Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...
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STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE

Bronx, NY

#882537 Apr 1, 2013
I submit that American racism is not the annoying bee circling the imperial crown of Mother Liberty. No, but it is the veritable blood that courses through her veins. It is the manna of her genocidal explorations upon which she sups. Racism is the very ground upon which she built her wealth.

In that regard, it is no wonder that the struggle for freedom and economic justice in America is ever repressed and distorted under the crushing weight of a capital-engorged behemoth drunk on the spoils of a rapacious beginning. You cannot build a moral arbiter to chastise the world on the crushed bones of an immoral past. And yet, people want to ignore the past.

America…love it or leave it, you might say. Although I am a woman born from the womb of gang-rape terrorism against African descendants, born amidst the ghosts of lynched innocents in the land of twisted words, I love America.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#882538 Apr 1, 2013
Well it's springtime, isn't it..

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carol

Orlando, FL

#882539 Apr 1, 2013
You got the dead guy and Easter eggs and I got Leo and her incredible body. A fair trade I reckon...

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STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE

Bronx, NY

#882540 Apr 1, 2013
You wanna do funny?PrometheusFire - 03/29/2013 - 18:40
Here's a pic of President Obama with former KKK leader and recruiter, the late Democratic Senator Robert Byrd. Obama EULOGIZED him at his funeral in 2010. Byrd was the longest serving Senator in history--he was around in 1964 and FILIBUSTERED AGAINST passage of the Civil Rights Act on the senate floor.

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#882541 Apr 1, 2013
STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE wrote:
SHUMER HAS JOBS FOR ILLEGALS BUT NOT FOR BLACK NY CONSTRUCTION WORKERS AND THE DEMOCRAT TALKS ABOUT LOW WAGE JOBS LOLOLOL DEMOCRATS are importing low skilled workers and Republicans are IMPORTING highly educated workers where are the jobs for natural born AMERICANS lololhahah POLITICS AND DUNCES
Obama and Schumer are pushing tuition aid for illegal aliens, while cutting aid to veterans.

http://www.examiner.com/article/tuition-assis...

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STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE

Bronx, NY

#882542 Apr 1, 2013
When the oppressed seek to “redeem” themselves in the eyes of their oppressors, the struggle for liberation is lost before it begins.“The Black community must wake up out of the ‘hope and change’ induced stupor in order to mobilize effective oppositional politics.”

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Jane Says

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#882543 Apr 1, 2013
moshx wrote:
<quoted text> that sound odd coming from queen shabazz.
Looney Lily is a big proponent of violence in the womb, but show her a career thug who killed a cop and she's ready to "understand his childhood."

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STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE

Bronx, NY

#882544 Apr 1, 2013
THE MENTALITY OF BLACK DEMOCRATIC OBAMA SUPPORTERS THATS WHY THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT DIDN'T NEED TO HAVE A BLACK AGENDA BUT A GAY AGENDA is OK A ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AGENDA OK BY BLACKS SCHOOL CUTS OK BY BLACK DEMOCRATS a WALLSTREET AGENDA OK BKLACK AGENDA FALL BACK Ethiopia will soon stretch forth her hands onto God, that Africa's redemption shall soon be accomplished..." – a common quote of 19th Century Black Nationalists found in The Golden Age of Black Nationalism, by Wilson Jeremiah Moses.

“It is premised on the notion that Blacks must always work to show Whites that they are worthy.”

A major aspect of Black political history stems from a concept that has maintained a profound and lasting position in the discourse of Black leadership, as well as racial diversity discourse relative to Black politicians. The concept is called "The Politics of Redemption." The politics of redemption is a direct consequence of the perverse relationship Blacks had to White slave owners in the United States upon their arrival after the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Because the African was denied any vestiges of his identity and culture, he was given a new identity by his White masters. His station was defined by his master, as well as his purpose in the context of plantation society. The consequence of this horrid reality created a need for validation from his White master and at times a desire for approval. Hence, the politics of redemption is premised on the need for Blacks to constantly seek the validation and approval of Whites.

“It is a doctrine held by many good men, in Europe as well as in America, that every oppressed people will gain their rights just as soon as they prove themselves worthy of them; and although we may justly object to the extent to which this doctrine is carried, especially in reference to ourselves as a people, it must still be evident to all that there is a great truth in it.”– Frederick Douglass, 1848 from a speech, "What Are the Colored People Doing for Themselves?

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#882545 Apr 1, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Teaching your child to be violent is wrong
More vague, childish Progressive proselytizing from the Trailer Park.

Your kid is getting their azz whupped daily at school, on the street and in the hood so you instruct them to...

* Hold your hands over your head and cry or

* Go to the nearest Doughnut Shop and tell the Police or

* Ask the bullies to please stop and you'll give them your lunch every day or

* Pretend it's not happening or

* Learn to defend yourself and embrace violence when and where necessary.

You are a cheap, shallow, fool.

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STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE

Bronx, NY

#882546 Apr 1, 2013
THE MENTALITY OF BLACK DEMOCRAT OBAMA SUPPORTERS Upon emancipation, this tragic dynamic manifested itself in Blacks often feeling the need to prove their humanity to Whites, to give evidence of their capacity, and show clear signs of Black value. This is the basis of the politics of redemption. It is premised on the notion that Blacks must always work to show Whites that they are worthy and can redeem themselves from their "wretched African backwardness." The concept has a more damaging assumption that Blacks must illustrate they can be trusted to govern their own affairs, perform fundamental tasks, and engage like any other citizens.

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STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE

Bronx, NY

#882547 Apr 1, 2013
Besides being terribly humiliating as a construct, the politics of redemption is a bankrupt worldview, and an even more repellent political strategy for several reasons. First, the concept is innately defeatist, demobilizing, and counter-intuitive to progress towards human liberation. As long as the oppressed group views its oppressor as the fountain from which all approval and validation comes, there can never be any true achievement of justice based on eliminating the authority of the oppressor in that power relationship. More bluntly, as long you accept as Black people that we need to first "prove" our worth and capacity to white people before they bestow us with rights as equal citizens, you give credence to Whites being the barometer by which your freedom is measured, and furthermore, in what increments your freedom is doled out. Moreover, the politics of redemption is void as a political construct because it causes the type of empty, feel good politics that leads to elections of "symbols" of achievement that end up being "examples" of status quo oppression.

The presidency of Barack Obama is a perfect example of this. So much aspirational tripe was spewed about how his presidency would not only show America what Blacks could achieve, but serve the other purpose of "redeeming" America from its legacy of racism and slavery.

After Obama's 2008 election victory, a most interesting statement was made by a renowned Black Harvard University professor. According to Time magazine:

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STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE

Bronx, NY

#882548 Apr 1, 2013
DEMOCRAT FOOLS The oppressor simply keeps dangling the carrot, moving it farther and farther down the road.”
Henry Louis Gates Jr. appeared on Oprah Winfrey's celebratory post-election special. After learning the news, Gates says,‘we jumped up, we wept, we hooped and hollered.’ It is hard to overestimate the historical significance of the election of the first black U.S. President. For many blacks, and certainly for much of the country and world, Obama's victory is an extraordinary step toward the redemption of America's original 400-year-old sin.”

This type of thinking, which is still common among some of America's thought leaders, enables insipid aspirational wish fulfillment and feel good politics while obscuring the noxious bone crushing status quo agenda Obama has administered and continues to deliver.

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STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE

Bronx, NY

#882549 Apr 1, 2013
THE JOKES OF BLACK LEADERSHIP The third and perhaps most damaging aspect of the politics of redemption is that it never ends! Status quo forces of oppression do not concede rights and political viability to those they oppress because token symbols of achievement and demonstrative humanity have been shown by those on the margins. The oppressor simply keeps dangling the carrot, moving it farther and farther down the road, as you continue to do every seemingly morally upright thing he demands to achieve that coveted "equality."

Such politics are rancid, and the fact that after 150 years of emancipation, Black folks have encapsulated all that is repugnant and wicked about this politics of redemption into the symbolically aspirational yet pragmatically crippling presidency of Barack Obama is proof positive of collective Black political demobilization and actual regression. The Black community must wake up out of the "hope and change" induced stupor in order to mobilize effective oppositional politics that challenge the planned global order of neoliberal privatization, corporate finance hoarding of wealth, and deadening global austerity under the guise of things like the current sequester. We have no choice, and the future will not wait.

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STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE

Bronx, NY

#882550 Apr 1, 2013
The majority of Ne*ro political leaders do not

ascend to prominence on the shoulders of mass support.

Although genuinely popular leaders are now

emerging, most are still selected by white leadership,

elevated to position, supplied with resources and

inevitably subjected to white control. The mass of Ne*roes

nurtures a healthy suspicion toward this manufactured

leader, who spends little time in persuading them

that he embodies personal integrity, commitment and

ability and offers few programs and less service.

Tragically, he is in too many respects not a fighter for a new

life but a figurehead of the old one. "

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

WORDS OF A TRUE BLACK LEADER WHO REALLY DID SOMETHING FOR BLACK PEOPLE AND DIED PROTESTING ILLEGAL WARS A TRUE PATRIOT( NOT LIKE PHONY AL & JESSIE

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mr obama

Denver, CO

#882551 Apr 1, 2013
isn't obama just the worst ever? He should be impeached.
STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE

Bronx, NY

#882552 Apr 1, 2013
White supremacy is a killer of plague-like dimensions,“responsible for well over 100 million deaths” of Africans and Native Americans, alone. For centuries, white supremacists have waged war on the non-white world.“In 2008 they selected their newest weapon – Barack Obama.”The US’s wars are ultimately justified by White Supremacy and capitalism. Historically these wars have been waged for white men by white men. However, with the growing number of people of color within the United States, the white power structure has adapted to the times. In 2008 they selected their newest weapon – Barack Obama – a brown-faced man willing to wage white supremacist/capitalist/imperia list wars for the white power structure he ultimately serves. This, unfortunately, has worked like a lucky charm, thus converting legions of black people (who previously opposed Euro-America’s imperialist wars) into cheerleaders for the same reprehensible wars, simply because the face of Euro-American white supremacy is now a brown one.
BLACK DEMOCRATS SUPPORT WHITE SUPREMEACY THEY JUST CANT RAP THEIR MINDS AROUND IT BECAUSE THEY THINK LIKE THEM

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mr obama

Denver, CO

#882553 Apr 1, 2013
the liberal destruction of America continues:

"Ben Franklin said,“When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”
We've elected a President who promised and frankly, delivered, just that.
STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE

Bronx, NY

#882554 Apr 1, 2013
If you believe in humanity (regardless of the color of your skin) you must join in this resistance. White Supremacy is a most deadly social malady. It has given birth to Apartheid, Jim Crow, mass murder, chattel slavery – the list literally goes on and on.

People of color must resist White Supremacy in every way they can. We must organize ourselves to combat it – teaching our youth to recognize it is an important first step. People of color must collectively resist White Supremacy, and good intentioned white people must play their own critical roles within this struggle. It is the obligation of any good intentioned white person to go in to white communities and organize an end to the social disease there. After all, White Supremacy emanates from white communities. It is frequently birthed from ignorance and hatred, among several social maladies and complexes.

White people, it is your responsibility to put an end to White Supremacy in your communities just as it is the responsibility of men to bury Male Supremacy and sexual/physical abuse of women. White Supremacy is killing masses of people (physically and mentally). When will we all decide to wage a war on this pervasive social illness/ideology, and put and end to it? Humanity depends on our collective commitment to end it before it metastasizes and puts and end to us all.

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STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE

Bronx, NY

#882555 Apr 1, 2013
Whites will never give up white privilege nor white supremacy as a whole? Why? Because blacks would never give up black privilge nor black supremacy as a whole if we had it. This is a sickness of the soul that permeates humanity. We will have to hit rock bottom through more intense suffering before anything worthy of God can emerge. It is useful to make people aware of the lies and injustice but there is nothing we can do to stop it at this point. The damage has been done and the karmic debts must be repaid. This is God's law.

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STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE

Bronx, NY

#882556 Apr 1, 2013
WAS OBAMA the US and NATO's Libyan intervention a humanitarian campaign to protect Libyans against Muammar Gaddafi’s threats of mass violence and genocide, or was it a cynically “rehearsed military expedition” to force regime change and wield Western authority in the region? Far from being an action to save lives, NATO’s “indiscriminate” bombing of civilian targets and cities such as Sirte (Gaddafi’s birthplace) resulted in genocide, ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity, and civil war..

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