I want to see what you guys think of my take on Obama. I kinda brought this up in another thread, but it just got lost in the mix. I was introduced to this idea by a grassroots organization called uhuru. This organization was not only against Obama being elected, but actively campaigned against him.
So basically, the premise follows what our country does on an international level. So let me first break down this foreign policy real quick. Basically, our nation operates in an imperialistic manner, just as the british did. However, one main difference, which seems to be what makes it so hard for people to comprehend this idea, is that we operate and push our agenda's through proxies. Instead of having a british man stand over and rule an outside state, as the british empire did, we choose a local man from the area, and make sure this man is operating in a manner which is in our best business interest. This can take place through proxies, various cia objectives, or even sometimes all out army assaults. This has been standard operating procedure for decades now, I think the examples are very numerous and obvious so I won't even discuss it. (I'd be happy to go into more detail if anyone wants to know). What this does is create the illusion that the given country is the one in power, rather than us who are actively working behind the scenes.
Now, before I touch on Obama specifically, I also want to bring up our own domestic prison/law enforcement system. These systems operate as capitalistic businesses, in many cases you will see the higher number of arrests = higher funding for given police department, or higher number of incarcerations = higher profits for prison owners. So, just like any business, these businesses need customers. Well who are the customers? The person that brings money to the business, right? So in this case, these customers are whoever is arrested/incarcerated. A very well thought out business, in which they have actively created situations to not only bring in customers, but make sure you have many repeat customers.
There may very well be many reasons as to why the following statement is true; but either way the main customers of these businesses are black and latino. Of course when there is no threat to the power system, we are allowed our freedom of speech. But when a true threat to this system presents itself, we have seen in the past that the government does take action in order to mow down these movements (black panthers being the most obvious example [matter of fact I know a few of the higher ups of uhuru have been jailed]). Many insiders and regular people alike say that gov't infiltrating these communities from within is a common tactic also (crack being the most obvious example).
So the idea I want to present is about Obama being the proxy agent in this domestic war. What the basic aim of him being placed in the white house is to give the previously mentioned customers, whom the government obviously does not provide the proper resources to, a false hope. A false sense of security. A feeling that the government is now working for them rather than against them. The idea being spread throughout these populations is "now you can trust the gov't, instead of having to make change on your own, you can now rely on us to make change."
I personally do not believe change can be made when these very basic (imo) government responsibilities (law enforcement, health care, education), in which you can see an OBVIOUS difference in the implementation between various communities, operate as capitalistic money making businesses. Yes, we can make certain things better or worse, but when these types of services are run as businesses, you will always have corruption, this is a guarantee.
I obviously see the changes being made in health care, and I applaud that, I really do, but there are still so many deeper issues which have not been and do not seem to be on the table to be addressed in the near future.
I was introduced to this idea a few months ago, so my thoughts (and understanding even) may not be as well thought out, organized, and cohesive as I'd like them to be.
Either way, curious as to anyone's take on this idea.