Let’s take a look at a speech given by former Representative Cynthia McKinney, a DEMOCRAT(actually ran under the Green Party) from Georgia. It was given in Tripoli, Libya in the later part of 2009 and addresses a whole slew of wonderful issues. In it she refers repeatedly to the support of the Green Book coming from Democrats in America while she also distances herself and other Dems from Barack Obama because as she says, “President Obama’s call for national “transformation” serves as cover for policies that threaten to strip the people of their collective claim to the national wealth and of any social, economic or political rights that finance capital is bound to respect.”
Not to be misunderstood, she also relates her theory of where we stand in solidarity to none other than Che Guevara(world renowned Socialist/Marxist/Communist) and goes on to suggest that we as a world would benefit from his ideals. Hmmm… yes… following a savage murderer who executed the people that he captured during his efforts to repel “capitalism” truly seems American and right! In fact, here is an excerpt of Wikipedia’s summation of Che Guevara:
“As the only other ranked Comandante besides Fidel Castro, Guevara was a harsh disciplinarian who sometimes shot defectors. Deserters were punished as traitors, and Guevara was known to send squads to track those seeking to go AWOL. As a result, Guevara became feared for his brutality and ruthlessness. During the guerrilla campaign, Guevara was also responsible for the sometimes summary execution of a number of men accused of being informers, deserters or spies. In his diaries, Guevara described the first such execution of Eutimio Guerra, a peasant army guide who admitted treason when it was discovered he accepted the promise of ten thousand pesos for repeatedly giving away the rebel’s position for attack by the Cuban air force. Such information also allowed Batista’s army to burn the homes of rebel-friendly peasants. Upon Guerra’s request that they “end his life quickly”, Che stepped forward and shot him in the head, writing “The situation was uncomfortable for the people and for Eutimio so I ended the problem giving him a shot with a .32 pistol in the right side of the brain, with exit orifice in the right temporal [lobe].” (footnotes removed by me)
Apparently, like many of today’s mislead Democrats and youth in general, she thinks Che was a good man and that the American way is such a harmful ideology to it’s citizens. Rep. McKinney later goes on to rail against a “two party system” like we have in America… instead stating that it is “misguided” and used to “plunder and usurp the people’s autonomy and authority”… Interesting, considering she ran for President under the Green Party banner in the 2008 election. That may support her distancing herself from President Obama in the speech. Here is a transcript of the oration given in Tripoli with the bold emphasis being mine. I will discuss this more after…
A speech delivered by Cynthia McKinney at Tripoli, Libya on October 22, 2009.
We are the American delegation, now housed comfortably in Libya, looking past the beauty of the Mediterranean to a world in turmoil. A world in need of true democracy.
At this historic moment it is appropriate to discuss anew forms of self-determination. It is fitting that this discussion is taking place in the land of democracy’s inception — Africa.
Colonel Khadafy should be highly commended for honoring our ancestors – the framers of true democracy – by reaching out from Africa to the entire world. We would like to thank him for this opportunity to discuss his thoughts as presented in the Green Book.
We are here to listen and observe, then to support and carry forth the ideas of democracy and equality, universal principles embodied in the Green Book, the goal of our effort being to link and empower Black, indigenous and oppressed peoples world-wide for the betterment of our earth and all of its inhabitants.
We are acutely aware that the planet awaits a total ethical and structural change in governance. It is therefore necessary it be truly governence of, by and for the people. To THESE principles we have pledged our honor and fidelity – this is what we know and have put our lives on the line for in our everyday work.
Far too often we are alone on the battlefield in our respective struggles, so we are pleased to enter into a solidarity that shatters the limits of our separation. We must now all own that we are henceforth a community without walls. Like Che Guevarra, we hold that an injury to one is an injury to all, everywhere.
The universal principles of the Green Book, although widely associated with the conditions and challenges facing developing nations, are equally applicable to the needs of the people of the United States at this period of profound crisis for finance capital. The finance capitalist class, through its control of U.S. economic and political institutions, has in the past year effectuated the largest – and speediest – transfer of wealth in the history of humankind.
President Obama’s call for national “transformation” serves as cover for policies that threaten to strip the people of their collective claim to the national wealth and of any social, economic or political rights that finance capital is bound to respect.
We hold that the Green Book principles of popular sovereignty are eminently suited to the task of halting and rolling back the impoverishment of the U.S. state and nullifications of the people’s rights by finance capital’s servants in government. We categorically reject all claims by capital to our national resources and credit, and declare that corporate power is antithetical to the people’s power. We, instead, put our full faith and credit in the people.
We endorse the Green Book principles and offer to contribute to the success of their implementation. South Africa grapples with the inherent problem of a western orientated neoliberal capitalist democracy having been imposed upon a people. We believe the advent of people s committees and its devolution of power to the masses would go a long way towards solving the dilemmas of the government of South Africa and the governments of the Southern Africa Development Community.
In economics, we hold that the wage system is bondage that should be replaced by shared responsibilities and rewards – true partnership and equal distribution. Every individual should contribute at least a share of its earnings to the common purse, which should be used principally for raising the masses. Economic prosperity should not reward greed but, rather, uplift communities.
As put forth in the Green Book a thriving society is one where the family flourishes.
We see and confirm that the “multi-party” systems instituted and spread by western governments have indeed become a means to plunder and usurp the people’s autonomy and authority. These political structures, falsely defined as “democracies” are simultaneously being emulated by and forced upon other societies, tribes, nations and individuals. Those people, tribes and countries that seek to copy the two-party U.S. system are misguided.
The people of the world are increasingly subjected to the elite’s propaganda, which is penetrating all walks of life. Six Western corporations own an estimated 80% of the world’s for-profit infotainment product. Any implementation of global direct democracy demands a dismantling of those corporations.
We are not a minority. There are many like us, and we have had enough. In the spirit of Martin Luther King we declare that we are tired of the lies. We are sick and tired of the war in Afghanistan and Iraq. We are tired of the killing of innocent Africans, Asians, Native Americans and Palestinians. And we are sick and tired of the industries that have arisen to prey on the suffering and homeless.
We pray for the betterment and hope of all humanity. We know that a better world is possible. we are here to build it in solidarity with each and every one of you, and with our brothers and sisters around the world.
After reading this, you will see much reference to a “Green Book”. This is a reference to book written by Muammar Gaddafi in which he outlines a philosophy of leadership that supposedly gives the people power of authority. Somehow that doesn’t sound like what we are seeing in the last few days as Gaddafi himself has said that those who don’t love him must die. And this is a “democracy”? Well, yes it actually is a democracy… this is what one form of democracy looks like and this is why it is a falsehood to mitigate America to being a democracy when in fact we have expanded on the ideal of democracy by creating a “constitutional republic”. It is time for Americans to learn and understand the differences, but I have traveled off topic here.
In the Green Book, Gaddafi outlines the three essential parts(again from Wikipedia):
- The Solution of the Problem of Democracy: ‘The Authority of the People’
- The Solution of the Economic Problem: ‘Socialism’
- The Social Basis of the Third International Theory
The Green Book rejects modern liberal democracy and encourages the institution of a form of direct democracy based on popular committees. Critics charge that Gaddafi uses these committees as tools of autocratic political repression in practice.”
Again we see the change within the Democratic Party in the United States. Sure, Rep. McKinney is a Green Party candidate but she has worked within the Democratic Party platform and has been elected as a Democrat. It’s funny to see her talk of usurpation of the people’s autonomy and authority in America while aligning with Gaddafi when it is clear that the facts surrounding the current events in Libya support the absolute opposite to be true. There are a few recurring themes that are permeating from the Democratic Party today. One of the first is “social justice” which in itself is a socialist ideal. Although the concept may seem noble, it defies the very principles of which America was founded on. There was no interest in creating a government that took from the successful to give to the lazy. Next, is the overwhelming stench of denial. The Party denies any involvement in socialist ideals, yet nearly every major platform pushed by the party over the last 2 decades have matched the tenets of socialism itself. It is easier to deny the truth and count on your supporters to parrot your words then it is to own up to it and risk losing their support. However, what has begun to replace denial is actual outright lying. There are numerous accounts of President Obama campaigning on traditional Democratic platforms and after election, he is turning to socialist ideals. A very good example is how he campaigned against Hillary Clinton with regards to the Healthcare Reform individual mandate plank. Another example is President Obama’s sudden flop on the Defense Of Marriage Act this week. I also covered a large number of his broken campaign promises late last year HERE and the reason that this important is because it shows the lengths to which people are going to get elected by the Democrat supporters today. Lying is no big deal so long as it gets you elected because once in office, you can implement your real agendas. Why so much deception now?
The events in Libya, the events in Wisconsin, and throughout America with the organized protests by SEIU and MoveOn.org make clear that there is an insidious element being established in the Democratic Party in America. It is time for the remaining “America loving” Democrats to stand up to this cancer and take back their party. Force this elementout of their party and make them stand on their own.