Voting and the Illusion of Democracy

Democracy is not possible under capitalism. The very nature of the beast is that capital,  profit, is concentrated in the hands of an engorged minority who use it to further enrich  themselves at the expense of the vast majority of the world’s people, and to the detriment  of planet Earth herself.  Poor and working class people cannot participate in this wealth-driven process because  we have been locked out of the all-important ability to acquire sufficient wealth to  determine our own destiny. Still, under capitalism, a system that can more accurately be  called “profitism”, we have been indoctrinated to believe with . . .

Capitalism’s Techno-Metamorphosis 

This article exposes two parallels related to big tech. One being, capitalism’s metamorphosis into techno-feudalism and the other being the failure to capture a share of our total economic value produced through our labor and or through our technological inputs. It must be re-emphasized that we create the value of a product, the masses have always been the creators of value, and consequently the destroyers as well.  “Wealth is still concentrated in the hands of a few powers whose wasteful economies are maintained by the exploitation of the labor…”  Fidel Castro, Former President of Cuba, speaking on behalf of the Non-Aligned . . .

Pan-Africanism and Digital Technology

Digital technology in its current form is here to stay – or at least until we break the supply chains draining the Congo and her kind – and we know how much of a role it plays in communication. For better and worse, the devices and networks that enable this technology to function have become quite important in the functioning of urban society, and not necessarily the rural communities. It is important to make this distinction because if or when the servers that run the internet that we are so addicted to crashes, it is the people in ‘modern’ society . . .

All Black Feminisms Ain’t Created Equal

My initial introduction to radical feminist politics was through convoluted, often antagonistic online discourses, where past works of radical feminists are engaged, discussed, and ultimately flattened. Audre Lorde has always been among the most popularly referenced Black feminists cited online, for example, but always for her gender critical analysis (which could be used as fodder in heated discourse) and never for her anti-imperialist analysis. It’s much easier for one to gain attention and retweets through cherrypicking her words on gender and sexuality, but much less popular to dive into her works on the imperialist U.S. invasion of her homeland Grenada . . .

Behavioral Science is Essential for New Afrikan Independence

The New Afrikan Independence Movement needs a psychological revolution. I don’t mean a change in the personal psychologies of those involved. I mean a change in the foundations of political action. Too long have developments been arrested by questions of “How do we convince the youth?” or “How do we acquire and retain recruits?”. The answer is provided by the science of psychology, specifically behavioral psychology and behavioral economics. The bourgeois “overlords” are kicking our ass in reaching the masses not merely because of funding and airplay, but really because of the fact that there appears to be this aversion . . .

War in Africa and the Americas: Accelerating the End of White World Supremacy

The U.S. recently deployed troops to Peru to shore-up the coup in that country, followed by the deployment of troops to Ecuador and the bizarre AFRICOM plan to insert Kenya and Rwanda forces all the way from Africa to Haiti to support the illegitimate Ariel Henry puppet government in that nation. White supremacy in Black face. This is madness, but desperate madness! Experiencing their worst nightmare, the French are in the process of being expelled from their African empire. They have desperately drawn the line in Niger, where they had been forced to redeploy their troops after being expelled from . . .

Understanding “Dictatorship” Beyond Propaganda

Since the proxy war in Ukraine that began on February 24, 2022, subsequent geopolitical shifts have created a situation for a restructuring towards a multipolar world. The distractions created by capitalist media have heightened confusion around how to discuss current geopolitical events. Despite the illusion of a free and fair press, as political scientist and cultural critic, Michael Parenti explicitly laid out in his renowned book, Inventing Reality, U.S. citizens are highly propagandized: “The enormous gap between what US leaders do in the world and what Americans think their leaders are doing is one of the great propaganda accomplishments.” How . . .