A public lynching was as much a campaign of mass-terror as it was an act of murder. Slaves, who I rightly refer to as capital prisoners, were brutally and systematically coerced into subjugation by despicable racists who saw nothing wrong with trading humans as chattel as they profited from America’s holocaust. Each time a man, woman or a child was lynched, it was a message to their community to stay in their lanes or end up dangling from branches.
We are no longer in the age of in-your-face persecution; racism morphed from explicit acts of oppression to more implicit deeds of exclusion. Once in a while, Americans are shocked by a blatant act of bigotry; but mostly the vicious undercurrents of racism that craters the lives of millions have become surreptitious to the point of near invisibility. The lashes have morphed into taxes and inflation, debt the new slave ship that indentures the masses into permanent financial uncertainties. The shackle transformed into government assistance programs where politicians implement policies that transfer wealth upward and then give us back pennies on the dollar.
Though too many Americans are blinded to the pernicious ways both parties collude to enact these onerous policies that effect not only “black” folk but the vast majority of Americans, the truth is that the troika of DC, Manhattan and Hollywood are wholly owned subsidiary of moneyed interests. Lost among the merry-go-round of personalities that enter and exit politics is the fact that Democrats and Republicans, along with the media-politico complex as a whole, are under the direct control of Wall Street, powerful lobbying groups and the oligarchy who control them—many of whom are foreign nationals.
In politics, telling lies is rewarded with reelections and the embrace of the establishment but daring to utter the truth is returned with an avalanche of bad press and howls of feigned outrage. This is how politicians are kept in check; toe the company line and officials are kissed by fame and showered with riches. Make the mistake of deviating from scripts and politicians are drummed out of DC as innuendos and malicious aspersions come flying at them like arrows in the opening scene of the movie Gladiator. Cynthia McKinney is a prime example of what happens when a politician dares to speak truth in the halls of power.
However, what is happening to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is an egregious act of political intimidation compared to the standard act of coercion that is par for the course in our nation’s capital. For the second time in less than a month, Omar is being targeted by Zionists in our government and their loyal servants because she had the temerity to speak her mind. This should be a wake-up call to every African-American who reflexively votes for the party that Malcolm X rightly described as foxes who smile at you only to eat you.
It is disturbing that Rep. Omar continues to perpetuate hurtful anti-Semitic stereotypes that misrepresent our Jewish community. Additionally, questioning support for the U.S.-Israel relationship is unacceptable. (1/2)
— Rep. Juan Vargas (@RepJuanVargas) March 4, 2019
Let me clarify a few things before I dispense with the niceties and get down to brass tacks. First, I titled this article with full intention; it is not meant to draw you in nor am I needlessly inciting emotions. My aim in this is not to diminish the horrific legacy of slavery and the systemic ways the descendants of survivors were singled out for repression. Yet, I cannot still my tongue and watch a young woman, a first generation immigrant from Somalia who represents the quintessential American story, being ripped apart by racists in order to drive her out of power and to intimidate anyone who dares to follow her lead in speaking truth to power.
The sins that Omar committed, for which she is about to be politically lynched tomorrow by a bipartisan chorus of bigots, are twofold. Three weeks ago, Omar insinuated that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee—one of the most powerful lobbying organization in the world—use their money to influence politicians. For this act of fact speaking, Omar was bludgeoned by an army of duplicitous operatives across the political spectrum as an anti-Semite. AIPAC is a lobbying organization; they trade cash in order to get their preferred outcomes—this is what lobbyists do. When it comes to the craft of lobbying, few have as much cash and influence as AIPAC.
What Omar said was no more anti-Semitic than if I said that Italian restaurants are good pasta makers.
Her second act of divergence from acceptable speech happened over this weekend when Omar noted that pro-Israel advocates have an allegiance to a foreign country. Unless I fell asleep during geography class and Israel is the 51st state in our union that I never knew about, politicians who, time and again, vote blindly in support of Israel to the point of hurting American national interests are in fact showing allegiance to a foreign country. America is seen as an unreliable broker of peace between Israel and Palestine for this reason; the bipartisan Zionist caucus has a strangle hold on Middle East policy making decisions.
Intent on proving Omar right, the person who is leading this smear charge is none other than uber-Zionist Congressman Eliot Engel. When it comes to fidelity to Israel, Congressman Engel belongs on the Mount Rushmore of AIPAC. According to On the Issues, Engle has 100% commitment to Israel, full and unbreakable commitment is a trait of enablers not elected officials who are supposed to represent our interests. Engel’s office plaque reads that he is the Representative of New York’s 16th Congressional District, in reality he is a member of the Israel’s Knesset working part time for our government. The sad reality is that Engle is not the outlier, he is the norm in government that has been thoroughly hijacked by powerful interests.
Have you noticed that I have yet to use the word Jewish in this article? That is because Zionism has NOTHING to do with Judaism. Zionism is to Jews as the Klu Klux Klan is to Christians. There is a reason why AIPAC and the Zionist lackeys in government go out of their way to silence critics. They do not want a public conversation about the roots and foundation of Zionism because the tenets of Zionism are grounded in ethnic supremacy. After Theodor Herzl appropriated the history of Hebrews in the 19th century, Zionism metastasized like a cancer by weaponizing identity politics and bludgeoning anyone who exposed their brand of bigotry as anti-Semites.
It is imperative that people understand this one thing, there are a LOT of Jews who are staunchly against Zionists—as evidenced by the video below recorded in front of Congresswoman Omar’s office. Judaism is a faith of giving, Zionism is a philosophy of ethnic supremacy.
My fellow Christians would do well to follow the lead of a lot of Jews in their repudiation of Zionists. Though I try my hardest to keep my faith between me and G-d, in this instance I am moved to speak up. People who read the bible should flip open the Good Book and read Revelations 3:9. The political state of Israel is not the same thing as biblical Israel, do not let wolves dressed as sheep fool you. G-d’s chosen people had nothing to do with some special class of humans; a “chosen people” is a parable of people that are chosen to endure much suffering so that they can redeem people with their compassion. Bulldozing a mother’s home in Gaza and shooting unarmed Palestinians children is not an act of compassion, it is an act the Gestapo would have been proud of.
Where Congresswoman Omar tepidly noted that some politicians are in the pockets of an oversea government, only to be crucified and politically lynched tomorrow, I will pick up where she left off and finish her thoughts. My fellow Americans, our country has in fact been commandeered by foreign powers. Except, this power is not of one group but many. Zionists, the Vatican, Wahhabists and extremists within every religion and institution of power, including central banks and the neo-aristocracy, are colluding to run this world with impunity while the rest of humanity suffers for it. This is a New World Order comprised of godless globalists; the rest of humanity are their chattel as they induce us into tribalism to distract us from their malice.
We don’t have sovereignty in America; our government is no longer responsive to our interests. Politicians don’t pay attention to their constituents’ concerns and the media-politico complex as a whole exists to medicate us into compliance. If you need any proof just how far the establishment has strayed into psychotic level of subservience to one of the linchpins of the globalist, watch tomorrow’s public lynching of Congresswoman Omar and the way they bash her for speaking her mind and you will quickly realize that we have become a republic in name only and a corporate totalitarian state by practice.
Louder than the cacophony of dissemblers who rush the microphone to throw torpedoes at Omar tomorrow is the silence of Alexandria Cortez-Kennedy, Bernie Sanders and these spineless “progressives” who use the pains of the marginalized to get ahead only to stick shivs in our backs the minute they get elected. I don’t know what it is going to take to get a critical mass of people to stop being conditioned by politics the same way Pavlov’s dog was trained by chimes. For those who think that voting in a new wave of personalities to cure the Ebola that is our political system is the answer, tomorrow promises to mug some out of cognitive dissonance. Failing our ability to disavow both parties and demand a government that works for us, it seems the only chance we have at a true change is for those with access to power to stand against the powerful.
Yesterday, I reposted an article and also aired a special segment of Seek TruthTV where I spoke against the absurdity of blaming all for the sins of a few. Let me reiterate, for those who might want to use my words to advance their own agendas, my condemnation of Zionists should not be conflated as an attack against Jews. As an Ethiopian, in my veins courses the blood of Semites who trace their lineage back to Queen Sheba and King Solomon. I no more hate Jewish people than I hate Ethiopia or any people for that matter. As Elie Wiesel once noted, collective judgment is evil; the sins of a few should never be ascribed to the whole of that group.
However, the same way we can’t assign collective judgement, neither should we be afraid to speak up against a few because they happen to belong to a group that has been maligned for ages. We cannot let powerful people use the suffering of marginalized groups as human shields. We must speak up when we see evil, where ever it is and whomever it is being practiced against. While Democrats and Republicans line up tomorrow to censure Omar, a bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives, led by Marco Rubio and Chuck Schumer, are working to outlaw political speech by targeting anyone who dares to take part in the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
As much as Democrats and Republicans pretend to be in opposition, the truth is that both parties are wholly own subsidiaries of special interests like AIPAC, Wall Street corporations and uber-wealthy globalists. In his waning days of his presidency—after Obama already knew that Trump captured the White House—the First Bank President signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that gave the incoming president even more powers. If Trump is the madman that Democrats make him out to be, why would they entrust him with powers that the founders of America never envisioned when they drew up the US Constitution? If Democrats hate Trump so much, why do they keep voting in lock step with Republicans to give even more money to the military-financial complex? The truth is, both parties are in cahoots as they work for central bankers and feed the rest of us to the wolves on Wall Street.
Not only is our government not responsive to us, the supposed “free-press” that is supposed to check the powers of federalism has been inverted by the same cash influence of globalists and multi-national corporations to the point where William Randolph Hearst and the yellow journalism he perfected look like scions of truth by comparison. The same way politicians are going after Omar with a sledge hammer, corporate journalists and opinion leaders are viciously targeting independent journalists in order to stifle dissent and silence people who speak against media narratives. In a paradigm where lies baked into the system, people like me who challenge narratives are castigated as “conspiracy theorists” for speaking these truths.
We have literally become the United Stasi of America.
When we stand by and let our government outlaw groups and persecute individuals, even those we don’t like, be careful, the pathway we open through compliance will boomerang and land at our homes. First they come after Omar; we remain silent at our own risk, the next time they will be knocking at our doors, when they do, who will speak up for us? @IlhanMN #PoliticalLynching Click To Tweet
“Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.” ~ Elie Wiesel
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Originally from Ethiopia with roots to Atse Tewodros II, Lij Teodrose is a former community organizer whose writing was incorporated into Barack Obama's South Carolina primary victory speech in 2008. He pivoted away from politics and decided to stand for collective justice after experiencing the reality of the forgotten masses. His writing defies conventional wisdom and challenges readers to look outside the constraints of labels and ideologies that serve to splinter the people. Lij Teodrose uses his pen to give a voice to the voiceless and to speak truth to power.