Black People Politics : President's message to the Grassroots, sound like Republican rhetoric?

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  1. Putney Swope

    Putney Swope Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A man whose father was a well to do Kenyan educated in England and associated with MI6 to topple the freedom fighter prime minister Jomo Kenyatta,
    a man whose mother was of a aristocratic and elitist bloodline and an official of the Ford foundation in of all places Indonesia in the 70s, when folks who looked like him in East Timor were being massacred.
    stood infront of a predominantly Black audience and said he came from humble begginings,
    and that Black folks should pull themselves up by their bootstraps

    denying the institutional racism , and prevalence of White Supremacy in every institution of this nation that effects and impacts the Black family in this nation, and saying nohing about the damage to Cynthia McKinney, or Troy Davis, or the regetrification going on all over the nation to the Black community

    This is interesting because he made and kept promises to the Castro hating white expats from Cuba in Miami, and made and kept promises to the Zionist lobby group AIPAC,
    but made no promises before the election in public or on record to the Black community
     
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    Putney Swope Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    And what else do you have to pass along which will help us to uplift our people?

    This inquiring mind would like to know!

    FYI...
     
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    Putney Swope Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    My apologies

    is that a prerequisite for a leader or for a new member to post in this group?

    but since you asked someone who is not a leader nor claims to be one but just an ordinary Black man in Brooklyn who has a concern for his people, start with the Nguzo Saba, and when you finish all 7 let me know
     
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    Putney Swope Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "Although Obama is correct when he said, “I have the blood of Africa in my veins,” he unfortunately shares the political views of a conservative Republican.
    For example, when Obama gave a recent speech in front of the N.A.A.C.P, his main message was “personal responsibility.” Obama is very fond of this catchphrase, which is in fact at the foundation of conservative philosophy.
    The reason that “personal responsibility” is such a lynchpin in Conservative thought is its implications: it strongly justifies the status quo, and those who benefit from it. Thus, the rich deserve their place atop society, while those at the bottom are likewise “responsible” for it.
    All the factors that create generational poverty and generational wealth are ignored, especially the fact that there exists a tiny class of people who own the banks and other corporations, and another much larger class actually doing the work; assuming they’re lucky enough to have a job.
    In making his point, Obama said that, “growing up poor can’t be an excuse to get bad grades.” The many difficulties that come with being poor needn’t be “excuses,” but mere facts of existence, including: demoralization, general instability, anxiety, poor nutrition, inadequate resources, lack of safety, no health insurance, poor public schools, etc.
    Obama surely knows that economic opportunities in predominantly black communities are more than scarce, especially given the present state of the economy and the widespread disease of racism. If one wants to have enough money for both food and to pay their rent, resorting to the informal economy is often a very reasonable choice.
    When it came to the issues of racism and discrimination, Obama spoke very little: “Make no mistake, the pain of discrimination is still felt in America.” But while recognizing that these evils still exist, his solution was to all but ignore them. “No excuses” was the mantra — the right-wing media publications were all very impressed.
    For Africans and African Americans, the especially high expectations that came with Obama’s presidency are destined to become colossal letdowns. Correcting the past and present wrongs to Africa and African-Americans would take great structural changes in U.S. government policy; away from benefiting a tiny privileged elite and working towards policies that benefit the great majority of people.
    For African American communities, giant government investment is needed in education, housing, health care, and public works so that living-wage jobs are created that allow an actual route out of poverty. This, combined with an increase in affirmative action programs, is a way to enact real change; much more than Obama’s encouraging words will provide.
    Of course, the people who actually control the Democrats and Republicans — the big banks, health care industry, oil companies, weapons producers, etc. — want no such change. They greatly benefit from the cheap labor that racism and discrimination provide them. "

    exerpt from
    Obama Snubs Africa, Then African Americans
    By Shamus Cooke
    Global Research, July 20, 2009

    full article;
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14445
     
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    it's not what he said, it's that it went unchallanged....

    i am sick of this "bootstrap" crap. it is only said to black people.
    wall street got a bailout. black people get a neo con diatribe.

    this is the most BS out of obamas mouth since he got elected.

    however, my main gripe is not that he said it. it is that no one challenged him.
    it seems to be the standard that black people get the "tough love" BS and we love it.
    that is no more than maschocism at work to me.

    black people love to be beat on it seems.
     
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    Every since too many blacks also fell into that 'us vs them' trap, i. e. started defending the likes of Mike Tyson--O. J. Simpson--even gave Clarence Thomas a 'free pass' because of that 'no good black female' aka Anita Hill who 'did him wrong', ad naseum, even those of us who know better have had to pick and choose our comments and criticisms carefully and cautiously...

    Add to that this:

    When I asked the posters of a particular message board connnected with a particular website the good sister used to be a part of?

    I got ONE reply when it came to what he had to say about Obama too!

    A obvious hint:

    The city related forum's name starts with a 'C'...

    As I also stated at the time?

    Yes...

    I did and do merely considered Mr. Obama the lesser of the two evlls being presented...

    But...

    Imagine if McCain had've won!

    And who would've been a heartbeat away from becoming the next President!!

    Now that's really scary!!!

    Otherwise what else you shared with us here I will weigh the pros and cons of too...

    FYI...
     
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    Chuck:

    In all due candor and honest as well as mutual respect, also do forgive me if I neither have the patience nor the time etc. to sift thru another one of Obama's long speeches, so you will have to back up your claims etc. by the way of verifiable (printed/written) sources...

    On the other hand, you too will be judged both in relationship to your deeds as well as your words...

    Do keep that in mind as well...

    FYI...

    FYI...
     
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