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Obama’s Musings on False Narratives and Fake Stories

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

So-called “fake news” has Obama shook up – probably because he and other presidents want to keep their monopoly on false narratives. “The ruling class, which Obama so faithfully serves, has lost control of the social and political narrative, without which it cannot ‘protect’ its wealth, privilege and power. It is a crisis of legitimacy, rooted in the crisis of capitalism, itself.”

Unspeakable America

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford

The range of “speakable” political subjects is dwindling fast in the U.S. Even billionaire Donald Trump is treated as beyond the pale when he speaks of a “’global elite’ that has ‘stripped’ the U.S. of its wealth in order to line the pockets of corporate and political interests.” The New York Times calls that “anti-Semitic,” while Wikileaks is slimed as a stooge of Russian intelligence for reproducing Hillary Clinton’s own words.

 
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Christopher Columbus Lives On Today Through US Capitalism

by Danny Haiphong

Uncle Sam walks in the genocidal shoes of Christopher Columbus, laying waste to the people’s and resources of the world. “US capitalism's alliance of death is motivating many nations in Latin America, Asia, and Africa to form a military and economic partnership with Russia and China.” The sea captain from Genoa is a “founding father” of a capitalist imperial system of unrivaled barbarity and destruction.

American Capitalism: A Disaster With no “Moral Center”

by Cynthia McKinney

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney see capitalism through different lenses. Reich thinks the system used to have a “moral center.” McKinney says that’s nonsense: “Business as usual in the United States IS the perpetuation of injustice.”

Liberalism Still the Left Flank of Oppression in the Coming Post-Obama World

by Danny Haiphong

It is already clear that the buzz words gay rights and the Confederate flag “will be used by the powerful to move as many disaffected people toward the Democratic Party as possible.” In reality, “the American flag is the global banner of white supremacy and oppression of LGBTQ people. Its Stars and Stripes are responsible for the genocide of indigenous peoples, enslavement of Africans, and the exploitation of the global working class.”

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