Just plain ordinary, everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people in the United States must make the connection between our own increasing economic and political repression here at home and that of people around the world, who are and have been for so long, suffering under the avaricious bloody boot of the U.S. corporate / military government’s many client-dictators in countries around the world.
Slavery inside the
Now multi-national corporations in this nation have been shamelessly granted legal “personhood” status as if they can feel the horrible pain and suffering they perpetrate and perpetuate nationally and internationally upon the majority of everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people. This nation is rife with opportunistic political misleaders, from the White House, to the Congress, to the judiciary, who speak the lofty, “hollow,” and meaningless rhetoric of double-speak - as they grievously pimp the very pain of the people.
While corporate-stream “news” media political pundits perform public acts of intellectual masturbation, complete with nonsensical drivel about their supposed - and always illusive - “high ideals,” our people [everyday people] are losing their jobs, their homes, their tenuous constitutional freedoms; dying as cannon fodder in corporate / military elite-driven U.S. wars abroad, denied universal single-payer health care and a decent education, and being set-up by this one-party corporatist “American” government to be the perpetual targets in and of perpetual wars at home and abroad!
This nation has imprisoned, and continues to imprison, more people in its gulag prison system than any other nation on earth. The vast majority of these people are “people of color” and/or economically poor and disenfranchised people of all colors. This is not by coincidence. It is part and parcel of a hypocritical and politically bankrupt system whose fundamental values are driven by profit, greed and status.
The hypocrisy of the
As we observe the valiant struggles of everyday people in
Let our rallying cry here at home be that, not of corporate globalization, but ofeveryday people’s internationalism. There’s work to be done. We can do thisbecause we must do this!
Onward, my sisters and brothers. Onward!
BlackCommentator.com Editorial Board Member, 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 in opposition to voter suppression, etc., Pinkney was interviewed in 1988 on the nationally televised PBS News Hour, formerly known as The MacNeil / Lehrer News Hour. 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). Click here to contact Mr. Pinkney.