The Black American Political Class and War – OpEd – Eurasia Review

What should black people think about the made-in-USA crisis in Ukraine? Many details are worth knowing. Most significantly, Ukraine’s current turmoil began with a US regime change operation in 2014. Barack Obama’s administration and NATO overthrew the president-elect and sided with neo-Nazi groups from right such as the Azov battalion and the right sector. Of course, destabilizing Russia has always been the goal and should be immediately suspected whenever the former Soviet republics experience upheaval. As important as these facts are to understanding the current situation, there is more basic information that explains all of the international events designated as crises by this country.

The United States is determined to have hegemony, complete dominance, over the entire world. This simple fact means that America’s hands are never clean, and Ukraine is no exception. There is no reason to expect a Russian invasion of Ukraine. The threat is as real as Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. If nothing else, the memories should be long enough to recall war propaganda used in the past. In short, black people need to know that the United States is behind this whole thing and any statements made by Joe Biden, his spokesperson or his foreign policy team should be ignored.

Joe Biden literally created this alleged threat from scratch. Any pictures pretender show that Russian troop movements should be thought of in the same vein as Colin Powell’s dog and pony exhibit at the United Nations in 2003. Powell said ordinary trucks were chemical weapons labs, but the The resulting invasion revealed nothing of what George W. Bush claimed was a legitimate pretext for war.

You should also know that members of the black political class can never be counted on to work for the benefit of the people they are supposed to represent. Gregory Meeks, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) in New York, is the current chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Of course, he wouldn’t get that job if he wasn’t willing to accept the consensus of the war party. Meeks recently traveled to Ukraine with a bipartisan delegation of House members, and his comments were all in line with pro-war groupthink.

Meeks chattered incessantly with time-worn clichés that only amounted to demonizing Russian President Vladimir Putin: “Putin wins if he can divide us. He would like to divide some of our NATO allies, some of our EU allies and the Ukrainians – divide us on this issue. [That] – would be a victory for him. So we cannot allow that to happen.

Who is the “we” that Meeks refers to? Putting black people in the first person with colonizers and imperialists is a sure sign of the handiwork of the black political class. He couldn’t mean the neo-Nazi Ukrainians put in power by the United States. He went further with even more fallacious reasoning and a shameful analogy:

What I would say – I will say to my constituency, democracy is at stake, that if we allow Vladimir Putin to enter sovereign territory and threaten his democracy or take his democracy, then we allow others to do the same, which in turn affects us. There was a saying that – by Dr. King. Injustice everywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Meeks’ voters are racially and ethnically mixed, but half of them are working-class blacks from his district of Queens, New York. They don’t live in a democracy. They overwhelmingly voted for Joe Biden who couldn’t even deliver on his promise to get them a $2,000 stimulus payment. They depend on the child tax credit, which is gone. They’re part of America’s mythical middle class because their families worked to send them to college, but like most black people, they’re saddled with student loan debt, Biden said. that he would relieve but he refused to do so. They definitely live under an anti-democratic regime.

It is unclear how Dr. Martin Luther King became part of the Meeks fairy tale. King opposed the American war machine and interference in the affairs of other countries. Yet his name is smeared by cynical politicians like Meeks for defending the kind of actions King condemned.

Meeks introduced a House version of a Senate bill, 2022 Law on Defense of Sovereignty of Ukraine . The bill calls for sanctions against Russia and explicitly states that a key Russian demand must be rejected: “…the United States is committed to a strong and unified NATO and will not yield to the government’s demands of the Russian Federation regarding NATO membership”.

Gregory Meeks has always been a bit of a CBC light, but what about the members who were once staunchly progressive? Barbara Lee of California is well known for being the only member of Congress to vote against the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. She is now a shell of herself, unable to speak out even slightly against the American threat to peace.

Lee and Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal created a joint salad of words on the subject of Ukraine: “We continue to watch with concern Russia’s threatening behavior toward Ukraine. There is no military solution to this crisis – diplomacy must be the focus. We support the Biden administration’s efforts to broaden and deepen the dialogue, enabling robust negotiations and compromises.

If one is generous, Lee and Jayapal could be credited with calling for negotiations and compromise. But they couldn’t resist the “Russia as an aggressor” trope, and actually followed Biden, whose dialogues with Russia only made matters worse. “Russia’s strategy is to stir up tensions; the United States and NATO must not play into this strategy. The only inflamed came from Washington. Even progressives fail people when they need them most.

In 2003, only 4 of the 40 members of the CBC voted in favor of authorizing the use of force against Iraq. Nearly 20 years later, having accompanied Obama’s invasion of Libya and now protecting another Democratic president, the traditional black anti-war consensus has been shattered. Meeks’ chairmanship of the Foreign Relations Committee is evidence of degradation. Leadership among the Democrats is a sign of the people’s failure. No one gets such a position unless they are reliably imperialist.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would pass a bill that would provide Ukraine with $500 million in the event of a Russian invasion. Of course, the provocations are on the American side, and that means any evidence of invasion is guaranteed to be fake. When in doubt, remember the non-existent ADMs.

Colin Powell was the most prominent black face in high circles before Obama was elected president. As Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and later as Secretary of State, he was a key player in the first Iraq War, the invasion of Panama, the kidnapping of Haitian President Aristide and, of course, the defense of a war of aggression against Iraq. .

What passes for leadership is always a joke played on black people. The pinnacle of the CBC being “congress consciousness” is long gone. No one can turn to them on the issue of Ukraine or anything else. The people can only rely on themselves and must restore the black radical historic consensus as a matter of survival. Unless that happens WMDs and non-existent invasions will always be used to advocate for terrible wrongdoing and it never benefits the masses of black people.

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