Black GIs Killing Blacks Overseas a Problem for Black Lives Matter Leaders

When this writer first heard of the slogan ‘Black Lives Matter’ he winced. Sounded ignominious, humiliating, undignified, embarrassing, pleading, definitely not noble, not appropriate to repeated murdering of innocent folks and children and other inhuman behavior.

blmWho the hell thought up such a slogan? Martin Luther King or Malcolm would never have made up such a wimpish slogan. Strikes one as beggarly, deplorable like ‘Hey, Blacks are People Too,’ or ‘Please Stop Killing Black People.’ No, centuries long internationally institutionalized racist crime against humanity deserves a stronger slogan.

Muhammad Ali put it straight and strong, “the domination of white slave masters of the darker people the world over.” Only Ali was talking about both racist murder both in and outside the USA, relating them as in reality, not as in the case of the Black Lives Matter only in the US.

Check out what Ali slammed the white world with!

Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters of the darker people the world over. This is the day when such evils must come to an end. I have been warned that to take such a stand would cost me millions of dollars. But I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality. If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for 400 years. [Emphasis by author to emphasize Ali’s connecting US overseas racist genocide with racist genocide at home.]

And regardless of the US establishment pretending to stop it, it is genocide by the definition of genocide in the Convention on Genocide. Article 2 of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide defines genocide as any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or part a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

Black activist heroes singer Paul Robeson, Prof. W.E.B. Du Bois and William Patterson of the Communist Party USA, submitted one of the first accusations of genocide to the United Nations when the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG) entered into force in January of 1951. It concerned the treatment of black people in the United States. The Civil Rights Congress drafted a 237-page petition stating, among other things, that “the lynching and other forms of assault on the lives and livelihoods of African Americans from 1945 to 1951, especially the frenzied attacks on returning black American veterans, amounted to genocide.”

Unless Martin Luther King is wrong, the movement to protect US Blacks from White people will have limited effectiveness while Black GIs help white people kill Africans in Africa and other non-Caucasian people all around the globe.

King warned, in indisputable logic, that ’no progress will be made on issues of social justice at home while Americans are killing the poor overseas.

African Americans in the US military have participated in Wall Street planned US wars in dozens of innocent nations, illegal and prosecutable wars that have taken the lives of tens of millions of non-white innocent children, women and men. At the same time African Americans at home, especially since the election of President Obama (now long obviously a war criminal1 ), have been silent about these US war crimes against humanity, that Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and Muhammad Ali exposed and denounced. King called this kind of silence “betrayal.” Black Activist Union Theological Seminary Prof. Cornel West says Obama is a war criminal, “a black puppet of Wall Street corporate plutocrats,” head of the US killing machine” and enjoying it.” President Obama’s former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright has often cried out, “God damn America for her crimes against humanity.”

This author questions, why expect those white people, who tend to be racists, to respect African Americans, when African Americans are willing to them help kill millions of non-Caucasians, including Africans in their own beloved African countries, as often as not in their homes — and accept money for doing it? One can notice that some even do so with pride, in spite of the teachings of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King and the example of champion Muhammad Ali.

Twenty-five-year-old African American Micah Xavier Johnson, the man who murdered police officers in Dallas, Texas this week, had been a US soldier who was ordered to Afghanistan where a coalition of the military of almost every Caucasian populated nation in the world (even tiny Lichtenstein, Andorra, and Monaco) have been murdering Afghani people for fifteen years in order to protect the drug lord Quisling government imposed on the people, a government so horrible that even the US-wars-supporting New York Times has over the years written heartbreaking accounts of it having allowed thousands of children to freeze and die of hunger. 2

Micah Xavier was trained to kill by the same U.S. military that Ali had refused to be drafted into, undeterred by his heavyweight being title taken away and the threat of prison. Do any of today’s civil rights leaders try to protect African American GIs from being used in crimes against humanity as Ali, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King did?

While In Afghanistan, did Micah Xavier smell a rat, either before or after he received a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal among other awards? Maybe no one will ever know; he will never be examined by a psychiatrist to understand what made him snap. Micah Xavier was blown up with a robotic police bomb.

The Black Lives Matter movement is no problem for Wall Street’s investors in globalized profitable genocide, who run the USA and most of the world in one way or another. Martin Luther King was a problem. Malcolm X was a problem. Both connected racism and poverty with atrocity wars overseas. Hugo Chavez was a problem in Latin America and Muammar Gaddafi was a problem in Africa. Investors in globalized genocide, who run most of the world by controlling most sources of information saw to eliminating these problems.

King received a bullet to the brain as he was working up his second grand march on Washington. The second march on Washington was to connect poverty at home with wars overseas. Four years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, King had added bitter reality to his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech with his nightmarish sermons Beyond Vietnam – a Time to Break Silence and Why I Am Against the War in Vietnam, which were blistering condemnations of America’s atrocity wars and covert violence.3 King cried out “By now,” (then only half way through the war) “we must have killed a million, mostly children.”

For Wall Street, Black Lives Matter is a convenient public distraction from the ongoing profitable genocide in the Middle East and Africa and the profitable genocide being planned for Latin American nations governed by socialists, both of which are prosecutable under the US Constitution and international law.4 Black Lives Matter’s protests are also a distraction from the real reason for racism and poverty in America, namely, the global racist neocolonial imperialism that uses poor and jobless African Americans as cannon fodder.

By not getting to the core of the racism, the international genocidal racist neocolonial imperialism, which takes the lives of thousands of non-palefaced human beings for every African American killed by police in the US, the situation is made worse, regardless of good intentions. Chaotic strife is an opening for the ruling elite to further divide and exploit.

Young leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement might be unaware of Martin Luther King’s fierce condemnations America’s genocidal wars “on three continents since 1945.” For fifty years the criminal media cartel controlling most of all information has made sure no one ever hears or reads of this outcry by King in its tightly controlled TV, radio, newspapers and magazines. Civil rights leaders, even the ones who held the dying King in their arms have largely cooperated with this complete blackout of King’s last sermons.5 Jessie Jackson, Andrew Young, Julian Bond and John Lewis became prominent members of the wars creating establishment. Even at the unveiling of the King monument in Washington, these civil rights leaders made no mention of King’s condemnation of US atrocity wars in their speeches.6 So how to expect something different from the leaders of Black Lives Matter.

Nothing to do but wait twenty-five years. Then China, not the US, will be the major influence in the world, and China will lead the East and the South to replace bloody Western racist colonialism-neocolonialism with some of the same genial sanity that Homo sapiens display in today’s miraculous accomplishments in outer space and medicine.

When racist Western colonial imperialism expires, so will domestic racism in a calmer and repentant USA.

  1. • MIT Prof. Chomsky: “If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.”
    • Union Theological Seminary Prof. Cornel West: “Nixon, Bush, Obama — they’re war criminals.”
    • Barack Obama’s former family minister, Rev.Jeremiah Wright: “God Damn America … for killing innocent people.”
    • Co-editor Kim Petersen, Dissident Voice: “Justice is required, otherwise what would serve as a brake on future war crimes?”

    Regarding the Nuremberg Principles of International Law affirmed by all member states of the UN:

    Principle I “Any person who commits an act which constitutes a crime under international law is responsible therefore and liable to punishment.” Principle III “The fact that a person who committed an act which constitutes a crime under international law acted as Head of State or responsible government official does not relieve him from responsibility under international law.” The Nuremberg Principles were developed by UN organs as customary international law. To prove that a certain rule is customary one has to show that it is reflected in state practice and that there exists a conviction in the international community that such practice is required as a matter of law. The Nuremberg Trials were a “practice” of the “international law” of the Nuremberg Principles; and that “practice” was supported by the international community. Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, has stated: The Nuremberg Principles of International Law are an integral part of the US Constitution, the law of the land. []

  2. 2102
    Driven Away by War, Stalked by Winter’s Cold headlined above a photo of children huddled around a fire in the open. Frigid Temperatures Claim Lives of Children in Kabul, NY Times, 2/4/2012. 
    “The United Nations says 35,000 people are living in the Kabul camps, with only tents and mud huts for shelter. It was the coldest January in 20 years.”
    “After 10 years of a large international presence, comprising about 2,000 aid groups, at least $3.5 billion of humanitarian aid and $58 billion of development assistance, how could children be dying of something as predictable — and manageable — as the cold?”
    2009
    This week, after eight years of U.S. troops controlling Kabul:AFGHANISTAN: “The most dangerous place to be born” IRIN Asia Nov. 26, 2009 “The onset of winter means freezing nights, cold-related diseases and more problems for the children” 
    Religion News: Jan 6, 2009 … Some Afghan women say death by fire is their only choice … “I wanted to die rather than watch my children freeze and starve to death,” said Rezaie, who suffered burns over 30 percent of her body…” []
  3. View Martin Luther King, “Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam.” []
  4. US Ratification of the Genocide Convention by the U.S. Senate in late 1988, nearly 40 years after its adoption by the U.N. General Assembly and its signature by the U.S. []
  5. Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Tavis Smiley. []
  6. See “Unveiling The Monument But NOT King’s Condemnation Of U.S. Wars for Wall St.“ []
Jay Janson, spent eight years as Assistant Conductor of the Vietnam Symphony Orchestra in Hanoi and also toured, including with Dan Tai-son, who practiced in a Hanoi bomb shelter. The orchestra was founded by Ho Chi Minh,and it plays most of its concerts in the Opera House, a diminutive copy of the Paris Opera. In 1945, our ally Ho, from a balcony overlooking the large square and flanked by an American Major and a British Colonel, declared Vietnam independent. Everyone in the orchestra lost family, "killed by the Americans" they would mention simply, with Buddhist un-accusing acceptance. Jay can be reached at: tdmedia2000@yahoo.com. Read other articles by Jay.