Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Mumia Abu-Jamal -- Just in the Name of Democracy

We don't really believe in democracy in America, nor have we ever done so. America stands for domination. Period.It is domination that is being exported to the Middle East, just as it was exported 100 years ago to Indian Country; to Oklahoma, and to Mexican territories. 'Democracy' was a bad word then; it's a bad word now, used only as a mask for something else.How else, in the name of democracy, could we be so dominated, so controlled, so acquiescent? How else could we be so powerless, in the face of ever-growing repression?