My shock isn't with the Obamas. I'm not confused about the undeniable reality that they are an entrenched part of the international bourgeoisie. In other words, they have more in common with the super elites who maintain and perpetuate oppression against the masses of people on the planet than they have with me or any of the masses of people on earth. What I marvel at is how easily so many people are so quick to forget who these people are and what they have done against humanity? And African people are the absolute worst. We have been been so brain-dirtied by the imperialist version of religion. We are so indoctrinated from the last several hundred years that we have permitted this dysfunctional religious teaching to convince us that the only way we can get into heaven is to forget and forgive our oppressors. What a wonderful scam for those who keep us downtrodden.
So many otherwise well meaning African folks are spending this time giving condolences to the Bush family for the loss of that old oppressor. Its as if we don't remember that he was the guy who got elected by appealing to the worst and most primitive racist beliefs of Europeans in the U.S. with his "Willie Horton" ad campaign in 1988. So many of us have pictures of Nelson Mandela in our houses, yet we apparently forgot that George Bush senior was a Central Intelligence Agency official in 1962 who played a role in helping the apartheid government in Azania (South Africa) locate and imprison Mandela for 27 years. We conveniently disregard the fact that Bush Sr. was a key player in continuing the strategy of permitting crack cocaine to infest inner city communities as a way of controlling those communities and stalling any potential grassroots organizing efforts against our systemic oppression. We don't recall that Bush Sr. led the campaign to assist the racist apartheid regime in making all of Southern Africa apartheid in the late 80s. We evidently missed the reminder that Bush was also a key player in the mass incarceration plot against our people as well as the architect of the "new world order" strategy which subjugated the masses of people on earth to U.S. imperialism through illegal invasions of - everywhere from Panama, Libya (two countries of African people) to Iraq, etc.
Its as if we are the bullied person on the playground who thinks the only way we can function is by responding to the brutality against us by showering our bully with love and respect. This is the example we demonstrate for our youth? That those people who reap oppression and brutality against us need to be memorialized by us? That is absolutely sick and a complete slap in the face to all those who fought and sacrificed so much for our dignity to remain in place. But, that's actually the problem here isn't it? The people today who reap all of the benefits of that struggle didn't have to suffer all of those sacrifices to achieve our current comfort level. So, to many of us misguided souls today, these people who manage this empire are to be respected because at least we have been able to live as comfortable slaves with no agency in our lives. That may be enough for some people, but that will never be enough for most of us. George Bush 41 and 43 are enemies to African people and all of humanity. The evidence is infinite. Barack and Michelle Obama may give some misdirected persons some sense of pride at seeing capitalism in blackface, but both of them are agents of imperialism and I can suggest many other much better suited role models for you to demonstrate for your children. How about Malcolm and Betty Shabazz? Sekou and Madame Ture? Marcus and Amy 1 and/or Amy II Garvey? But, I know those couples won't do for some folks because the real objective these folks are searching for is acceptance within the very system that oppresses the masses of our people. So, for these people, having bourgeoisie role models who represent the system (of oppression) is the only viable gauge for progress. This is again a severe slap against our dignity as a people.
Kwame Ture was accurate when he said poor and powerless people cannot belong to the same political party as rich and powerful people because these poor people don't have the same interests as the rich people. And, they have no way to enforce their interests within that political party against the rich people. In other words Africans, you aren't in the same political sphere as the Bush or Obama families. These people don't even see you in their vision for this country. You don't register with them. And, you look pitiful offering condolences for the people who worked overtime to keep your communities oppressed. We realize that truth and justice are completely divorced from material reality in today's capitalist world, but the role of justice seekers is to expose that contradiction at every turn.
We mourn Bush Sr. as much as he mourned the millions upon millions of people around the world he helped murder and oppress. The millions of LGBTQ people he cut services against during the height of the AIDs epidemic (many of which who were African). The masses of incarcerated Africans in prison from the drug trade industry. This man was an international criminal and Obama is one just as well. And their wives equally so. It was Barbara Bush you remember who said that Africans who were forced to evacuate New Orleans after her son cruelly elected to ignore their suffering after the flood of Katrina, had never had it as good as they had it in the survival camps. And Michelle Obama? She'll be kissing and hugging all of those devils in the next couple of days just like she'll be slobbering over the Trumps when that old basticle's days end. Actually, if that old basticle attends this funeral she'll probably be doing it right now because whether people want to acknowledge it or not, that's who these people are. Its who they always were. And, its who they will always be. Bush Sr. was the ultimate domestic and international abuser. Hell is too good place for him, his family, and the Obamas. But, don't let that little fact stop some of you from your fictional pursuit of fake forward progress at this expense of our hard fought dignity.