Saturday, February 19, 2011
It must be hard to lead this country with the House Senate and Congress and the various States all careening to bankruptcy and then mix in the Arab world issues and it cannot be easy. That Planned Parenthood is under attack by the conservative pro-lifers is a shame and then I think well Oprah could write a check and fix that. Poor rich Oprah she is the solution for so much and yet she hasn’t done enough for diversity in media if you ask me, yes she has done plenty for Oprah in the media but that is another conversation. I can’t help but ponder the irony that in America its root wealth came from slaves, African Slaves. Cotton built America and today most cities country wide have wiped away the memory of the slave trade. I think we should be reminded of it everywhere like we are whip lashed over the Holocaust. It isn’t lost on me that our first African American president is cozy with the rich elite in this country and that he is trying to meld the two sides into one big happy family. That he is struggling to find his way in a huge dung pile left by the devils of war the profiteers of all things toxic. I mean the triad of Bush, Cheney and Crummy Rummy. It is ironic that slaves picking cotton and servicing America made it what we have today and yet there are not statues in Time square or on Wall Street of men and women and children who died for this country by being tortured bought and sold or murdered in America. It’s crazy but it’s something, a glaring gap…Oh I know we should move on from that and people of “color” would say the same maybe. I find it ironic that our fresh great hope of a president is pandering to the very same forces that enslaved his ancestors’ I suppose like Oprah it’s really about his image and likeness and Obama-ness and less about the greater good like get out of Afghanistan please, and like Oprah it’s a shame really.
Posted by Rae Dawn Chong at 4:55 AM