Black Movements in US must Work with Int’l Allies to Fight Oppression at Home: Prof. Horne

In the below interview, attorney and history professor Gerald Horne stresses that it is important for black (and other) anti-oppression movements in the US to make use of international allies to put pressure on an angry white majority culture that was founded in a pro-slavery counter-revolution and based ‘holistically on white supremacy’, as historian Douglas Blackmon has put it.

Black NFL star Colin Kaepernic has begun risking his career by sitting during the US nationalist anthem, the full version of which contains death threats against black slaves who would consider trying to free themselves from US clutches, as well as evidence of US intent to continue committing genocide against the Native nations of the continent.  (The anthem’s 35-year-old writer was an enslaver of black people, a pro-slavery activist, and a member of the “American Colonization Society”.)

The timing of Kaepernic’s action has been revealing: it has been popping the forehead veins of many irate, ultra-nationalist, US-supremacist white “liberals” at a time when their main argument against Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has been that he is racist.

Also see Amnesty International’s report, “Slavery Still Reigns in US Prisons”, which discusses how slavery is still legal under US law, and that under this law, black men are still being worked as slaves on cotton fields.

The US slavery industry generates billions of dollars a year for the ruling state and private corporations.

Robert J. Barsocchini is an internationally published independent writer who focuses on global force dynamics and serves as a cross-cultural intermediary for the film and Television industry. His work has been cited, published, or followed by numerous professors, economists, lawyers, military and intelligence veterans, and journalists. Updates on Twitter.

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  • andrew1212

    I truly hope Colin Kaepernick’s actions encourage other pro/college athletes to express themselves as well. Last year, the entire University of Missouri football team protested against the actions of the school’s president–soon after he resigned.

    Another bold protest (which very few people know about) was when Willie Dixon chose to not be inducted into the U.S. military during World War II–instead he spent almost a year in jail. Dixon didn’t want to fight for a country which had widespread racial discrimination and laws of oppression built into the legal system. After the war ended, Willie Dixon would become one of the greatest Blues musicians.

  • Ministro Gomes

    Anti black movement and anti feminist
    More whites are shot by cops than blacks, statistics are available. I have been seeing the demands and this is nothing but pigs wanting more free stuff at the trough
    All life’s matter, that is the gist of it

  • Ministro Gomes

    I will give you another one, if poor people reduce their breeding habits, like have one child instead of 3 or 4, they are more likely able to take care of the child. It will be less expensive, if family unity is promoted instead of promiscuity and “women power” “single moms rule” and all that type of crap that sees young men without a father figure to look up to maybe you they will get somewhere
    Look are the cause, you don’t focus on the cause, these people want patches, like heroin addicts want metadone
    More free shit for blacks is not the answer

    • cityspeak

      Funny how other countries seem to have a gotten a good handle on population growth but not the USA and many other third world countries.
      Is it in the system’s interest to deny women and certain groups access to birth control information and services? Cheap labor and disposable populations to serve in sex slavery, toxic jobs, prisoners to fill for profit prisons and send them off to die on foreign lands for imperial conquest.
      Family unity? Empires tend to break down family structures even though many start off with strong family units. You might want to study the roman empire or any empire for that matter as the rot sets in the same way. We are on our way as well.
      Free shit? In every measure of quality of life, as well as life span, black americans fall behind white americans by significant numbers.
      There is “rampant welfare and free shit” going on in this country and it is going to the 1%.

      • Ministro Gomes

        Yeah, and who promotes these lines of thinking? The free shit for the 1% comes from al races, but mostly the middle class(or what’s left of it)
        Regarding birth control I fail to see your point, I am white, male and not a junkie so I have to buy my condoms, I assume that others should buy their own birth control, I mean it’s about responsibility right?

    • Pentagon gets MORE THAN ONE TRILLION “FREE SHIT” a year, how much “free shit” do blacks get? Give me a number. I see more and more rightwingosphere media talking points in comments than ever before, anyone else notice this?

    • Ministro Gomes

      Agree with you on the war racket but it does not justify more free shit
      Less free shit and actually cap the “defence”( I put quotes because all you guys do is attack other countries) budget, slash it to 1 half now, next year the same, rinse and repeat for a couple of years until it makes sense
      Also bring back the death penalty for these traitors that cause war, lobby for war, lie to start wars, oh wait you’d loose the dual nationality Jewish neocons…
      We can’t have that, now can we? It’d be anti-Semitic(despite Israelis being only one of the several Semite tribes)

  • Ministro Gomes

    I will give you a third one, I am on a roll here
    This is a separatist movement that will cause more white and black grievances, blacks demand more and whites are tired of paying through the nose through taxation, etc

  • Daniel “No Passport” Bruno

    I propose a new national anthem we can all live by. If you agree, help spread the word:

    * Cadence, meter and tempo same as Francis Scott Key’s tune

    Stanza 1, main chorus

    Oh say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
    Our nation reborn and a country rebranded.
    Where once oligarchs stood and a clique ruled by might,
    The army rebelled and The People commanded:
    That a nation conceived, founded in Liberty,
    Stay true to her creed and reboot when there’s need!
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph did wave,
    In the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave!

    Stanza 2

    United we stand, divided we would fall,
    The great melting pot, made one nation of many.
    From all countries we came, to begin a new life, in
    ‘merica, the Land of Milk and Honey.
    The American Way, separates church and state,
    No temple, no mosque, will determine our fate!
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave,
    While the Land of the Free is the Home of the Brave!

    Stanza 3

    Oh let freedom ring, from the majestic heights
    Of all mountain tops, and from sea to shining sea.
    Safe and strong in our homes, in our cars, on the street,
    No fears we might meet, a rogue cop on the beat.
    No police state will stand, ‘ver the freedom of Man,
    While our Bill of Rights, is the law of the land!
    Black, beige, brown, white, red, yellow, rich, poor and in between!
    Formed one nation to be free and the home of the brave!

    Stanza 4

    Genius for industry, science, technology,
    Made true the promise, of long life and prosperity.
    Our best minds changed the world, to the marvel of all,
    Yankee novelty, redefined possibility.
    And the world did rejoice, with John Glenn’s soaring voice,
    One step for a man, is a leap for mankind!
    And Mars beckoned us forward to new frontiers of space,
    In the name of the Free and the Home of the Brave!