Obama is so P.C. (politically correct) he makes me think of Boris Johnson as a revolutionary.
I know – black people have no need to moan about racism anymore in this ‘post-racial’ world of ours. We have reached equal racial status now. Whether black, white, Asian or Jewish, none of us have to deal with the consequences of prejudism anymore. Why would we dare say anything different? Apart from the facts that black men are 26 times more likely to be stopped by UK police or that black and Asian people are the poorest in the UK or that someone named Leroy Chukwuemeka Patel might not find it as easy to get a job as John Smith, we have a black president in the US, now let’s shush.
Women have nothing to moan about either, in this post-feminist world of ours. Yet we do, we are just never happy are we? After all, do we really need to have equal pay for equal work, and what’s so wrong with being responsible for household, kids and a career? At least a few of us in some countries make it into parliament. Almost is good enough no?
Don’t get me started on homosexuals! Now they really need to shut up. Sure, they might not be entitled to the same civil liberties like the rest of us, but who needs marriage, or adoption, when you can be openly gay in Soho or on TV?
The worst group is Africans. I mean when should we stooop taaaaalking about slavery. It ended aaaaages ago. Colonialism and that whole divide-and-rule thing, too -that’s all over now! Western regimes have stopped exploiting the African continent! The only people still financially exploiting Africans are Africans themselves, well, and maybe the Chinese and Barclays Bank, but that’s it?
Then there’s those terrible stories of all those children dying in war zones like Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine. It’s tragic of course, but even their families probably realise that the war against terrorism is for a collective greater good.
Oopsy daisy, perhaps this post is about as P.C. as the foreign etiquette advice the British Tourism authority (Visit Britain) has issued as a behaviour guide for the 2012 Olympics, but truth is that whilst the world’s richest, most powerful countries are becoming increasingly right wing, with the recent example of the Tea Party aiding the Republicans to win the US mid-term elections, we simply cannot afford to be so P.C. anymore.
Returning to president Obama, who of course is the US president and not the world president as this post might imply. He’s had more global support than most other leaders, and although grassroots’ left views don’t have clout anymore, likely because cultural and social issues are small potatoes in comparison to financial issues, it was at least partially the ideologies of a grassroots’ left anti-war revolution that got Obama into the white house in the first place. Hell, he himself is a revolution. As such I feel that he has a responsibility to stop being so P.C., stand up and voice concerns of minorities.
What are your views on Obama? Sound off!
i can’t tell you how mad it makes me
what blows me is how people think.
so you understand Obama’s tactics and to ‘show’ him you turn around and vote the opposite thereby going back to exactly where you started
Dummies. i don’t understand people but what i do know is that ‘people’ get more credit than they deserve.
‘the people’ don’t know what they want or what’s right for them
it’s not as if they really thought about it right?
the fucking morons on the tea party going around using this as sign as the “American People’ choosing right?
which America? the America filled with people who still can’t tell whether Obama is a muslim is even American
the same ‘smart Americans who allow people like Sarah Palin to have a platform. I get so mad sometimes i want to get amnesia so i can forget that i am living thru this.
‘the people’ are dumbasses and what happens is that ‘intelligent’ people never get their way. i agree 99.9% , Obama is too PC, he is trying to be nice, so he trying to use ‘smaller’ words with morons trying to appease them. you don’t fucking negociate with dummies.
he was already ‘fucked’ when he won init?
forget that he is black
the fact that the guy is probably smarter than the entire tea party who i can tell you are not smarter than a 5th grader is what did him in
on the one hand he can’t go all hard and say the American people are fucking clueless…where is Uncle Biden when you need him, somone needs to throw around some F bombs in a way these morons will understand
ppl whinning about unemployment rates not getting better why the fuck where they the last 8 yrs was busy fucking up
all of a sudden , everyone is talking about the recession and money and being broke…do they know how much the iraq war costs …for 8 fucking yrs, you didn’t care about overspending why? cuz they were bombing those bloody muslims init? healthcare is not a big deal right? half of these morons don’t even have health insurance but can afford to take their asses to a rally to debate whether Obama is even American.
these are the fucking American people who are smart enough to know better right?
the people never know what they want. the thing with ignorance is that it is a valuable weapon in politics esp in American politics…the people don’t know better and their moron kings come up and pander to them and tell them they are smart and they actually believe it.
i used to think ppl like Palin were not real but they are, there are more ppl on her level and below it than there are those above it.
so what happens is these ‘short’ revolutions happen every now and then, ppl like Obama win every now and then becuz the ‘people’ need something to do every now and then, but when it is over they all go back to bein morons, morons who don’t really think about what’s good for them really.
Obama was fucked from day 1.there was no way they were going to let him do anything and get away with it. it doesn’t help that he is calm and collected, sometimes all these morons understand is nonsense
nothing will ever change . this is America afterall. Obama won becuz the young ppl and those who didn’t care either way needed a hero and he did that. he won and they went back to their xbox and their ‘life’
the idiots who are consistent stay on their shit don’t they?
they actually believe that the midterm election win is indicative of the ppl haven had enough of ‘obama politics’? no morons, it means that your minions stay on their shit/you rally them and they become the faces of ‘America’. when they say the ‘American ppl’ who do they mean?
ppl are frustrated abut the economy and jobs, when they get sick nko?
these morons are so myopic and audacious in their ignorance. the ‘obama care health plan’ will kick in 2014 and they will still accept its side benefits. just like when the stimulus package happened, everybody moaned yet went to the bank and cashed it! the people don’t know what they want, they want it to be handed to them, they don’t want to think long term, they want it now and right now. Your ass was broke before he got here all of a sudden it is obama’s fault that you have no job. right.
I wish he will stop trying to ‘understand’ and work with morons, there is no getting thru to them. it is like using big words around idiots you are the one who ends up looking crazy. the people who voted for obama but went the opposite way are MORONS but i doubt that they are the true game changers. they won, because their flock understands nothing and will fall for anything that doesn’t require them to think.
the American ppl are used to being told they are smart that’s all they care about. The pride has blinded them to not see anything thru.they were told their way was the right way, the superheros of the world, they take solace in that. the label matters obviously, when it comes down to it, ignorance wins most of the time, the morons outweigh the reasonable ones. the ones that ‘know better’ exploit the people and use their ignorance as steem to power their stupidviews. in a world where people like Palin can speak and actually not be booed off stage, anyone with a higher IQ has to become more PC just to explain simple ideas, something that seems to simple they make convulated and obstruct it so it fails. i couldn’t be Obama obviously cuz i will come out on National TV and call these morons idiots to their face, not so they can change but just because someone in power needs to man up and speak the fuck up.
Americans don’t want ‘change’ they liked the idea of change but at the end of the day it is what it is. Smart people don’t rule the world do they. Reason doesn’t come standard, making sense is not a prerequisite, anytime something comes along to change anything , it is called socialist right? 99.9 % of these morons don’t even understand the tenants of socialism. the people screaming ‘socialist’ doesn’t even realise that the so called ideas of socialism they want to kill will actually help them.you are helping the fringe idiots sway your mind, when shit goes down, you are still the one who is broke. the tea party is there to rile up those who were already on board anyway.
that is the farce of democracy, tell the people they have the power so they relinquish any they even have and let idiots become their mouthpiece…its all backwards.
The above quote particularly stood out for me – why oh why doesn’t he see this – I wish I could be his adviser – HAHA. Of course there is some ‘bigger’ reason as to why he is being such a wimp. At least I’m convinving myself there is because it just isn’t making any sense to me
thanks SO much for the engaging response girl.
you are on point.
You know, on the blogs I see many African Americans being self-critical and I gotta say I respect that because over here the right wing is taking over and people are still talking as though they are smart whilst they and their famillies loose their jobs
Then again, the brainwashing has left its mark and this is the result. A smart president acting stupid.
I love the tongue-in-cheek-iness of this whole post 🙂
Hmm, as usual you’re making me think! On the one hand, it bugs me when people cry racism more frequently than they eat hot meals, or when I speak to Greek people who still hate Turkish people over a war that happened aeons ago. On the other hand, I completely agree that to pretend that we are now a fair world that have managed to achieve equality in all things is just deluded and a great hinderance to further progress. I believe the way forward is to acknowledge how far we’ve come but also acknowledge how far we have to go, facilitate discussion and education about all the inequalities that still exist, not just complain and mutter under our breaths.
I think Obama has a tough job – I believe he cares about all the concerns of the minorities but can’t be seen to be a minorities president only. The straight, white, middleclass man who has never faced an obstacle in his life man also has the right to have his concerns addressed by his president. But perhaps Obama could do with speaking up more on minority issues because he has such power that by addressing them, he validates them to the world. His message that total equality is still a ways and a lot of hard work away will be heard louder than the combined voices of all the ethnic minorities, women, gay people, religious minorities.
Likewise! Your points all resonate – there needs to be a balance and even more so a rationale behind peoples moans and cries about history.
History can certainly be misused for personal conquests.
However, when it comes to the state of the world, it’s a sad fact that brown folks world over, women world over, homosexuals etc are still subject to harsh inequalities and this p.c. pretense that this might not be the case is such a hinder for actually making any progress
I don’t want Obama to be some kind of ‘minority president’ because he is black or African, that’s not a merit. But I think it’s in him – he cares, he went into politics because he wanted to do more and now he has this golden opportunity. And he is selling out by doing so much conforming. Furthermore, his political career is not doing well from it, I just wish he could surprise his critics and get many of those people who (perhaps wrongly) thought of him as more liberal than he is on his side.
Anna Renee says
Hi Ms Afropolitan! Im coming to realize that Obama is almost a non-intity in this whole madness thing called American politricks. He seems to be such a sock puppet! What respect I had for him is going down the drain. It all seems like a job for him, and he’s just collecting his paycheck until clockout time, when he’ll go home, retire and live fat having been the first black president, and the history books will hail him as a great black man of courage, and how so many whites loved him and voted him in, and how America forged forward–boldly choosing to unleash itself from its confines and once again prove its greatness amongst all the rest of the nations! Blah, blah, blah, in our history books in 2020.
Ugh. this prediction is gloomy but almost tangible already.
Woo-hoo to ‘progressive’ America for ‘allowing’ this to happen. Meanwhile the brown world is ignored and brainwashed, again.
Vusi Sindane says
“American Politricks” – HAHA that is my quote of the day!!
This is a great post! Please allow me to point out the one major flaw in democracy. Lets rewind to the times when it was “democratically” accepted that the earth was flat. Do you see the flaw in democracy?
@Chomy, The challenge in democracy is that a good idea is really worth nothing unless everyone else reckons so. Secondly it really prolongs decision making and therefore the effects of change.
On the other hand totalitarianism has its own flaws. We know about our friends like Idi Amin.
I believe that we are coming to the end of a solely democratic era (for the aforementioned reasons). The next era is where people finally realize that there is absolutely no way that one person (or a government) can be concerned about everyone’s outcry. Remember these people [Obama and other leaders] are also human, they also have wives to keep happy amongst other things.
The new Era will bring with it the reality that the only way we can survive is to be genuinely concerned about one another. I think we will see projects such as “the bread basket” come to life again to breathe life into the grass roots. I see governments role as being more of a global player rather than a local player.
If I were to come back to the topic: I’m South African but at times i ask myself, “What happened to the Obama that won American hearts?” I wish he could see the value of decentralizing government [give more authority to local governments] because he simply cannot be concerned about everyone.
Hitler’s entry to leadership has been debated but majority belief is that he came to power through democratic elections, which says much about democray too.
Democracy is a scary form of rule if the majority of the population are brainwashed by religious, financial and socio-political doctrine. Otherwise it’s great 😉
A new era is definitely in the making, I hate to sound pessimist but I’m very scared that it’s happening under the umbrella of ‘political correctness’ when really and truly we are fostering all the same values that has kept the world unrestful for so long. The outcome of such could be disastrous.
I talk about the idea of apathy in the community in a post I just wrote but the thing is we don’t have any patience for change wanted to see immediate results. Do you really think a black man even if president can just go hard and be the strong bucking pres? Nah they wouldn’t have been feeling that either. The pres is basically damned if he do and damned if we don’t. The funny thing is our society is going to need some drastic to change our ideas and apathy
Vusi Sindane says
How much patience must we have for change?
Vusi Sindane says
You know guys, this “CHANGE” story is also getting to my nerves. Apart from the sheer vague-ness of the word, it is not measurable, and can change goes both ways (In and not in your favor). Do you really want change?
All the politicians want to bring “change”, for crying out loud!! What the hell will change, how will it change, who will be affected? How will they be affected?
Brilliant. ‘Change’ to me might not be ‘change’ to you, so in a sense change is undemocratic…
Spinning off here perhaps, but you raise a valid thought!
Maybe instead of ‘change’ what we really should be discussing is authenticity – we seem to be governed by so many lies, regionally and internationally. Perhaps authenticity can only come about with local/national leaders that are passionate about ‘their change’, this is again, what I hoped to see from Obama. More authenticity.
Checked out your post – very true ref people’s apathy.
Made me dig out a blog I wrote a couple of years ago titled ‘nobody gives a shit’ https://msafropolitan.com/2008/07/nobody-gives-shit.html
When I think of Obama’s inauguration speech or the one he held in Berlin to the ‘world’ I find it hard to believe that this is the same person. Two years is not a long time and of course he has a LOT of pressure on him, but wasn’t that a given.
At the crux of it all is that if he looses any more supporter than he has done by 2012, America is in risk of becoming a very uncomfortable country to be in. And I think the only way he can maintain some voter respect is by showing that he is willing to stir up some ish even if it looses him some clout in Washington.
As someone else eloquently and simply stated on Twitter: Obama is a Customer Service Representative.
None of this ish is real.
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this post and all the comments. And now I’m going to plead the fifth American style ha ha ha ha!!!
Cheeky 😉 but thanking you for taking the time to tell us you read and enjoyed, appreciated
This is hilarious, and sadly true.
Ultimately, when I get into debates about how “racism is over,” I just want to SCREAM AT WHITE PEOPLE TO GET OVER THEMSELVES.
I think maybe Obamas bug mistake was biting off more than he could chew
I think he promised too much… and didn’t realise how much congress would oppose him
But I also think that people should know that – despite the fact the US president is elected separately – the us federal executive is not a one man show. If he loses support he’s just basically a smiling face
2010 and 2011 showed how vitriolic the GOP can be in denouncing Obama and scare mongering. While I am not one of the “Obama is the messiah” supporters either, I feel that he has tried. Many of the bills he tried to pass failed because Members of his own party voted against it, perhaps because they represent many racist White commimunities and do not want to appear to be endorsing the black man and his evil socialist agenda of semi free healthcare and closing down guantanamo bay. He can do nothing right, but I think compared to the bigotry of the GOP I’d rather have another four years of Obama than thirty minutes of Gingrich, Santorum or any of those circus clowns in the republican party
And do not even get me started on the Herman Cain debacle!
Sorry to go on! But I feel I must say that politics is a dirty game, and American politics even more so. Obama is a politician. Politicians tend to lie. That is his job, and that is the reality. I feel people pinned too many hopes and expected too many miracles from this relative newcomer to the dog eat dog world of Washington politics.
I think that in Essence the average American voter is a White conservative. George bush managed in2004 to win the election and he focused only on gaining the core conservative vote, which he got. Obama is an intelligent man and he knows that he stands no chance in getting re elected if he does not play the game. And the game is that he has to court that White bible belt vote – he cannot simply rely on minorities LGBT liberals and cool kids. He will lose if he does this.
And as the GOPhas had control of congress for the last two years mug of his political agenda had to be scrapped watered down and generally republicanised