March 18, 2008

Obama Fingers the Corporate Villain

Recently I've been thinking of casting a protest vote against Obama, assuming he wins the Democratic nomination. First, he and Clinton have been pathetic in the face of Israel's collective punishment and disproportionate use of force in the Gaza strip. Second was the way he denounced pastor Jeremiah Wright's for his honest, albeit politically incorrect, statements about "damning" the US for it's imperial adventures through out history - .

But Obama has made a "come back" speech. It's summed up in an Associated Press article:
Most of the speech was fairly high-minded, with few if http://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifany overt appeals for votes. Obama doubtlessly raised eyebrows in many circles, however, with a populist pivot that named a new villain in the racial divide.

"Black anger" and "white resentments," he said, have "distracted attention from the real culprits of the middle-class squeeze: a corporate culture rife with inside dealing, questionable accounting practices and short-term greed."

Yes. Before we, the little people, start fighting for the scraps during the coming harsh recession, we should recognize that the corporate elite want to create divisions so we don't target the true villains. Obama has pointed them out for us.

The "divide" with which we should be concerned is the class dived, not the racial divide. The privileges of corporate charters, exploited by the elite class, need to be reeled in.

Sources:

Associated Press, Analysis: Obama grabs race issue, March 18, 2008.

4 comments:

Fade said...

please no anti-vote "protests". The only ones we need to vote against are the Republicans, the poster-party of corporate fascism and class warfare.

libhom said...

If Clinton steals the nomination through a superdelegate scam, I will definitely vote Green. It won't be as much of a protest as an effort to build a viable alternative to the Republicans and Democrats.

Fade said...

re-reading this I should have mentioned that I agree wholehearedly with you concerning the final sentiments about class and the real villains...

GDAEman said...

I live in Maryland, a safe Dem state, so I can vote Green w/o too much concern.

Yea, quite the speech by Obama. It's worth repeating we not be distracted "from the real culprits of the middle-class squeeze: a corporate culture rife with inside dealing, questionable accounting practices and short-term greed."

Man... the effects of that short-term greed are kick'n this country (the world for that matter) in the keister.