“Psychopathy (/saɪˈkɒpəθi/), also known as sociopathy (/soʊsiˈɒpəθi/), is traditionally defined as a personality disorder characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, impaired empathy and remorse, and bold, dis-inhibited, egotistical traits.”
On Saturday, September 17th, 2016, President Barack Obama spoke before the Congressional Black Caucus for the final time. of his presidency. He spoke for more than 22:00 but what he said for the 27 seconds of that Speech has gone viral and a huge swath of black folks were and are highly offended to see a President each one of us had so much hope for, talk down to us about voting in such a manner that screams that he owes the “Clinton’s”. He’s has to work his ass off to get her in office clearly. Some of us campaigned for him, made phone calls, did phone banks, voter registration drives, social media postings on his behalf, for both elections and to hear ” I will consider it a personal insult, an insult to my legacy, if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election,” Black folks have had enough of Barack Obama’s paternalistic preaching every time he’s in front of a Black audience, as if it’s his job to keep us on the straight and narrow, as if we owe him anything. We’ve given him our support some of his one term, some two terms, but he absolutely has no right to demand that we vote for Hillary Clinton. The Legacy of Hillary Clinton is not one where we are going to sugarcoat anything regarding the Clinton Legacy enough to walk into a burning building to instant slaughter. No Thank You, President Obama. The only “legacy” he has to speak of is helping rich people get richer, keeping the wars going that he campaigned against as Candidate Obama, expanding Bush’s “AFRICOM” resource land grab, and for him staunchly believing our racial similarities are enough for us to give him a pass. Sorry, I can’t do it, and We collectively can’t do it. The Obama mystique has worn off for Black people here in America some years ago, I’d say in the middle of his 1st term for me personally. Why should we vote for a system that clearly dismisses our needs of fair justice and equality when rapist only gets 3 months of time and our black men and women are being murdered like animals in the Street. The culture vulture pimps are also out in full force begging Black folks to vote for Clinton. I’ve seen a million and one long rants BEGGING folks to vote for Hillary and they used Black vernacular in order to reach some of us which is disgusting and I was extremely angry at the audacity of this President to demand we vote for a women who is a psychopath and habitual liar, extremely dangerous and is supported laws that decimated black families forever by sending millions to prison. I decided to go on over to ” Twittah” to see what folks were saying in regards to Obama’s CBC speech and almost demanding that his legacy depended on whether or not we voted for Hillary. Twittah never disappoints. Check out these tweets @WILLAMSON from that gave me life and vocalized everything I thought about The President making this appalling statement to black america.
This point about our “Ancestors” blood was shed for us to “Vote” is always the excuse and the logic for voting for what we deem ” The Lesser of the Two”. I honestly feel like just voting who has been placed in front of us using such extreme tactics of fear by having ” Donald Trump” in the race and that’s used as well as a rationalization for honoring with “Ancestors” by voting for these wicked, criminals. Please stop “Invoking Our Ancestors”, they want know parts of this and I’m sure they are hoping with the veils lifted we see finally. Stop attempting to instill fear and shame into those of us who have made the decision to exercise our right not to “Vote” for Hillary.
Please Refrain from using the “Ancestor’s bodies, blood, and spirit to bolster Hillary Clinton.
We have black bodies being murdered in the Street at an alarming rate and President Obama is silent on everyone of those murders. You will never see him come out and speak on black murders by Police ever. I’ve only heard him do it once and that was during Trayvon Martin’s murder. Whites dragged him so bad he’s never once tried to display that type of empathy that was displayed at that point in time. We currently have a situation where blacks are being lynched and it’s State and Government sanctioned.
Police killed at least 102 unarmed black people in 2015, nearly twice each week.
Nearly 1 in 3 black people killed by police in 2015 were identified as unarmed, though the actual number is likely higher due to under reporting.
37% of unarmed people killed by police were black in 2015 despite black people being only 13% of the U.S. population
Unarmed black people were killed at 5x the rate of unarmed whites in 2015
Only 10 of the 102 cases in 2015 where an unarmed black person was killed by police resulted in officer(s) being charged with a crime, and only 2 of these deaths (Matthew Ajibade and Eric Harris) resulted in convictions of officers involved. Only 1 of 2 officers convicted for their involvement in Matthew Ajibade’s death received jail time. He was sentenced to 1 year in jail and allowed to serve this time exclusively on weekends. Deputy Bates, who killed Eric Harris, will be sentenced May 31.
In 2016, Police killed at least 136 black people in 2016, according to a project by the Guardian that tracks police killings in America. Terance Crutcher from Tulsa, Oklahoma became the latest addition to the ever expanded list of murdered blacks. What if anything is President Obama going to say about this latest murder? Absolutely nothing. He has a huge habit of asking blacks to do certain things and he’s done absolutely nothing for blacks during his entire tenure of President. Spare me the cellphones for the elderly, Cash for Clunkers, HARP refinance programs that are essentially Predatory lending schemes designed to line the coffers of the wealthy 1%. Obama support of Israel is killing Americans and destroying our country. Last Wednesday our Government made a 10 year pact to give Israel 38 Billion dollars in AID money, an increase of 27%. Israel alone owns more than 30 billion of America’s national debt through U.S. Treasury securities paid for with our tax dollars through U.S. aid, but they are not alone. Congress is selling our national interest as big business is exporting our jobs . Meanwhile, The Water in Flint, Michigan is still filled with lead and undrinkable, our food filled with GMO’s, States are passing ” Blue Lives Matter” laws, education system is completely broken, roads and bridges through out America are ragged and needs rebuilding, the homeless problem with Veterans returning home from fighting Oil and drug wars are on the streets begging. We have a huge housing epidemic in this county, and the disparities in pay are worse now than when the President took office in 2008.
With such a Laundry list of things for ” Black America” left undone, Barack Obama does not have any right to ask us to vote for anyone, much less Hillary Clinton and to connect that support to his legacy is just downright ” Cooning” and I’m not hardly amused. Obama is only thinking about himself and the rolodex of people ” Bill Clinton” can call and make sure ” Obama” can make good money Post Presidency. That is the only reason why he’s out here shucking and jiving in front of the Congressional Black Caucus, who he’s ignored for the majority of his Presidency. I suggest Obama do his GOTV for Hillary and not include ” Black Folk” in it. Hillary Clinton won the nomination without ” Black Folks” let her win the election without black folks. I will take pride knowing I didn’t put Trump or Hillary in office.
Tupacca Amira Shakur
( Credits Twitter, @williamcson)