"Obama, “Black” Messiah for White Amerika
June 30, 2008 — raimd
.... by electing Obama, Amerika can go from a country shamed by the Bush administration to one reformed, made better. An Obama presidency proves that Amerikan democracy works. Amerika can arrive as a more pluralistic open society whose legitimacy as the leader of the world is reaffirmed. An Obama presidency represents the continuation of Amerikan supremacy without Bush’s overtly hee-haw element. Obama represents a form of imperialism which liberal Amerikans can be proud of.
But liberal love-amerika types are not the only force driving the Obama campaign. Within the imperialist camp, many view the overly belligerent Bush administration as a disaster. Over the last 8 years, Amerika’s actions have rightly inspired hate and resistance the world over.
Loosing the iron fist and taking up the velvet glove is understood by many to be a more effective approach to imperialism. Within much of the imperialist camp, a popular Obama presidency is seen as more conducive to their own long term interests. Obama is seen as a figure who can recover what power Amerika has lost over the last 8 years.
Obama, and the forces behind him, are not revolutionaries. They are not trying to end Amerikan imperialism. Rather, for those who benefit from imperialist exploitation, Obama is seen as savior, a messiah who can bring the return to Amerika’s power and so-called greatness. These are the social forces that will, in all likelihood, drive Barack Obama to be the next president of the United States.--MORE--"
Sold to the AmeriKan MSM as change.
"Corporate Fascism: Billions to Wall Street and Lies to the People
by Larry Pinkney
"What is needed is an end to corporate fascism, corporate government"
It must never be forgotten that both Barack Obama and John McCain supported the over 700 billion dollar sell out of the people to the elite finance capitalists of Wall Street, despite the expressed overwhelming opposition to it from every day persons throughout the United States. This is an example of the de facto dictatorship of and by corporations in the U.S.A. It is seriously authoritarian and without conscience. It is in fact a 21st Century kind of fascism in this nation that continues to make an utter mockery of supposed U.S. democracy.
Corporate finance capitalists, the corporate media (including its so-called progressive/ leftist collaborators), and the corporate-backed Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin U.S. Presidential tickets are enemies of the people - one and all. All of them support the continued economic and political exploitation of every day men, women, and children inside the United States and around the world. All of them support U.S. Empire and hegemony. To deny this is to deny the obvious.
It should be noted that even the recent - over 700 billion dollar sell out - to the greedy, irresponsible corporate elite of Wall Street can only, at most, forestall the economic, social, and political upheaval that is nearer than many care to imagine. Nevertheless, those billions of dollars were tantamount to applying a mere band aid as a supposed cure to a cancer patient. Burying our heads in the sand like ostriches will not stop the devastating economic unraveling process which has already begun in earnest. What is needed is an end to corporate fascism, corporate government. What is needed by and for the masses is total and complete systemic change in the United States, and neither Barack Obama nor John McCain will bring this about.
Unfortunately, many are desirous of simply seeing “black faces in high places” and thus support the likes of Barack Obama for U.S. President, as if that will bring about much needed systemic change. Never mind that Obama is more to the right on a number of important issues and policies, such as supporting apartheid Zionism and U.S. military adventurism, than even George W. Bush. Never mind that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are “black faces in a high places” who have brought, and continue to bring, nothing but grief to the vast majority of people, be they Black, Brown, Red, Yellow or White. When will we ever learn?
"By November 5, the same people will be controlling our lives, regardless of the election outcome"
Sooner or later, the people of the United States are going to have to take responsibility for the kind of government this nation has. While it is certainly accurate that the majority of Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow peoples in this nation are continually exploited by what is, in essence, a corporate fascist dictatorship, there nonetheless comes a point when the people of this nation must reject, once and for all, the fake democracy promoted by the U.S. corporate government with the ongoing complicity of the U.S. corporate media.
"We can ill afford to continue being hostage to the Republicrats"
The corporate / military elite of this nation is intent upon neutralizing Black, other oppressed peoples, and people of good will generally in this nation - by promoting the candidacy of Barack Obama. While this tactic may be effective in the short term, it will fail miserably in the not too distant future, once people awaken to who Barack Obama really is, and experience and see first hand that a Barack Obama presidency will have substantively and systemically changed nothing. Indeed, economic, social, and political matters will have become far worse. As civil rights attorney P. Jerome correctly concludes in the article titled, No Dog in this Fight, which states in relevant part: “If McCain wins, more war and more austerity. If Obama wins, even more war and even more austerity, but with no political opposition. By November 5, the same people will be controlling our lives, regardless of the election outcome. Real power never gets voted out of office. It must be confronted and overturned.” Indeed! Collaborating with U.S. Empire and corporate fascism only enhances it; and this collaboration, especially by some of the so-called left in this nation, is inexcusable and must never be forgotten.
The Democratic and Republican Party Republicrats have, for countless years, wreaked enormous pain, suffering, and havoc upon the masses of women, men, and children around the globe. We can ill afford to continue being hostages to the Republicrats. This Democratic and Republican Party democracy is no democracy at all. It is a farce.
Even the Constitution of the United States of America, with all its flaws, has been for its part deliberately subverted and shredded by both the Democratic and Republican Parties [i.e. the Republicrats]. Moreover, notwithstanding their meaningless, misleading, and often insulting 2008 campaign rhetoric, Barack Obama and John McCain serve the corporate / military elite and certainly not the people. They are the enemies of the people plain and simple. Have no illusions, the time is rapidly approaching when massive and/or regular military “police” actions may very well be employed inside the United States by the corporate government against its own citizens. People generally know that John McCain is capable of this, but are dangerously deluded into thinking that Barack Obama isn’t. Power concedes nothing, and it truly “must be confronted and overturned.”
Be not deceived, for literally everything is at stake for now and for many, many years to come.
"An Obama Presidency: More of the Same, Only Worse (Part 1)
by Larry Pinkney
"Thus, the horrors of the U.S. empire will continue unabated, and in many respects, under Barack Obama, actually worsen"
If the masses of people in this nation knew or had known the pertinent facts pertaining to the war mongering “we can fight the war better,” pro-apartheid Zionist, corporate Wall Street-backed, slippery tongued Barack Obama, it is doubtful they would have been so thoroughly bamboozled and hoodwinked to their own detriment and that of the world. Wall Street and the corporate media, however, have, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, engaged in a relentless, ruthless, and absolutely unprecedented campaign of corporate branding and marketing on behalf of Barack Obama, with the peoples of the United States as their targets.
Assuming that the corporate Wall Street elite and its concomitant opinion-forming, omission, and misinformation machinery of the U.S. corporate media successfully installs their favorite choice - Democratic Party Republicrat Barack Obama - as the first colored President of the U.S. Empire, the majority of people in the United States are in for a rude awakening in the form of increased economic austerity, internal political repression, deepened racial disharmony, external U.S. military adventurism, and an endless stream of misleading disinformation from the corporate government. The peoples of the world will face intensified imperialistic and military assault and attempts at U.S. hegemony. This time, however, the imperialism of the U.S. Empire will be conveniently spearheaded, condoned and rationalized by its newest and most potent weapon: the dangerously double-talking “Emperor” in black face - Barack Obama. Moreover, in one fell and foul swoop, the corporate / military elite of the U.S. Empire intends to utilize Barack Obama as the “messiah” (created by none other than corporate America and its corporate media) to neutralize and destroy the ongoing Black liberation struggle for justice and equality in this nation, and in people’s liberation struggles throughout the world.
"Exploitation nationally and internationally will be intensified"
In relative short order - inside the United States itself - under a Barack Obama presidency, the living conditions of the majority of Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow peoples will continue to steadily and massively deteriorate while the corporate Wall Street barons prolong their glut of the every day people’s finances, resources, hopes, and dreams. Under an Obama presidency those non Blacks who stand in opposition to Barack Obama’s de facto pro Wall Street backers and their blood-sucking policies will be branded as racists and traitors, while those Blacks who oppose Obama’s policies will be ignored and/or branded as fringe radicals and traitors. Thus, the horrors of the U.S. Empire will continue unabated, and in many respects, under Barack Obama, actually worsen. The blame for the deteriorating economy and continued war will of course quickly be laid by the Obama / Biden regime and the Democratic Party Republicrats on the previous Bush / Cheney regime, despite the fact that it was the complicity of the Democratic Party itself with the Bush / Cheney Republican Republicrat regime that facilitated the despicable policies and practices of the Bush / Cheney regime. The fact is that the Democratic and Republican Parties are de facto Republicrats with the objective of exploiting the majority of people and maintaining U.S. Empire abroad.
“I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those who do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice, and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the system of exploitation. I believe that there will be that kind of clash, but I don’t think it will be based on the color of the skin…”
"Indeed, the emperor will be shown to 'have no clothes'"
After the Democratic Party Republicrats so-called election euphoria and celebrating is over, the Obama / Biden Republicrat regime will get down to the business of placing the ongoing exploitation of the every day people of this nation on fast track. The masses of Black Americans, along with the oppressed and exploited Brown, Red, Yellow, and White peoples of this nation will learn first hand that, notwithstanding the deceptive Obama rhetoric, exploitation nationally and internationally will be intensified. The “clash between those who want freedom, justice, equality for everyone and those who want to continue the system of exploitation” about which Malcolm X referred, will be intensified under Barack Obama, with Obama representing the interests of the oppressors. The political contradictions in this regard will also be increasingly obvious.
Those so-called leftist and progressives who were and are collaborators with U.S. Empire will, for a time, try to pretend that their support of Barack Obama was not a sell out, and that they simply need more time to persuade the U.S. Empire’s colored corporate emperor to do the right thing. Meanwhile, Black, Brown, Red, Yellow, and White peoples will be enduring an unprecedented rate of economic and social suffering. The anger of the people will ultimately peak and explode, as a result of having bought into false hope and raised expectations. This is precisely why the U.S. corporate government has already made military contingency plans to contain and massively quash dissention within the United States. Barack Obama will serve to provide his corporate / military masters with colored political cover for political repression in this nation; and he will have already provided a small respite of wiggling room for them in this regard. Nevertheless, as brutal reality forces the proverbial scales of blindness to drop from eyes of the masses, it will become crystal clear that the supposed “change” to which Barack Obama referred in his campaign rhetoric, was nothing more than a vicious ruse of double-speak by him, backed by his corporate and military handlers. Indeed, the emperor will be shown to “have no clothes.” But what of the fate of millions of Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow peoples inside the U.S.? How many horrible sacrifices will have been, and will yet need to be made by the people in order to get the boot of economic blood-sucking and political repression off their / our necks?
The “clash,” to which Malcolm X referred, “between those who want freedom, justice, and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the system of exploitation” will deepen, as will repression and systemic contradictions. The “clash” will have, by necessity, as Malcolm X suggested, gone beyond “the color of the skin.” Notwithstanding his double speak rhetoric, it will become clear to people that a president Barack Obama supports and wants to “continue the system of exploitation” at home and abroad. Despite continued double speak and corporate disinformation and misinformation, it will be become undeniably clear that a president Barack Obama is the servant of the corporate/ military / prison apparatus of U.S. Empire, and a key facilitator of exploitation and political repression inside and outside the United States.
"Most of this money is blood money"
Building a real, grass roots peoples’ movement inside the United States will then, in some respects, be more challenging but by no means impossible. Notwithstanding the political repression and incessant disinformation that for a certainty will be emanating from the Obama / Biden Democratic Republicrats and their cronies, a genuine peoples’ movement will be, of necessity, the order of the day.
It is no mere coincidence that Democratic Party Republicrat, Barack Obama, had the unheard of amount of approximately 600 million dollars in his political campaign coffer compared with fellow Republican Party Republicrat, John McCain’s, approximately 100 million campaign coffer dollars. This fact alone should give some crucial insight into the despicable financial role played by corporations, and their outrageous, unacceptable, and massively inordinate amount of influence and control over the electoral system in this so-called democracy. Most of this money is blood money, based upon exploitation from the corporate Wall Street and military corporate elite. This fact alone gives yet another good indication as to what to expect under an Obama presidency. It is totally reprehensible and unacceptable and an utter mockery of democracy.
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 The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. For more about Larry Pinkney see
"Just a Few Lies Among Friends
“I will finally finish the fight against bin Laden and the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11”
Obama in Indiana
"We will finally finish the fight that we should have finished in the first place - we are going to go after [Osama] bin Laden, and Al Qaeda, those who killed 3,000 Americans."
Obama in Ohio
Bruce Springsteen joined Michelle and Barack Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha in Columbus, Ohio. (Jason Reed/Reuters)
Still pushing the 19 arabs with box cutters myth and the war on terror fraud right up to the last minute, Obama shows that when it comes to covering up the crime of the century, he's as good as any neocon.
Of course he has to tell the same lies over and over again. He would not have gotten to this point if there was ever any indication that he might actually bring justice to the 9/11 perpetrators, closure to the families of the dead and truth to the American people.
Becoming the new president and allowing Bush, Cheney and the rest of the murdering criminals to walk away free means that Obama, by association and conspiracy to defraud the American people, is just as guilty as they are.
Nothing changes. "In war, truth is the first casualty."
The casualties will continue to mount.
Also see: Today is the Day