Tuesday, July 23, 2013

More crocodile tears and and a huge dose of hypocrisy...

I've been sitting on my feelings about the Changeling's second statement on the Trayvon Martin case for a minute.  But after reading and listening to all the ooey-gooey, "My Black president really cares" madness in the media and on the web,  I thought I'd chime in with Maxine, expressing my deepest, most innermost thoughts on his words (just so my head won't explode over his manipulative propaganda masquerading as empathetic concern):


As I read piece, after piece about his "iconic"blather, I could feel the bile slowly rising in my throat. Why in the world would anybody get all dewy-eyed, believing his alleged, "impromptu" comments about Trayvon (and yes, I believe it was as "impromptu" as him breathing), when only a few days before the verdict, he endorses the king of racial profiling for head of Homeland Security??!!  In The Atlantic's, Prominent Democrats Are Now Comfortable With Racial and Ethnic Profiling he states:
On Wednesday, President Obama assured a Univision reporter that Ray Kelly, New York City's police commissioner, would make a fine leader for the Department of Homeland Security.

"Well, Ray Kelly has obviously done an extraordinary job in New York and the federal government partners a lot with New York, because obviously our concerns about terrorism oftentimes are focused on big city targets," he said. "And I think Ray Kelly is one of the best there is. So he's been an outstanding leader in New York...But you know, we're going to have a bunch of strong candidates. Mr. Kelly might be very happy where he is. But if he's not I'd want to know about it. 'Cause you know, obviously he'd be very well qualified for the job."
(Do watch the Chris Hayes video further down the piece at the link above -- it is insightful, to say the least.)

During a spirited conversation over on Abagond's, "Obama: “Trayvon Martin could have been me”,  commenter, "GoldFire" posted a link to a clip from, "The Hunted and the Hated: An Inside Look at the NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk Policy" below:



"You look suspicious," is what one of the cops said to this young man (among other lewd, crude threats) -- exactly the same thing George Zimmerman said about Trayvon Martin.  The Changeling, however, thinks the man behind the implementation of these tactics, "is one of the best there is."  Tell me how this isn't talking out of both sides of his mouth??!! 

As I said over at Abagond's, "The Changeling is a manipulative hypocrite who says one thing and does exactly the opposite when it comes to us — yet many Black folk support him, talking about he’s some kind of “symbol.”  There’s just something real Stockholm Syndrome-like (or PTSD, Post-Traumatic Slavery Disorder-like if you prefer) about that."  There are so many folk just swooning over what he had to say, yet few (including his liberal, Democratic colleagues and talking heads) are challenging him on Ray Kelly's corrupt police department policies which violate the civil rights of an overwhelming number of citizens each and every day with Stop & Frisk.

If you check out the NycResistance channel on YouTube, you'll see a large sampling of what I mean.  According to its owner, he's been documenting Kelly's, NYPD atrocities for years -- the plethora of videos is daunting!  I've got nothing but respect for this brother, who cares enough about Black and Latino youth, to make sure their abuse is a matter of public record -- would that the MSM was similarly inspired.

Salon's, Listen now: Obama ad from 2000 rails against racial profiling -- is illustrative.  In it, there's a radio ad (no doubt crafted by the King-makers for the Black community), in which then, Sen. Barack Obama speaks out forcefully against racial profiling -- what a difference a "selection" makes, right?

"GoldFire" also posted an interview with Cornell West that bears re-posting (I see Asa's posted it as well over at AfroSpear):



As I commented there -- "Bro. West is on-point, but I know the Changeling’s supporters will keep on crowing about him still being mad about not getting tickets to the damned inauguration — as if what he’s saying has no validity at all. {smdh}"

Family, we've got so-o-o-o much work to do -- and none of it has to do with holding up this puppet, who's used Trayvon Martin's death, and worse, his parents, to bolster his "Black bona fides."  Rise up against the Ray Kelly nomination and confirmation.  And if we fail -- learn something.

Related:
- Obama, Race and Class
- Ray Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security?
- Kelly’s creative writing: Stop-and-frisk and Muslim surveillance are wonderful!

7 comments:

Carolyn Moon said...

"Family, we've got so-o-o-o much work to do -- and none of it has to do with holding up this puppet, who's used Trayvon Martin's death, and worse, his parents, to bolster his "Black bona fides." Rise up against the Ray Kelly nomination and confirmation. And if we fail -- learn something."

I hear you loud and clear. He does this over and over again. His inner circle and those he appoints are conservative republicans, wall street types and people who could give a damn about the citizenry unless they are rich and adherents of rogue capitalism.!

Deb said...

Hey Sis. Carolyn! How've you been? Everything alright?

I hear you too, Sis -- I'm just so sick of this man, I really am. And I just read he'll be giving a speech at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. {smdh} Everything he is and stands for is totally antithetical to what that March and Dr. King was about! But I'm sure we'll hear non-stop from the MSM what a wonderful thing it is that he's here. Makes me damned sick.

Carolyn Moon said...

Hi Sis Deb,

As old as my butt is; I'm still trying to get used to being an "orphan". Trying to get myself in the mood to post again. So...I thought I'd visit you and see if I could get motivated. ^◡^

Frankly, I'm not tuning in to hear him give another canned speech designed for black folks.

I remember sitting with the family in the living room watching the march on t.v. It was one of those hot, sweltering days and I could hear this song by Chuck Jackson "Any Day Now" playing on the "record player" in the dining room by my cousins. My mother telling them to turn it off and come into the living room and watch this historic event. Whenever, I play that song on my oldies list; that day and nuances of it all come to mind. James is telling me not to let HIM spoil the event so I guess I'll put it on mute until he's through. I'm in the midst of Obama country among black folks here so I stand alone but I tried so hard for the first 2 yrs. he was in office. Just couldn't justify him any longer but you're right there are those that will be very enthralled about his presence and the symbolism of our first black President speaking on the anniversary of the March. We are way past symbolism. I think Dr. King, A. Phillip Randolph and Baynard Rustin will be busy doing other things on the other side and won't be observing it either!!

Peace....

Irene said...

Great!

Deb said...

Sis Carolyn...I replied to your last comment here, but I don't know what happened to it (could be the wine)! I didn't even realize it until I got a comment from Irene today -- so let me respond again, cuz it's important that I do:

"As old as my butt is; I'm still trying to get used to being an "orphan". Trying to get myself in the mood to post again. So...I thought I'd visit you and see if I could get motivated. ^◡^ "

My Sister, it matters not how old you are, the pain and the recovery from it, are real. My Daddy died before he met either of my sons and that rocked me. In hindsight, I've always thought his knowing them, would have somehow changed him -- and them. Not realistic, but one can dream, no? If I offer you any motivation at all, I'm glad.

"Frankly, I'm not tuning in to hear him give another canned speech designed for black folks.

I remember sitting with the family in the living room watching the march on t.v. It was one of those hot, sweltering days and I could hear this song by Chuck Jackson "Any Day Now" playing on the "record player" in the dining room by my cousins."


Now you know you took me back (and dated us both!) with "Any Day Now" and "record player!" I loved that song and, we also had a "piece-of- furniture-lookin', console record player in the living room! I believe I was in the 2nd grade when the march happened, but we all knew there was "something" going on to which we should have been paying attention.

"Just couldn't justify him any longer but you're right there are those that will be very enthralled about his presence and the symbolism of our first black President speaking on the anniversary of the March."

I so respect your honesty and critically thinking growing regarding the Changeling, Sis. James is dead-on, I won't let "HIM spoil the event " and I WILL put it on mute until he's through.

"We are way past symbolism. I think Dr. King, A. Phillip Randolph and Baynard Rustin will be busy doing other things on the other side and won't be observing it either!!"

No shit! Symbolism is the distraction that keeps us from real "Change we can believe in." A. Phillip Randolph was, and remains one of my stalwarts in the struggle. Bayard Rustin never got his due for orchestrating the march because he was gay. Like James Baldwin, I respect and salute his standing for "Blackness" first, though neither of them got to literally say so. I agree, all of them will be busy this year!! ;-)

Peace back atcha...

@Irene...Thanks!

Carolyn Moon said...

"I so respect your honesty and critically thinking growing regarding the Changeling, Sis. James is dead-on, I won't let "HIM spoil the event " and I WILL put it on mute until he's through."

Sis Deb, point well taken. I guess I'll use my mute button as well.
Yes, I did date us but "Any Day Now" to me is a classic and brings back so many memories. ^◡^

I look forward to your assessment of the gathering in D.C.. Take care and peace.

Deb said...

Sis Carolyn..."..."Any Day Now" to me is a classic and brings back so many memories. ^◡^"

To you and me both! :-)

"I look forward to your assessment of the gathering in D.C."

I mistakenly thought the Changeling was speaking at the event on Saturday, so i spent an inordinate amount of wasted time watching so I could honestly critique what he might have said. Finishing up a post on Saturday's "NAN-a-thon" some time today. Lawd, I don't know if I can stomach the no doubt, corporate-sponsored, government-hijacked events on Wednesday too!

You take care as well and Peace back atcha...

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