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Cornel West: President Obama Doesn’t Deserve To Be Sworn In With MLK’s Bible [VIDEO]









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And why doesn't he think MLK wouldn't be sickened by the sight of such an exceptional Black academic mind prostituting his intellect to the highest-bidding White, elite, Ivy League institution to share his vast amount of knowledge .... instead of dedicating it to the enlightenment of his OWN knowledge-thirsty people? 


Before calling somebody else a "sell-out" ... he needs to grab a dictionary and find a mirror to get a better understanding of what that word means.  

West said: "The righteous indignation of a Martin Luther King, Jr. becomes a moment of political calculation. And that makes my blood boil. Why? Because Martin Luther King, Jr died…he died…for the three crimes against humanity that he was wrestling with. Jim West said: Jim Crow, traumatizing, terrorizing, stigmatizing Black people. Lynching, not just ‘segregation’ as the press likes to talk about. brotha that's four crimes you cited not three........that's first.  Getting old eh? Secondly: how MUCH did massa PAY you to play the role of Judea?


West said: "Second: Carpet bombing in Vietnam killing innocent people, especially innocent children, those are war crimes that Martin Luther King , Jr. was willing to die for. And thirdly, was poverty of all colors, he said it is a crime against humanity for the richest nation in the world to have so many of it’s precious children of all colors living in poverty and especially on the chocolate side of the nation, and on Indian reservations and Brown barrios and yellow slices and Black ghettos — we call them hoods now, but ghettos then.


Your point? I still waiting to see the correlation of what you are saying that pertains to today inagruration[sp].


West continues with his brow beating rants: "So I said to myself ain’t nothing wrong with putting your hand on the bible, even though the bible’s talking about justice, Jesus is talking about the least of these, but when you put it on Martin’s bible, I said ‘this is personal for me,’ because this is the tradition that I come out of."


What focking TRADITION? Azzwwipe. You're worse than massa....and since Uncle Tom is used as a hero today. I'll just call youa steppin fetchin trader!!!


Dr. West continues to say that President Obama’s actions as president are in direct contradiction to the principles and beliefs of Dr. King, and then presents hypothetical questions that he would ask the slain Civil Rights leader if he were alive today.


Helllllllllo!!!  Asswipe. Where we YOU when "your own people" were KILLING each other through gang violence in the 80s and 90s? Last I said was ABSOLUTELY nothing during those times. Now all of sudden since we have a black president, you wanna be a "hater." You and your in the closet queen Tarvis.


"Brother Martin Luther King, Jr., what you say about the New Jim Crow? What would say about the Prison Industrial Complex? What would you say about the invisibility of so many of our prisoners, so many of our incarcerated, especially when 62 percent of them are there for soft drugs and not one executive of a Wall Street bank gone to jail. Not one. Martin doesn’t like that. Not one wire-tapper, not one torturer under the Bush Administration — all," said West.


 First all you look stupid talking to a dead man.   He can't talk back.  If he could, he wouldn't said something to the gang bangers killing each other for over 20 years.  But he didn't.  So.....  And secondly what new Jim Crow? You can't just make up shit cuz you're angry azzwipe-prove what you  just said.  And as far as the prison system, Clinton did that to the revolving door criminals black and white when he signed the bill for the three strikes law. That's why there are brothers in prison TODAY on supposedly soft drugs or soft crimes....because they WOULDN'T stop breaking the law and knew if they got caught the THIRD time, it would be FOR life. They did it to THEMSELVES.  My president DID NOT implement that LAW soooooooo your azz need to get your focking facts straight!!!


"Then what would he say about the drones on the precious brothers and sisters in Pakistan, and Somalia, and Yemen. Those are war crimes, just like war crimes in Vietnam, Martin Luther King, Jr., what would you say?"


You are NUTS!!! Cuz Bush, jr started that bullshit when he was in just happened to spread while Obama became president. You know the one thing I hate the most is stupid azz black cowardice academics. All talk no action. You've had your head in the books too's time to pull your head oyut and see REAL LIFE. Not this rheotric bullshit. Geez.


West said that, while he’s happy that Mitt Romney didn’t win the presidential election, our foreign policy is still imperialistic, politicians should be ashamed of spending billions on campaigns while people are living in poverty, and that President Obama is nothing but a "Rockefeller Republican in blackface


Blackface? Blackface?'s your ignorant azz who is dancing for massa in blackface. You got this shit twisted. You're the one in WHITE FACE pretending to be a kneegrow. Get the fock outta here.


I think that it’s morally obscene and spiritually profane to spend $6 billion on an election, $2 billion on a presidential election, and not have any serious discussion—poverty, trade unions being pushed against the wall dealing with stagnating and declining wages when profits are still up and the 1 percent are doing very well, no talk about drones dropping bombs on innocent people. So we end up with such a narrow, truncated political discourse, as the major problems—ecological catastrophe, climate change, global warming. So it’s very sad. I mean, I’m glad there was not a right-wing takeover, but we end up with a Republican, a Rockefeller Republican in blackface, with Barack Obama, so that our struggle with regard to poverty intensifies.


What the fock are you talking about? This is an age old tradition signing a President in office. Massa created that and has been doing it WAAAAAAAAY before any of us black ever thought there would be a as you say "black face" in the oval office, You NEVER opened your mouth on any of these issues before when other white presidents were signed in office. Why now? And by the way, we NEED to talk about global warming/climate other country seem to care that we are destroying the only planet we can live on. Can't live on Mars or the Moon. You know all this nothing but straight out green JEALOUSY. Just cuz you and Travis weren't invited the first time around. You sho do hold grudges. Not a good look on an Uncle Tom steppin fetchin self-rightous do nothing for his people but run his mouth like diarrhea professor. Yeah I said uncle Tom-couldn't help it.  Know why.  Cuz it is offensive that you are educated black man talking out the side of your azz.  It is completely insulting that you used this historic opportunity to smear your bullshit on the first BLACK president of the United States on a day celebrating his SECOND term. It is absolutely CLEAR which side of the fence you are on Brotha West. Either you need to get laid real good or take some laxatives. Either way everybody within the sound of your obvious stupidity can tell that you are soooooooo full of STINKS.  Pitiful., Like my mom used to alway say: ni**ers aint shit.  West is self-evident of that. But!

Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist:

MLK made a comment about "Guided missiles and unguided men".


What would he say about the use of drones and innocent people being killed?



That question will NOT be answered on this board nor will there be any substantive look at what Dr West is saying.  There will be attempts to dismiss what he's saying by making him (West) the target of personal attacks. 


The irony of it all isn't lost on everybody.

Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher:
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist:

MLK made a comment about "Guided missiles and unguided men".


What would he say about the use of drones and innocent people being killed?



That question will NOT be answered on this board nor will there be any substantive look at what Dr West is saying.  There will be attempts to dismiss what he's saying by making him (West) the target of personal attacks. 


The irony of it all isn't lost on everybody.


Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher:
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist:

MLK made a comment about "Guided missiles and unguided men".


What would he say about the use of drones and innocent people being killed?



That question will NOT be answered on this board nor will there be any substantive look at what Dr West is saying.  There will be attempts to dismiss what he's saying by making him (West) the target of personal attacks. 


The irony of it all isn't lost on everybody.


Well ... we don't KNOW what he would say about that .... anymore than Dr. West KNOWS what he would say about President Obama!!  Now do we??  


All this supposition about the words and thoughts of man who is DEAD, whom none who are trying to speak for him ever MET, and, who himself, won't be answering ANY of those questions is laughable, at best.

I'll just take a wild guess and say that Tavis and West won't attempt in the next 4 years to get an official appointment to see President Obama at the White House in the Oval Office to discuss their poverty agenda since they have already started bitchin' and moaning 3 days before the President took his second oath of office and sworn in.

Brother West has a complaint, address your disdain to the King children since they lent the Bible and permission of use to President Obama.


And what in the damnation is Newt Gingrich doing on stage at the assembly?

Why are they feeding Gingrich all this data to use against African Americans?


Has Tavis and brother West sunk that low? Are they really relegated to inviting slithering snakes?

Is this where they both have finally landed with "ass hanging all out" in the land of total obsecurity and irrelevancy?


Hell, while they're at it, just make it official and get a contract paying gig with Fox News as political analysts and invite "Rushy" Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter to the party next time!

Don't West and Smiley know that bottom feeders like Gingrich isn't their friend or associate, is storing information to use against Blacks at his earliest convenience and is looking at both of them as potential Republican recruits; always looking for some more "good" yet disgruntled, emotional, deshelved and "loyal to the flag" n*ggers.

I know they don't like the President but dammmmmnnn!....This is even for those two idiots, just to way out of bounds,


Oh yea, one last thing....The President's inauguration ball is tonight.

Isn't one of the reasons why West is still pissed at Obama is because he didn't get invited to the 2008 inauguration and especially outraged when he found out that the taxi driver who drove him to the hotel he stayed in while in D.C. got tickets?

If i were the Prez, i would express mail West some tickets just to f" with him!

Last edited by Cholly

Oh Lord! Now Dr. West is the villain. Who will the villain be next week? 


Some people don't care, I guess. The truth is just a matter of inconvenience. If Dr. King were alive today, he would be the first person in Obama's face to repudiate his extra-judiciary killings, NDAA, Patriot Act, big bank/Wall Street bailouts, and lack of interest in people who are truly suffering. And what is most egregious is that Obama is a Constitutional Lawyer. I mean Bush was a real ignoramus who could cry dumb - but Obama has no excuse, as he needs no adviser in matters of Constitution law. 


Most people are totally partisan when "their" guy (the President never "belongs" to the people, but to the corporations and Wall street thugs) is in power, no ill word can be said against him, otherwise one will be accused of "hating" on the president. LMBAO! A constituents job is to critique any elected official that holds office. But somehow black folk conveniently forgot these important principles. Once one of their "opponents" are in "power", everything is fair game, even stupid criticisms that don't have anything to do with policy issues. This cycle repeats itself over and over. Blacks are only "revolutionaries" when the "wrong person" holds office. Gotta love that former civil rights attorney, former teacher of constitutional law, winner of a Nobel Peace Prize, warmongering, civil-rights-violating president of the United States. 

My favorite quote from Dr. King is the one I call "The MLK that Amerikkka likes to ignore." Dr. King is always viewed and treated like some super pro-America non-violent and weak kind of guy. But then I researched this quote:


"And don't let anybody make you think that God chose America as his divine, messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world. God has a way of standing before the nations with judgment, and it seems that I can hear God saying to America, "You're too arrogant! And if you don't change your ways, I will rise up and break the backbone of your power, and I'll place it in the hands of a nation that doesn't even know my name. Be still and know that I'm God."




Imagine if Dr. King had said that today. If he had said that God would judge Amerikkka if she didn't change her ways, he'd be treated the way Dr. Reverend Jeremiah Wright was when he said "God damn America". 


Hopefully POTUS will take note.

Quote by Dissident: "Oh Lord! Now Dr. West is the villain. Who will the villain be next week?"

Dr. West isn't the villian.

No one considers him a villian but he's not helping his case being depicted as one because he beginning the second term of Obama's presidency the very same way he started and ended the first term.......complaining and bitchin' alongside Tavis about the President not doing absoluty nothing or anything about the African American community, poor people and poverty when they have, probably more than anyone else, the knowledge and unique ability to get direct assess to the President and strongly discuss their agendas and all their researched data findings from last year's poverty tour.

Dr. West and Tavis have to stop using the fact that simply because Obama is a Black man that they both don't have to do anything; get directly involved, up close and personal in Obama's face to steer him more in the right direction regarding African Americans.

A President has the overall and very broad responsibility and accountability of ALL Americans both here in America and everywhere around the world to  protect, support, care for and worry about and if the current President were a Hispanic, he/she would have the same issues with their versions of Hispanic "Tavis & Dr. West" critics because as President, you can't specifically focus like that without considering everybody else.

And yes the President has his facts about the African American community (and a little more because he's Black and worked as a community organizer) no different than any other ethnic community in America but he also needs Tavis and Dr. West "Black" instead of sitting/standing in the bleachers booing and walking up and down the sidelines in anger, bitchn' and moanin' to anyone who will listen about Obama's ineffectiveness and his 99% White inner circle of advisors in front of road kill buzzards like Newt Gingrich who could give a good damn about ANY Black people, go directly to the White House time and time again and make your case to the President and not the "Black" President Of The United States.

Tavis, who is the real negative cog this wheel, and West (who acts only as his prop) purposely squandered the first 4 years, mad and pissed off at everybody who doesn't agree with them specifically with their disagreements with Obama while at the same time, dissing all their once former "friends" (Sharpton, Tom Joyner, Jesse Jackson, Michael Eric Dyson etc) who decided to not play that game of being non supportive and side with both of them instead..... not get with the President and now they are going down the same ole dusty dirt road with the next 4 years and there is no excuse for that except for being no different than what Republicans and Tea Party worked so hard and relentless for with the first 4 years and wanted the President to miserably and get voted out of office.

And if that did happen, then what would Tavis and West do about President Romney regarding African Americans, poor people and poverty?

Restart the "State of Black America" and the "Covenant" once again and first say "I told you so" and start begging back all his now abandoned friends that Tavis so quickly distanced himself from when Obama became President....when he said every year as the January SOBU assembly that one of the reason for his  "State Of Black America" agenda was to "keep an eye on the President"?

If it (SOBA & Convenant) was good enough for White Presidents to keep them in line, why wasn't it good enough for this Black President?

Nobody asked or told Tavis to give that up, He did that all on his own and he wrongly blamed (and I'll use his favorite word) "Negroes" as one of his reasons for ending it.

No one ever said that African Americans wouldn't support his continuing the State Of Black America agenda.....he made an assumption that Blacks wouldn't support him because he faced some opposition for the very first time and he wasn't strong enough to over come it.

Why can't or won't Tavis and Dr. West go see the President in the Oval Office White House and make their case in front of the man?

I just don't understand why.

Quote by ER: "So .... what's the difference between DRONES that have killed innocent civilians, women and children .... and the (flesh and blood) American SOLDIERS that have ALSO (often intentionally) killed innocent civilians, women and children?"

The difference?

Less green body bags and American flag draped coffins of dead American troops who will more than likely, return back home to their families and loved ones probably physically and/or mentally wounded/injured or maybe not harmed in any way at all...... but not dead.

That's the difference and that's why President Obama heavily uses unmanned attack drones with the drone pilot miles away in a hardened structure staring at a video screen with a video game controller in hand flying the unmanned attack drone and striking pre planned and stragetic enemy targets instead of using human jet pilots or the use of ground troops. 

Killed/wounded innocent Afghans? 

Collateral damage that's incidental to the intended target. Incidental destruction of civilian property and non combatant casualties.

Collateral damage of innocent people and property destruction is going to happen anyway regardless if unmanned drones, human jet pilots dropping bombs or ground troops are used.....probably worse if you use ground troops because the soldiers/marines are trained with a mentality that is mostly two fold:

"To kill the enemy in front of you with extreme prejudice and blow shit up".

And more time than not in the heat of battle, you trust no one that doesn't look like you and MANY times you just can't tell the difference between who's the enemy or not.

Drones?........I love em'....Let them fly and do their thing!

Less dead Americans.

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