Thursday, September 28, 2006

Seeing AmeriKKKa For What It Is

Seeing AmeriKKa For What it Is

"An America prepared to casually toss out the most fundamental principles of international humanitarian diplomacy—along with basic human decency and the rule of law as side helpings—is not a country others are going to want to cooperate with. It will constitute a threat to their interests and values. Nor will it be a country blessed with a lot of accurate intelligence. As Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky has pointed out , an intelligence service shot-through with demands that it torture people "degenerates into a playground for sadists," the service itself "an army of butchers" skilled at terrorizing its victims but hardly capable of unraveling complicated investigations." The United States Of Torture By Matthew Yglesias

Under George W Bu$h, the veneer of civility, humanitarianism, "democracy" and AmeriKKKan know-how have been replaced by a more accurate picture of what AmeriKKKa really is. As a conscious African in AmeriKKKa it is clear the direction AmeriKKKa has taken under the Bu$h regime is nothing new. What is new is AmeriKKKan psychopathy is more out in the open now than any time since the Civil Rights and Cold War eras. Torture, atrocities and hypocrisy are the name of the game in AmeriKKKa today. If you doubt what I'm saying, ask yourself how the indigenous inhabitants of this land end up in concentration camps the US government euphemistically call "reservations"? Take away the few reservations where oil or other valuable natural resources were found or where Native Americans operate lucrative gambling casinos then look at the socio-economic conditions of the native Americans, check their status and how the US government treats them; then ask yourself are you shocked the US would torture people? In my study/studio I have a copy of the book Without Sanctuary Lynching Photography In America . I saw the actual exhibit in Atlanta several years ago. The only difference between the dehumanization and atrocities at Abu Ghraib in Iraq and what the AmeriKKKans did to our ancestors is what was done in Iraq was done by the military under orders from the US president and the Pentagon; and what was done for over a hundred years in AmeriKKKa to our ancestors was done by ordinary whites!
There is a saying that goes "everywhere you go, there you are", meaning you take you with you, your world view, values, behavior and habits with you wherever you go. Over five hundred years ago Europeans exported their barbaric, warlike culture around the world in the name of their god and monarchs. There is not one place on this planet white people have gone where conflict, war, imported disease, predation and massive social and ecological upheavals did not immediately result! Culture is habit; habits are ideas, emotions and behaviors repeated so often they become unconscious, second nature. Waging war in the name of noble sounding values and virtues is a habit and cultural pattern of white folks. The Bu$h administration's behavior in places like Haiti, Afghanistan and Iraq are a microcosm of the whole of AmeriKKKan history vis a vis people of color in this hemisphere and around the world! So Africans in AmeriKKKa should not be surprised or shocked Bu$h and Co have succeeded in gaining the right to torture people and violate their human and procedural rights with impunity. Nor should we be shocked or dismayed there was no serious opposition to this policy in Congress, just as there was no serious opposition to the slaughter of the Native Americans nor the lynchings and brutalization of our ancestors in prior generations.
What Bu$h, Rice, Gonzalez and Bolton are doing is nothing new. John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and J Edgar Hoover conspired to spy upon, track and do harm to people like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr and conduct counterinsurgency programs like COINTELPRO and Operation Chaos that targeted not only Africans in AmeriKKKa but also the American Indian Movement, La Raza, the farm labor, anti-war and organized labor movements. Fascism and repression in AmeriKKKa are not new. This nation has a long and sordid history of squashing and repressing dissent at home while waging imperialistic wars and "interventions" around the world. The things Bu$h and Co want to do around the world such as kidnaping and torturing people in the name of their bogus "Global War on Terrorism" have been done for years by other US administrations in places like Central and South American, Southeast Asia, Europe, Africa; as well as right there in the good ol' US of A! In fact the US Army and CIA trained other folks in torture techniques for years at a facility called The School of The Americas in Ft Benning Georgia which has since been renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.
The mentality and public policy that says torture is appropriate is not new. What is fairly new at least in the last few decades is the brazenness in which the brutality and fiendishness has manifested itself. To be sure when whites were raping black women and lynching black men with impunity throughout the South, they had the support of the religious community , the mass media the courts and the government! If you doubt what I'm saying pick up a copy of Without Sanctuary and peruse it for yourself. This is a public record of the barbarity of AmeriKKKan culture. This was not some "bad apples" or an aberration; it is AmeriKKKan or rather European culture in action.
Just as Hurricane Katrina exposed the virulent racism and callousness of the Bu$h administration, his latest push to circumvent the Geneva Conventions and gut even the sham of following the US Constitution is a telling sign. After being exposed as a liar, a warmonger and a murder George W Bu$h still gets a pass from the US public. Rather than demanding his arrest and impeachment, Joe and Jane Sixpack by in large go about their business as usual. What is more revealing is the almost total lack of revulsion outrage and protest on the part of the average white AmeriKKKa citizen. At least the Germans pretended they didn't know what Hitler was doing to the Gypsies, Slavs and other non-Aryans at home while he waged imperialistic wars abroad! In our case the US propaganda and mind control apparatus are showing just how psychotic Bu$h and Co. are. Where is the resistence, where is the shock, where are the massive protests, the nation wide demonstrations and massive work stoppages? Seeing and hearing none one can only conclude this is the real AmeriKKKa! The masks and sheets have been pulled off, white folks and their lackeys like Condoleeza Rice, Alberto Gonzales, Charles Rangel are revealing to the world just who they really are. The world sees AmeriKKKa for what it really is, a rabid ravaging wolf that used to disguise its true motives and actions but now is so bold, brazen and uncontrolled it has become mad. We all know what happens to a rabid (mad) animal and how dangerous it can be. The only solution is to destroy it!



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