TESTIMONY- OPRESSION IS THE AMERCIAN DREAM

ness-solo1 NESS of A-ALIKES (RBG)

H.I.: The fight between good and evil just got interesting. What does Obama mean?

NESS: Ok, Ok, Ok… what can we say. In brooklyn people went crazy just like they did all over the country and around the world. Barack Hussein Obama is the president of the United States of America. What does this really mean? Already I been hit with a thousand text messages. Black people are excited and feel that this election is a step in the right direction in our struggle for freedom, justicde, and equality in America.
We not here to be naysayers but in the same token we aint here to except just any ole’ bullshit this system going to throw at us.

A-ALIKES L. Ness aka P-Red  R. K aka A-Black

When will black and brown people be repaid for the atrocities of slavery and beyond. Obama is not repirations. They have now put a black face on imperialism. great! The political system that is in place here in the U.S. is not the only option. In the same breath its going to take way more than just “the bullet” for us to get true freedom, justice and equality but understand that without the bullet we will not get free. The powers that be will never just hand over the reigns of power to the poor and oppressed working class. We will have to rip it out of there hands.

Our people might not be organized enough to have a successful armed rebellion but we sure are ready to be free from this oppressive system that sucks our community dry, sends our people to jail at a disporportionate rate, and exploits us to death. So thats where Obama comes in and gives our people a false sense of hope, pacifies us, and keeps us believing in the idea of “The American Dream”. THE AMERICAN DREAM IS THE OKIE DOKE. People in this country and around the world have suffered and continue to suffer to keep that idea going. AMERICAN DREAM = OPPRESSION.

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 Please dont get distracted by the distractions. Stay focused. The president of America is still the president of America. Until America addresses the fundamental problem of white supremacy and at least attempts to repay the debt of slavery (which is the capital which this entire country was founded on) we still dealing with the same shit, no matter whose president. Even if it was my mama. So until further notice Obama is the Enemy. how bout that? We bout to see what side you really on. Us or Them. Who’s us and who’s them? Thats the question. What side you on? The poor and oppressed African working class or the powers that be that keep their foot on everybody’s neck. the People versus the Pigs.It aint a easy pill to swallow but this is the reality of what we dealing with. Its like the Matrix except this aint no movie. RED pill or BLUE pill. Blind fold or no blindfold.

 as told to Bunchy of Hood Intelligence

(L to R)Bunchy of H.I. & NESS of A-ALIKES

(L to R)Bunchy of H.I. & NESS of A-ALIKES

Ness is a 1/2 of Revolutionary/Reality Rap Duo A-Alikes (RBG)

A-Alikes film “The Ballot or the Bullet” produced by Paul Biedrzycki is set to release on October 30th. The film follows the NY rap group A-Alikes over the course of the three months leading up to the 2008 Presidential Election. While each political party has built their platform on the theme of “change”, A-Alikes specifically address what type of change individuals want to see in America. A-Alikes speak with figures such as Chuck D, Joy Bryant, Rosa Clemente, M1, Umi, and Immortal Technique, asking the question, “How do oppressed people gain freedom: through participation in the political system or through armed rebellion?
It offers an unbiased look at BOTH sides of the issue
View the Trailer here

 

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EDITORIAL: WE STILL BANGIN’ ON THE SYSTEM

The night of November 4th 2008 (the day after the 39th observation of Black Solidarity Day)
I fell to rest watching a movie on my laptop around 10pm.
I was awakened by multiple gunshots.; It was then that I turned the Television on, confirming what the gunfire already had screamed to me. The Democratic Party’s Candidate won the election for Presidency.
 
I let the info soak in for 24 hours, the concept had been marinating in my head  for a month or so prior to Election Day. Never the reactionary, it was important for me to search my own mind and weigh all facts and circumstances in order to find and speak on the truth.
I’m ready now. Speaking to one of my comrades i have come to the conclusion that  I’m gonna KEEP banging on this system TIL WE FREE.
  
I will admit, that one of the mistakes we made as radical (as opposed to conservative/liberal) revolutionaries is that we made allowance for, and at times inspired, the  personalization of the beast. Manifest Destiny/Imperialism was the enemy before George W Bush or his father were glimmers in Prescott Bush’s eye. Nevertheless we advocated and led chants of ‘Fuck George Bush” as if he were the enemy. George Bush is not the enemy, he is just doing his job as President Of The United States.
 
Ladies and gentleman, kings and queens, comrades and spies-
just as there is more than one way to skin a cat – there is more than one way to steal an election.
 
They who have Ears, let them hear.
 Today i am Sad, Proud, scared and ashamed all in one.
 
You have just witnessed the election of the most unaccountable (cant do no wrong) president since George Washington.
Below are ready made  excuses which can only make the current President elect a
‘Teflon Don’ of sorts.
 
1. Image Preceding Principle: ex – “He’s not perfect, but he’s Black and thats the important thing. ex. We showed the world and our children that Blacks can be president  and can do anything they choose to do.  
 2.  The Token/Door Opener  ex. “He can’t make certain changes, he’s gotta play the game, you   know how it is. But its just the beggining, he’s opening the door for other blacks to Play The Game.”
 
3.  The Conspiracy ex. They set him up to win so he can fail and say “see, its because he’s black’. In other words, they gave us a black president so people would never vote for or desire a black president again (?)

4. Not His Mess “Bush left him a mess – He needs more than eight years to make change.”
 
5. The Spook That Sat Behind The Door Theory – “He’s just saying that so the white folks will vote for him, he’ll change once he’s in. Lets just wait. Be Patient”.
 
6. Good Cop Bad Cop– ex- Anything is better than george bush.
 
What Obama supporters have done is pledge allegiance to this man regardless of whom or what. It is dangerous when a people do not have the ability to question and criticize their Leader. How much more dangerous is it when the people dont have the Will to do so?
 
He is one politician that doesn’t have to lie. He can say what he wants and as long as he punctuates each speech with the words: CHANGE or HOPE or DREAM well then there goes that Wasckally Wabbit Again. 
 
 OUR PRESIDENT?
Today i spoke to someone and the topic was how The President Elect supported the decision of the Sean Bell Murder case. I was told “he’s not always gonna be perfect”
I dont expect him to be perfect, but why do we come together on a street level to support a man who wouldnt lend us his support in a critical time?
 
What most dont know or choose to ignore is that the President Elect didnt have the social experience or the cultural background of the people who were busting their guns in the air outside of the pentecostal churches their were grandparents praying in last night.
So I dont expect him to understand or address the problems those people face.
 
His father was Kenyan, yes, but he never knew this man and was instead raised by his maternal grandparents in Hawaii who he admits were themselves ‘racist”. 
Now be clear – This doesnt make him less anything except for in touch.
In short – “every brother, aint a brother”. Maybe this is why he supports AFRICOM
 
WAR AND PEACE
The President is the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States.
Plain and simple. So lets cut the peace crap out. they dont make Presidents who dont go to war. They never have, and they never will. The first president was a warrior and the last presidnet will be a warrior.

The President elect doesnt want to end war in the middle east.
He states that he wants to bring the WAR in IRAQ  to a respectable, responsible and honorable end and move the concentration of efforts to Afghanistan.
 
Here’s the thing – what does that actually mean? And how different is that from the respectable, responsible and honorable end that George Bush has been speaking about?
 
Does anyone notice that the projected length of EXIT time became longer and longer? Then it became a 18 month REDUCTION (not exit). Its pretty much the same plan Bush had.
to end terrorism.
based on 9/11.
Like we dont know 9/11 was staged by (fill in the obvious blanks)
Now for those that say that  he was just saying that to win over republican votes:
How can you trust a man who you imagine is saying whatever he has to say to get elected?
 
So Let me get this straight. McCain was lying when he said Barack had a hidden agenda?
but now, when faced with the REALITY of his ways, words and actions –
McCain was right after all? What part are they right about? The Muslim Part? the Marxist Part? the black nationalist part? See the thing is, we have let our emotion distort our understanding and guide our imagination. just because he’s black.
 
 Above notwithstanding, regardless of what he says; he votes for war and for hundreds of billions of dollars to be allocated to war – not to mention a cool 15 billion for “military construction” The last time was june of 2008. But he knows that most people dont review voting records. Hell, most people dont even know who they voted into congress.
 
 Colin Powell and Barack Obama getting together was more of the same mind trap..
Because we fell for the capitalist ruse of racism along with  imperialism driven tribalism;
 all we see is two black brothers getting together for change.
Have we forgotten Colin Powell was the republican party’s chief War Monger? Lets not get it twisted. He’s for Peace hunh? George Bush and John McCain all said that too.
But as a senator, does he VOTE for peace or did he vote for billions more to be advocated to the Iraq-Afghanistan War?
Until he is speaking on the immediate cessation of funding for war and moves to dismantle the apparatus that implements schemes of regime change around the world- you can kill dat noise about peace.
 
IN HIS OWN WORDS
“The truth is that my foreign policy is actually a return to the traditional, bipartisan, realistic foreign policy of George Bush’s father, John F. Kennedy, of in some ways Ronald Reagan.” – MARCH 29 2008.
 
Now, a rational person is going to
1. research the veracity of this quote
2. research the abovementioned policy
What are YOU gonna do?
 
ISRAEL
He has said “Israel is a small USA and USA is a large Israel” and pledges that “Jeruslam/Israel will remain undivided forever.”
How can you be about peace when you take such a Staunch stand? No president has ever gone that far. But Obama pushes the envelope. No wonder that he chose Rahm Emmanuel as his Chief of Staff (do your homework)
 Now he’s about peace, but he plants his feet in the ground and gives the middle finger to Palestine – and of course, the Islamic World. So where’s the peace, when he is not even for giving a Piece of Land (Back, might I add!)
When we all know this is the source of most of the TURMOIL in the world.
 
Again, the guy supports AFRICOM and in the same breath tells you he relates because of his absentee Kenyan father. He’s pimping you. 

ON HEALTHCARE
Does Obama plan/support the removal of private insurance companies from the healthcare equation and the institution of a single-payer healthcare system? Not at all.
 
ON ABORTION

I have my own views on the toipic, which i will not infuse into this missive. However, I will point out that Obama says he is for one side of the subject, but thrice has he voted the opposite way.
 
MORE SCHOOLS THAN PRISONS
No, actually, in June 2008 while he was talking about that – he voted to allocate 178 million to Federal prisons. which is almost 50% of the $352 million he voted to combat drug trafficking and related violence in Mexico, not to mention $65 million for similar programs in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and certain Central American countries.
Sounds noble enough. but we already know how the USA moves in these type of situations.
The War on drugs is the War on the people and is just an excuse to backstab their partners and seize land as well as human resources (prison/slavery) and i mean that from Mexico to Manhattan.
 
Revolutionary Democrats
They dont exist. At best, the President elect is a Right Wing Liberal.
‘The Democratic Party, as history has demonstrated time and again, is the graveyard of all social protest movements.’
 He boldly supports  anti-social legislation that is fashioned to destroy the black babies you wish to view him as a role model.
 
And the thing is – we aren’t really listening to what he says. We really don’t even care what he says. We just say it sounds good. Its his charisma, great marketing and a very big promotional budget. Even if he had the best intentions in the world, his hands are tied because the system cant run on liberation.
 
follow my analogy: He promises you to have cars running on water but his history shows that he votes for cars that run on oil – but its irrelevant because cars dont run on water anyway.
 
Dear Beloved, we have been sold out..
This man has the minds of damn near every black in the world and you say you don’t care where he tries to lead us?
 OK, Obama used to “organize” in Chicago. He moved to the south side and for 2 1/2 years organized churches in the community to form a network to utilize their power to change their neighborhoods. This was 1985.

Bobby Seale Is the co founder of the Black Panther Party For Self Defense. And its EX Chairman.

He helped Huey Newton develop the Ten Point Platform.

so now check out:

Bobby Seale’s BarBQueing Bill of Rights.

now, i’m not downing bobby seale, butlet me say this. Barack didnt do 2% of the organizing Bobby did and look where that leads you. Tell me your LATEST not your GREATEST. Decades Later Obama would betray the very same neighborhoods, he and his man Mayor Daley.

When the president decides to free every political prisoner and grant an appeal/new trial to every Prisoner of War- I will support Him and this country. A respected sister said that you “cant love Assata Shakur and not support Obama”. I was revolted by that comment,
however – If the president grants full pardon to Assasta Shakur I will concede.. So far though, months ago, Obama voted to keep the PATRIOT ACT alive…
 I know, lets just wait. and see.
 
to my Obama supporters – look, its ok. I understand what motivates you, however you have to call a spade a spade. We ALL could use some political education, dont be prideful about it. If Obama shows and proves that he’s about liberation of African/Asiatic people throughout the world, then I’m all for him. until then, i refuse to let my imagination run wild with me because i have need-a-saviour syndrome. Being of Carribean Parentage – I know all about Presidents that look like the people. A student of neo/colonialism, I know all about a presidnet that looks like the people. Its not all that its cracked up to be. They gave us an overseer, that – and lets keep it real,. our babies STILL can’t relate.
 Thats like telling a coal black nappy headed actress that she can win an oscar because Halle Berry did. its a far stretch. and PASSING aint history (whether it is intellectual or otherwise).
 
to my homies who are artists, singers, athletes  and writers in the public eye – your voice is your weapon, your drums are your weapon, your pen is your weapon as is your blade, foot and gun.
This is a battle of Mind and Heart so your weapons are perfect –
 Don’t let anyone insinuate otherwise. You have humbly, boldy and bravely put yourself out there as a figure head, target, scapegoat and pin cushion for this freedom and have motivated hundreds of thousands to save themselves and others. We appreciate the efforts.Clean your weapons,train and each one teach one.
 
To you armchair revolutionaires. My whole entire fam has concrete record of fighting for this freedom in all ways practical. you may research that on the street or in the system.
So please, save your Triple Dog Dares and “what are you doing”‘s.
you should be lucky we do whatever it is we do because if we didn’t we would be implementing the 2009 Drop Squad. So relax your self. What we are doing is Galvanizing the people and erasing mental ignorance and saving babies.
 
To all you Rounda Bout Guerillas and Obamalutionaries, please Reada Bout Garvey and know that brother Woza taught us how to punch a man or woman so that the BADGE flies directly off of his/herchest. So choose your side and watch how you speak to me on the phone. 1984

 Its either US or US you dig?

Victorious 

E.I.C & FLATBUSH TRUE G

there is a whole lot to be said, just do your research.

barack dont care about black people

We, at HoodIntelligence dont vote Democrat. But we do keep an eye out for what they are doing behind are backs and infront of our faces..especially when so many of the people we have been sworn to protect have a deep faith in such things.  Below is a video of a Town Hall Meeting in St Petersburg, Florida featuring Black Moses himself Barack Obama. Check It Out.

Decide for yourself…

 

Why I dont Vote

(Why I Dont Vote)
I don’t vote because the primary legitimate option for dissenting against a whole system of “representative democracy” is to abstain.
People have been so fixated on voting that they have forgotten or lost faith in other means of applying power. It’s for this reason that losses in elections have demoralized and disempowered the people in general. Anti-authoritarians, on the other hand, while claiming not to recognize the sovereignty of any officials, elected or not, have nonetheless developed their own mythology around voting, attributing to it the mystical power to “legitimize” authority figures thus elected.
Voting doesn’t give power to politicians, just as abstaining cant take it away from them. Politicians have power because we place our power in their hands, because we fail to apply it deliberately to ourselves.
The arguments over whether or not to vote and if we do – who to vote for will not come to an end anytime soon. The truth is that the whole thing is pretty irrelevant. Elections are in truth of little importance and provide far less influence on the machinations of the system than we are often told.
Most advocates of the voting process, laymen and all, do so out of a belief that the United States of America is a democracy. What is forgotten is that America is not a democracy at all, but a republic. A republic is a system wherein the people choose representatives who, in turn, make policy decisions on their behalf.
Even moreso, we exist in a thinly Plutocratic Oligarchy wherein a minority of obscenely rich people and international corporations control the government through such means as lobbyists, bribes, and campaign contributions. For a second, imagine if the millions rose for lets say, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were actually poured into the communities that the two aforementioned gladiators propose to serve. But that would never happen.
In a TRUE democracy (which ain’t perfect), the voters vote on actual issues, and not representatives who will in turn vote on those very same issues. Some will say that this is the description of a DIRECT Democracy. But what is a democracy if it isn’t direct? In short, the voting process as it stands is supportive of MINORITY RULE.
Case in point – instead of gathering up every last (So called) American to vote on whether or not we should go to war, we must submit to the determination of elected officials. In the hopes that they would vote on the issues as “we would have”.
And of course, most people do not trust the decisions of the very people they have voted for. But they insist on choosing the “lesser of two evils’.
Most people vote and defend this ‘so called’ right out of desperation. They couldn’t imagine things getting done in society without appointing an elected official to govern and preside over the fate of each individual citizen. Second class citizen that is.
This is totally understood and so delineation must be made between Abstinence and Apathy. The solution is a radical one. The people must train and educate themselves to the part that they could effectively and earnestly provide the services and facilities we traditionally depend on the government for.
For example, do we wait for FEMA? Or do we rent vans and trucks and feed, clothe and counsel Disaster Victims our selves? Do we call the police when we see brothers on the corner potentially ‘wildin’?
Or do we engage, educate and train these brothers ourselves? To some, it’s far fetched. To others it’s called COMMUNITY CONTROL and PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. It takes a village to raise a child but it takes a king to raise a village? Something isn’t clean in the milk.
While, the government continues to deny millions the ‘right’ to vote, we overlook the fact that this process is in direct violation of HUMAN RIGHTS. This government, in essence, is in the business of controlling the lives of others. The control or confiscation of personal property through taxation, regulation, and/or restriction of trade.
The writer, for the sake of argument, concedes that politicians beseech citizens for aid in order to be elected, but as soon as they are in office? While the consideration gradually weakens, the power structure is immediately switched from the hands of the many…to the pinkies of the few.
Why give moral support to an immoral institution? We feed the youth a myth which is based upon the “illusion of choice” manufactured to pacify the oppressed majority of this world.
What’s important is what you’re doing in the time in “grey days in between” the booth and lever. The key thing is to seize and apply power ourselves, which means getting organized and giving the government a good kicking. It’s been done before and it can be done again. The United States of America were built on this very principle.
They speak about Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. 24 years ago it was Jesse Jackson and Geraldine Ferraro.
This writer has never been registered to vote and encourages the reader to withdraw their consent to be governed. It’s mind boggling to some how one could be an active proponent of Socio-Economic change while boycotting voting at the same time. There are some who’s only greatness is the organizing of THOUSANDS of masses in the support of the promises of ONE.
But don’t worry…as much as I don’t vote…I dont complain either
They say that if you don’t vote you cant complain.
Perhaps if you DO vote, you shouldn’t be complaining either.
After all, you get what your hands calls for. How has it been going thus far?
Peace and revolutionary love..

Now for a quote:

Under a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison… Cast your whole vote, not a strip of paper merely, but your whole influence. A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority; it is not even a minority then; but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole weight. If the alternative is to keep all just men in prison, or give up war and slavery, the State will not hesitate which to choose. If a thousand men were not to pay their tax bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay [the State], and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible. If the tax-gatherer, or any other public officer, asks me, as one has done, ‘But what shall I do?’ my answer is, ‘If you really wish to do anything, resign your office.’ When the subject has refused allegiance, and the officer has resigned from office, then the revolution is accomplished. But even suppose blood shed when the conscience is wounded? Through this wound a man’s real manhood and immortality flow out, and he bleeds to an everlasting death. I see this blood flowing now.”
HENRY THORAEU