Black People : POTUS, or potting Us? We need a Black party, not a "Block Party"

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  1. Putney Swope

    Putney Swope Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

    Democrats could accomplish nothing during the Bush years, they told us, for the first six years because they were a minority, and during the last two because Republicans could filibuster. Now, with both houses of congress, a filibuster-proof senate majority and a "transformative leader" in the White House Democrats can only continue the wars, the privatizations, the terture, coverups and kidnapping. In power, Obama and Democrats can bail out Wall Street but not homeowners; they cannot accomplish anything voters want, like universal health care, Medicare For All. Some Democratic activists are sobering up, looking around, and heading for the exits.

    Leaving Obamaland

    by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

    "...it's not the president's fault if he appears to moonwalk away from a health care bill to a health insurance bill, from single payer to a public option, to insurance co-ops..."



    Somewhere there's a president who stands up for homeowners facing bankruptcy and eviction. Somewhere there is a transformative leader who fights to deliver hope, universal health care and equal rights for everybody, who will bring the troops home from Iraq and other places and who is a relentless foe of Wall Street's excesses. This president's very career is a repudiation of racism, ancient injustice and unearned privilege. Of course, that guy is not the president of the U.S. He's the president of an imaginary realm we call Obamaland.

    In Obamaland, the president never keeps the truth from us except to deprive the nation's enemies of more bad things to say about us, because he's so busy looking forward. Crimes maybe, are in the past, hope is in the future, right? In Obamaland the president isn't to blame if the wars continue and the troops don't come home, and the government keeps kidnapping and torturing people --- he didn't exactly say all that would stop right away if at all anyhow, did he, really? In Obamaland,all this can be overlooked or forgiven, or at least put off till Democrats somehow obtain a bigger advantage than a mere crushing majority in the House, sixty votes in the Senate, and a new president.


    And in Obamaland, even though the president told us to judge his first term on whether he delivers effective, affordable health care to millions of Americans including the uninsured, it's not the president's fault if he appears to moonwalk away from a health care bill to a health insurance bill, from single payer to a public option, to insurance co-ops, and to a plan that doesn't cover the uninsured till 2013.

    We could go on for quite a while --- and actually we have been for several years now, about how this mystical, magical place called Obamaland was conceived and constructed, and marketed as the answer to the abuses of the Bush years.

    Back in June of 2003, when Glen Ford and I introduced Barack Obama to our audience at Black Commentator, he was a Democratic primary election candidate for the US Senate in Illinois. Candidate Obama, we noted at the time, seemed to be playing a double game. He offered progressive, black and antiwar constituencies a hook just big enough to hang their hopes on, while through his affiliation with the right-wing Democratic Leadership Council, Obama actively courted the support of the full range of corporate America, from the energy, insurance, military contractors and financial sectors to the airlines and Wall Street. This video clip of a much longer interview with BAR executive editor Glen Ford explains how we discovered Obama's affiliation with the Democratic Leadership Council, along with his apparent repudiation of his previous criticism of the Iraq war in the wake of Bush's declaration that Iraq was a “Mission Accomplished.”


    full article;
    http://www.blackagendareport.com/?q=content/leaving-obamaland
     
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    Brother Putney Swope ... it's against the rules to post another's entire work, without including their expression permission ... rule #2.

    Please, if you want to share it with us, just put a small portion of the article, along with a link where we can read it in its entirety.

    For the record though ... we're much more interested in your words, thoughts, etc., than someone else's.

    This is your 2nd warning about this.

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    Putney Swope Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    my apologies
     
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    Putney Swope Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Within a few months

    Many things don't take along time.
    When one consumes living foods, raw vegetables, fruits that are ripe, sprouted nuts and specific grains,
    there is a wait and see process in the soaking and sprouting process.

    You wait and see for a particular and small period of time, cause if you wait and see for a long period of time, or an aMamount of time you assume reasonable, you come up with a bowl of rotten mess that can harm you rather then heal you.

    In "Disater Capital" the president's mentor , and creator
    the Chicago school ideology of Free Makets, stated that any elected official, must take advantage of shocks that th electorate have been placed in from the preelection period, and make ireversable changes quickly within the first few months of office, so that the electorate, swhile still recovering from the previous shock, and half concious will not knownor have the energy to examine or protest the changes.
    Apointments happen immediately in the presidential year and they can represent people or they can represent power groups interst groups or the corporate elite.

    Whoever the apointees to cabinet and advisory postions are and the feather of MAAT in thier heart, or the swine stench of Set in thier heart, or to whom they may be indebted,
    will determine which direction the nation will go.
     
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    Putney Swope Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Since we are here and most cannot aford to leave

    what happens to this nation happens to us.

    the advisors and apointees were placed immediately
    and quickly;

    Rham Emanuel
    Zbigniew Brzezinski
    General Jim Jones
    Larry Summers
    Madeline Albright
    Arne Duncan
    Tom Vilsack
    Bob Gates
    Steven Chu
    Eric Holder
    Timothy Geithner
    Paul Volker

    How many of these folks are MAAT oriented?
    How many of these folks are SET oriented?
     
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    Putney Swope Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    If Obama was white.......

    would Black folks go along with him continuing a Bush Cheney agenda?
     
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