- Category: News & Analysis
- Created on Tuesday, 26 May 2009 10:15
- Written by Reali
Reali posted this comment on our thread analysing important geo-political and military continuity between Obama's policies and the last years of Bush. As Nando wrote in response to Reali:
"It is a very sharp contradiction — that this election “means” something profound to Black people (as you say), and yet this is still imperialism (as you also say). And so it “means” all kinds of things internationally (in terms of a reboot for the U.S. strategic moves, in terms of international illusions etc.) thanks for writing so powerfully — in ways that give us a chance to deal with this contradiction, and these broadly felt experiences."
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It’s really hard to convey to white people what Obama means.No amount of political understanding or movement participation can translate this perhaps.
I walk down the street and feel better about myself. I feel more confident. I truly imagine that people-whites, asians, latinos, whoever-see me differently. Do you have any idea what that means? What is means to my little cousins?
But it’s not real! It’s still imperialism. Yeah yeah yeah yeah. This is true. And it’s not. It is different.
It means something for Black people. I even look at me and all of us differently. New Democracy? Dunno. But until people start really communicating and at least attempting to acknowledge what Black folks are experiencing..I just can’t get with you, this. And please don’t paint me with the dismissal of nationalist or identity politicist (made that up). I have something to say.
i feet and know something. And it is valid.