Maybe then it’ll be more obvious that the American system was never meant to benefit people of color and poor folk. Maybe it’ll be more obvious that this system, this government is racist, sexist, classist, ableist, homophobic, and oppressive on purpose. It can’t be fixed, remedied, or reformed because it’s already doing exactly what it’s supposed to do.
Obama has people begging for cookie crumbs, keeping them subdued so they won’t revolt against their precious government that gives them crumbs rather than nothing.
Frankly I think it’s pathetic that people get so enthusiastic about going out to vote, but that same enthusiasm is scarce when it comes to oppressed people taking what they deserve. Why aren’t people enthused about healing their communities and protecting themselves from the police? Obama doesn’t give a shit about the police terror that so many oppressed peoples experience every single day. The police are the primary bureaucrats that uphold this oppressive system.
It’s also disgusting for people to say things like “your ancestors died for your right to vote.” My ancestors ain’t die for me to be begging on my knees instead of taking what’s mine. I’m almost positive my ancestors would rather see me organizing and building my own power with my community than to vote my way out of an oppressed status. Especially because voting my way out of oppression is impossible.
These are only a few reasons why I can’t dick ride Obama, or Romney, or any presidential candidate who’s primary agenda is to uphold the very system that oppresses me. Not to mention the massacre of brown people across the globe in the name of “democracy” and “freedom.”
Perhaps a Romney win will bring us back to reality? Maybe people will be fed up enough to actually mobilize against their oppressor rather than moaning about it?
Either way I’m not about reformist or reactionary politics, I’m about revolution and building up communities.
House Speaker Boehner …
If the House Speaker wants to know where President Obama’s immigration plan is, he can type “President Obama’s immigration plan” into…Google…and…one of the first results is President Obama’s immigration plan. It’s 29 pages long, written in easy-to-read language, and it’s been online since May 2011…Obama also delivered a detailed speech, outlining his immigration plan, last summer in Texas.
In order to survive without moderating their policies, they must subscribe to the belief that if only they eliminate every program that helps poor people (including minorities), minorities will suddenly wake from a deep sleep and learn to embrace conservatives through the power of tough love. That’s what Newt Gingrich promises them. He is their answer to Barack Obama, their Savior, their Great Racial Uniter. He speaks not ignorantly, schizophrenically nor in code. He and his base have leaped into this ideological gamble with open eyes, and are attempting to take the rest of the country with them.
STEPHEN COLBERT, on Donald Trump’s call for President Obama to “release his Occidental records,” on The Colbert Report (via sellega)