Thanks to Yvette over at Spatterblog where I saw this.
Obama Policy: Imperialism thru Democracy
Black workers, we who sell our labor to make a living, travail under special circumstances in capitalist America. We have the highest rates of unemployment, imprisonment, chronic health issues. On the other hand, we have the lowest rates for home ownership, capital formation, retirement security, and higher education.
The current economic crisis is marked by increasing unemployment, to the tune of 50,000 jobs lost per month. The government giveaway to the financial giants amounts to plus $1.5 trillion over the last three years. This includes “massive liquidity injections” to Wall Street bankers and the European Central Bank since 2006.
Now with all this money floating around, no mention of reparations can be made. No mention of helping the African community get back on its feet. The goliath of Imperialism has stomped the heart out of niggers thru out this country.
Just one point of clarity; before there were African slaves in the Americas, before colonialism and Imperialism, niggers never existed. A nigger is a slave who hopes for a peaceful coexistence within the Imperialist, racist system. If you go the extra mile to justify the racist cause like, maybe, Stanley Crouch or Tarik Nelson, then you’re a bootlicking nigger.
Your Economic Stimulus Plan
Now that March Madness is almost over, the bracketologists will have to wait nearly another year to put their theories and guesswork to the test. However, the school of bracketology must be expanded. It can be applied to any number of categories where guesswork and theories might be the order of the day. So I am going to attempt a “bracketology” of the economic stimulus plan, which will breakdown exactly who gets what and for how much most folks will sell out before we get down to the “final four”.
Our brackets should look something like the following:
In this sport, $800 billion to $1 trillion in cold, hard government cash is at stake. Also at stake is Social Security, social programs and a host of social services. Now this game is played according very strict rules. First, no limit exists as to the number of players a team can enter into the game. For instance, the workers have 130 million members, and they can all participate. This seems to give them an enormous advantage.
Don’t forget the second rule. When the whistle starts, teams must start lobbying. You lobby by cornering a congressman or senator and getting your point across on behalf of your team. In this game, billions of dollars are at stake. So not only must your team mates corner as many representatives as possible, they also should wine and dine them, preferably at ritzy strip bars.
Of course, you can do your own “bracketology” and become your own expert. Follow the money! Find out who will be the losers and winners in this great sport, where so many folks don’t even kno they are players! Are you a player? Find out in your next rebate check, or see if you have an increase in your food stamps like I got. Yeeaay! Party, like it’s 1999.
Breaking down the concentrated class struggle
Right now US society needs a clear understanding of the difference between socialism and fascism because a war is being waged against working class people. Americans fail to understand the class basis of the State. They also have a difficulty in making comparative analyses between the US brand of bourgeois democracy and other types. Imperialism and fascism are not such very different systems. US society presently faces a neo-fascist “dictatorship”.
First of all, socialism is a revolutionary social system. It is born out of revolt, uprisings and insurrection. It is a bottom up society and a system created to wither away; that is, socialism is not a society which has a long-term future. It will be transformed into a society where revolutions, uprisings and insurrections are unnecessary.
Socialism, like the society which must succeed it, will transform the means of distribution so that all the resources of society will be available to its members. The State must operate as the primary instrument for socialized distribution of resources — to contrast with capitalist privatization of collectively produced wealth — but not as the sole force for this activity.
Socialist democracy means working class democracy. This is the logic of democratic struggle. Once the laboring masses eradicate the degenerate notion of racist supremacy, the democratic political process must take on a more principled character. America thrives on the practice of racist supremacy, pure and simple.
Never has this been more apparent than the racist resurgence rising to challenge President Obama’s tenure in office. From Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio voicing his admiration for the Ku Klux Klan to the police summarily executing Oscar Grant on a BART station platform, these examples of racist reaction raising its hydra head have to meet forceful, unbreaking resistance from our community.
Racism shapes the culture of the colonizer society, and deforms the culture of the oppressed. It is, in reality, an expression of class warfare. As such, racism designates one nationality as a master race and the others as servants or slave races, a so-called underclass. These ideas, inculcated thru out colonialism, set the standards for interactions between workers of different nationalities. Workers from the white society think of themselves as superior to blacks, Latinos, American Indians, and Asians. Even government census forms convey a false sense of race purity.
The government bail out of the bloodsucking banks, tho, will deepen the merger of international finance capitalism with the State, which is the very definition of fascism. Capitalism is comprised of concentration of wealth into as few hands as possible. Imperialism constitutes capitalism’s merger of finance with the corporations to create an international finance system. So because of what is taking place today, with the State giving massive amounts of money to the Wall Street bankers, this is the end-game in the Milton Friedman economic model first advocated by Ronald Reagan, also known as voodoo economics.
Barack Obama seems to deepen this trend of reducing US white workers to colonized status, while the neo-cons continue to inflame racist sentiments. This struggle reflects the historical lag between bourgeois ideology and working class self-realization or, on the opposite hand, white workers reaction. Until that gap gets closed, the colonized masses must remain in a defensive posture against their white working class comrades on the other side of the skirmish line.
“We are the leaders we’ve been waiting for.” Pragmatic
The difficult aspect of figuring out this economic breakdown is breaking it down for the masses, yet maintaining a grip on what is happening so that can be simplified. Because I am not by training an economist nor an intellectual by any means. I am a working class brother, myself, and it is my commitment to translate the news and misinformation of the capitalist system into a form upon which people can ACT! I will do this until my dying breath, in the hope that you will SEIZE THE TIME, and put an end to Imperialism once and for all.
- I wasn’t even going to comment on the most recent parasitic “financial meltdown” garbage, AIG taking federal “bailout” money and paying huge bonuses to executive officers and upper managers. And yet folks still don’t seem to be moving rapidly enuf to build, since we have so little time left. Workers, and African ones in particular, do not have the luxury of allowing the bourgeoisie to sort matters out for society.
Because this is a system built upon the concentrated class system (the white Left has called the oppression of colonized nationalities “superexploitation”), we sometimes call it White Supremacy. Because of White Supremacy, it is important for Africans to understand these concepts in the coming struggle. Because we will have to fight and organize and fight some more so that scores can be settled by our side, and not on behalf of racist, neo-colonial Imperialism.
What I mean to state clearly and without any mistake in meaning is that White Supremacy is RACISM. White Supremacy concentrates the class question, resulting in what colonized people as we kno as RACISM, which the white Left and its black auxilliaries call “superexploitation”. Yet many Black Internationalists have soundly stated and demonstrated that super exploitation is normal exploitation in the colonial apparatus that sustains Imperialism.
White Supremacy permits white people to believe they can dilute all questions pertaining to racist (not “racial”) oppression by promoting NEO-COLONIALISM. And that does dilute most questions by giving the appearance of having solved the concentrated class question, racism. The dilution arises in the delay, or lag, it creates between the contradictions which arise at the point of production. Which is merely a fancy way of saying that the struggle between the (colonized) workers and the capitalists, which is the sharpest form of struggle, becomes derailed or delayed in a neo-colonialist regime.
- When we discuss the lag in the relations of production, we are talking the period between the capitalist class having its way until the workers themselves attain clear revolutionary consciousness. The colonized worker sees the contradictions more sharply; his/her relationship to production is more critical because the colonized worker is closer to being in a life and death struggle than the Imperialist worker.
- MATERIAL PRODUCTION means the production of whatever has a real economic value; production is the process that we engage in thru our work in the factories, mines, fields and other places where workers are required. If you sell your labor, that is, if your labor is what you use to make a living, then you belong to the working class. Even our ancestors, capitalist slaves, were workers. In fact, they set the standards for material production and labor organization upon which all capitalist production is modeled.
Yet this period is characterized by intensified, rapine CONCENTRATION OF WEALTH in as few hands as possible. There is no “financial meltdown” or economic crisis except as manipulated by the robber barons of the financial system. It is crass manipulation which will IMMOLATE us all if not for a mass uprising against the ruling class.
The critical thing to understand is that only working class people can change this situation. Working class people make up a strategic sector of the population. Only two strategic sectors exist, that is, only two classes can determine the objective course of history. The ruling class, a small group that wields power out of proportion to its numbers, has this ability. Workers, because of several factors, form the other class.
- We must discuss classes in terms of relationships. Their relationship to one another and, objectively — therefore primarily — their relationship to material production.
ONLY THE WORKER IS INVOLVED IN MATERIAL PRODUCTION.
- For this reason, the worker (by extension, meaning “the producing classes”) remains the only element, the only person, the only link in the class system without which society cannot survive! Other classes are hangers-on, or parasites.
Material production puts bread on the table, clothes on your back, a roof over the fam! YOU DO NOT NEED PAPER MONEY TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
- But we are getting ahead of ourselves. More explaining of class relationships is in order, first.
Other classes, particularly the petty bourgeoisie, or middle class, lack the ability to objectively alter the course of history. They lack power, wealth and numbers. For them to gain power, they must manipulate society’s actual producers, the workers, in order to displace the present rulers and wield power in their stead.
The ruling class does not need numerical strength to determine the course of history. They have power and wealth which allows them to call all the shots. Imagine how much wealth and power they have at their fingertips, power they use to control the entire planet, and they do not make up more than 1% of the entire world population. Perhaps their numbers are far less than that.
But all this wealth at their disposal allows them to control the economies of entire nations, INCLUDING THE GOOD OLE USA! That chess position reveals too much of an immense control ability for a handful of people in a vast interconnected world of five billion living souls.
- So as this power and wealth derives from concentrating resources into as few hands as possible, our current situation exists because society blindly accepts that ownership of PRIVATE PROPERTY is a right.
People must understand that rights are abstractions; rights exist based upon what society recognizes as moral or just or merely the way it is because the law says so. In a democracy, this abstraction cannot have any force if people strike against it. When society turns democracy upside down, people will begin to see that as the only way democracy can operate in their favor.
Once WE turn away from the notion of PRIVATE PROPERTY as a right, that will begin to erode the power which a tiny, bloodsucking minority wields over the vast coffers of collectively produced wealth.
As unemployment expands and people’s comfort zone shrinks, the outrage which remains bottled up must not stay contained as it had during the years when wages shrunk and living expenses grew. Because INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CAPITALISM must end. It is the system which has produced every problem known to the modern world. The vast interwoven social fabric which stretches across the globe cannot allow its fate to rely upon the decisions of a handful of jaded movers and shakers.
The working classes produce everything society needs for its maintenance. It produces medicine, food, housing, weapons, factories, mines, wealth and power that it has the ability to wield in its own interests by its own hands.
- However, it surrenders everything it produces for the pleasure of the ruling class. EVERYTHING!! The workers and other producers give up every iota of wealth and power to the capitalists, who turn it all against the workers who created this fabulous society themselves. EVERYTHING!
The bourgeoisie produce wars over resources to turn one group of workers against another, to enslave a nation so that the bourgeoisie may themselves enjoy the power they exercise thru the spectacle of bloodshed and horrendous destruction. The bourgeoisie produce nothing except exploitation and oppression. It is impossible for them to produce a single thing of material significance.
In fact, the bourgeoisie substitute paper value for real value.
They substitute worthless paper for the things that workers produce in the factories, mines, fields and anywhere else workers replenish and subdue the earth for the life of society.
SUBSTITUTING PAPER MONEY FOR COMMODITIES AND NECESSITIES OF REAL VALUE CONSTITUTES THE BIGGEST SWINDLE IN HISTORY!
Paper for the gold you dig and for the diamonds that get forked over; the farmer gives up his crops for a debt owed to the bank.
- ARE YOU FUCKING CRAZY!! Has society gone mad?
Yes, this is the beginning of the madness which brought us to this point in history. We are in a new period, where society will have to decide which way to turn. Your very existence is on the line.
We who consider ourselves “Black” do so because of our relationship to White Supremacy. Our relationship to a racist society demanded we produce a SEPARATIST identity. As Steve Bantu Biko once stated, “Black Consciousness is a STATE of Mind.” It is not a skin color.
IT IS POLITICAL CONSCIOUSNESS.
It is revolutionary theory and action within the international African community. So on this basis, we have to decide if we seek to be the workers or the bosses, revolutionaries or reactionaries; can society do away with international finance?
Do we really want to get rid of the banks, the financiers and — most of all — the political system which tells us that the world’s highest standard of living exists right here in the good ole USA. Not many people want to challenge that, for any number of reasons.
YET the behemoth is really a bloodsucking excrescence, with its tentacles wrapped around the MINDS of five billion people! And that many folks cannot and will not ever taste one tenth of that lifestyle, since we would require FOUR EARTHS to sustain that much material production.
Build a New World by tearing down the old, or sort thru the ashes of a destroyed planet. The choice is yours.
Probably the main reason why the government has been granting “massive liquidity injections” to the banks is to stroke the hypersensitive egos of the bloodsucking bankers who turned history’s greatest economic boom into a clustermuck. And if anyone doesn’t have a clue what that is, look at the working class job situation. Afraid they might start jumping out of windows, or perhaps to help them afford increased security so folks don’t start pushing them, the government seems to be the greatest collaborator in the biggest rip off scheme in history.
Of course, it bears noting that the president has suffered from “Politically Acquired Ideological Deficiency Syndrome” perhaps from his youth. His community organizing background experience plus his support of the Chicago plant takeover notwithstanding, the first “black” prez displays typical blaxgeoisie spinelessness in giving the reactionary international finance sector whatever it asks.
Whoever thinks the finance sector isn’t reactionary has a number of thinks coming.
The stimulus package seems more of a luxury tax levied on taxpayers and doled out to the wealthy. It contradicts all the hooey of the last thirty years about laissez faire capitalism, supply-and-demand, Friedmanesque “pure economics” and any other phony descriptions used to deceive working folks. The architects and supporters of this theory ought to pay for foisting this disaster upon the entire world economic structure.
So while rich bankers receive a stimulux package, the working class gets punished by a “stimmolation” package made of one part stimulus and ten parts immolation. Can we possibly believe that giving any money to the banks will stop unemployment for anybody except the bankers?
If they hadn’t been stuffing so much money into their pockets in the first place, capitalization for growth would still exist and the massive debt culture would have never arisen. Nobody talks about that. Nobody discusses how the unpunished corruption of the investment bankers that began with the S&L scandals continues unabated right up until now, with totally transparent government collaboration.
Like why did Ken Starr sidetrack his investigation of Clinton’s below-the-belt association with Monica Lewinski instead of zealously pursuing the Whitewater scandal, as he was mandated? Why did the corporate media titillate us with the blow-by-blow job details of that sordid garbage when they should have remained focused on Whitewater? Jimmy Carter was tied up with Arab money in BCCI, and the Bushes laundered dirty drug loot thru the S&Ls. The total S&L crisis oversaw the collapse of 747 institutions, over $160 billion in losses, and the government (FDIC, thru US taxpayer dollars) paid +$124 billion to ripped off savers.
Any working class people talking about saving money by putting it into the finance system needs their heads examined. And anybody wanting to nationalize the banks ought to be shoved out of a ten story window along with the nation’s bankers. But we haven’t reached that stage in history yet.
Once upon a time a man appeared in a village and announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each.
The villagers, seeing that there were many monkeys around, went out to the forest and started catching them. The man bought thousands at $10 and as supply started to diminish, the villagers stopped their effort. He next announced that he would now buy monkeys at $20 each. This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching monkeys again.
Soon the supply diminished even further and people started going back to
their farms. The offer increased to $25 each and the supply of monkeys
became so scarce it was an effort to even find a monkey, let alone catch it!
The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at $50 each!
However, since he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant
would buy on his behalf. In the absence of the man, the assistant told the
villagers, “Look at all these monkeys in the big cage that the man has already collected. I will sell them to you at $35 and when the man returns from the city, you can sell them to him for $50 each.
The villagers rounded up all their savings and bought all the monkeys for 700 billion dollars.
They never saw the man or his assistant again, only lots and lots of monkeys!
Now you have a better understanding of how the WALL STREET BAILOUT PLAN WILL WORK !!!!