Monthly Archives: April 2008
I posted part of the speech the other day, but here is the whole speech. I personally agree with everything the Rev. says, all he is doing is telling the truth. The real problem with this speech is the reaction to it. The simple fact is that it would seem that mainstream American society is either incapable or unwilling to confront its past. They do not like to be told that their nation built on the unmeasurable suffering of African slaves, American Indians, the working-class whites, women, immigrants as well as the global American neo-colonial empire. They get all defensive whenever someone wants to have a frank discussion on the history of the United States, well guess what? American history is fucked, and it can not be ignored, today or any other.
This is a message from the Revolutionary Communist Party USA in the wake of the Sean Bell murder trial verdict.
WHAT KIND OF SYSTEM shoots down three unarmed men with 50 shots, killing Sean Bell on his wedding morning and leaving his friends Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield seriously wounded?
WHAT KIND OF SYSTEM shoots down our young people — OVER AND OVER AGAIN? And lets the cops off who do this — OVER AND OVER AGAIN?
This is a CAPITALIST-IMPERIALIST SYSTEM that controls the wealth created by billions of exploited and oppressed people here and around the world. The power of these capitalist-imperialists is enforced by armies of police in the U.S. and armies of soldiers waging unending war and terror for empire across the globe.
This system is enforced by the NYPD’s half million stop-and-frisks a year, over 80% of them Black and Latino. This system is enforced with one in nine young Black men in prison in the U.S. on any given day, and this system is enforced by the U.S. putting far more people in prison than any other country in the world.
And this system is enforced with thousands of mostly Black and Latino young people killed by the police in the U.S. in the 1990s and since. Sean Bell. Amadou Diallo. Malcolm Ferguson. Anthony Baez. Nicholas Heyward, Jr. Eleanor Bumpurs. Michael Stewart. And on and on, thousands lost to police bullets for generations and to night-rider nooses before that.
EVERYONE WANTS TO KNOW: WHEN WILL IT STOP! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
PEOPLE: WE NEED A REVOLUTION, a communist revolution, to get rid of this brutal system that is long past its time. A revolution that would put state power in the hands of the people, and that power would be about getting rid of all kinds of oppression and exploitation, like racism and national oppression in all its forms, men dominating women and one country dominating the whole world. Where the people of all nationalities, young and old, men and women, would debate and struggle with each other over how to advance society to get rid of all these outmoded relations and ideas and contribute to emancipating all of humanity. And the people’s security forces would back the people up in doing this, not suppress and murder them the way cops do in the capitalist imperialist system we have now.
In a country like the U.S., this kind of revolution could only occur once this society as a whole is in a profound crisis, and when a revolutionary people, numbering in the millions, has emerged, conscious of the need for revolutionary change and determined to fight for it.
PEOPLE: The time is now to get with the revolutionary movement and prepare politically to bring this kind of revolution about. Fight the power, and transform the people, for revolution!
Revolutionary Communist Party USA, New York Branch
Below are the words of Rev. Jeremiah Wright from his now famous 9-11 speech. I agree with him 100% and with the words of Ward Churchill that 9-11 was the justice of roosting chickens. It may sound extreme to say so, but when your nation brutalizes the world with war and imperialism eventually something has got to give. Do I agree with Al-Qaeda and the murder of civilians? No, I do not. However I do find it hypocritical and myopic of the Americans so act like the attack came out of nowhere, as if they did nothing to provoke it. To quote the song Super Tuesday by Leftover Crack “it ain’t no mystery that US history was built upon the graves of native ways and beaten slaves.” You know, when keep poking a tiger long enough with a stick it is likely to take a swipe at you. So take a real look at the words of the good Rev.
“I heard Ambassador Peck on an interview yesterday did anybody else see or hear him? He was on FOX News, this is a white man, and he was upsetting the FOX News commentators to no end, he pointed out, a white man, an ambassador, he pointed out that what Malcolm X said when he was silenced by Elijah Mohammad was in fact true, he said Americas chickens, are coming home to roost.”
“We took this country by terror away from the Sioux, the Apache, Arikara, the Comanche, the Arapaho, the Navajo. Terrorism.
“We took Africans away from their country to build our way of ease and kept them enslaved and living in fear. Terrorism.
“We bombed Grenada and killed innocent civilians, babies, non-military personnel.
“We bombed the black civilian community of Panama with stealth bombers and killed unarmed teenage and toddlers, pregnant mothers and hard working fathers.
“We bombed Qaddafi’s home, and killed his child. Blessed are they who bash your children’s head against the rock.
“We bombed Iraq. We killed unarmed civilians trying to make a living. We bombed a plant in Sudan to pay back for the attack on our embassy, killed hundreds of hard working people, mothers and fathers who left home to go that day not knowing that they’d never get back home.
“We bombed Hiroshima. We bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon and we never batted an eye.
“Kids playing in the playground. Mothers picking up children after school. Civilians, not soldiers, people just trying to make it day by day.
“We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff that we have done overseas is now brought right back into our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost.
“Violence begets violence. Hatred begets hatred. And terrorism begets terrorism. A white ambassador said that y’all, not a black militant. Not a reverend who preaches about racism. An ambassador whose eyes are wide open and who is trying to get us to wake up and move away from this dangerous precipice upon which we are now poised. The ambassador said the people we have wounded don’t have the military capability we have. But they do have individuals who are willing to die and take thousands with them. And we need to come to grips with that.”