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Brian Williams – Just A Cog In The National Disinformation Machine

by Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III

NBC has punished its multimillion dollar anchorman for lying to the people about his personal history. But the corporate media produce and transmit lies of momentous import all the time. “Brian Williams’ mistakes due to the ‘fog of memory’ or his lies are just a very small part of a much larger scheme of lies perpetrated by the network he serves.”

We Must Look Back in Order to Move Forward

by Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III

Racial murders often begin in the mind. “Too many police forces and officers view the African American citizens that they have sworn to ‘Protect and Serve’ as enemy combatants to be ‘Feared and Eliminated.’” The mindset of U.S. cops is conditioned by a national history of institutionalized racial oppression.

Ferguson - Revolt vs. Revolution – The Fire Next Time

by Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III

Will the confrontation that is building in Ferguson and across Black America burst forth as a venting of frustration and rage, or gather the mass and velocity of a mighty movement for fundamental social transformation?

My Enemy’s Enemy Is Not My Friend

by Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III

The United States military doesn’t scare ISIS, which welcomes a showdown. Even Muslim foes of ISIS know that U.S. policy in the Middle East is “about carving up continents like pieces of meat, installing compliant dictators, and violently removing them when they no longer serve a purpose.”

Reparations – the 800 lb. Bail of Cotton in the Room

by Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III

It is incontrovertible that the American State and society owes a huge debt to Africans and African Americans. Formulas of calculation and methods of repayment are open to debate, but not the fact of the debt, which is undeniable. White America only escape its vast liabilities by denying the essential humanity of the Black injured parties.

 

US Foreign Policy –Wrong Side of History, Wrong Side of World Opinion

by Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III

President Obama has turned his back on his 2009 promises to the Palestinian people, and instead ratcheted up support for Israeli wars, bigotry and racism. “The NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus, and other organizations should be front-and-center in condemning the Israeli government’s actions and the Obama administration’s support and encouragement of them.”

The Reaction to Donald Sterling, Double Standards in the Midst of a Racial Hierarchy

by Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III

It seems obvious that the NAACP is willing to give a pass to the vilest bigots in return for a monetary contribution. “Prior to Sterling’s recent comments coming to light, he was scheduled to receive his second NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP. Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder enjoys similar impunity.

Jordan Davis, another Victim of a Murderous Historical Continuum

by Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III

The latest failure to fully convict the perpetrator of a racial killing is yet further evidence that white American civilization is not yet compatible with the rule of law. “In both the Trayvon Martin murder and the murder of Jordan Davis, both victims were in public space, engaged in legal activity, and at the time they were confronted were not a threat to anyone.”

Obama’s Irresponsible Rhetoric Exacerbates Global Tensions

by Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III

The Obama administration tells the American public that its “intelligence” on Syrian government culpability for chemical attacks is ironclad, and that the “world” agrees with Washington. But much of the planet clearly disagrees. “Is it possible that the ‘world’ does not equate their interests with American interests?”

The 2013 March, the “Tranquilizing Drug of Gradualism”

by Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III

The 1963 and 2013 marches on Washington shared many of the same issues, but took place in very different political contexts. Fifty years ago, a deep and broad movement pressured Congress and presidents to accede to Black demands. President Obama’s speech at last week’s gathering “did not propose any substantive legislative initiatives to address the suffering of today.”

Dr. King’s “Dream” vs. Obama’s Realpolitik

by Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III

The commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington will go silent as a bell rings the exact moment when Dr. Martin Luther King addressed the crowd. But MLK would himself be silenced in the current political environment. “Those within the African American community who are engaged in stifling honest, fact-based, critical analysis of the administration’s policies would not allow Dr. King on the dais.”

VP Cheney, the Pot Calling the Kettle Black?

by Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III

U.S. corporate media routinely invite documented criminals and liars to share their opinions on national policy and comparative morality. Former vice president Dick Cheney, a champion prevaricator, is invited to judge whistleblower Edward Snowden, a man who, unlike Cheney, “has not lied to the American people in order to garner support of the illegal invasion a sovereign country.”

President Obama’s Insecure National Security State

by Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III

President Obama’s defense of the very surveillance policies he campaigned against in 2008 “fails the laugh test on a number of levels” – including the legal presumption of innocence. “Where is the basis of ‘probable cause’ to proactively search the records of millions of Americans who have never engaged in any illegal activity let alone activity of a ‘terrorist’ nature?”

From Paul Robeson to Dwayne Carter, Jr. “Lil’ Wayne”

by Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III

Lil' Wayne may be a big name in hip hop music, but he's a moral and intellectual lilliputian who trivialized the murder of Emmett Till “ by using it to make sick, caviler, sexist, and misogynistic references to women.” If you are in need of a strong Black male role model, Paul Robeson is your man.

Voter ID Laws and the American Coup d'état 

 

by Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III

A small, but critical, segment of the state apparatus is attempting to effect regime change by corrupting the American democratic process.” The putsch is to be accomplished by photo ID legislation that is tailored to shrink specific political demographics in the American electorate. Not a shot will be fired but, make no mistake, “they are engaging in attempted regime change” – a coup d’etat.

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