by Ikemba Mutulu
In: SF Bay View, Aug 25, 2015
I’d like to offer my condolences to the Pinell family and all the supporters of Hugo Pinell mourning the loss of this beautiful brotha, the same as I. There is no surprise or shock at the ignorance which took this revolutionary man’s life, though I am deeply saddened and disgusted that some clowns would allow themselves to be paid by these pigs to murder an elderly man who gave so much of his life, his blood and soul to the struggle for all oppressed peoples.
At the same time, I want to offer my humble word and insights to those in position. I know tensions are high.
The pig wants chaos. The pig wants you to lose your head so he can more easily argue for the enslavement and ultimate destruction of your body. Protect your body.
The pig is in a state of panic. Who else would seek to assassinate an elderly man? They see the revolutionary work you are doing to cease Black and Brown hostilities, expressing your humanity in the peaceful, tactical demands for release from the torture chambers at Pelican Bay, Corcoran, Tehachapi etc.
Their atrocities are being exposed in mass out in the free world. This is a revolutionary time, and the pig is in a panic.
Please understand that you have reached a level of struggle beyond what is readily seen. And you have done this by showing your humanity, restraint and intelligence, capturing the hearts and minds of the people.
On the verge of victory, the pig will employ all manner of Machiavellian tactics in attempts to manipulate you. Remember COINTELPRO and the red and blue revolution – all the dirty shit them pigs did to kill the truce.
The pig will try to make you believe victory is impossible. But human beings have been doing the impossible since the beginning.
The pig will try to make you believe you’ve already won everything you could possibly hope to gain. But anything short of complete freedom for all oppressed peoples and self-determination over our own lives is unacceptable.
And finally, in complete desperation, the pig will feign surrender. Anything to get you to stop organizing, slow down or hesitate just long enough to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
So please, all of you beautiful brothas and sistas, comrades and soujahs, do not be distracted. Do not give up your humanity in a fit of emotion. It’s in our humanity that we’ve gained ground – ending hostilities, working and organizing together.
The pig and his flunkies will react in desperation, and we know their bag is filled with dirty tricks. Never forget, true enough, in a fair fight they have no win. But our true strength is in our humanity; the thinking man shall prevail.
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