The Obama Assassination Hints Are Starting To Stack Up

It’s amazing isn’t it? How we’re hearing all these Presidential assassination allusions. Obviously in private people must do it all the time, but probably not since Lincoln have we heard so many public figures make some kind of remark and then have to either make a retraction or face the consequences with law enforcement. After all it IS illegal to allude to killing a President, former President or even Presidential candidate. So in the last month there have been several public figures who’ve had to say things like “Oh I didn’t mean it that way” or “I was just kidding.” Obviously FOX News wasn’t going to allow itself not to be the FIRST place to get people thinking about this idea of a dead Obama . And of course Hillary herself got into the dead President game (and I don’t mean money). And of course I MYSELF said this kind of talk was going to start picking up momentum. White people can’t take it. Listen I know people keep talking about “young people” love Obama-of every color, Hurray! But maybe some young people are cut from a different cloth . Take, for example, this young guy…

This is Yazmany Arboleda and he just had his art show closed down. The title of the show? “The Assassination of Hillary Clinton & The Assassination of Barack Obama.” You say to me, “But Dave, he threw Hillary in there too.” And I say to you, that is what we call a “smokescreen.” Like gay guys and their “girlfriends” or “wives.” I mean you MUST remember Republican Jim McGreevy? He was just in the news! He came out and confessed to being gay, and recently the ex-aide brought out the whole three-way with McGreevy and wife. Oh how short our attention span. At any rate, Arboleda is a Boston artist (what? of course he’s from Boston; I think the black/white issues up there are quite well documented) and he had this great idea for an art show. The problem was that title. A title so inflammatory the NY city police and Secret Service shut him down . The content of the show doesn’t really show either of them getting killed per se, unless you consider maybe character assassination. You can see the contents yourself if you like at that link above. But I have to warn you; there is some graphic content. The Hillary stuff? Oh no, not that. The Hillary stuff includes year book photos of her, her pantsuits, her dog and cat, and allusions that she’s not sexy and takes political money. No. What you’ve got to prepare yourself for are the Obama images . And it’s not the Nappy Headed Hoe picture that’s a problem. Maybe it’s the painting of him and the deceased Kennedy and the word “passed.” Or maybe it’s the Hillary poster that says she’s the “cure for Niggeritis.” Or maybe, just maybe it’s the 18 foot long 6 foot high naked penis of a black man that stretches across all four walls of one of the exhibition halls. Maybe it’s that one.

So why this animosity? Why are people so ANGRY at the prospect of a black man being President. I mean that IS all it is. FAR lesser prepared people who walking into office. I liked Gerald Ford the person, but come on! And does the name George W. Bush ring any bells? But, Dave, he was a governor! Yeah, a bad one. I have a LOT of respect for Bush the elder, but the son? He was so busy killing death row prisoners instead of checking for DNA when almost every single state in the nation put a pause on the practice that he managed to make Texas Number One for number of prisoners killed. And shall we review his alcohol abuse, (unconfirmed?) drug use, failed companies and bail outs? No need to right? You’ve heard it all before. And how about his running of the country? How on earth can any single human American have any conflict about Obama after the Bush experience? Or any conflict about ANY person who is capable of tying his own shoes running the country at this point. The Republican Party got everything they wanted. The Senate, the House, the Presidency, the Supreme Court, and entire NETWORK dedicated to promoting their opinions and masked “leaks.” That’s the whole show. They had a LONG time to show us how good their rule was. They said if they could just get control of the country the “grown ups” would show us how it’s done. And boy did they show us! Let’s let companies police themselves, they’ll do right by consumers and the general public. Let’s let Greenspan run the money-he’s so smart we don’t understand him. (By the way Greenspan’s legacy is the nationwide home loan scandal that’s not just about to crush the American economy but the WORLD money supply-do 20 minutes of research and have your mind blown).

So the white fear; is setting in. But let me ask you-WORST case scenario, how much worse can he be than Bush? And it wasn’t JUST BUSH by the way, it was the other two branches of government AND a cabal of Right Wing Hawks. Who, by the way, have been slowly backing out the back door like thieves in the night and plan on leaving Bush holding the bag alone by next January. They know what they did. They’re like a kid whose mother comes home and he’s all alone with a broken lamp-and says I don’t know how it happened. They know. And WE know. So what is problem with Obama? He’s black. I don’t care what you say about him serving all those years in government here in Illinois AND the Senate. People don’t care. They just feel like he’s “stealing” the government. He’s the ONLY person to apply for this job with a clean record. Just LOOK at McCain’s history or anybody else. Bill Clinton managed to slip in DESPITE his dirty record, Obama’s actually lead a decent life. He’s a bright guy. What else do you want? Oh. White skin. Silly me. I sometimes get to the end of a paragraph and forget how I started.

Listen. I kind of DON’T want Obama to win. The aftermath of Bush is going to be so severe that the person who goes into office now is going to look TERRIBLE. Unless they’re a miracle worker. So Rupert Murdoch says “no” on Obama and people like former President Carter and Arianna Huffington say “yes.” I bring those 2 up because they agree with ME that Obama should not have Hillary as his VP. It’s a bad idea-the Red States would burn the country down first is what I believe. But Jimmy says their combined weaknesses would too easy to attack. Huffington says you’d get Bill in the package too, and that “three-way” as she put it would be too much. It’s a long time till November though. A long time.

Black on Black Crime Obama vs. Rev. Wright

If you watched The Daily Show this week, aside from President Jimmy Carter making a visit, maybe you saw the montage of Reverend Jeremiah Wright “clarifying” his various statements. I cringed and cringed and cringed. As a Black man, to see an adult, ex-military, presumably educated black man go into multiple media venues and express himself with seemingly no regard for the impact it would have was mind blowing . And I’m not even running for President! God almighty, what must life be like for Barack Obama these days? Watching Wright do a Stepin Fetchit routine in particular was so upsetting I had to just turn the volume down. I couldn’t take it. Well of course, Obama came right out there and said what he was supposed to say “I denounce his actions…”

But most (white) Americans are probably scratching their heads and have no idea what happened. Hell, I’m sure even some BLACK people are wondering what the hell would make a man do that. What would make a man, who says he’s the friend of another man, go out in public and cripple him? A Black man. A minister no less. To destroy by association, another Black man-who’s running for President? First time in HISTORY that a Black man might have an actual snowball’s chance in hell of winning . So how could this happen? I’ll tell you. As it happens all three of US are from Chicago. (Barack is an import, but he’s put in 25 years so we’ll call him a Chicagoan). And most people do NOT know what being Black in America is like. And most people REALLY do not know what being Black in Chicago is like. That. Is. A. Unique situation. I kid you not. Keep in mind, I had been out of town for nearly 20 years, and when I got back almost 3 years ago I had to RE-learn what being Black meant around here.

By now I think it’s become part of the lexicon to talk about “Black on Black crime.” It’s one of those platitudes people throw out there whenever yet ANOTHER crime takes place “in the city” and gosh darned, they just wanna make sense of it all! But have you heard about the crabs in a basket analogy ? I’ve heard that when crabs have been captured and they’re all piled in a basket if one tries to claw his way out the other crabs will pull him back down. None of the craps escape. The fishermen don’t even need to put a lid on the basket; the other crabs will do the work for them. Can you see where I’m going with this? And so it is with Black Americans; especially in Chicago. Did you know that the 1st generation children of African immigrants (and even Jamaican immigrants!) tend to do better in education and economic growth then most long standing Black people? Say, isn’t Obama’s dad an African? And aren’t Colin Powell’s folks from Jamaica? Yeah, the Black people in this country have a problem . And that problem is NOT White people; it’s other Black people. Shhhhhhh!! This is kinda secret. I mean it’s the worst kept secret since…well, no this is the worst.

There used to be a rap song in the 80’s where the refrain was “Self destruction, you’re headed for self destruction!” Well that’s us! And Chicago is like a petrie dish for me. It is easily the largest grouping of Black people, unbroken by other races, in America. In other words it’s the biggest Black neighborhood in the world. And because of that, all of our bad habits are MAGNIFIED here. So let’s just say on any given day on this side of town (that’s the South Side y’all) you’re very likely to hear “man them niggers is crazy” at least a dozen times. Oh yeah. It’s a VERY popular expression around here. And the reason for that is…well them niggers IS crazy. What can I say?

Reverend Wright is not only a product of this environment, but he’s a product or our cultural flaw of crab-like behavior. Rather than see another Black man move in an impossibly lofty position he’ll ruin him. He’ll ruin him. NOBODY else has it in them like us; sit down for a moment and reflect on the one step forward, 2 step back hokey-pokey the Black population has been doing for all these years. We are broken on such a deeep level that a guy whould make himslef look like an ASS on the world stage (and it’s going in the history books folks) out of vindictiveness. I’m asking you to consider the SCALE of what he did and then try to imagine some other group of people doing that. Especially given how often we do it. It’s unimaginable for ANY body else except Black people. We knew what it was right away.