Today, as Barack Obama absolves white America for its sins, some will ask what is the price? Tomorrow, as President Obama begins his rein, the price of absolution will begin to be paid.
As a staunch supporter of state militarism used to crush indigenous peoples’ aspirations for freedom, President Obama sold his soul long ago. The absolved will be asked to forgive his sin. As a puppet of Wall Street, President Obama will finish the shredding of our social safety net begun by Reagan, furthered by Clinton and Bush. The absolved will be forced to suffer for this sin.
The theft Obama has been a part of in making his political career has served him and his masters well; accountability for their sins is off the table. So where does that leave us and the Black Messiah?
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