton to head the actual corporate/military occupation of the earthquake devastated Haiti, masquerading under the cynical guise of “humanitarian aid.” After all, subterfuge is Obama’s game. It always has been.

These ongoing, daily horrors are being methodically carried out [virtually in plain view] by the Obama/Biden/Rahm Emanuel clique against Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow peoples in this nation and throughout the world.

While liberals, so-called “progressives,” pretend-leftists, and bourgeois biologically black mental mulattos continue to make endless excuses for this pro apartheid Zionist Obama/Biden/Rahm Emanuel regime, we must never, not even for an instant, chew on or swallow the constant deception, rhetoric, subterfuge, and disinformation by said administration. Enough is really enough!

It is we, and only we the people, who can and must free ourselves from this mental and concomitant economic and political manipulation and bondage in and on Plantation “America.” Time to wake up and get off the plantation!

Onward now sisters and brothers. Onward!

BlackCommentator.com, February 4, 2010

Article image includes Carlos Latuff's political cartoon depiction of Larry Pinkney

Photo of Larry Pinkney’s article in the March/April Issue of Socialist Viewpoint. Political cartoon by Brazilian political cartoonist, Carlos Latuff.

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