Published in Intrepid Report on April 10, 2013
Republished in on April 18, 2013
By Larry Pinkney

“Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.”—Rosa Luxemburg

Whenever the U.S. corporate/military government, and its corporate-stream media propaganda arm, seek to discredit persons who do not accept their packaged narrative of past and present events, it describes such persons as so-called ‘conspiracy theorists.’

Ironically, the United States itself came into being as a nation, due to a successful ‘conspiracy’ against the British crown. And of course the British Empire referred to those rebellious colonists as ‘terrorists.’ Sound familiar?

What is even further ironic is the reality that the U.S. today, in this 21st century, is an Empire with over 800 military bases throughout the world. And this Empire is engaged in perpetual wars and/or military incursions throughout Mother Earth. This is of course a gigantic, ongoing, and active conspiracy against not only the everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people inside the United States, but against the ordinary people of the world.

The actual conspirators are the corporate/military power elite of this 21st century U.S. Empire, in conjunction with their global puppets. Yet, those who question the legitimacy of this Empire’s actions are depicted and/or described as ‘conspiracy theorists,’ malcontents, and of course ‘terrorists.’

Moreover, the conspiracy against ordinary people on the part of the corporate-stream media is a conspiracy of disinformation and/or silence. It is a conspiracy that keeps people ignorant and economically, politically, and socially disempowered. It is a cruel hoax on everyday people in this nation and globally. It is an active conspiracy designed to keep ordinary people lethargic, manipulated, fearful, and ultimately powerless.

Every conspiracy is not a successful one, such as the 1961, so-called ‘Bay of Pigs’ U.S. government/CIA sponsored conspiracy to overthrow the government of Cuba. On the other hand, other conspiracies are insidiously effective such as the U.S./CIA and British governments 1953 conspiracy to overthrow the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran, Mohammad Mossadegh, and the 1973, U.S. corporate-government conspiracy to facilitate the bloody overthrow of the democratically elected Chilean president, Salvador Allende.

However, in this year of 2013, even as the U.S. government continues to engage in coups/’regime changes’ and wars of aggression against sovereign nations, there is a very real and active conspiracy right here in this nation between the Wall Street elite-the military elite-the leadership of the Democrat and Republican parties-and the corporate-stream media to distract, hoodwink, politically pimp and economically blood suck the ordinary people in the United States.

Critically-thinking people in the United States, who dare to question and research for themselves are considered to be, and treated as, subversive pariahs by the power elite. This is because the U.S. elite is fully aware of the potential and power of critical thought. And conspiracies cannot be as effective or successful if they are discovered, exposed, and known. Nonetheless, the conspiracy being carried out against ordinary people in this nation is one being carried out almost in broad daylight—but seen and understood by very few—due to incessant corporate-stream media distraction and disinformation.

None of the above described realities are mere theories, conspiratorial or otherwise. Rather, the unsubstantiated “theories” can be found in such egregious nonsense as the fake U.S. claim pertaining to Iraqi ‘weapons of mass destruction’ and Barack Obama’s fake promises to close Guantanamo and end the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, there is also nothing whatsoever that is fake or theoretical about Obama’s draconian NDAA indefinite detention law (provision 1021) and his outrageous and murderous ‘Kill List.’ These are very real conspiracies by the corporate/military power elite against the people of the United States and the world.

There is nothing mythical about the above described conspiracies, no matter what the U.S. power elite propagates. Remember the poignant words of Rosa Luxemburg, when she said, “Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.” So never be intimidated by the smug ignorance on the part of those who banter the term ‘conspiracy theorists’ at the expense of paying attention to very real and deadly conspiracies. Be critical thinkers, conduct your own research, and come to your own conclusions.

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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