President Obama didn’t make you a coward
I need folks to define precedence for me?
What did you think the Presidency is? What it does. What wanting that means?What you though Barack Obama was gonna do there in.
When you want that power , that KIND of power with that intellect?
You know what kind of decisions you are gonna make.
You WANT to make those decisions.
I find this usually view of President Obama as some kind of babe in the woods or pulled by polls milquetoast Infuriating and disrepectful at the same time.
Infuriating because , really you in America? No matter how you got here what you feel about or DO WITH IT? You are operating in a river, on a land, in an atmosphere of blood , drone killings, successful genocide and international battle.
Don’t be so fucking base disingenuous to pretend this is new or a ” shocking Obama turnaround”. This is your clean water, you cheap food, your clean air, you generally assured international travel. You get that on a DAILY if not MINUTE BY MINUTE body count. And that you would only now think it mattered cause fit goes against what you thought about your political god …
is disgusting. Collateral damage isn’t just when we drop the bombs but when we pretend they aren’t dropping or it’s not that serious.
Drones aren’t new, never ending warfare is not new, continual military presence fifty some off years after a conflict ( HELLO OKINAWA) . That’s the stuff that keeps this bad boy running . That it’s not as hidden or secretive is the new bit
I’ve already said I love this man like family , but if you paid any attention besides the shiny ability to feel real progressive about what electing him meant. He has ALWAYS been ready, studied , willing and able to use ANY and ALL facets of his office to push forth his vision , while dazzling folks from actually paying attention to what it is.
It APALLS me that folks would rather think President Obama is some lost lamb or lying deviant or spineless wonder than a man taking a good hard look t the landscape and making choices .
Whether he sleeps easy or hard doesn’t matter. And trust me whether you sleep easy or hard doesn’t matter to the people you helped hose over tomorrow.
It’s SMART, it’s charm and cunning and charisma. You fell for it, I fell for it , but for the most part
He never lied. Don’t try and pretend he did , or he wasn’t who he was to justify that. That he’s not TALKING about it apologetically or bringing it up as something he has to defend?
Is because he has guessed
that most of Americans, your friends , neighbors, YOU , ME and all our families .
That’s realness.That’s intersectionality. That’s privilege and resource in action. That’s what the real shit is , when you hold things together that are opposites, irreconcilable and abhorrent to you on one level and beneficial on another.
That’s not easy. That’s not cut and dry.That’s the power.When I go in a voting booth and I pull Obama ( if I do ) I am telling someone somewhere UNEQUIVOCALY that in the decision between me and themI chose me. When the chips are down if the push is a shove … I make a choice that puts my comforts, fears and imaginings about choice and safety above you.and if they HATE me for it . If they hate my privileged American self for be willing to make that choice , for having the OPTION to make that choice.. they have EVERY DAMN RIGHT TO. The very least , LEAST I can do is stop trying to pretend my moral outrage holds even a will’o the wisp as much weight as their MORTAL fear.IF i want to improve things , work on em, guide things to a better way I better find a way to let that be the glory and the goal.Because asking for ANYTHING ELSE is narcissism on the highest level and to try and blame my ignorance of that or my choice to stay happily uninformed on my belief that it could be solved by ONE MANis cowardiceand I promise you we had that before he was even THINKING about a Presidency.
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