Delusions Of Grandeur: Unemployment Extension Doesn’t Signal Economic Prosperity Victory For Obama Presidency!
I was called by a friend of mine today, who was convinced that today they were going to have me finally submit to the greatness of Obama due to the extension of unemployment benefits. They also pointed out the fact that a friend of ours won’t be homeless now due to Obama. Of course they were taken aback by my response of “Bullshit!” I had to point out first off, that the precondition of receiving these “extensions” requires you to be UNEMPLOYMED!!! That’s like saying I will willing take an injection of AIDS, so that I can get government discounted medicine that mitigates the symptoms of AIDS. No thanks, I’ll take good health over some placebo panacea. Second, I had to point out that our mutual friend, who lost their unemployment benefits, was in fact not homeless because their wife was still employed and was able to carry the bills (the unemployment check merely provided the relief for their household that a aspirin provides a multiple gunshot victim in the ICU). My friend, as always, said the Democrats are our only choice, because the Republicans want us dead. Before I could expand on how capitalism maintains its vicious reign via a subterfuge of good cop/bad cop (it’s all capitalism. If you don’t go with the fox, the wolf will eat you!!! Decisions made on fear and comprise means you are fucked from jump), she abruptly had to get off the phone with me. Not surprising.
While I’m relieved millions of people will get minimal relief with the extension of unemployment benefits, it is by no means the end of all struggle and proof positive that Obama is “The Native Son” and savior of the oppressed masses that Negroes make him out to be. Objective criticisms that I have with Obama’s policies aren’t the same as say Rush Limbaugh would have; it is politically lethargic and downright atavistic to reduce all criticisms of the president into a consolidation of the ideology of the right-wing. Take for instance rapper Lowkey’s video “Obamanation”, he points out that Obama is hell bent on continuing imperial domination of America (check his video below, he is dope as hell!!! His album “Dear Listener” is some of the best MUSIC I’ve heard in my life.), and his video was banned in Britain, and of course that shit isn’t played on MTV! The point is imperialism isn’t going provide you the appropriate analysis to contradict it. The Tea Baggers also refer to Obama as an “Obamanation”, but unlike Lowkey it has less to do with his policies and more to do with his ontology! What some people seem not to understand regarding how I feel about Obama (to use some wordplay borrowed from Lowkey’s “Obamanation” video), I’m not anti-Obama, Obama is pro-America, and America is anti-me!