“Beware of the naked man who offers you clothes.”—African Proverb
This very succinct column is meant to challenge the Barack Obama “hope and change” Kool-Aid drinkers to wake the hell up and face and change the reality of their lethargy.
U.S. President Barack Obama is singularly the most dangerous, anti-democratic president in the history of this nation. He has used his pigmentation as as a shield for corporate fascism and the emaciation of everyday, ordinary Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people in this nation and around the world.
Many biological blacks support Obama because of his pigmentation, while many so-called White liberals support him because he represents the U.S. hypocrisy to which they so desperately cling.
There is no such thing as a “debt ceiling.” There never has been and never will be. Obama knows this, better perhaps than anyone. But he is the consummate pimp—the consummate politician. His words are intended for corporate-stream media consumption and dissemination, and his deeds are intended for the damned.
While this writer strongly disagrees ideologically with ‘Republican’ Herman Cain, Cain is absolutely correct that he is a ‘Black American’ not a so-called ‘African American’ as is Barack Obama. Barack Obama is in fact a bait and switch surrogate of the corporate/military elite who was and is backed by corporate ‘America’ precisely because he represents their interests even as he feigns support for everyday people. We are Black Americans—the proud descendants of African slaves—who have struggled for so long under the boot of despair. On the other hand, Barack Obama, and his words are the very essence of double-speak, and his actions are those of hypocrisy at its height. We can and must do better than this!
Believe what you will but let not reality belie that which is obvious.
The corporate/military apparatus has indentured us all (irrespective of color or gender) as their de facto slaves. But so many choose to watch and adhere to ‘American Idol’ or Oprah Winfrey and the like. So many have lost their natural minds, thanks to the corporate-stream media!
The Democrats and the Republicans are all the same. They endlessly play the bait and switch game of economic austerity and hypocrisy. How many will have to die before we collectively understand?! How many?!
There are those who are waking up. Wake up others! Do it NOW! For at stake is everything brothers and sisters—EVERYTHING!
Onward then, my sisters and brothers! Onward!
BlackCommentator.com Editorial Board Member and Intrepid Report Associate Editor, Larry Pinkney, is a veteran of the Black Panther Party, the former Minister of Interior of the Republic of New Africa, a former political prisoner and the only American to have successfully self-authored his civil / political rights case to the United Nations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In connection with his political organizing activities in opposition to voter suppression, etc., Pinkney was interviewed in 1988 on the nationally televised PBS News Hour, formerly known as The MacNeil/ Lehrer News Hour. For more about Larry Pinkney see the book, Saying No to Power: Autobiography of a 20th Century Activist and Thinker, by William Mandel [Introduction by Howard Zinn]. (Click here to read excerpts from the book.) Click here to contact Mr. Pinkney.