Published in Intrepid Report on May 3, 2013
By Larry Pinkney

“There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”—Howard Zinn

“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]

The most insidious conspiracy in the U.S. is the power elite’s systemic conspiracy of disinformation and manipulated silence directed against everyday ordinary Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people.

Home foreclosures, homelessness, unemployment, corporate domination, judicial injustice, a de facto police state, incessant corporate-stream media disinformation, a burgeoning prison population, drones (at home and abroad), Guantanamo, and perpetual U.S. wars represent the U.S. mockery of democracy in this year of 2013.

Approximately five years ago, the U.S. power elite, along with the willing and subservient corporate-stream media, successfully duped a huge segment of the populace in this nation into supporting the corporate-owned Barack Obama in the fallacious name of ‘hope and change.’ Obama of course has proven to be precisely what he was groomed to be: a corporate-owned, drone loving, war mongering, clone for the avaricious U.S. power elite.

The economic, political, and social pain of everyday ordinary people in this nation, and throughout the world, has been increased by the policies of drone man Barack Obama. Instead of ‘hope’ the people have been given a hanging rope. And instead of ‘change’ the people have gotten more of the same—only much, much worse. This has been brought about by systemic design. It is an ongoing and active conspiracy by the rich and powerful against everyday ordinary people.

The current linchpin of the U.S. power elite’s active conspiracy against ordinary people is Barack Obama himself, without whom this ongoing conspiracy would not be successful. However, it should be clearly understood that even now the U.S. power elite is laying the groundwork for the continuing and future ruses against the people of this nation and world.

Perhaps the most important components of any successful conspiracy is that it is methodically planned, and carried out with stealth and precision. In view of the fact the U.S. power elite owns and controls, among other things, the corporate-stream ‘news’ media; those who question the official stories of the government or any of its many minions are cast in the role of supposedly being so-called ‘conspiracy theorists’ to be ridiculed and/or ignored. This, in and of itself, strengthens the corporate government’s stranglehold on the minds of ordinary people. Thus, corporate glut combined with perpetual U.S. wars continue unabated.

The very so-called ‘terrorism’ that the corporate-owned Barack Obama and his Democratic and Republican accomplices claim to be fighting against is, in fact, spawned and perpetuated by the U.S. power elite. Terrorism breeds terrorism, which is a fact of which the corporate-owned government is well aware. And breeding terrorism is big business that means massive profits for the coffers of the corporate elite. The trillions of dollars that are paid out to corporations to manufacture drones, military aircraft, nuclear weapons, biological weapons, conventional weapons, etc., actually makes the people of this nation and Mother Earth far less safe while simultaneously enriching the corporate elite. This too, is a very real and ongoing conspiracy. It is a conspiracy against ordinary people that takes place every single day—almost in plain view. It is a conspiracy that is literally emaciating the human rights and legitimate needs of everyday people.

The disinformation by the corporate-stream media, most especially newspapers and television, is utilized to turn everyday ordinary Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people against themselves and each other. As Malcolm X correctly stated, “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.” This is the conspiracy of disinformation and manipulated silence against everyday people here and abroad.

COINTELPRO, the NDAA, Obama’s ‘Kill List,’ and U.S. perpetual wars, etc., are all only too real. It is those who remain in denial of these realities who are ‘theorists.’ They are the denial theorists.

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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