I've been reading over some old stuff here at Cobb and I am reminded of what Obama is and what he is not. What he has become, is a craftier politician than he ever was, and now I think perhaps even mature enough to be the man he clearly wasn't four years ago. Be all that as it may what I want to talk about is The Police State.
As we all know, the Coalition of the Damned has been re-energized by the manifesto, rampage and suicide-by-cop of Christopher Dorner. While they entertain their fading moment and rededication to counter-cultural principles upheld by the Blackademic Soviet, I note the particular silence of the President. In fact, aside from his infamous Beer Summit (Skip Gates) and rhetorical support of the Hoodie Happening (Trayvon Martin), the first black President hasn't had much to say about the Prison Industrial Complex, of which he is naturally The Boss.
I speak up to point out this grand irony to those who are still in the clutches of the illusion that Ghetto Politics is going to remain central to the real affairs of black America. Only people who survived the Middle Passage even got to be slaves, and only those who survived American Slavery got to be Coloreds. Only the Coloreds that survived the great Flu, and Depression lived to be Negroes - but pretty much all Negroes got to be Black. But Black Nationalism and its ghetto politics are dying and the reality that the majority of African Americans are middle class is sinking in. Jay Z and Beyonce are as good as Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe. That ain't ghetto. But still after *two* black LAPD Chiefs, there are still blockheads subscribing to Mumia Abu Jamal inspired racial conspiracy theories.
I have no sympathy because I am a rich American. I try not to hate Americans, but I am often tempted to for the same reasons most of the second and third worlders must. For being so influential and affluent, an awful lot of Americans are pathetically stupid and morally incompetent. Leading the charge towards the Moronic Inferno is that half-assed Coalition of the Damned, hating on police officers and singing NWA lyrics at the top of their idiotic lungs. I am a rich American and I really don't have to put up with bullshit too ignorant to survive where their moral logic would take them anywhere else on this hostile planet.
Barack Obama is a rich American too, but he is beholden to the politics that keep the society intact - a society of Left Americans only slightly more realistic than its obdurate boneheads who on every predictable moment backbite against law and order. I don't have to put up with the bullshit he puts up with, whew. But I wonder if people who really believe the actions of Christopher Dorner are consistent with some kind of black politics are really using all of their marbles. Actually I don't wonder. I think they are using all two of their marbles. (Those with three marbles unequivocally support Affirmative Action). I know that this thing called Black Politics has been devastated by the ascent of Barack Obama and that in the end it may have been his greatest contribution to America.
Barack Obama killed Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Tavis Smiley and all of their minions. But you know zombies...