The Tragedy of Paul Kagame’s Rwanda

“RWANDA, Uganda, Burundi and their proxy militias are THE PRIMARY EXPLOITERS OF COLTAN IN THE CONGO”

Kagame’s regime in Rwanda has been nothing short of a disaster. On “Friends of the Congo” website, Rwanda’s role in robbing Congo’s resources are described as follows:

“RWANDA, Uganda, Burundi and their proxy militias are THE PRIMARY EXPLOITERS OF COLTAN IN THE CONGO. In an 18 month period Rwanda made $250 million as a result of exploitation of coltan in the Congo. Although Rwanda and Uganda possess little or no coltan, during the period of the war in the Congo, their exports escalated exponentially. For example, Rwanda’s coltan export went from less than 50 tons in 1995 to almost 250 tons in 1998. Zero cassiterite was transported from the Congo to Uganda in 1998, however by 2000, 151 drums were transported.1

Kagame’s forces invaded Rwanda in 1990 with the assistance of Uganda’s Museveni and, after destabilizing the country via mass killings, particularly in the north, took power. Some assert that it was Kagame who, in 1994, ordered the assassinations of Juvénal Habyarimana, president of Rwanda and Cyprien Ntaryamira, president of Burundi, both Hutus. In 1996, Rwanda and Uganda invaded Congo which resulted in million of deaths, many from starvation and disease caused by the fighting.

What we have here are two Afrikan “leaders”, Museveni (Uganda) and Kagame (Rwanda), who are obviously doing the bidding of american, european and israeli capitalists. Kagame was/is armed by them thus facilitating his bloody rise to power in central east Afrika.

And what about Kagame’s Rwanda today? Rwanda is the world’s leading producer of Coltan despite the fact that Rwanda has very little coltan itself2. In fact, as can be seen from the “Friends of the Congo” citation above, Rwanda’s incredible jump in “production” of coltan matches it’s invasion of Congo in 1990.

Kagame and his henchmen rule with an iron fist and continue to plunder Congo for its resources. The regime has supported proxy thugs like M23 in Congo to provide cover for its ongoing crimes. The “government” is hostile to dissent, the free press and, perhaps most importantly, the Truth. Political dissent and freedom of the press are not allowed in Rwanda. Dissenters are regularly jailed and, in some cases, assassinated.3

It is now a serious offense to question the “official narrative” about the “genocide” in Rwanda, Burundi and Congo. The official narrative is that the Hutu’s committed genocide against the Tutsi because of the Tutsi’s privileged positions in their respective societies. There are, however, competing narratives that suggest that the purpose of the entire gruesome, bloody affair is to enable american and european capitalists to secure unimpeded, cheap access to coltan and other strategic minerals.

Rwanda’s 2014 abstention from a UN Security Council resolution calling for israel to end its illegal occupation of Palestinian territories demonstrates the historically important role it has played as a capitalist doormat. To make matters worse, on March 28, 2017, Kagame rubbed salt in the wound by being the first Afrikan head of state to speak to, brace yourself, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington, DC. Kagame gushed in his praise of israel, saying, “Rwanda is without a question a friend of Israel!4

Kagame and Museveni are, unfortunately, all too typical of the misleadership that Afrikans on the continent and throughout the Diaspora endure. We are still, in too many instances, dealing with what is effectively a neocolonial shituation. Let’s define neocolonialism:

Neocolonialism:

1. The policy or practice of a wealthy or powerful nation in extending its influence into a less developed one, especially in EXPLOITING THAT NATION’S RESOURCES.

2. Political control by an outside power of a country that is IN THEORY SOVEREIGN AND INDEPENDENT, ESPECIALLY THROUGH THE DOMINATION OF ITS ECONOMY.

3. Domination of a small or weak country by a large or strong one without the assumption of direct government.

4. The policy by which a nation EXERTS POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CONTROL over a less powerful independent nation or region.

We can see from the above definitions and a cursory examination of current world events that neocolonialism is alive and well in 2017. Clearly, Kagame’s Rwanda is a willing colonial agent assisting american and european capitalists to exploit Congo’s resources. The capitalists have always been able to find people to become agents on their behalf and, unfortunately, they will continue to do so. Like John Henrik Clarke said, “Money don’t just talk, it shouts and screams.” Rwanda is definitely on the capitalist payroll.

The real tragedy is that other Afrikan nations are not much better off. While their “leaders” might not be quite as monstrous as Kagame and Museveni, they are still, in far too many cases, assimilationist, greedy, and allergic to the creation and exercise of Afrikan Sovereignty, Self-Determination and True Democracy. The heads of state of the 14 Afrikan nations who WILLINGLY allow France to hold their NATIONAL RESERVES in French banks are another nightmarish example of an ongoing neocolonial relationship on the continent.5

In fact, it could be argued that Afrikans throughout the Diaspora are living with a similar neocolonial arrangement. In the Americas, the object of exploitation is not coltan but our labor and consumer dollars but that’s another story for another time.

Time for a Clean Break!

References:

1. http://www.friendsofthecongo.org/resource-center/coltan.html

2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coltan

3. http://www.globalresearch.ca/kagame-started-the-genocide-in-rwanda-then-congo/5403279

4. http://www.arabamerica.com/rwandan-president-calls-israel-inspiration-overcoming-genocide/

5. (http://www.globalresearch.ca/frances-colonial-tax-still-enforced-for-africa-bleeding-africa-and-feeding-france/5547512)

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Rastafari Is A Revolutionary Movement

So, in essence, RASTAFARI ORIGINATED AS A REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT that took shape beginning in the 1930’s in Jamaica amongst the poor and downtrodden. It grew out of the determination of Afrikan people to RESIST and eventually OVERTHROW THEIR OPPRESSORS and REBUILD Afrikan High Culture. Its original focus was and, hopefully, remains one of Afrikan Liberation!

There’s a lot of b.s. out here today regarding Rastafari. Rastafari was created and emerged at a particular time in history, in a particular place, among a particular people for a particular purpose. Born in Jamaica among the poor ascendants of enslaved Afrikans in the early 1930’s, it grew slowly and deliberately until exploding into international consciousness in the late-1960’s and early-1970’s thanks to reggae music.

The pillars of Rastafari are:

  1. Afrikan people must remember and reclaim their Afrikan Identity;
  2. Human beings are innately divine;
  3. Afrika is the Sacred Homeland of Afrikan people;
  4. Knowledge of Afrikan history and culture is critical to gaining knowledge of self and the re-emergence of Afrikan High Culture;
  5. Afrikan people must return home to Afrika to once again live prosperous lives in Justice, Truth and Love;
  6. The Afrikan woman is the Nurturer of Human Life and should be respected as such;
  7. Emperor Selassie and Ethiopia are revered;
  8. Pan-Afrikanism and Afrikan nationalism are essential to achieving Self-Determination for Afrikan people; All Afrikan people are One and will once again rise to Power;
  9. Nature is the source of all knowledge and wisdom;
  10. Rastafari is Anti-Racist, Anti-Colonial, Anti-capitalist, Anti-Zionist, Anti-Slavery and Anti-War.

THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE IS NOT A FOUNDING DOCUMENT OF RASTAFARI! The founding documents of Rastafari such as the HOLY PIBY by Robert Athlyi Rogers, THE PROMISED KEY by Leonard P. Howell, and THE ROYAL PARCHMENT SCROLL OF BLACK SUPREMACY by Fitz Balintine Pettersburg still exist and can be read today by anyone interested. Many of those who were directly involved in the birth and evolution of Rastafari are still alive. There are many Rastafari thinkers who have discussed and written about the origins and Deep Thought of Rastafari. Consequently, there is no excuse to spread false doctrine.

Rastafari got its spark from Marcus Garvey’s prophecy that a king would be crowned in Ethiopia that would mean the liberation of Afrikan people was at hand. IT DID NOT EMERGE DIRECTLY FROM THE BIBLE. THE BIBLE WAS USED LATER TO JUSTIFY THE PROPHECY AND SUBSEQUENTLY IT CONTINUES TO BE USED.

Today, there are people all over the planet who claim Rastafari and know nothing about it. Many of them see it as a modern day “hippy culture” that merely engages in smoking marijuana, singing, dancing and listening to music. They do not acknowledge the founding ideas of Rastafari and insist on substituting pop culture in its place. This is particularly true of non-Afrikan “rastas” who have infiltrated the culture and profit from it 24-7.

Unfortunately, there are too many “rastas” who water down the revolutionary message of Rastafari in order to sell records and make money performing and djaying.

The following quote from the political analyst Horace Campbell is relevant:

“In his commentary on the Rastafari, George Lamming joined the ranks of those members of the Caribbean community who correctly noted that the Rastafari movement carried with it a certain continuity from the days of slavery, a continuity of resistance and confrontation with white racism. THE RASTAFARI MOVEMENT, IN ALL ITS CONTEMPORARY MANIFESTATIONS, CHALLENGES NOT ONLY THE CARIBBEAN BUT THE ENTIRE WESTERN WORLD TO COME TO TERMS WITH THE HISTORY OF SLAVERY, THE REALITY OF WHITE RACISM AND THE PERMANENT THRUST FOR DIGNITY AND SELF-RESPECT BY BLACK PEOPLE. THE RACIAL CONSCIOUSNESS WHICH WAS STAMPED YESTERDAY IN THE UNIVERSAL NEGRO IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, AND WHICH IS TODAY ENCRUSTED IN THE LOCKS AND BEARDS OF THE RASTAFARI, STANDS AS A POTENT FORCE IN THE STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE (emphasis mine).”

“Race consciousness remains an integral part of the class consciousness of African peoples as long as Euro-American culture seeks to harmonize the economic and political domination of black peoples with attempts at destroying their cultural personality. Such a harmonizing project of dehumanization started in the era of the slave trade, when the day-to-day atrocities were unified by a cultural assault—whether French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese or British—to impose European ideas and values on the dominated Africans.”

“In the face of cultural resistance—manifest in religious practices, the preservation of African languages, African medicinal and healing crafts, and musical forms of communication—and open slave revolts, the slavers deepened their racist theories, building upon the original biblical justification for racial inferiority with the kind of pseudo-science which led to the theories of Arthur Jensen (that black people were genetically inferior to white people).”-Horace Campbell (“Rasta and Resistance: From Marcus Garvey to Walter Rodney, Page 1”


So, in essence, RASTAFARI ORIGINATED AS A REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT that took shape beginning in the 1930’s in Jamaica amongst the poor and downtrodden. It grew out of the determination of Afrikan people to RESIST and eventually OVERTHROW THEIR OPPRESSORS and REBUILD Afrikan High Culture. Its original focus was and, hopefully, remains one of Afrikan Liberation!

Don’t get it twisted!!

References:

  1. Rasta and Resistance: From Marcus Garvey to Walter – http://tinyurl.com/zafebw3
  2. The Holy Piby – http://tinyurl.com/TheHolyPiby
  3. The Promised Key – http://tinyurl.com/ThePromisedKey
  4. The Royal Parchment Scroll of Black Supremacy – http://tinyurl.com/RoyalParchmentScrollOfBlackSup

Propaganda From The Trump Political Machine On Behalf Of Desperate Capitalists

November 29, 20016

By Cheikh Amma Diop

Since the selection of Donald Trump for POTUS, we have heard racist, fascist, neoliberal propaganda on steroids. Recently it’s been revealed that Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon has suggested it might be a good idea to only allow “property owners” to vote as once was the case in the U.S. This would be funny if it weren’t so sad. The reality is that votes mean very little in a capitalist society. In fact, the U.S. remains a racist oligarchy known for its brutal economic inequality. In September 2014, Perspectives on Politics, a journal published by Cambridge University press, carried a research article entitled, “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens.” They authors concluded that,

“When the preferences of economic elites and the stands of organized interest groups are controlled for, THE PREFERENCES OF THE AVERAGE AMERICAN APPEAR TO HAVE ONLY A MINUSCULE, NEAR-ZERO, STATISTICALLY NON-SIGNIFICANT IMPACT UPON PUBLIC POLICY (emphasis mine).

 Furthermore, the preferences of economic elites (as measured by our proxy, the preferences of “affluent” citizens) have far more independent impact upon policy change than the preferences of average citizens do. To be sure, this does not mean that ordinary citizens always lose out; THEY FAIRLY OFTEN GET THE POLICIES THEY FAVOR, BUT ONLY BECAUSE THOSE POLICIES HAPPEN ALSO TO BE PREFERRED BY THE ECONOMICALLY-ELITE CITIZENS WHO WIELD THE ACTUAL INFLUENCE.

IN THE UNITED STATES, OUR FINDINGS INDICATE, THE MAJORITY DOES NOT RULE—at least not in the causal sense of actually determining policy outcomes (emphasis mine). When a majority of citizens disagrees with economic elites or with organized interests, they generally lose. Moreover, because of the strong status quo bias built into the U.S. political system, even when fairly large majorities of Americans favor policy change, they generally do not get it.

 Capitalists, not the masses who are not capitalists and are forced to work for the capitalists, are the holders of power and are the true “property owners” in america. We giddily call ourselves property owners when we “buy” houses and the associated land even though we are indebted for at least one generation before the property becomes ours, this being true as long as we can pay the taxes and don’t seriously challenge the status quo. The holdings of real property owners, the capitalists, are so vast as to stagger the imagination. Just check the current and historical economic inequality figures in the U.S. Capitalism is a hyper-elitist, super club that ruthlessly holds on to its wealth, power and privilege. They work to ensure their membership remains very small and predominately European.

Trump and his potential and actual appointees have threatened to privatize social security and medicare, denied climate change, accused Afrikans protesting state-sanctioned police violence with “instigating police killings,” threatened to tear up the Iran nuclear deal, ban muslims from entering the u.s., deporting millions of Mexicans and others from central America, and other unconstitutional proposals. Such ideas indicate a capitalist desire to retract some of the modest changes pushed for by the downtrodden masses over the past century or so; changes that have made life a bit more bearable in a heartless capitalist system but have left the fundamental essence of capitalism unscathed. Some of these changes put a little money in our pockets (overtime pay, paid time off, paid holidays) and provided very modest social support when needed (medicare, social security, employer provided health care, labor laws, public education). The capitalists, however, want to recoup the funding for these very modest programs. The challenge is how to do so without sparking mass outrage in the general populace generally and middle-aged white men in particular.

The capitalists are frantically trying to hold onto their front line soldiers in the face of an ongoing economic recession and the recent ascension of rival, non-european economic powers. Capitalist attempts to prevent their ominous economic decline by military attacks on rising powers in western Asia, imposing boycotts on non-compliant nations, bribes, proposing international trade deals, mass surveillance, espionage, rolling back financial and banking regulations and so on have failed. Now, even their always-faithful core supporters, middle-aged “white men (MAW),” are threatening to abandon the capitalist ship because they feel left behind, marginalized and hopeless regarding their economic future.

Even the overhyped propaganda powers of the corporate media have been unable to turn the tide of discontent among MAW. Distrust of the corporate media is at an all time high. And, to make matters worse for the capitalists, the recent emergence of rival, non-European media organizations has successfully challenged the mass media monopoly of American and European capitalists. Media outlets like RT (Russia), PressTV (Iran), TeleSur (Venezuela) and al-Jeezera (Qatar) are providing alternative reporting regarding global news, reporting that, in many instances, is contrary to that provided by American corporate media.

Enter Trump and his team with vociferous, fascist, racist, neo-libertarian propaganda like we haven’t seen in some time. This propaganda is a desperate attempt to maintain “party” discipline among their core supporters and nothing more. This is not the only tactic in their playbook by any means, however, it’s clear that American and European capitalists are running out of hegemonic options.

Middle-aged “white” men and their families will be even more enraged when they realize that the capitalists are working them like the slaves they are.

Voices of Fire

The Time Is Ripe For Internal Revolution

In his most recent article, “Wall Street and the Pentagon: Pre-Mature Political and Military Ejaculations,” geopolitical analyst James Petras discusses the recent failure of American and European capitalists (AECs) in imposing their will on Argentina, Brazil and the Philippines to shore up their declining influence on “Latin America” and Asia. Over the past 30 years or so, AECs have largely changed their mode of production from manufacturing to F.I.R.E (Finance, Insurance & Real Estate) while still relying on the petrodollar. In 1960, 24% of all American workers worked in manufacturing.  Today, that number has declined dramatically to 8%. Today, the U.S. economy is marked by high unemployment, unsustainable national and personal debt, dysfunctional institutions including government bodies at all levels, the criminal justice system at all levels, public education, health care and brutal economic inequalities. This along with the concomitant economic rise of greater Asia, especially China, has seriously undermined the effective global power of the AECs, perhaps permanently.

Another very important factor in the AECs loss of global power is the recent emergence of alternative global mass media outlets. The appearance of mass media outlets such as al Jazeera (1996), founded and financed by Qatar, Telesur (2005), a multi-state funded, pan-American media platform largely sponsored by Venezuela, RT (2005), a Russian TV news platform, CNC World (2010), a Chinese satellite and cable network, means that AECs are no longer in exclusive control of the planet’s cultural narrative.

Even that staunch imperialist Zbigniew Brzezinski has been warning the AECs that the global masses are more politically awakened that at any time in human history; that these same masses can no longer be bullied and brainwashed as easily as before, consequently, the game is changing to the detriment of the capitalists. Brzezinski once argued along with other brash imperialists, that AECs must control central Asia in order to maintain their economic hegemony. This led to the invasion and ongoing conventional and hybrid wars in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Ukraine and Afghanistan, key nations in Asia’s “soft underbelly.” Yet, despite 25 years of war, AECs have been unable to impose their will in the ‘middle east.’ They have merely continued to drain their treasuries, especially America, France and England, and amplify global disdain for capitalism.

In other words, American and European capitalists no longer dominate this world. Their failing economies and their becoming merely another “voice in the crowd” in terms of global mass media (propaganda) means that “poor” nations in the southern hemisphere now have an opportunity change their miserable circumstances.

Globally, Afrikans should consider the following action steps (in no particular order):

1. Purge key institutions of corrupt individuals and practices

2. Repudiate all debt created by former colonizers, corrupt politicians and financial institutions

3. Create a PUBLICLY OWNED central bank with branches throughout the continent that will finance science, technology and infrastructure projects

4. Immediately join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the New Development Bank

5. Strengthen economic relations with other nations especially greater Asia, Russia, Brazil, the Caribbean, etc.

6. Develop an Afrikan currency backed by precious metals and other natural resources

7. Develop an Afrikan Centered continental public education system with particular emphasis on science and technology

8. Put an end to asymmetric economic relations with other nations, especially AECs

9. Create and nurture economic and cultural ties with Afrikans throughout the Scattering

The time is ripe for the long over due INTERNAL REVOLUTION that Gil Scott-Heron talked about almost 50 years ago in, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” AECs are under tremendous pressure due to the powerful economic and political shifts taking place globally. They are reeling from economic recessions, military failures and internal decadence. The question is, “Can we make the internal changes necessary to escape the capitalist trap of corruption, slavery, racism and war?”

One thing’s for sure, the required internal transformation entails rejecting capitalism, capitalist values and other anti-Afrikan ideologies and accepting Afrikan Centered HUMAN VALUES. It means totally reconstructing the Afrikan personality to fit current circumstances. Anything less means failing our posterity.

Let’s stay focused!

References:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/wall-street-and-the-pentagon-pre-mature-political-and-military-ejaculations/5554587

American Primacy And It’s Geostrategic Imperatives: Key Quotes From Zbigniew Brzezinksi’s Seminal 1998 Book – http://www.wanttoknow.info/brzezinskigrandchessboard

Pseudoscience and Ethnocentrism in Service of European Capitalist Imperialism: A Brief Look at the Cultural Ideas of Dr. Philip Njemanze

So, we have an Igbo ethnocentric neuroscientist employing pseudo science to ease the cognitive dissonance inherent in the forced marriage of Igbos to Christianity. This predicament is to be found throughout Afrika and the Scattering and is very dangerous especially coming from a scientist trained in the “west.”

The written cultural works of Dr. Philip Njemanze outside his professional specialty of neuroscience are an outstanding example of dangerous pseudoscience motivated by religious and ethnocentric blind spots. Dr. Njemanze is a globally respected neuroscientist and has done groundbreaking research in the areas of Brain Control Systems (Neurocybernetics), Hemispheric Lateralization and Brain-Cardiac Control Systems.

Dr. Njemanze has written a book, “IGBO MEDIATORS OF YAHWEH CULTURE OF LIFE,” in which he asserts that Igbos built the pyramids, invented helicopters, airplanes and light bulbs, were the original jews and that Igbo glyphs hold the key to deciphering the Mdw Ntr. He is not a trained linguist yet he takes Hebrew words and force-fits them into Igbo culture by finding similar words with convenient meanings.

In one of the bios read by this writer, Dr. Njemanze states that he is from a “royal” family. Perhaps, this indicates that he is Nri or ascendant from local leaders loyal to Nri cultural authority. If so, this helps to explain his ethnocentrism. The Nri were the cultural and spiritual soul of Igbo land. They were arbiters of the culture and sciences developed from ancient times to ensure the survival and prosperity of the people. The remarkable thing is that the Nri’s authority was enforced not by violence but by cultural authority. They had traveling ambassadors called mbùríchi whose mission was to maintain ties between the Nri and other Igbo ‘nations’ and serve as authorities on Igbo culture. Also, Nri leaders, called Eze, were not autocrats and had to answer to a council composed of highly trained and respected community members called Ndi Nri.

So, perhaps Dr. Njemanze sees the need for someone to mediate the culture clash between Igbo culture, that is, Ọmenala Ndị Igbo, and the Abrahamic religions, especially Judaism and Christianity? Today, most Igbos, like many west Afrikans, are Christian with a small minority claiming to be the original jews. The capitalist European, specifically English, introduced Christianity into Igbo land in the mid- 19th century to massive indifference on the part of the people. It failed until the invading English imperialists extended their military and political authority over Igbo land via a series of wars beginning towards the end of the 19th century and extending into the early 20th century. It’s clear that had English capitalists not been successful in conquering Igbo land, Christianity and Judaism would not dominate in Igbo land today.

With the foregoing in mind, it is difficult to overstand why Dr. Njemanze would employ mental gymnastics and outright pseudoscience to further cement the unhealthy relationship between Christianity, a clearly imperialist project by English capitalists to control the cultural narrative in Igbo land, on the one hand and Omenali Ndi Igbo, on the other. Perhaps he IS answering the ancestral call of his ancestors that reside in his DNA and seeks to, at least, make the continued practice of Christianity by Igbos less of a contradiction? Or, perhaps he is merely an ethnocentric Igbo who has been conquered by religion, and is thus compelled to further the imperialist project of English capitalists.

So, we have an Igbo ethnocentric neuroscientist employing pseudo science to ease the cognitive dissonance inherent in the forced marriage of Igbos to Christianity. This predicament is to be found throughout Afrika and the Scattering and is very dangerous especially coming from a scientist trained in the “west.” Imagine the tremendous contribution Dr. Njemanze would make towards Afrikan Self-Determination if he were to advocate that Igbos should abandon Christianity and Judaism in favor of Ọmenala Ndị Igbo? We will NEVER achieve self-determination as long as we maintain these “forced marriages” whose soul objective is to control our cultural narrative.

Time to rid ourselves of these imperialistic “religions” once and for all.

Afrika for the Afrikans…those at home and abroad! – Marcus Garvey

Here’s a link to a video of Dr. Njemanze explaining his book, “IGBO MEDIATORS OF YAHWEH CULTURE OF LIFE.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyIT9Hx7UFw

References:

Colonialism and Christianity in West Africa: The Igbo Case, 1900-1915, F. K. Ekechi

Igbo Mediators of Yahweh Culture of Life: Volume 1:Learn to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs and UFO Writings, Dr. Philip Njemanze

The Response of Greater Asia to NATO Aggression

There’s no question that nations act in their own interests and seldom from sentiment. While it is agreed that no one has clean hands, the Russians and Chinese quite rightfully see the capitalist assault on western Asia as a direct threat.

Let’s begin by looking at the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), which was formed in 1997 and “dissolved” in 2006. It’s leadership included capitalist knuckle draggers like William Kristol, Robert Kagan, Devon Cross, Bruce Jackson and John Bolton. Their stated goal was “to promote American global leadership.” They asserted that, “American leadership is good both for America and the world.” It is important to note that 10 of the 25 people who signed the PNAC’s founding document served in the administration of George W. Bush, including, brace yourself, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz. We all know the role they played in prosecuting the invasion of Iraq.

In September 2000, the PNAC released a document entitled, “Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for A New Century”. One of the major themes in this document is that America must be preventive in its approach to maintaining the preeminent position on the global stage. They asserted that, “At present the United States faces no global rival. America’s grand strategy should aim to preserve and extend this advantageous position as far into the future as possible. There are, however, POTENTIALLY powerful states dissatisfied with the current situation and eager to change it, if they can, in directions that endanger the relatively peaceful, prosperous and free condition the world enjoys today (emphasis mine).”

There is evidence that what the PNAC advocated was nothing less than a ‘global counter intelligence program.’ For example, in their founding document, they say, “The Defense Policy Guidance (DPG) drafted in the early months of 1992 provided a blueprint for maintaining U.S. preeminence, precluding the rise of a great power rival, and shaping the international security order in line with American principles and interests.” How does a nation go about, “precluding the rise of a great power rival?” Well, the purpose of the FBI’s counter intelligence program (COINTELPRO) was, “…to expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize the activities of Black Nationalist, hate-type organizations and groupings, their leadership, spokesmen, membership, and supporters and to counter their propensity for violence and civil disorder.” The FBI went on to identify Dr. King as, “…the most dangerous Negro in the future of this Nation from the standpoint of communism, the Negro, and national security…IT MAY BE UNREALISTIC TO LIMIT TO LEGALISTIC PROOFS THAT WOULD STAND UP IN COURT OR BEFORE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES (emphasis mine).” Clearly, the FBI was condoning illegal activities against all organizations, even “nonviolent” ones, in it’s effort to derail the just and righteous struggle of Afrikans in America and “prevent the rise of a Black Messiah.” The members of the PNAC were determined to push America to conduct a similar program against, “…potentially powerful states dissatisfied with the current situation.”

We must also keep in mind that America is the most warlike nation the planet has ever seen, having spent 222 out of 240 years since 1776 at war. That’s 93% of its existence as a “nation.” As we know, America was founded on war and slavery and most of the wars fought have been colonial and/or imperialist.

The current conflagration in western Asia is also an imperialist assault with multiple aims but the central impetus is, as stated by the PNAC, to prevent any challenge to American supremacy through aggressive, militant actions and hybrid warfare. Hybrid warfare is a military strategy that combines conventional warfare, irregular warfare and cyber warfare. This tactic is currently being used by America against Venezuela, Ukraine, Brazil, Palestine, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Niger, Mali, South Afrika, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Indigenous Americans, China, Russia, North Korea and other nations viewed as a threat to its hegemony. Needless to say, this tactic is also currently being used against Afrikans in America in our struggle against police terror.

There is also an economic component to America’s aggressive militancy on the global stage. America is desperate to derail the economic integration of Eurasia. Let’s focus on China’s “Silk Road Economic Belt” (SREB). The aim of this program is, “…the integration of the region (east, central and west asia, and Europe) into a cohesive economic area through BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE, INCREASING CULTURAL EXCHANGES AND BROADENING TRADE.” Russia is a very willing and important partner to China’s infrastructure building initiative. This is an economic initiative that clearly features heavy investment and diplomacy rather than the rank militarism of American and European capitalists (AECs).

China and Russia have forged strategic and economic ties in such organizations as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in response to the aggressive posture and activities of AECs under the guise of NATO. China and Russia view the ongoing destructive wars prosecuted by America in Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia as direct threats to their sovereignty and stability. All of these wars are ILLEGAL under international law, as was the FBI’s COINTELPRO activities against Black Nationalist and other organizations cited above.

Keep in mind also that America unilaterally withdrew from the landmark 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty in 2002. In his remarks on December 13, 2001 about the decision, George W. Bush said, “Today, I have given formal notice to Russia, in accordance with the treaty, that the United States of America is withdrawing from this almost 30-year-old treaty. I have concluded the ABM Treaty hinders our government’s ability to develop ways to protect our people from future terrorist or rogue-state missile attacks.” America invaded Iraq on March 20, 2003.

It is clear that America has been very consistent in terms of how it has engaged other nations since it’s founding. It has sought to impose its hegemony, and has enthusiastically used any and all means, legal and illegal, to achieve its goals. Yes, it’s true that no nation or individual has clean hands, however, America stands head and shoulders above other nations when it comes to illegal wars and imperial wars of conquest.

Comparing America to Greater Asia, that is, China and Russia, is like comparing Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump. Hillary’s (America’s) eagerness to use military force, well-documented corruption, questionable character, neoliberal and neoconservative ties and heavy support from ruthless capitalists make her much more of a threat than Donald Trump (China and Russia).