Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Shirley Sherrod’s Righteous Anger

Read my take on the story here in Black Agenda Report. Sherrod’s story has already been diminished. She had every right to be angry and I explain why.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

“These leaks won’t stop until someone’s in an orange jumpsuit.”

Those are the words of Kit Bond, republican senator from Missouri. I just saw him on the Today Show, commenting on the Wikileaks release of 92,000 classified documents revealing the war crimes created by the occupation of Afghanistan.

Bond has already gotten his wish. PFC Bradley Manning sits in detention in Kuwait for allegedly releasing the video which showed U.S. troops killing Iraqi reporters and injuring little children in a helicopter attack. Thank goodness for Julian Assange, Wikileaks founder. Too bad the Today show didn’t have the courage to interview him.

Manning is going to pay a huge price for doing the right thing. What about the left? Will we ever do the right thing, or will we defend the status quo which currently lives in the person of one  Barack Obama?

Even Van Jones, one of the first victims of the Obama greyhound bus express, defends the person who kicked him to the curb. Obama is like the drunk father in a dysfunctional family, beating up the wife and kids but still getting lots of love.

But I have already digressed, jumping from Wikileaks to Van Jones, but perhaps I am on the right track. You see it is all about the way our system works. No one is allowed to get to the top unless they promise to uphold empire and corporate power. Our only salvation is to oppose them. When we don’t we are complicit or like Jones we are just chumps.

Say no to war and yes to the Mannings of the world. Say no to Van Jones and say yes to opposition. Please watch the video I posted yesterday of Glen Ford’s speech. We need a “culture of resistance” not a seat at the table if all we get are crumbs.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Glen Ford: Breaking the Obama Spell, at the United National Peace Confer...

Glen Ford at Albany NY Peace Conference

I haven't posted in soooo long. I will take the easy way out and let Glen Ford speak for me. I took a vacation break but my column will return to Black Agenda Report this week.

As always, listen to Glen if you want to know what time it is.