Published in Intrepid Report on May 29, 2012
By Larry Pinkney

“The worst thing about the Democrat and Republican parties is that they exist. The best thing is—they really don’t have to.”

As the U.S. Empire unravels, its viciousness at home and abroad will increase exponentially. Systemic contradictions and the concomitant sham of ‘democracy’ as embodied by the corporate owned Democratic and Republican parties will become ever more obvious.

Despite the ongoing pathetic and scummy efforts on the part of the U.S. corporate-stream media to pass off mindless gossip, endless distractions, gross distortions, crucial omissions, and outright lies as being supposed ‘news and information,’ the enormous economic pain and austerity suffered by everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people will ultimately collide head-on with the fallacious systemic propaganda being massively fed to ordinary, everyday struggling people.

The time is approaching in the United States, when a critical mass of people will correctly conclude that the Democrat and Republican parties, along with their propaganda arm—the corporate-stream media, are professional liars and are an intolerable and terrible blight upon the people of this nation, humankind collectively, and this precious planet—Mother Earth. Systemic politics is increasingly being exposed as the unmitigated fraud upon the people that it most assuredly is.

The wars are being waged by the corporate owned Democratic and Republican parties against the people of this nation and world in the phony names patriotism and fighting wars against “terrorism,” and drugs. The bitter irony of this is that it is none other than the systemic corporate parasites themselves whose policies facilitate and engender terrorism and the proliferation of hard drugs for monetary profit. Military conflicts and perpetual wars are extremely profitable for the corporate elite, though devastating for the everyday people in this nation and around the world.

Moreover, wars and military forays serve as an excuse to obliterate civil liberties and human rights at home and abroad. The corporate owned Democratic and Republican parties are not servants of the everyday people. They are the insidious enemies of everyday people, and there is no such thing as either of these parties being the ‘lesser of two evils,’ as they both are in fact tools that are trotted out by their corporate masters to keep the ordinary people divided, in fear, mental chaos, and constantly manipulated.

This is why, for example (starting with the trillion dollar criminal ‘bail-out’ of Wall Street banksters and other corporate barons), Barack Obama and his Democratic and Republican accomplices have, in less than four years, overseen the largest single de facto redistribution of wealth and/or resources from the public domain (i.e., everyday people) to the insatiable coffers of the corporate elite—in the history of this nation. Yet, thanks to the constant fake political skirmishes between the Democrats and Republicans propagated by the complicitous corporate-stream media, so many in this nation still remain utterly unaware of and oblivious to, how they have been once again tricked and bamboozled by both the Democratic and Republican parties, who in fact serve the same corporate masters.

Unless a critical mass of everyday people in this nation recognizes and come to grips with the economic and political reality and act accordingly, the unraveling of the U.S. Empire will spell heretofore unknown misery for the masses of ordinary people, in the form of economic austerity and the blatant abrogation of civil, political, and human rights. The elite Wall Street banksters and other corporate barons, however, will continue to bask in the sunshine of the trillions of dollars that they have bloodsucked from the people of this nation and world.

The utilization of color and ethnic fears and disharmony in this nation is a well-honed tool that has long been effectively used by the ‘leadership’ of both the Democratic and Republican parties in order to distract, divide, manipulate, and control everyday people. This tool is still being effectively used by both Democrats and Republicans, their corporate-stream media, and their gatekeepers to distract, divide, manipulate, and control everyday people throughout this nation. Today however, this tactic is more subtle and has been tweaked and fine-tuned to ensure that ordinary people stay fixated on color or ethnic differences and/or fears, with a view towards keeping people mentally trapped on Democratic or Republican party political reservations, devoid of critical thought and analysis. Thus, the economic apartheid (i.e., austerity measures) being carried out by these very same corporate owned Democrats and Republicans against people of all colors is glossed over or missed entirely; which is precisely why this tactic has been so effective.

In this vein, the politicos of the Democratic and Republican parties, including Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, et al, must be viewed for what they actually are—political pimps of the people—nothing more and nothing less. They and their symbiotically joined Democratic and Republican parties are not leaders of the people—they are misleaders of the people. Pay attention to the everyday people, not their systemically designated so-called ‘leaders.’ It is everyday people who must collectively be and produce their own leaders, separate and apart, from this corrupt, filthy, and hypocritical corporate owned and controlled political system. Get off of the mental reservations/plantations. Do it NOW!

The time is here to relegate the Democratic Party dung and the Republican Party manure to the ignominious dustbin of history where they belong. We ordinary everyday people must bring about real systemic change—from the bottom up. This is, and will continue to be a long and protracted struggle, but it has already begun. Time is of the essence for ourselves, humankind collectively, and our precious Mother Earth.

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. 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), 107Cowgate (Ireland and Scotland), 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.)


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