Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Obama Insults Half a Race -- Glen Ford at Black Agenda Report

I'm done with presidential politics. I think Cindy Sheehan's race against Nancy Pelosi is more important. But I agree with the Glen Ford's assessment here (portion below): http://www.blackagendareport.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=661&Itemid=1

Having led no one anywhere recently, the Obama-backing "leaders" pretend that the candidate's popularity in the presidential race is the equivalent of a "movement." It is no such thing, and they and Obama know it. Obama's claim to be at the head of a movement is no surprise, part of his slick M.O., signifying nothing. The last thing any politician wants is to be bothered with movements. They are, at the very least, distractions to the smooth running of governments, which seek to be unencumbered by meddlesome popular demands. More to the point, Obama doesn't see any need for a specifically "Black" movement, since African Americans have already "come 90 percent of the way" to equality, as he proclaimed in Selma, last year.

He made clear in his Philadelphia "Race Speech" three months ago that Black-centered complaints are "divisive at a time when we need unity; racially charged at a time when we need to come together to solve a set of monumental problems - two wars, a terrorist threat, a falling economy, a chronic health care crisis and potentially devastating climate change; problems that are neither black or white or Latino or Asian, but rather problems that confront us all."

Obama wants to shut down what's left of the Black Freedom Movement. He's getting help from panicked and unprincipled Black Left misleaders who contort their former politics beyond recognition in order to attach themselves, mostly uninvited, to a corporate campaign that tries to masquerade in movement clothing. They meekly offer insubstantial but nevertheless unwelcome advice to unhearing campaign operatives on how to make the campaign appear more like a genuine people's mass political vehicle, as if Goldman Sachs and the other Wall Streeters who made Obama the early money frontrunner would tolerate interference in their behind-the-curtain rule.

McKinney Candidacy Plus People's Movement

There is a presidential candidate who is Black, a proven progressive, a person of courage and unchallenged integrity. Cynthia McKinney, running on a Power to the People platform for the Green Party nomination, wants to rebuild a real movement. Peace and racial and social justice cannot be achieved absent a popular movement, which in the United States must be led by African Americans. Presidential aspirant Barack Obama has never faced movement scrutiny, because Black "progressive" leaders rolled over like puppies (minus the cuteness) without initially presenting even strong policy suggestions, much less demands, to Obama's corporate campaign. Not satisfied with neutering themselves, they encouraged Black people as a body to become irrelevant. Now, they are objects of derision, fare game for Obama's piercing scowl.

A vote (and/or contribution) for Cynthia McKinney, the former congresswoman from Georgia, signals that you have not been fooled by the corporate handmaiden, Obama, and his "progressive" apologists. It means you are ready to build a movement in which periodic electoral politics is a secondary appendage to 24-7 mass struggle.

It means that you support a woman who genuinely loves people and would never defame half a race on Father's Day.

1 comment:

anthonytampafl said...

What If Mr Obama Thinks Unity is not for all people but just a place to teach ones children?.
what if when this election is over one returns to ones roots?.
Will we get Change or be Played?.

Why Race is a factor and its all thanks to Mr Obamas actions His personal behavor and setting standards for our children.
Protect Us from Terrorist Try Protecting Ones own children from hate Within
Are we protecting our children from hate mongores and home grown Terrorist within our own boarders? Child protection starts with Protecting Ones own children from hate Within our own homes and and communties.

Why these Double Standards Show Me Mr Obama Dont tell me!
Mr Obama said More of the same I heard "Don't do as I do but do as I say"
Bad Bad Bad Dads Obama said on Sunday in yet just another grate speach, but should one not start with ones own child or children when it comes to bad parenting?
If a man takes his own children repetely to a place be it a kkk get to geather or a church or a black panthers party any where "Any Where" where radical hatred speach is spewed out about race any race other than the childs race is that not subjecting ones own child to mental indangerment? and if so , can He this parent be trusted to advise other Men on there parenting abilitys?
Can a man not trusted to protect his own child in the past, be trusted to protect all American children from harms way?.

PS. Did Mr Obama with His actions not words say DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO
It reminds me of yet another grate speach Mr Obama gave on race about grandma and why she said things that made Him crenge,
"IT IS BRANDED IN ONES MIND" She cant help it, but can He help it by not alowing the branding of future minds of children soon to become adults and yes grandmothers that say hatfull things.

2.Giving Non-constitutional Killers
access to our Constitution What the hell, are we thinking.
Rights that are reserved for Americans Its our constitution only and only an America right.
Due Prossess my ass Thy Want to kill us hell Thy are killing us.
Do What thy would do without batting an eye thy cut off our heads and drag us through the streets.
Thy will use what ever thy have access to put an end to us, and without batting an eye soon thy may have more than just supplies for road side bombs from Iran, So do we buy Iran lunch or become lunch wnen thy give sute case size plotoneum to our de-capotators?.
We are about to see a sea of change and it may not all be good for America and its children I Pray.