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The constant fake battles between the Democratic and Republican parties [i.e. the Republicrats] are meant to distract, dis-empower, and manipulate everyday people, keeping us in a perpetual state of dependence and servitude to these corporate political parties. . . .

The last time I voted for a Republicat was when I marked the ballot for Jimmy Carter. Since then, I have voted for Dr. Benjamin Spock and Ralph Nader, among others. I never miss an election, because I want to voice my rejection of the Republicats. Of course my vote is not even a gnat on the radar of the Corporate rulers. One of these days we'll come to realize that what we need is a revolution.

By Larry Pinkney

. . . .The United States of America, has within the relatively short span of two years, sunk -- and continues to sink --to its lowest idealistic, social, political, and economic level thus far in the 21st century. Some attach the blame for this solely to George W. Bush, some attach blame solely to Barack Obama, some to both, referring to Obama's administration as the "third term of Wubbya."); and while it is certainly accurate that they are (as this nation's former and current chief executive) in very large measure responsible for this ongoing catastrophe and quagmire -- they are not alone in this responsibility. Their accomplices include the avaricious corporate Wall Street and military elite of this nation, politicos of both political parties, so-called 'educational' institutions, and the ever-willing corporate-stream media. Moreover, it was (and to some extent still is) many of we the people, who like sheep being herded to slaughter, allow[ed] ourselves to be mesmerized and duped by a cynically clever and articulate politician whose skin tone happens to be a shade or two darker than the other politicians to whom we had grown accustomed to and fed up with. So many -- so fervently -- wanted to believe in this Obama politician who (rhetorically at least) seemed to represent a fresh idealism, but who was and is utterly devoid of an actualized vision that uncompromisingly serves everyday people. So many wanted to believe, while so few were willing to critically think and question. Thus, today this nation has moved backwards to a future that is increasingly worse than its past. . . .

It is time to dispense with -- and quickly -- self defeating liberal notions. For example, the election of Barack Obama as president is no more the culmination or fulfillment of the ongoing civil/human rights struggle in this country than was the installment of Clarence Thomas as a Justice in the U.S. Supreme Court. We must dispense with these ridiculously dangerous and absurd liberal notions. Those so-called "changes" were merely cosmetic and represent no real or fundamental systemic change. Indeed, if anything, those said changes represent a psychological strengthening of the (Democratic and Republican) two-party dictatorship -- which is precisely the opposite of much-needed, fundamental systemic change. . . .

We must dispense with liberal notions, engage in critical thinking, and act accordingly. Otherwise, we will forever be at the mercy of these corporate, bloodsucking political parties and their slimy political puppets; finding ourselves as perpetual political ping-pong balls, supporting perpetual foreign wars at the behest of a greedy and amoral corporate/ military elite, even as the quality of life for everyday people is steadily emaciated in this nation.

The constant fake battles between the Democratic and Republican parties [i.e. the Republicrats] are meant to distract, dis-empower, and manipulate everyday people, keeping us in a perpetual state of dependence and servitude to these corporate political parties. . . .

Barack Obama is neither weak nor is he stupid. He knows exactly what he is doing. He is cynically carrying out the precise bidding of his corporate/military masters, while rhetorically faking-out everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people with his endless bait and switch tactics. . . .

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 NewsHour, formerly known as TheMacNeil / LehrerNewsHour. 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].

— Larry Pinkney
Black Commentator





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