ChickenBones: A Journal

for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes

   

Home  ChickenBones Store (Books, DVDs, Music, and more)  

Google
 

But there is hope, the neighbors are stirring and some are even becoming vocal in their opposition to

not only the coming war but the policies that will follow. Make no mistake AmeriKKKa will win the war

and depose Saddam Hussein without much of a fight.

 

 

  The Real Deal About War in Iraq

By Junious Ricardo Stanton

 

But a foreign invasion which is supported by only a small minority of Iraqis and which seems certain to lead to long-term occupation, loss of independence and effective foreign control of the country's oil can scarcely be regarded as national liberation. It is also difficult to imagine the US accepting anything but the most "managed" democracy, given the kind of government genuine elections might well throw up.

The danger of military interventions in the name of human rights is that they are inevitably selective and used to promote the interests of those intervening -- just as when they were made in the name of "civilization" and Christianity. If war goes ahead, the prospect for Iraq must be of a kind of return to the semi-colonial era before 1958, when the country was the pivot of western power in the region, Britain maintained military bases and an "adviser" in every ministry and landowning families like Ahmad Chalabi of the INC's were a law unto themselves. There were also 10,000 political prisoners, parties were banned, the press censored and torture commonplace. As President Bush would say, it looks like the re-run of a bad movie.-- Seumas Milne The Guardian dated Feb. 4, 2003

 

As the United States of AmeriKKKa and its running dog Great Britain feverishly attempt to sway world opinion or at least the white part of it, to acquiescing to waging war on a feeble war and economic sanctions decimated nation like Iraq, most observers despite the compliant corporate media's unwavering support of Bush's imperialistic agenda have serious reservations about the morality and justification for the coming carnage and slaughter. Will AmeriKKKa unleash their own weapons of mass destruction on the poor war-torn Iraqi people? Of course it will be like the neighborhood bullies picking on the a poor cripple as the neighbors watch afraid the bullies will turn on them.

But there is hope, the neighbors are stirring and some are even becoming vocal in their opposition to not only the coming war but the policies that will follow. Make no mistake AmeriKKKa will win the war and depose Saddam Hussein without much of a fight. That is just the beginning. Once they have deposed Hussein they must set up a puppet government, supply an occupational force to control the oil fields, cities and the countryside. Bush in his simpleminded manner talks about "liberating Iraq" but that is not what is going to happen.

The Iraq scenario will be  like the "liberation" of Afghanistan a year ago, the government will change, a pro Western puppet will be installed, the oil companies will divvy up the oil fields once the oil field fires are brought under control, but there will be resistance enmity and hatred massive towards the AmeriKKKans due to the collateral damage and havoc the bombs and missile attacks bring. U.S. soldiers and  mercenaries will have to watch their backs constantly as well as protect the puppet regime from assassination. The Bush cabal is like a hard hearted predatory womanizer who once the have their way with their victim, get what they want, they abandon them just like they did to the Afghani people in 1980's and 2001.

AmeriKKKan imperialism in the name of human rights is the worst kind of hypocrisy. We've seen it over and over, in Haiti, Cuba, South America Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines. The AmeriKKKan Empire has bases in 30-50 countries depending on whose figures you use, it is covertly involved in most of the trouble spots in the world either as an arms dealer, provocateur, military advisor, "peace keeper" or "liberator." Quiet as its kept we should have learned our lessons from Viet Nam, Panama, Grenada and Gulf Wars, the government lies and operates on behalf of the ruling elites who covet the gold, oil, and drugs our young men and women shed their blood and die for unbeknownst to them.

The actual fighting in the Iraqi war will be swift and devastating; however, the aftermath and end game will be long, drawn out and cumbersome. The U.S. has maintained occupational forces in German, Japan, the Philippines and numerous other nations for over fifty years, that's how long this thing in Iraq, Afghanistan and who knows where else, will drag on only unlike Germany and Japan, there will be hostile activity against them! And this doesn't address the situation with North Korea which has an army willing to kick some serious AmeriKKKan butt hand to hand or long range. Korea has nuclear weapons and a disciplined army Georgie boy and his chickenhearted inner circle who have never fought in war don't want any part of.             

3 February 2003

*   *   *   *   *

AALBC.com's 25 Best Selling Books


 

Fiction

#1 - Justify My Thug by Wahida Clark
#2 - Flyy Girl by Omar Tyree
#3 - Head Bangers: An APF Sexcapade by Zane
#4 - Life Is Short But Wide by J. California Cooper
#5 - Stackin' Paper 2 Genesis' Payback by Joy King
#6 - Thug Lovin' (Thug 4) by Wahida Clark
#7 - When I Get Where I'm Going by Cheryl Robinson
#8 - Casting the First Stone by Kimberla Lawson Roby
#9 - The Sex Chronicles: Shattering the Myth by Zane

#10 - Covenant: A Thriller  by Brandon Massey

#11 - Diary Of A Street Diva  by Ashley and JaQuavis

#12 - Don't Ever Tell  by Brandon Massey

#13 - For colored girls who have considered suicide  by Ntozake Shange

#14 - For the Love of Money : A Novel by Omar Tyree

#15 - Homemade Loves  by J. California Cooper

#16 - The Future Has a Past: Stories by J. California Cooper

#17 - Player Haters by Carl Weber

#18 - Purple Panties: An Eroticanoir.com Anthology by Sidney Molare

#19 - Stackin' Paper by Joy King

#20 - Children of the Street: An Inspector Darko Dawson Mystery by Kwei Quartey

#21 - The Upper Room by Mary Monroe

#22 – Thug Matrimony  by Wahida Clark

#23 - Thugs And The Women Who Love Them by Wahida Clark

#24 - Married Men by Carl Weber

#25 - I Dreamt I Was in Heaven - The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gang by Leonce Gaiter

Non-fiction

#1 - Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable
#2 - Confessions of a Video Vixen by Karrine Steffans
#3 - Dear G-Spot: Straight Talk About Sex and Love by Zane
#4 - Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny by Hill Harper
#5 - Peace from Broken Pieces: How to Get Through What You're Going Through by Iyanla Vanzant
#6 - Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey by Marcus Garvey
#7 - The Ebony Cookbook: A Date with a Dish by Freda DeKnight
#8 - The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors by Frances Cress Welsing
#9 - The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter Godwin Woodson

#10 - John Henrik Clarke and the Power of Africana History  by Ahati N. N. Toure

#11 - Fail Up: 20 Lessons on Building Success from Failure by Tavis Smiley

#12 -The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

#13 - The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life by Kevin Powell

#14 - The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

#15 - Why Men Fear Marriage: The Surprising Truth Behind Why So Many Men Can't Commit  by RM Johnson

#16 - Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire by Carol Jenkins

#17 - Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority by Tom Burrell

#18 - A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

#19 - John Oliver Killens: A Life of Black Literary Activism by Keith Gilyard

#20 - Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher by Leonard Harris

#21 - Age Ain't Nothing but a Number: Black Women Explore Midlife by Carleen Brice

#22 - 2012 Guide to Literary Agents by Chuck Sambuchino
#23 - Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul by Tom Lagana
#24 - 101 Things Every Boy/Young Man of Color Should Know by LaMarr Darnell Shields

#25 - Beyond the Black Lady: Sexuality and the New African American Middle Class  by Lisa B. Thompson

*   *   *   *   *

Sex at the Margins

Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry

By Laura María Agustín

This book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work, that migrants who sell sex are passive victims and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self-interest. Laura Agustín makes a passionate case against these stereotypes, arguing that the label 'trafficked' does not accurately describe migrants' lives and that the 'rescue industry' serves to disempower them. Based on extensive research amongst both migrants who sell sex and social helpers, Sex at the Margins provides a radically different analysis. Frequently, says Agustin, migrants make rational choices to travel and work in the sex industry, and although they are treated like a marginalised group they form part of the dynamic global economy. Both powerful and controversial, this book is essential reading for all those who want to understand the increasingly important relationship between sex markets, migration and the desire for social justice. "Sex at the Margins rips apart distinctions between migrants, service work and sexual labour and reveals the utter complexity of the contemporary sex industry. This book is set to be a trailblazer in the study of sexuality."—Lisa Adkins, University of London

*   *   *   *   *

Greenback Planet: How the Dollar Conquered

the World and Threatened Civilization as We Know It

By H. W. Brands

In Greenback Planet, acclaimed historian H. W. Brands charts the dollar's astonishing rise to become the world's principal currency. Telling the story with the verve of a novelist, he recounts key episodes in U.S. monetary history, from the Civil War debate over fiat money (greenbacks) to the recent worldwide financial crisis. Brands explores the dollar's changing relations to gold and silver and to other currencies and cogently explains how America's economic might made the dollar the fundamental standard of value in world finance. He vividly describes the 1869 Black Friday attempt to corner the gold market, banker J. P. Morgan's bailout of the U.S. treasury, the creation of the Federal Reserve, and President Franklin Roosevelt's handling of the bank panic of 1933. Brands shows how lessons learned (and not learned) in the Great Depression have influenced subsequent U.S. monetary policy, and how the dollar's dominance helped transform economies in countries ranging from Germany and Japan after World War II to Russia and China today. He concludes with a sobering dissection of the 2008 world financial debacle, which exposed the power--and the enormous risks--of the dollar's worldwide reign.  The Economy

*   *   *   *   *

The White Masters of the World

From The World and Africa, 1965

By W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois’ Arraignment and Indictment of White Civilization (Fletcher)

*   *   *   *   *

Ancient African Nations

*   *   *   *   *

If you like this page consider making a donation

online through PayPal

*   *   *   *   *

Negro Digest / Black World

Browse all issues


1950        1960        1965        1970        1975        1980        1985        1990        1995        2000 ____ 2005        

Enjoy!

*   *   *   *   *

The Death of Emmett Till by Bob Dylan  The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll  Only a Pawn in Their Game

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson Thanks America for Slavery / George Jackson  / Hurricane Carter

*   *   *   *   *

The Journal of Negro History issues at Project Gutenberg

The Haitian Declaration of Independence 1804  / January 1, 1804 -- The Founding of Haiti 

*   *   *   *   *

*   *   *   *   *

ChickenBones Store (Books, DVDs, Music, and more)

 

  

 

 

 

update 8 March 2012

 

 

 

Home Positively Black Table  Editor