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Obama-Mania (remix)

May 10, 2009

BY JALIL MUNTAQIM

February 24, 2009

I am not faulting you or hating on you for your affection for
the 44th President, it is obvious in retrospection it is a universal
affliction without contrition to the reality of socio-economic
restrictions of the poor and oppressed. I just want you to keep
your eyes on the prize so you will not be surprise by the lies, alibis
and distortions that comes with the White House territory, with all
of its political contortions and false glory. You see, the situation
requires more than an address to impress that change will manifest
simply by being professed at press conferences, in a cabinet or a
town hall meeting, when the greedy continues exploit in capitalist
elation void any hesitation because CEOs believe they are safe with
no fear of incrimination.

You say give him time to unwind a stimulus plan, while the
Republican’s continue to make demands to undermine retooling
of America. They being obstructionist seeking to slow the rush in
us to live better lives. Yet, those in the know knows this is no time
to repose when economic woes cascades like Niagara falls leaving the
lower classes under black and white kaffiyeh shawls of socio-economic
malnutrition. They starving for relief that welfare and food stamps
can’t ease the lack of funds that has undone middle class dreams of
prosperity. For clarity it should be reiterated the stimulus package
will result in Barack being demeaned, prompt the implementation
of new schemes, to ensure the plutocrats continue to govern with
Obama as the leader of their economic team. However, in his State of
the Union speech in an effort to teach, Obama sought to distinguished
himself from the general political leech. But not since LBJ and MLK
has government policies supported minorities in any significant way.
So, don’t blame me for being cynical when U.S. political history
towards people of color has proven to be criminal.

I only ask that you consider the pathology of a polymorphous
pertinacious politician, a chameleon of kaleidoscopic proportion
posturing as a people person whose policies are dictated by the
highest bidder. A transmitter of the ideals of homogeneity with
the proclivity to speak with a silver fork tongue, when all is said
and done, the plutocrats will have gotten more money and run.
Another multi-billion dollar bailout from one who may not epitomize
the proverbial sellout with a charismatic smile. I am just exclaiming
progressive young folks need to keep a watch-out all the while, since
poor people are hanging on to his every word as he gesticulate like a
puppeteer with a messiah complex having no fear, urging genuflection
to enhance his Presidential career, steering the masses to support him
for another 4 years.

As this seemingly ubiquitous incestuous system of avarice, continuously
carnivorously nourish on its own people, on the putrid green altar at the
Temple of the Federal Reserve Bank, where they ritualistically proclaim
“In God We Trust.” “We The People” must discuss and organize our
collective disgust of this global economic bust. Globalization has taken
its toll, manufacturing has slowed, the stock market has foretold that
conspicuous consumption has closed. Common folks produce the wealth,
but have no say in how it is shared, their lives in disrepair full of despair
with foreclosures, pink slips and no way to spare a dime in this clime, void
a collective survival mode there is no extol of a humanitarian code that we
are all suffering together.

So, how can I blame you for falling for a White House color change, after
being told Americans could once again compete, after recovering from this
global economic retreat, even though the name of the game remains the same,
class struggle should now be claimed, if progressive folks take the reins, and
forge a mass and popular movement including a national agenda to upend the
capitalist-imperialist reign. To demand reparations and redistribution of the
wealth, now that is a stimulus plan without the stealth, can it be said such notion
is like magic portion, that only a social revolution can dispense without suspense,

by applying a little common sense. Putting the money directly in the hands of
the oppressed masses, unfortunately, such idea passes as socialist. But it is
often said if common sense were common, all of these Fools would have it.

Obama-mania has claimed you! But can you see the forest beyond the
tree? “We The People” must take a stand, and free the land of political
leeches, with their speeches blinding us with rhetoric about bipartisan
unity. I am not splitting hairs, it is just that I care that we learn to share
when it comes to our socio-economic affairs. Damn the politicians with
their flair, because it makes no difference when they don’t dare to hold
capitalist institutions accountable. Mass mobilization, general strikes,
taking the fight to D.C., demanding the end of imperialist wars from sea
to shining seas, for public ownership of the means of production, that will
cause a reduction in capitalist greed. For big agri-businesses, the building
of cooperative farming like, Victory Gardens would be alarming, bartering
and trading no longer delaying our collective voices must be heard. If
market forces and consumer spending is the engine of this machine, then,
“We The People” must take control, reclaim our revolutionary souls, like
in the laws of the natural order of things.

Remember: We Are Our Own Liberators!

Jalil A. Muntaqim
(Anthony Bottom) 2311826
San Francisco County Jail
850 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA 94103

For more of Jalil’s poems logon to: www.freejalil.com

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