Sunday, March 13, 2016

Blacks Sorry to See Obama Go?

Blacks Sorry to See Obama Go?

by Stephen Lendman

Based on dubious anecdotal evidence alone, The New York Times claims Black Americans are “proud of Obama’s presidency.” They’re “sad to see him go.”

They’re worse off economically than any time since the Great Depression. Nationwide unemployment is 23%, for Blacks much higher, for Black youths around 50%.

Shocking levels of homelessness, hunger and deprivation harm Native Americans, Blacks and Latinos most, growing millions affected.

Throughout his tenure, Obama betrayed the public trust, a con man exceeding the worst of George Bush. Promising “change you can believe in,” he broke every major promise made.

He looted the federal treasury for Wall Street crooks, war profiteers and other corporate favorites, presiding over the greatest ever wealth transference from ordinary Americans to its privileged class.

Hard times for growing millions keep getting harder. Force-fed austerity harms least advantaged Americans most. Poverty is a growth industry, a shocking indictment of the world’s wealthiest nation.

Obama supported tax cuts for the rich after vowing to oppose them. Economic recovery on his watch is pure fantasy. Protracted Main Street Depression conditions persist.

Class warfare rages. America’s middle class is heading for history’s trash bin. Inequality is institutionalized.

Most jobs are rotten ones, paying poverty or sub-poverty wages with few or no benefits. Households need two or three to get by.

Census data show half the population is impoverished or bordering it. America’s social contract is targeted for elimination when most needed.

Bipartisan complicity serves monied interests exclusively, ordinary Americans increasingly on their own, out of luck under leadership in Washington indifferent to their needs.

Social justice is on the chopping block for elimination. National resources go for war-making and corporate handouts. Growing millions are one major medical problem or lost job away from homelessness, hunger and despair.

America was thirdworldized on Obama’s watch. He banana republicanized it. A phony democratic facade masks New World Order harshness.

Its holy trinity is eliminating public services, unrestrained predatory capitalism and police state crackdowns on nonbelievers.

Inside the bubble, it’s paradise for America’s privileged class. Outside it’s dystopian hell, the nation’s least advantaged most harmed - worse under Obama than any time since the Great Depression.

The Times piece was pure propaganda hype, part of its anti-Trump/pro Hillary Clinton agenda, wanting degenerate policies continued in her dirty hands.

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