Jul 1, 2010 - Issue 382
The Obama Presidency: An Unfolding Disaster
A vast amount
of this nation’s populace is as addicted to media hype as they are to
oil. In this instance however, it is the government and the corporate
media who are the kingpin pushers and the
Corporate government media spin, subterfuge, diversion, and outright lies are the continuing hallmarks of this nation’s institutions and of this present dishonest and insidiously pathetic Barack Obama presidency of unmitigated disaster. The Government and corporate media would not tell the truth even if their lives depended on it. Unfortunately, it is not their lives but those of everyday Black, Red, Brown, White, and Yellow peoples in this nation and throughout the world, who daily are being sacrificed on the bloody alter of chicanery and political expediency, on behalf of the wealthy elite.
the election and installment of Barack Obama as
As this Nobel “Peace” Prize holding conjurer, Barack Obama, has intensified the corporate empire’s war in Afghanistan, heightened the war in Pakistan [complete with unmanned killer drone missiles], and continued the war in and occupation of Iraq; corporate media pundits endlessly spin their webs of deceit. Even as Obama’s smug arrogance, his lack of governmental regulation and oversight of avaricious corporations, and his de facto servitude to the corporate elite has spawned the largest environmental, ecological, and concomitant economic oil-volcano (Gulf of Mexico) disaster in the history of this nation, corporate media pundits continue spinning their webs of diversion, omission, and deceit.
It was not enough that as president, Obama fully supported the criminal bail-out of the Wall Street elite, but he then went on to torpedo much needed single payer universal health care for the everyday populace of this nation - at the behest of the massive corporate insurance industry’s elite. If the Bush / Cheney regime was the inarticulate ‘Ivan the Terrible,’ then the Obama / Biden regime is assuredly a very articulate ‘Attila the Hun’ dipped in noxious perfume, which translates into more pain and blood of everyday people in this nation and around the world.
it! Our schools, libraries, transportation, and public & private
sector jobs, etc. are being eliminated while billions upon endless
billions of dollars are spent on
Moreover, in the fairly recent debacle with U.S. General Stanley McChrystal, Obama did not simply ‘miss’ the opportunity to change the course of the war and begin a withdrawal of the U.S. military and corporate mercenaries from Afghanistan. He flagrantly and studiously ignored and avoided it! Obama knew precisely what he was doing.
To add insult
to injury, Obama and the corporate media are now telling us that
we did not really hear that which we know Obama said concerning
beginning a military withdrawal from
This is of course
reminiscent of May, 2009, when Obama reneged on and reversed
his pledge to release photos depicting the torture of prisoners
Yet, White liberals, phony so-called ‘progressives, and biologically Black misleaders continue to be apologists for, and collaborators with, the Obama / Biden regime, stoically ignoring the ongoing and increased human, economic, and ecological disasters that said regime is heaping upon the peoples of this nation and world as it reeks unholy havoc upon us.
is in fact, shrewdly facilitating and overseeing the dismantling,
not of the
The July 4th,
like their right-wing counterparts, have no stomach for addressing reality
and struggling to bring about real systemic change. The war criminals
remain embedded in the White House and Congress, and
This nation has been subverted from bad to worse by Barack Obama, and his allies of the corporate elite who, in fact, financially own the corporate media.
Unhook yourselves from this government and its constant corporate media spin. Stop absorbing, believing in, and being diverted by the hype. Behold! Disaster has already been brought upon us, but there may yet be time to change the course of this nation and at lease minimize, mitigate, and ultimately reverse these unfolding catastrophes. It is our duty and right as humans to do this.
In the words of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, “feel the pain” of the everyday people (your sisters and brothers) and act accordingly; for soon that pain will be at your door and upon you and your family, if it is not already. Act now, for real systemic change, while there may yet be time! We must be both pragmatic and optimistic: Pragmatic enough to recognize the dire situation we are in, and optimistic enough to set out seriously to address and change it! This cannot and will not come about by osmosis. It must be brought about by the unrelenting struggle of everyday people!
Snatch the narrative from the corporate media! Tell your own stories, and organize locally and nationally to bring about real systemic change! You / we can do this. Indeed, we must do this for ourselves and the planet - Mother Earth - as a whole.
Onward my sisters and brothers! There is so very much work to be done. Onward!
BlackCommentator.com Editorial Board Member, Larry Pinkney, is a veteran of the Black Panther Party, the former Minister of Interior of the Republic of New Africa, a former political prisoner and the only American to have successfully self-authored his civil/political rights case to the United Nations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In connection with his political organizing activities in opposition to voter suppression, etc., Pinkney was interviewed in 1988 on the nationally televised PBS NewsHour, formerly known as The MacNeil/LehrerNewsHour. For more about Larry Pinkney see the book, Saying No to Power: Autobiography of a 20th Century Activist and Thinker, by William Mandel [Introduction by Howard Zinn]. (Click here to read excerpts from the book). Click here to contact Mr. Pinkney.