Black America Once Again Candidateless
The Obama Regime has done nothing to write the ship of state in the US, as continued subsidization of Wall Street and global financial firms, war crimes and a clear narcissism all dot the President’s four-year term in office. While taking campaign contributions from finance capital’s most entrenched, he told the nation in populist jargon that he would protect them against bankers and corporatists. Well into his presidency, firms like JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America were still dependent upon US taxpayer funds. In fact, JP Morgan, for example, is set to receive $14 billion in taxpayer subsidies in 2012 – that’s about 77 percent of its total net income.
US Imperialism is still well-lubricated at the twilight of Obama’s term as president, with a major invasion of Lybia critically yawned out of the public spotlight from public dis-interest. Now, as riots engulf the Middle East and Africa, and US diplomats lose their lives in Lybia, many Americans believe we should invade Lybia, unknowing that this fateful decision has already been made and executed.
For these reasons and many others, it’s no surprise that the second campaign of the Barack Obama has not and will not draw the enthusiastic crowds of the first. And, indeed, the president has to worry about shoddy minority turnout, especially among blacks, a section of the population which carried him to the White House to be the official first black president.
In 2008, Reverend Jeremy Wright caused a stir around candidate Barack Obama as he tied the president to staunch anti-americanism. Wright never came out to renounce his anti-Americanism, and neither did Obama stress his disagreement with the reverend. On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the preacher gave a sermon entitled “The Day of Jerusalem’s Fall,” in which Wright said “We bombed Hiroshima. We bombed Nagasaki. And we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon – and we never batted an eye! We supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black south Africans and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back into our own front yards.” To end, he invoked a Malcom X statement about the JFK assassination: “America’s chickens! Coming home! To roost!”
Candidate Obama distanced himself from Wright’s damning comments, but never disowned the pastor. In the fact, on his rise to political fame Obama borrowed from Wright’s “Audacity to Hope” sermon and even titled his second autobiography “The Audacity of Hope” so as to bring black churches to support him. Jeremiah Wright will likely get little attention in 2012, as Barack Obama is no longer black America’s candidate. The honeymoon ended quickly and now Barack Obama is another disappointing US President, despite all the JFK-esque hype surrounding his presidency, who would be tried and convicted under Nuremberg statutes just like every single president since the end of the Second World War. Barack Obama has become everything Reverend Wright espoused to hate about the US.
Hopefully more black Americans will adopt the view of citizens in Troy, NY. The citizens there were never fooled into believing a president could improve their plight. In Troy, NY, elections are of little interest as most people do not vote. They understand that doing so won’t change their plight or the plight of the more than 50% who exist under the poverty line.
In Troy, NY leading into the hysteria of the Barack Obama election one young woman thought Obama was David Paterson, New York’s then-new black governor. Of those who did know who Barack Obama was, most were not prepared to vote for him simply because he was black. Of course, the community is still marketed to so as to imply an inclusion in American culture. Spongebob squarepants and other childhood staples can be seen on backpacks in Troy, NY, among the nations poorest nations, but the cycle of earning and consumption still represents a bitter slavery to those of Troy, NY. And not even the blackest president in the universe could save them. They know their issues goes beyond politics and the presidents’ purview.
Polls show that in 2008 Obama got 95% of the black vote, and that in 2012 he enjoys 87% of support among black registered voters versus 5% for Mitt Romney. But, registration among black is down 7% since 2008, and as far as those who are registered, Obama has to worry that they will not show up in the record numbers they did in 2008. In North Carolina, black voters make up 23% of the electorate. It’s 20% in Virginia, 13% in Florida and 11% in Ohio. In all of these states, polls have demonstrated how close the race is between Obama and Romney.
In 2012, nobody protesting big government will have to worry about having their hand eatin’ by Obama supporters:
Even if black America comes out in droves in 2012 – which I doubt – they will still have been candidateless. Their vote would have been cast under a veil of ignorance, having had their heartstrings pulled by the distant hopes of a better life under a totalitarian political system.