COLUMN FORTY-EIGHT, AUGUST 1, 1999
(Copyright © 1999 Al Aronowitz)
MUMIA, "LYNCH LAW" & IMPERIALISM
(Photo by Myles Aronowitz)
(© Myles Aronowitz)
[This essay first appeared in UNITY & STRUGGLE
thinks Chattel Slavery is gone is not with us in the real world.
Some aspects of it have changed, like cars, modernized for the times.
The old chains are now less visible, fitted by the media and schools and
laws. The Plantations are called
"Plants" or Factories or whatever they call the myriad squalid
money-making machines in which the rulers exploit Black people and the whole
working class.The Klan is now the Police, with Blue uniforms replacing the
sheets and hoods. The corrupt
racist Judges, are petty Klan administrators, The "Kleagles" of the
bourgeois state's "Klaven," their courts, the midnight torch burning
torture sessions, before the neck stretching and black corpse burning.
Churches are still being burned by the sons and daughters of the Confederacy,
the unrighteous heirs of the plantation overseers. The House Negro likewise returned, psychotic Prostitutes,
affluent spook traitors, Crouching in the media, touting the glories of slavery
and even fancying themselves "Hanging Judges," Anti-Affirmative Action
Connellys, big butt kissers like Tom Ass Clarence, selling the whole people into
neo-fascist bondage, no wonder they identify with those African Kings and Queens
who sold Black people to the Slave Traders.
Contemporary versions of Lynching and Lynch Law, by Klanspersons, and
their Kleagle-Judge straw bosses are ubiquitous.
The case of Mumia Abu Jamal is so dangerous because of the Government
Lynchers open declarations of Lynch law, more threatening now, since everyday
actual Lynching, by "Official" or volunteer Killers, increases across
of evidence and testimony show clearly that Mumia is another Black scapegoat,
another Lynch victim. The Kleagle,
Judge Sabo, who, like traditional Kleagles, wears no hood, is the leading
butcher of Black people, by thinly disguised Lynch law.. Just as the four nazi
hit men in Blue in New York City, up-dated Storm Troopers, a Death Squad, with a
stolen slogan, We Own The Night, from a poem of mine, like Hitler &
co stole an African infinity symbol for his "Swastika" (Black Sign) as
their death symbol. Like Elvis
Presley's larcenous corporate crowning as "King" of thieves.
only difference between the Nazi killers of Byrd in Jasper, Texas and the Amadou
Diallo Death squad is that Caesar Giuliani's killers are Government murderers,
Killer Cops, with uniforms , who murder under Caesar's protection, like the
beast legions who murdered Christ and hundreds of thousands of Christians!
Giuliani and his killers are above the law, refusing to report to the people,
the assassins still at their old jobs. All
four have prior shootings, though 90% of the NYC police have never even
discharged their weapons. One,
Killer Cop, Boss!, has another murder of a Black Brooklyn youth, whom he shot in
the genitals and let bleed to death, while calling him the usual
will use Lynch Law and a Kleagle judge to try to beat the Diallo murder rap,
even with 41 bullets shot at the unarmed Diallo (Did they reload? 4 X 9 = 36!),
19 tearing him apart.
is a Corporate-Government trial balloon for US fascism in the biggest,
supposedly most sophisticated U.S. city, with a great number of minorities.
If he gets away with this, in the bloody context of the hundreds of
reassertions of historic U.S. racism and Black national oppression, Lynch Law
and Lynching (old style) will re-become the Norm!
interlocking corporate multi-nationals
remove billions of dollars daily
from the public coffers
The reason is that as the Imperialist rulers of the U.S., (i.e., the huge
interlocking corporate multi-nationals) sink their teeth deeper and deeper into
the total resources and the very sovereignty of a so called bourgeois democratic
U.S., removing billions of dollars daily from the public coffers, by statute,
legislation, privatization, transfer of corporate business out of the U.S.,
downsizing, tax abatement, and the manipulation of their bought and paid for
government bureaucracy, plus the incredible flood of straight out Lies, dis and
mis information from the rulers' bought and paid for corporate stooge press and
other media, then, not only the quality of U.S. citizens' lives, but public
governance itself diminishes (e.g., privatization), aspirations of Democracy are
neutralized, stalemated, or legislated out of existence (the whole spate of
anti-democratic, particularly anti-Black and anti-minority and anti-working
class legislation) brewed up by the oral office Casanova his dishonest
Democratic party and the Rocketspeed Rightist Republicans.
of whom, for those who might not yet understand that the STATE, i.e., the
government bureaucracy, the courts, judges, police, army, jails, &c, is
simply AN INSTRUMENT used by one class against another.
That's why Revolutionaries understand that the fundamental question of
revolution is the seizure of state power, and once in power the people can use
this instrument as a weapon to put the major industries, banks, transportation,
communication, under democratic public control, and repress the present ruling
class, so that Peoples Democracy and eventually Socialism can emerge, and since
there are still classes and class struggle under socialism, wield this weapon,
the state, to ensure the evolution of a Classless society, which is called
present period of resurgence of Lynching and Lynch Law, are a parallel,
concomitant feature indicating the present crisis of imperialism, which has
spawned the campaign by the rulers to role back the democratic reforms gained by
the People's struggles in the turbulent "'60s"!
As Mao said, they are trying to "reverse correct decisions".
To re-install what Du Bois called " the Sisyphus Syndrome,"
whereby the rulers roll the rock of reforms gained by the people's struggle back
down the mountain of democracy and self determination, once a period of
that any opposition or elimination of democratic reform effected by any segment
of ruling class or its diverse and multi-national flunkies, is ammunition for
the Imperialists' counterattack on the People.
Newark, for instance, the emergence of a Negro openly Comprador ("HO")
sector of the City's elected body, with brown faces replacing the fascists'
brown shirts, reveals another company of ruling class flunkies, as guilty in
collaborating with the Lynch Law attempt at Lynching Mumia Abu Jamal, the
murders of Byrd in Texas and Diallo in New York, as the uniformed or plain
clothes Klanspersons who pull the triggers or tie their victims to the back of
such prostitute, apprentice-Nazi, has led the banning of Newark Citizens'
speaking at City Council Meetings! In
the tradition of Bull Connor and George Wallace---not King and Malcolm.
This Mother, Donald Tucker, had Black Nia Force's Ras Baraka arrested for
leading a protest against this attack on Citizens' constitutional rights.
is the reason that the unconstitutional and illegal state take over of Newark
and other mainly minority and working class city's school systems was clearly a
violation of those citizens' democratic citizenship rights, particularly in
Newark, where we had an Elected School Board.
The fact that the Newark Mayor and City Council did nothing to prevent
the takeover or fight against it, is likewise more support, for emerging
to paraphrase George Dimitrov, is "the rule by terror by the most
imperialist, chauvinist, jingoistic sector of finance capital".
That is, "Do What I Say-ism," no voting, not even the mainly
artificial trappings of democracy, just the people must do what their rulers
say. . . or suffer the consequences.
U.S. has never really been a democracy, Du Bois told us that long ago.
How can a country, where one sector of the population has been subjected
to a near genocidal historic extermination at the hands of white supremacist
settler colonialism, i.e., the Native peoples.
Another sector, the Afro-American people, brought in the bottoms of slave
ships and made chattel slaves, and then, as now, confined and repressed under a
continuous national oppression.
Chicano or Mexican American people, victims of the armed annexation of all of
northern Mexico by U.S. imperialism in 1845, "Remember The Alamo"
indeed. Then made second class
citizens, i.e., suffering a national oppression throughout the stolen land where
they were once citizens.
that Imperialism, Settler Colonialism, Chattel Slavery, have always disqualified
the U.S. as a democracy, of any kind. Add
to that the fundamental economic exploitation of the whole of the U.S.
multi-national working class, which cannot exist as it does, without an
attendant political exploitation, visited upon them by the very structure of the
lack of direct democracy, a single chamber of Congress with one person-one vote,
a popular vote , (achieved with public funds and the prohibition of the
prostitutemaking private funds of the corporations and the rich), which
determines U.S. political life, is in essence the means by which the economic
exploitation of the whole working class is maintained by the ruling class.
The internal basis of the retrograde trend in U.S. politics and indeed throughout the metropoles of imperialism is forced because imperialism is doomed if it cannot continuously expand. Just as chattel slavery came to it's doom because in its continuous economic need
the civil war not only ended
outright Chattel Slavery, but it tolled the end of
Competitive Capitalism itself. . .
expansion, in that case the attempt to make the border states slave states as
well as the Western states, since the North no longer depended as much on the
southern imports for its development, and an industrial wage-slave based economy
was maturing, in which outright chattel slavery was a drag on production (since
it required a "free" and better educated worker, to grind out its
industrial surplus value), the civil war not only ended outright Chattel
Slavery, but it tolled the end of Competitive Capitalism itself, and the
emergence of Monopoly Capitalism.
we are seeing the squeezing and force impotence of single nation based monopoly
and the emergence to world domination, clearly, of the multi-national corporate
cartel structures, who operate openly in extra-national, non governmental
structures, world bank, IMF, &c. They
still rely on governments to clear the way for some of their pillage, but they
have become so powerful they are not as restricted by governments as before.
is being held hostage, like the Nazis seized resisting partisans, to make
reprisals for the people's resistance. The
Corporate Government wants to murder Mumia as a Reprisal for his being part of
the Revolutionary Democratic Struggle since childhood.
The rulers want to show us what will happen if we mobilize and mount full
scale attack on Imperialism as Mumia did as part of the Black Panther party as a
sector of The Black Liberation Movement and The multinational anti-imperialist
united front which assaulted Black National Oppression, Racism and Monopoly
is critical now is that REVOLUTIONARIES UNITE!
WITH THE WORKERS OF ALL NATIONALITIES AND THE OPPRESSED PEOPLE AND
NATIONS, IN AN INTERNATIONAL UNITED FRONT AGAINST IMPERIALISM.
MARXIST-LENINISTS UNITE AROUND THE PRACTICE AND THEORY OF MARX-LENIN-MAO
TSE TUNG, BUILD THE REVOLUTIONARY PARTY OF THE PROLETARIAT AND WIN THE ADVANCED
struggle to FREE MUMIA is today one important aspect of the Revolutionary
Democratic Struggle, it must also serve to begin the Unifying of Revolutionaries
and the building of a conscious multinational Anti Imperialist United Front here
in the belly of The Beast! ##
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