I have mixed feelings about Obama and it's been difficult. His run for the presidency could/should have meant something. But I've come to the conclusion that the Obama ticket is an elaborate ruse at worst and an enormous, meaningless psychic band aid at best. A part of me would certainly like to 'identify' with this phenomenon and join in the hype and revelry but it's becoming crystal clear that despite the appearances to the contrary, the Obama campaign does not have anything to do with anything beyond making everybody feel warm and fuzzy inside. As much as some part of me would love to be excited about today's events, realistically I cannot. Besides lacking in any real substance, his campaign may even be the political equivalent of a ''straw man''. It's been particularly painful for me to come to these realizations but I suppose this is a side effect of choosing to live in reality.
Many people these days are already breaking out the champagne and party favors in anticipation of a 'regime change' in Washington come November. First of all it seems clear that the Republican's and their evil puppet masters have not at all given up hope of winning power in November. Pairing John McCain, a liberal leaning Republican/decorated war veteran with a couple of right wing nut jobs like Huckabee and Romney and a pie-in-the-sky no chance like Ron Paul all but handed him the nomination. Encouraged b the sly mainstream media, everyone is so quick to discount the Republicans in November, but that stance makes no sense whatsoever. McCain is obviously a viable candidate especially against Clinton (I mean that would be just too easy) but also very much against Obama. The United States loves it's war heroes and let's not forget that Bush managed to win twice and he never stepped foot in Vietnam or any other battlefield. Wait until the vivid details of McCain's torture at the hands of the Viet Cong start to leak out.The feel good nature of Democratic multicultural liberalism at its height with the "black man" (who's really ½ white) and the "white woman" (Nixon with pearls and lipstick) is clearly an elaborate window dressing and it's sad more people haven't realized this. People who should be, who need to be demanding real, substantial change have been placated and lulled by this liberal kumbaya moment farce. Only in this country could such a contrivance, the political equivalent of an infomercial, be mistaken for genuine 'Democracy' in action, whatever that is.
I'm sure this country is no stranger to political manipulation but with the Obama campaign I just sense something so unfortunate and intentionally misleading on an Orwellian level that it would be funny if it were not so serious. Obama makes everybody feel good - "Look, our country is healing" "We're not all raving, foaming at the mouth cross burning lunatics" "See how far we've come as a nation" etcetera. He appeals to so many emotional parts of people, their hopes and dreams, their secret desires, their guilt alleviation fantasies etcetera. By merging aspects of Lincoln, JFK, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and various Muppet characters the Obama phenomenon amounts to not much more than a wanton emotional manipulation of the American public After Hurricane Katrina and the gross scenes of bodies floating down the streets of New Orleans many people in this country and all over the world looked at the United States and either rolled their eyes in disgust or literally forced back vomit. And now lo and behold, here comes Obama, the great 'black' hope, the panacea, the proof that this is more than a country of an unspoken economic caste system that encourages low income tax paying citizens to live in the most hazardous, unprotected and run down sections of major cities near neglected, faulty levies. Obama is supposed to 'prove' something profound and optimistic to us all, he's categorized himself as the harbinger of 'real change you can believe in'. It's just too convenient, and I'm not buying it. All the problems of this country are seemingly meant to melt away before Obama's advance and the group-think power of the 'revival' atmosphere. And black people as a group and many others are being blinded by a very effective emotional smoke screen that's distracting from the real issues and glossing over very real, very severe problems that still exist in this country, problems that require a dramatic systemic retooling not token gestures of inclusion and progressiveness.
And if the change Obama campaign is selling doesn't materialize, if he doesn't win the horse race against McCain, what then? Mass depression? Weeping and gnashing of teeth? Chasms of bitterness and reproach? Riots? Of course I'm sure there would be some rioting. And plenty of negative energy to go around. If he does manage to win with the help of his elite money bags supporters he'll simply be a hollow monument to some sort of fictitious moral pinnacle this country has finally reached. Worse still he'll be yet another bought and paid for tool albeit of a different color, a house Negro allowed to jingle the keys to the castle and sit at the fancy table with his masters. Whether he wins or not it's a lose/lose situation but...nobody sees it this way. Republican's are strangely glib and smug and everyone else is so glassy eyed with excitement it's down right scary. I'm extremely worried...