Prison Radio
Mumia Abu-Jamal

“Disaster the heart of empire.”

As Americans slink toward the elections, a sense of disquiet haunts the land. It’s a feeling of heightened caution, the shadow of fear radiate from a proto-fascist government, one riddled with disease, the fruit not just of the Coronavirus but of unease, unwellness—a mind burdened by wait.

This must be what fascism feels like: deep, knawing distrust of government institutions, the scent of corruption born of crony capitalism where everything and everyone has a price, which smells fetid, rotten. Who thought, really thought, that things could fall so fast, so far that hundreds of thousands could perish so quickly? And the States stand by in utter impotence. This is the American empire, 2020, lurching toward freefall.

From imprisoned nation, this is Mumia Abu-Jamal.

These commentaries are recorded by Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio.