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Cornel West Blasts Obama Is A "Brown-Faced Clinton", A "Post-Traumatic Depression" Will Follow

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Outspoken Union Theological Seminary professor Cornel West goes where very few 'thinkers-of-color' have had the courage to go in this interview with Salon's Thomas Frank: "The thing is, [Obama] posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency. The torturers go free. The Wall Street executives go free... we ended up with a brown-faced Clinton. Another opportunist. Another neoliberal opportunist... So you got low-quality black leadership. Al Sharpton is who? He’s a cheerleader for Obama... Eric Holder won’t touch the Wall Street executives; they’re his friends... I think a post-Obama America is an America in post-traumatic depression."


Excerpted from Salon, do you feel things have worked out since then, both with the economy and with this president? That was a huge turning point, that moment in 2008, and my own feeling is that we didn’t turn.

No, the thing is he posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency. The torturers go free. The Wall Street executives go free. The war crimes in the Middle East, especially now in Gaza, the war criminals go free. And yet, you know, he acted as if he was both a progressive and as if he was concerned about the issues of serious injustice and inequality and it turned out that he’s just another neoliberal centrist with a smile and with a nice rhetorical flair. And that’s a very sad moment in the history of the nation because we are—we’re an empire in decline. Our culture is in increasing decay. Our school systems are in deep trouble. Our political system is dysfunctional. Our leaders are more and more bought off with legalized bribery and normalized corruption in Congress and too much of our civil life. You would think that we needed somebody—a Lincoln-like figure who could revive some democratic spirit and democratic possibility.


And we ended up with a brown-faced Clinton. Another opportunist. Another neoliberal opportunist. It’s like, “Oh, no, don’t tell me that!” I tell you this, because I got hit hard years ago, but everywhere I go now, it’s “Brother West, I see what you were saying. Brother West, you were right. Your language was harsh and it was difficult to take, but you turned out to be absolutely right.” And, of course with Ferguson, you get it reconfirmed even among the people within his own circle now, you see. It’s a sad thing. It’s like you’re looking for John Coltrane and you get Kenny G in brown skin.


There’s a lot of disillusionment now. My liberal friends included. The phrase that I have heard from more than one person in the last year is they feel like they got played.

That’s true. That’s exactly right. What I hear is that, “He pimped us.” I heard that a zillion times. “He pimped us, brother West.” That’s another way of saying “we got played.”


I think Obama, his modus operandi going all the way back to when he was head of the [Harvard] Law Review, first editor of the Law Review and didn’t have a piece in the Law Review. He was chosen because he always occupied the middle ground. He doesn’t realize that a great leader, a statesperson, doesn’t just occupy middle ground. They occupy higher ground or the moral ground or even sometimes the holy ground. But the middle ground is not the place to go if you’re going to show courage and vision. And I think that’s his modus operandi. He always moves to the middle ground. It turned out that historically, this was not a moment for a middle-ground politician. We needed a high-ground statesperson and it’s clear now he’s not the one.

And so what did he do? Every time you’re headed toward middle ground what do you do? You go straight to the establishment and reassure them that you’re not too radical, and try to convince them that you are very much one of them so you end up with a John Brennan, architect of torture [as CIA Director]. Torturers go free but they’re real patriots so we can let them go free. The rule of law doesn’t mean anything.

The rule of law, oh my God. There’s one law for us and another law if you work on Wall Street.

That’s exactly right. Even with [Attorney General] Eric Holder. Eric Holder won’t touch the Wall Street executives; they’re his friends. He might charge them some money. They want to celebrate. This money is just a tax write-off for these people. There’s no accountability. No answerability. No responsibility that these people have to take at all. The same is true with the Robert Rubin crowd. Obama comes in, he’s got all this populist rhetoric which is wonderful, progressive populist rhetoric which we needed badly. What does he do, goes straight to the Robert Rubin crowd and here comes Larry Summers, here comes Tim Geithner, we can go on and on and on, and he allows them to run things. You see it in the Suskind book, The Confidence Men. These guys are running things, and these are neoliberal, deregulating free marketeers—and poverty is not even an afterthought for them.

They’re the same ones who screwed it up before.



Let’s talk about Ferguson. All I know about it is what I’ve been reading in the newspapers; I haven’t been out there. But I feel like there’s a lot more going on there than this one tragic killing.

Oh, absolutely. I mean, one, we know that this is a systemic thing. This thing has been going on—we can hardly get a word out of the administration in terms of the arbitrary police power.


The Obama administration has been silent. Completely silent. All of a sudden now, you get this uprising and what is the response? Well, as we know, you send out a statement on the death of brother Robin Williams before you sent out a statement on brother Michael Brown. The family asked for an autopsy at the Federal level, they hold back, so they [the family] have to go and get their own autopsy, and then the federal government finally responds. [Obama] sends Eric, Eric’s on the way out. Eric Holder’s going to be gone by December.


Because what happens is you got Eric Holder going in trying to create the calm. But you also got Al Sharpton. And when you say the name Al Sharpton, the word integrity does not come to mind. So you got low-quality black leadership. Al Sharpton is who? He’s a cheerleader for Obama.


There’s no prophetic integrity in his leadership.

One last thing, where are we going from here? What comes next?

I think a post-Obama America is an America in post-traumatic depression. Because the levels of disillusionment are so deep. Thank God for the new wave of young and prophetic leadership, as with Rev. William Barber, Philip Agnew, and others. But look who’s around the presidential corner. Oh my God, here comes another neo-liberal opportunist par excellence. Hillary herself is coming around the corner. It’s much worse. And you say, “My God, we are an empire in decline.” A culture in decay with a political system that’s dysfunctional, youth who are yearning for something better but our system doesn’t provide them democratic venues, and so all we have are just voices in the wilderness and certain truth-tellers just trying to keep alive some memories of when we had some serious, serious movements and leaders.

One last thought, I was talking to a friend recently and we were saying, if things go the way they look like they’re going to go and Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee and then wins a second term, the next time there’ll be a chance for a liberal, progressive president is 2024.

It’d be about over then, brother. I think at that point - Hillary Clinton is an extension of Obama’s Wall Street presidency, drone presidency, national surveillance, national security presidency. She’d be more hawkish than he is, and yet she’s got that strange smile that somehow titillates liberals and neo-liberals and scares Republicans. But at that point it’s even too hard to contemplate.

I know, I always like to leave things on a pessimistic note. I’m sorry. It’s just my nature.

It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different.

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Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:29 | 5138026 Bangin7GramRocks
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Preach on Brother Cornel!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:30 | 5138034 Deathrips
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Its not one man Cornel!!!


Its all of them. They have the pleebs working for paper that is redeemable for nothing, meaning it is backed by nothing but faith. Its modern day slavery.


They are all the same...leeches.



Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:43 | 5138084 RafterManFMJ
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Ah, C. West, another gibsmedat Negro - gawd I am SO interested in what he has to say!

He must have sniffed an advantage - either coke, cash, or low-grade pussy, in denigrating the Mocha Messiah; oh Cornell lead us!

Hey Kornyell - if you want to see exactly why you are where you are instead of driving bus somewhere - go look again at 0blam0; he's not your enemy he's just another tool, like you, elevated 3 orders of magnitude above his station - like you.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:31 | 5138249 Ying-Yang
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"We are blues people...

and the truth is dark."

So true.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:21 | 5138416 Wait What
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"he's just another tool, like you, elevated 3 orders of magnitude above his station - like you"

"You go straight to the establishment and reassure them that you’re not too radical, and try to convince them that you are very much one of them"

am i naive to think i was born into a pre-set and nearly immutable heirarchy, where you suck up to TPTB for position, authority, and resources?

...and if you don't agree with TPTB you're welcome to live out  a quiet life in poverty and isolation?

"the truth is dark"

...the truth is light stored in dark places, while lies take its place in the daylight. "when it gets serious, you have to lie."


Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:28 | 5138436 kaiserhoff
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As the colored girls say, he's not all that..., or all that dark.

If he would shave the kinky stuff, he could pass.


Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:30 | 5138443 SafelyGraze
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"And we ended up with a brown-faced Clinton."

the color of his face does not matter, mister cornell.

al sharpton


Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:07 | 5138547 0b1knob
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Did you ever see this clown's TEETH?   I mean my god don't Ivy League schools have a dental plan?  You can see him in the gawd awful Matrix sequels spouting some metaphysical nonsense.   Yes he took the movie the Matrix seriously.   His teeth (the few he has left) are an abomination.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:48 | 5138493 Clarabell
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"...and the colored girls sing do dodo do dododododo do dodo do dododododo doooooooo" - Lew Reed

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:58 | 5139250 americanreality
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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 01:03 | 5139375 buyingsterling
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Cornel West has the right diagnosis and all the wrong prescriptions. There's one solution to the black/white issue - radical decentralization. Let blacks govern blacks and police blacks without the feds telling them what to do.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 01:46 | 5139423 boogerbently
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....OR supporting them !

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:53 | 5139944 sessinpo
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buyingsterling    Let blacks govern blacks and police blacks without the feds telling them what to do.


And what happens if a black goes into a predominantly white neighborhood or vice versa?

You have bought into the race segration war. Race should not matter. It is character of that person, no matter the race.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 21:19 | 5138763 WhackoWarner
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From an outsider point of view.  Obama is nothing more that a guy whose soul was bought. Now he plays golf and thinks he's cool and the gang. Heaven help your nation.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00 | 5139251 dracos_ghost
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I heard he traded his Dashiki for some Jordache jeans.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:02 | 5139480 slvrizgold
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He learned to play golf. And he got a good score. Now he says to himself... "I ain't no ****** no more!"

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 02:21 | 5139450 SemperFudge
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And the colored girls go "doo do doo do do do..."

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:33 | 5139186 McCormick No. 9
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A quiet life in poverty and isolation ain't all that bad! Free to disagree bitchezzzz!

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00 | 5139252 Yen Cross
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  Zorin -8 Ying Yang. You made me a LINUX monster! I love linux! I took one of my windows -7 laptops and made it LINUX exclusive! 

  I owe ya one Ying- Yang. I NEVER forget GOOD people!

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:00 | 5139964 venturen
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I think the harmonic convergence just occured, if I agree with anything from Cornel. He is 100% spot on!

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:12 | 5140002 venturen
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I think the harmonic convergence just occured, if I agree with anything from Cornel. He is 100% spot on!

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:46 | 5143106 StychoKiller
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Just about anyone can come up with a correct diagnosis, it's the prognosis and prescription(s) that are in disarray!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:33 | 5138263 max2205
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Dumbasses, it took them long enough to admit what we all knew after the 1st month in office.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:38 | 5138281 BurningFuld
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Cornel West, I would buy you a drink dude.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:49 | 5138313 MalteseFalcon
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I'll give you a 'B' for effort, Cornel.

Obama doesn't occupy the middle ground or the left or right ground. He occupies the corporate ground.  Like no president before him he is a creation of the corporate PTB.  He owes them everything and is absolutely nothing without him.

So you don't go away angry, Cornel, I'll point out that Obama is half white on the CIA side of his family. 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:37 | 5138457 cpnscarlet
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Just a "D" for showing up sober enough to have a lucid thought once in 6 years.

Cornell - Outer Party Member

Obama - Inner Party Member

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:57 | 5139953 sessinpo
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BurningFuld   Cornel West, I would buy you a drink dude.


I'm old school. I'd kick his ass for all the damage he's done. A few speechs don't mean shit to me.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 06:41 | 5139663 onthesquare
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"Dumbasses, it took them long enough to admit what we all knew after the 1st month in office."

The banking crises started in late 2007 and its realization was around election time.  Obama jumped over the fence then and became buddies with w.  The banks ruled.  Everybody who voted for obama had a stupid, twisted, sneering grin on their face or should have.  He was not even sworn in and had already left the building.

There will be one last war where no body wins.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 01:19 | 5139398 teslaberry
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i agree with you, my only problem is why the fuck doesn't cornell west teach at cornell. instead he teaches very far EAST of cornell, in harvard. 


why do so many afrocanican americanicans have such wierd fucking names. i mean, you may as well call him magic jonhson, or long dohn silver, or michael jordick, or shaquille obungo. cornell fucking west. oh man, what a riot. 


you tell em' cornell sharpton.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:13 | 5139494 chumbawamba
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Shutup you dumn nigger.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 06:20 | 5139642 Bill of Rights
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Low grade pussy? hmm there's a mother joke in here I just know there is .

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:43 | 5138086 knukles
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Now Officially God's Truth

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:45 | 5138101 nmewn
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Cornel West is a raaaaaaaayyyyycist!!!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:13 | 5138139 NihilistZero
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Sadly he's blissfully unaware that he is.  Other than that the guy has some neat philosophical perspectives.  Listen to his commentary on the Matrix box set for some cool insights.

I like to think that the shittiness of Obama can be used to turn disaffected socialist liberal types to a more anarcho-capitalist/libertarian bent.  Quit asking the white man for shit Cornel and get the brothers with money together to FUCKING BUY/TAKE IT!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:32 | 5138248 nmewn
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Look at that shit up above you Nihilist, four progs (so far) have lost their "collective" minds.

"...>>>we<<< ended up with a brown-faced Clinton. Another opportunist. Another neoliberal opportunist... So you got low-quality black leadership."

What does he mean by "we"?

Every fucking thing in Wests mind swirls around the color of a mans skin and marxism yet I'm the one who doesn't understand what a bigot and/or rascist looks & sounds like?

I have no use for socialists black-white-green or purple trying to understand me or join with me because they are that completely fucked up.


Pardon, five idiot progs, my point is proven.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:42 | 5138293 HedgeHammer
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Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:15 | 5138390 NihilistZero
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Relax nmewn I'm agreeing with you :-)

I was merely pointing out that the guy has some cool existential philosophical concepts that, if he could find the time to pull his head out of his ass, COULD be very compatible with a libertarian POV.  In other wirds I'd rather be debating people like him as opposed to intellectual midgets like AL Sharpton.  An intelligent adversary has at least a chance to be reasoned with.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:56 | 5138513 nmewn
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"Relax nmewn I'm agreeing with you :-)"

I know...and Urban saw what I did and why I did it ;-)

But we still have the problem of their (socialist-statist) habitual use for top-down construct. I don't know how we get them out of that mindset (the monolithic solutions) because every state is different.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:39 | 5138640 HedgeHammer
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Very true but the underlying cognitive disorientation remains the same. Ignorance is bliss my friend.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 22:14 | 5138948 Keyser
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It is one thing to be blissfully ignorant by choice as opposed to having it imposed on you... IMO after being witness to multi-generational welfare recipients, they willfully take the blue pill and stay in the matrix... Why? Because they are lazy fucks and would rather live in the lower end of the economic scale, as long as someone else pays for it...  The FSA crowd is alive and well, and a growing trend... I do not want to be around the day the EBT cards stop working... 

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 06:45 | 5139669 onthesquare
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I wonder how far we are away from peek ignorance???

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:50 | 5139237 anti-republocrat
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Corporations are the ultimate top-down construct.  But that's to be expected, as they are created (chartered) by the State.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:15 | 5138399 Urban Redneck
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The problem isn't that Cornell is a racist, it's that there are double standards for who is allowed to be racist, and this itself is not viewed as racist, and furthermore, that the intellectual foundation and sense of community in the broader citizenry is so weak that the idea of racism is to be feared and closeted in the first place.

But I wonder if the CAPTCHA might keep out some the intellectual lilliputians who thought a humorous truth was worth the effort of voting down...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:52 | 5138501 ThroxxOfVron
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"The problem isn't that Cornell is a racist, it's that there are double standards for who is allowed to be racist, and this itself is not viewed as racist, and furthermore, that the intellectual foundation and sense of community in the broader citizenry is so weak that the idea of racism is to be feared and closeted in the first place."

I wonder if Cornell has the self awareness and humility to admit to his own racism or enough antipathy and certitude to the double standard in general.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 01:22 | 5139401 teslaberry
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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:58 | 5140542 Solar
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How well off would we be if West was President? 

Interviewer to Mr. West:  "What does your marxist utopia look like practice.  All prior attempts have resulted in absolute horrors.  Examples: USSR, China, North Korea, etc."

West:  "Ahhhh... but they didn't get it right.  This time will be different."


Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:34 | 5138270 Das Capitalist
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I don't think it should be conceptualized as socialist liberal types joining anarcho-capitalist libertarian types. It's about find common cause against the things we both hate: torture, drones, Wall St bailouts, non-prosecution of WS criminals. The powers that be love the "liberal conservative" dichotomy. It allows them to remain TPTB.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:10 | 5138380 nmewn
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The only good thing to come from Ferguson was young black people (without an indoctrinated brain) said fuck you to both Sharpton & Obama and stood against the looting...successful or not doesn't matter right now for Ferguson. What matters is they did. It shows character & virtue, a sense of right & wrong, no matter what "their leaders" were saying.

We (libertarians, fiscal conservatives & independents) all knew this would happen at some point.

Independence, individuality and working in concert with the like minded is a very powerful thing and it did not go unnoticed or unappreciated by me.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:29 | 5139305 Yen Cross
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nmewn/ I intentionally/explicitly stay(away) from these conversations. I understand history my friend. I've seen the pictures!

   You're "SO" far above this conversation. Be the gentleman you are. ;-) 

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 02:08 | 5139444 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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There seems to be some truth to this.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:45 | 5138292 macholatte
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Cornel West is a racist pig and clearly does not know what the Progressive Party is or what it stands for. He has no real grasp of the methods or motives of the Alynski worshippers.  Has he now developed a degree of comprehension of the personality of the communist-Muslim in the White House?   I think not.

West is just another eloquent ignoramous.


We want an economic team, Paul Krugman and Robert Kuttner, Joseph Steiglitz's people and others, who say, you know what? We're sophisticated economists but we're concerned about poor and working people.

Cornel West

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:08 | 5138365 Oldwood
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  Progressives have been using race, racism and racists to advance their agenda. Being part of the original slave holders they have always seen great purpose in maintaining a high level of dependency. Black power, black nationalism simply advances the Alinsky theorem. Division and economic collapse used to create even more demand for collectivist redistributive economics and concentration of power.

We are at war

We always have been.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:55 | 5138511 ThroxxOfVron
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The oligarchy and the bureaucracy will utilize any tools at their disposal to expropriate from the productive.

The aganda is the same as it ever was: get paid while doing as little as possible.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:01 | 5138527 Oldwood
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Yes, but there is ideology that creates the agenda, and the agenda always depends upon something for nothing for propagation. Its nature. Its sex. Would there be humans on this planet if sex was equal in pleasure to brushing your teeth? Corruption is never the ends, it is the means to an end.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:13 | 5138386 Cruel Aid
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Right, and just bc he trashes bankers walking from the wreckage unscathed, i'm going to agree a communist? He's alex jones 180 anyway.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:25 | 5138598 nmewn
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The bankers go unscathed because of "the law". That should tell you something about "the law" and how it can be abused.

Now, where do I go to reclaim what was stolen from me (and us) via ObamaCare and bad law? And we will just toss out the actual lies (forty, broken trust & promises used to pass it as normal political business?

No, there is a price for everything and trust is priceless.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 21:05 | 5138723 Cruel Aid
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Right on brutha. And another thing, West is an idiot if he thinks O is going to pay attention to his racial concerns, as he is very busy on his life goal agenda. It is the last thing on his mind... not holders, he's pure racist and all about it. Anyone who thinks O is lazy or stupid, doesn't know the plan. I think it is going very well and way ahead of schedule. Leading from behind and hobbling us is making his wildest dreams come true. I'd be partying on the course too.

Buckle up for '15, when the raise the fed rate, its on and he and his Chi cabal will come riding in to the rescue.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 21:38 | 5138823 nmewn
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Its like this, my new favorite song, there is always a price to pay ;-)

You think that by crying to me
Looking so sorry that I'm gonna believe
You've been infected by a social disease
Well, then take your medicine!

I created the sound of madness, wrote the book on pain
Somehow I'm still here to explain

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00 | 5139253 Lester
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Dawn on you yet that EVERYTHING has been stolen from US, as Individuals and as Americans???


All taxes, fees imposed via fraud.  Only valid "tax" is the Tarrif.

The Nation has been LOOTED Totally, all rationalized to the public using fraud and confidence techniques.

All the code and bureaucratic legaleez is fraud.

Fiat money s entirely a fraud.

Money by definition a store of value and mandated to be backed in specific weight by The Constitution.


Rather doubtful TPTB will try to hold onto the merry-go-round much longer.  Got to have some hugely catastrophic event, a false-flag of memorable magnitude, to shut down the angry villagers with pitchforks that are now forming all over the place.  Cornell West just another of the canaries in the coal mine that have fallen from their perches to clue TPTB that time is ripe for exit stage right/left...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:27 | 5138235 ebworthen
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"Brown-faced Clinton".

One of the best Obama put downs of his entire Presidency.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:15 | 5138391 Oldwood
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You are confused. This was always their play. the democrats hate blacks or they wouldn't have condemned them to the horrible dependency as they have. Obama was put in his position exactly because he WAS and is a black faced Clinton. You cannot maintain a race dependency if you put a truly powerful black man in as president. Conservatives are actually looking for a black figure who can actually lead, to present principles, not to get black votes and race cover. No one but a fool thinks conservatives can buy black or Hispanic votes, but if we can find an inspirational leader of color, we might actually be able to change enough hearts and minds with time to make a difference. Dr Ben Carson might be that man. If nothing else he is proof that a man can succeed outside of our ranks of corruption.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:53 | 5139353 Yen Cross
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Ebbie, I'm still looking for an rubuttal, on your comment last Thursday!  I forget nothing! You've always have this eloquent way of disseminating feelings?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 02:53 | 5139472 ebworthen
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Thanks Yen, which rebuttal?

I'll look up last Thursday.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 01:49 | 5139429 boogerbently
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Even the well educated, successful negros tow the "victim" party line.


Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:00 | 5138163 theXman
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Cornel West talks both truth and trash. His ideal hero would be Fidel Castro + Hugo Chavez, although they would find him annoying as well.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:29 | 5138246 Das Capitalist
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Serious question: how does fiat currency lead to slavery? I see this line of thinking on here a lot and would appreciate someone explaining the link. Thanks!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:17 | 5138401 WTFx10
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The US population owes 17 trillion to private banksters. How do we pay back which can not be paid back?

Its Debt slavery.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:28 | 5138409 socalbeach
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Take the 2008 financial crisis as a starting point.

If our money was backed by gold, the Fed couldn't have bailed out the banks.  Bank reserves which the Fed can create in unlimited quantities plays the exact same role as gold in a gold backed system, but gold must be mined - work is involved.  So instead of the banks going under, they survived since the Fed used their newly created money to overpay for mortgage backed securities held by the financiers. And then they made even more money by being able to borrow at close to zero percent and to buy income producing assets.  The Fed's creation of massive amounts of bank reserves supressed these interest rates, which also propped up asset prices on the asset side of the banks' balance sheet.

All that money the financial system made in this fashion represents a claim on resources. But they didn't do anything productive to get all this money, so the amount of tangible goods didn't increase.  Thus the only way that claim can be satisfied is by preventing others from consuming their fair share.  This happens because prices increase, and everyone's money buys less (even the banking systems' money buys less but they still come out ahead obviously since they ended up with the majority of the free money).

So a large portion of the non-financial world ends up getting impoverished.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:51 | 5138500 GaitherJ
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Who holds the keys to the fiat printing press?

Who's stopping them from constantly inflating the currency supply?

What happens to the value of our currency when the currency supply is inflated?

It's not overtly slavery but the printers certainly keep robbing us of our labor and production which is normally stored in the most convenient form.... which is currency.


Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:36 | 5139605 goldsansstandard
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Background. Read Rothbard, What has Government done to our money free from

From that you will learn that fiat money is fraud backed by violence.

The bankers buy the politicians to insure the fiat keeps flowing their way.
The politicians buy the cops and the military to ensure that the population , here and abroad do not mess with the elite bankers and pols.

The people have much of their labor stolen through inflation ,taxes, and taxes on inflation. They can't own property in full without paying rent to the man in the form of property taxes or capital gains.

The children are forced into schools , private or public, whose curriculem is coerced by the politicians and the elite controlled testing sservices.
the lower class slaves are in constant fear of random beating and caging.
with a significant number of middle brow slaves also randomly tortured and caged.

And meanwhile, the whole rest of the world are doubly enslaved by the US dollar and the local fiat based on it. They have to pay the banksters twice. Thus the slavery is even more severe.
At least real slavery did not pretend to be freedom.


Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:53 | 5138507 lincolnsteffens
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Fiat can never be fully paid back because the Fed loans it and the principal plus interest has to be paid back. If the Fed is the only game in town, no matter how much it creates to lend, more than it creates has to be paid back. If they only create what they lend to government, where does the interest come from?? Lend  $100, pay back $103. If they don't give you the extra $3 to pay the interest,(which they don't ) where will it come from?  Oh, I know, borrow more to pay back the interest, have a little pocket spending money and then what? You got to pay back even more.


How'm I doin'?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 01:16 | 5139392 FreedomGuy
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Jon Corzine, former Democrat Governor of NJ is still rich, still free, still unindicted. What more do you need to know?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:27 | 5138429 Bossman1967
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6 years late and e still have 2.5left we done and the Obama voter will reap what they sewed . I you like your EBT, cell phone, tannif, medicaid and all other hidden stuff you free loaders got YOU CANT KEEP IT.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:58 | 5138703 drendebe10
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WTF does the corrupt incompetent arrogant narcissistic illegal alienuslim sociopathic pathological liar in chief give 2 schitz about this as long as it is able to live its martha's vineyard celebrity grand imperial golf lifestyle off the backs of hard working tax paying U.S. citizen serfs and peasants?  Fore!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:34 | 5139189 Freddie
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F him and all the white libs and blacks with buyer's remorse.  F em!

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:42 | 5139901 snodgrass
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The only reason this asshole has a job is because he's black. He's another affirmative action loser like Obummer. A maxist through and through, he'd think of nothing of putting an ice pick in you whitey. Get a clue.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:03 | 5140566 steelhead23
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Yes, preach on Professor West.  We hear the truth.  Friends, I often read comments in ZH to the tune of "Obama is a commie", or "liberal".  That is not true.  About the only action in which the prez has acted in a left-of-center manner is in regard to LBGT issues.  A true lefty would have fought for a single payer healthcare system.  Yes, we all abhor Obamacare with its guaranteed profits to insurers and pill-makers, but it ain't socialist - its tyrannical capitalist - as is Obama.  Ignoring the rule of law as regards Wall Street banksters and torturers, and our constitutional rights (as in droning U.S. citizens) is tyranical and fascist, not to mention downright evil.  Cornel IS a lefty.  Note that this lefty is effectively calling Barak Uncle Tom - a man he likely championed in 08.  I understand that Bernie Sanders is considering a run for the presidency.  If ya'll wanna hate a lefty, hate Bernie - he's the real deal.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:33 | 5138044 CuttingEdge
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Me likes the cut of this Cornel bloke's jib.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:51 | 5138127 NihilistZero
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Cornel strikes me as someone, if he could take off the "race glasses" and learn a little about how economics really work, could be a benefit to the liberty cause.  However I suspect he's had to many years of indoctrination that .gov is the solution as opposed to the problem.

If such a smart guy could understand it's not about Obama, Clinton, Bush, etc.  maybe he could give up on the socialist fantasy that the human condition make impossible and work toward some achievable goals.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:07 | 5138180 Tinky
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That's true, but the knee-jerk reactions to his eloquent criticisms of Obama are ignorant. His sharp rebukes are helpful in waking people up, and even if they remain stuck in the dream that the next President will solve the big problems, they'll be a step closer to awakening.

His criticisms of Hillary are also of practical value.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:55 | 5139245 Freddie
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Waking people up?  It's f**king over.  that train left the station.  It does not matter now.

Game over man!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:04 | 5138357 Urban Redneck
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But if he took off the race glasses he it would obviate Socialism as solution on a national scale in the US.

At least Cornell got over the Harvard/Princeton false paradigm and got the fuck off the establishment plantation. Now if he could get over the D/R false paradigm and publicly admit that a third route is the only solution...

The indoctrination that .gov even can be a solution is more problematic. Certain implementations of Marxism (or in his case Socialism) can work in certain (smaller) countries. However, in order to be successful and endure, they need to be driven from the bottom up, and not the top down, which is why "success" is so elusive, even before the CIA, DGSE, and to a lesser extent MI6, do their inevitable thing. For Socialism to work, even within some imaginary limited confines of the African American community- it would take a wholesale restructuring and reorientation of that community.

Cornell is smart, but he is neither practical nor realistic. Philosophy is just mental masturbation unless you can put it to work in the real world. I think he is one of the few cases where the addition of a "community organizer" skill set and experience could do some good.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:16 | 5138403 NihilistZero
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Philosophy is just mental masturbation unless you can put it to work in the real world.

Well, I put existential philosophy into use in myu "real world" everyday.  Looking up to the stars and realizing our existence, if it is even real at all, is less than a microbe of anything to this universe gives me the peace of mind to NOT go postal in this insane world :-)

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:54 | 5139354 Terminus C
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It gives me great comfort that the most powerful people in this world aren't even worth a fly's shit in the scheme of the Universe.  The comfort comes from the fact that their hubris would make this realization painful for them.

They have no power.  They are nothing, never will be.

I laugh at their futile attempts.

Fuck them.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 04:47 | 5143908 NihilistZero
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+Infinity my friend :-)

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:32 | 5138446 petkovplamen
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one of the biggest reasons humans have survived and trived is exactly because we have chosen cooperation between members of the same tribe, i.e. community, i.e. socialism. most of the countries in northern Europe had socialism of one form or another and they were always in the top best 10 countries to live in. 

Ayan Rand raved against communism socialism but when she got sick at the end of hier miserable life she happily collected medicare and social security from the US government.   I have a friend who came from the same country I came from Bulgaria and he used to rave against communists/communism but when he got sick he didn't have any problems collecting medicare social security SSI from the USA government. I confronted him once and he never spoke to me again. Oh well, no big loss, once a phony idiot, always a phony idiot.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 21:43 | 5138832 Itgoestoeleven
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 I have wondered why people mention this argument. I have concluded that this argument is presented by people have no clue what Rand wrote. She took the Social security and Medical because she paid into it at the point of a gun. Not taking it would have made her a victm and a suckker.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:55 | 5139621 goldsansstandard
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Please excuse the typos. I am blind and still have much work to do in learning how to edit text once it is written...

Voluntary socialism is completely compatible with a freesociety.
Not only that ,it is in harmony with the selfish interests of those who choose to live in a volunteery socialist structure, such as a tribe.
When human tribes inhabited the planet, it was not very compatible for selfish survival to go it alone.
In a modern free amrket society, it is those who learn to cooperate in teams that produce much ofthe material wealth.

It is well functioning teams of architects who design most of our buildings. Teams of engineers who build and discover much of technology.

Building teams of cooperation is the best to prosper in a free market.

Coerced socialism promotes selfish individualism. what is more selfish than to demand that others grow your food , shelter you, transport you and you do not have to do anything else but swipe your EDS card.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:02 | 5139771 RazvanM
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Yep, communism is the best system. Democracy sucks, it creates only pussies.


Communism was a great success in countries like: Democratic Germany, Russia, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Cechoslovakia, Hungary, Albania. Forget the 10s of millions of people killed in concentration camps: they were all enemies of the State and deserved to be shot, or tortured. The representatives of the People were genuinely smart and good Leaders, patriots with a deep love for Motherland, Peasants and Workers. The fall of communism in these countries was a geopolitical disaster, due to capitalist plots and evil conspiracies. Fortunately the current US leaders understand very well the benefits of communism - and Obama will be seen as the Father of the New America. A better America. Where all the people are free. Where all the people have free phones, free housing, free food, free medical insurance, free condoms, free travel tickets and free vacations.

I see a better America, where the black people take their rights that are denied by whites. Where no one needs to work for another. Where the State takes care of the good of its people. Where everybody should eat - so there will be state-sponsored canteens everywhere and the food stores will be disbandled. Where everybody should have a house - so there will be state-sponsored 100 square feet per person of living space in state-built flats, with running water and other free utilities. No more poverty, no more hunger, no more untreated illness!

I only see envy now because President Obama will be remembered as an astute president, a true visionary!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:33 | 5138045 Ignatius
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Because... the corporations - our owners - don't want the people to have a choice for a real candidate.  It's bad for business and a world hegemon project becomes problematic.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:37 | 5138062 A Lunatic
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Coke/Pepsi 2016. Vote early. Vote often........

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:45 | 5138096 cynicalskeptic
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We got Bush III - and no matter who runs in 2016, we'll get more of the same - more Executive power, more corporate control, more debt, more of our Constitutional rights up in smoke  - more of the worst instead of the best that we're capable of.......  the worst thing is that we're guaranteed more WAR - no matter how many people are opposed - because war is the last resort of governments that have made a total mess of things - get the people riled up against some imagined or engineered 'enemy so they don't rebel against leaders that should be headed for the guillotines.

Even when the Robber Barons were in charge they didn't push things this far - all too aware that there were limits beyond which they would be held accountable.

You won't be given any real 'choice' for change within the current system.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:52 | 5138130 RattNRoll
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Here's where we are headed for now.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:56 | 5138151 I am Jobe
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Sheeples were sleep back then and waving the fucking flag USA USA and they did the same Odumba Odumba, ah the inbreeding in the USSA has not changed in all of these years. Nice to see they breed idiots and on and on. Forward USSA Bitchess. UN is gonna save your asses

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:54 | 5138328 Dame Ednas Possum
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Bush senior made that creepy NWO speech 10 years to the day before the twin towers were brought down.


Ahhhh...forgetaboutit...all just crazy tinfoil hat conspiracy no doubt...

A further thought: is the NWO just some crazy baby-boomer 'we own the world' shit that we'll be free of within 10-15 years once they're all dead? One can hope...

The concern is though: what will it be like when the Chinese are top-dog and playing the game the US currently plays? Let's hope for a multi-polar, yin-yang balance.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:33 | 5138047 q99x2
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Obama is not from the United States. He seems to be part of ISIS. They are planning to attack us like they did on 911.only worse.


Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:01 | 5138162 Omen IV
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you're right and so is Cornel - his comment about the Harvard Law Review tracks to everything in this guys past-   complete manipulation out of nowhere (Trump was right about this guy as well as Cornel)  - this has been posted before by other parties:

Obama was a set up from day one - he is an actor for the CIA and those above that level -  the Nobel Prize was a complete fraud - Thierry Meyssan exposes the corruption of the Nobel Committee and the ties between its chairman, Thorbjørn Jagland, and Obama’s associates:

some personal history of Obama

he is the most corrupt occupant of the WH in History

the danger is mounting - once the republicans control both houses - the gutting of the middle class will be breathtaking - he will claim he has no alternative.

Hillary has no chance -  after this scumbag  - with the progressives


Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:34 | 5138052 Smegley Wanxalot
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Obama is the POS you wanted, Cornell.  You're older than most of us but you are still susceptible to being a dumbshit duped by politicians?  Quit bitching about such a moron, already.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:13 | 5138198 Omen IV
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Cornel was saying exactly the same thing 5-7 years ago - he knew he was a fraud and spoke out -  i saw him at a Left Forum event at  - John Jay College for Cops - in June and the overwhelming 5-6,000 people in attendance many community organizers, communists, lefties, progressives and libertarians   -- despised Obama

the idea that Obama is a communist is ridiculous - he works for the Agency

Cornel dosesnt deserve your comments

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:31 | 5138254 ThroxxOfVron
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"Cornel was saying exactly the same thing 5-7 years ago - he knew he was a fraud and spoke out -  i saw him at a Left Forum event at  - John Jay College for Cops"


Did you happen to work in production of the event @ John Jay Omen VI ? 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:22 | 5138418 Oldwood
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You say

"many community organizers, communists, lefties, progressives and libertarians   -- despised Obama" and this is true as they will always hate their leadership because they all lie, as they must, as their theories are complete crap, and the money is never there and the intelligence is never there, and the enlightened individuals required to create and maintain the utopian vision IS NEVER THERE.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:43 | 5138653 Clarabell
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"Cornel dosesnt deserve your comments"

You're absolutely right! Here we have a black man saying, almost right from the beginning, that Obama was a phony and a fraud. Can you imagine the grief he was given by other blacks in the early days? If you're not black it would be hard to understand how difficult it is to accept and to say that the first black president is a sell out to the American people and especially the Blacks. Cornell West has shown a lot of courage. His problem, on this blog, is that he's not white enough or not white at all. We should accept his views from the position of a black man.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 21:18 | 5138760 Oldwood
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You forget,

When Obama was first on the election scene, Hillary was the chosen one. Most blacks rejected Obama as an uncle Tom, someone part of the system they have been told to hate. It wasn't until rev Wright came to light that Obama got the needed street cred. Jesse Jackson uttering off/on mic that he wanted to cut Obama's balls off, or something to that effect. Once blacks accepted him as legitimate, I think based on his "church", democrats came out in force to support him. If he could not garner the black support, they would have stuck with Hillary. After all, Bill was our first black president, right? Remember how after this point they were actually claiming Bill was racist, or at least using racist language in fighting off Obama?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:01 | 5139257 Freddie
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It was also Michelle.  She gave him cred with black women.   The whole thing is a big show with See Eye Aye puppets Bushes, Clintons and obama.

Obama's records sealed, opponents court records unsealed, ballots electronically rigged the new way and old fashioned way.  Romney won but it was stolen - not that Romney was much better.  McCain was not even a real attempt to win.  He was rigged to give Americans the weakest choice because it is all fixed and rigged.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:36 | 5138059 A Lunatic
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Hope is what you have left after all other options have failed. Change.....Hell, that can mean anything. Hope and change bitchez, hope and change........

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:43 | 5138089 Greenskeeper_Carl
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rope and chains, bitchez, rope and chains

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:38 | 5138064 Coletrane
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 low-quality black leadership..................................lmao


and it only took this stooge 6 years to figure that  out.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:45 | 5138095 RafterManFMJ
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Well he is a genius for Africa - so his IQ is likely around 105.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:27 | 5138610 Row Well Number 41
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Clearly he's smarter and better spoken then you.


Sun, 08/24/2014 - 21:54 | 5138879 RafterManFMJ
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I'm certain I could more than hold my own against him, friend. Cool fact, if I had been of a darker persuasion, I could have gone to Harvard on scholarship. So run your mouth on your Magic Negro's crank, not on the 'Hedge.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:51 | 5138122 GeorgeHayduke
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"...and it only took this stooge 6 years to figure that  out."

Not really. Cornel has said this for quite some time. It probably just doesn't make it onto the propaganda outlets you listen too.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:56 | 5138147 Loucleve
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all he had to do is look at detroit.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:39 | 5138071 DOGGONE
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YES! The con goes on. See "The Public Be Suckered" here:

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:00 | 5138080 GooseShtepping Moron
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I'd like to thank this gifted academic for catching up to what I've been saying all along. Ill try not to be bitter about it.

Ironically, UTS was once the home of the influential existentialist theologian Paul Tillich, who was quite wrong in his theology but a brilliant man nonetheless. He was partly responsible for producing that vague and sentimental popular notion of the religious impulse as an historical succession of "theonomies," which would have been a good way to describe that ketamine-trance of a zeitgeist that swept Obama into power in 2008. Perhaps, with this denunciation, the institution is now coming full circle.

EDIT: I feel compelled to point out for clarity's sake that obviously Brother Cornel is not in the right about everything, either; but he is entirely right about the "we got punked" theme. America genuinely wanted to elect a Gorbachev-figure in 2008 who would bring the system down from within and give society the space it needed to heal. Obama played off that vibe in order to get elected; but what he really is, is precisely a brown-skinned man of the system - perhaps its last and worst exemplar, its final piece of rotten fruit.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:14 | 5138566 gallistic
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The "sentimental popular notion of the religious impulse as an historical succession of 'theonomies,' (sic) which would have been a good way to describe that ketamine-trance of a zeitgeist that swept Obama into power in 2008" is almost as bad as Spengler's horseshit.

Wouldn't you agree?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:42 | 5138082 Charles Wilson
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Oh, puh-LEZE.

It's not that he's against Socialism: "...youth who are yearning for something better but our system doesn’t provide them democratic venues..." - It's that it's not HIS Socialism with HIS people runnin' things.

Second verse, same as the first.  Wash, rinse, repeat.  Over and over.



Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:43 | 5138085 yogibear
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That will teach you to trust a Chicago politician. Dishonesty is the political fabric in Illinois/Chicago.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:43 | 5138087 asiafinancenews
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"Increasingly, President Obama appears to be a perfect cyborg of right appearance who says the right things in the right time and right place, but whose actions bear no relation to the words. I wouldn’t be amazed if in a length of time we shall learn that Obama has been the first humanoid robot in the helm of power."


Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:47 | 5138104 cynicalskeptic
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Manchurian Candidate - programmed and controlled.   He'd fulfilling his role perfectly.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:48 | 5138109 ShrNfr
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He needn't be a robot. Being a psychopath would suffice and is more likely.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:39 | 5138287 ThroxxOfVron
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"He needn't be a robot. Being a psychopath would suffice and is more likely."

Just another well positioned opportunist sell out.  

His handlers gave him a shot and he's doing a great job for them.

I think Cornell's depiction of Obama as a brown Clinton retread complete with a cadre of totally corrupt Rubinites is pretty accurate.  TPTB have been serving the same neo-con/neo-lib centrist puppet-douches since Reagan fell asleep at the wheel and never really woke up...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:30 | 5138617 Anunnaki
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What do you expect his mom collected lists of Indonesian leftist to be murdered. Obama's father in law was an Indonesian army officer responsible for thousands of deaths

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:29 | 5139306 Freddie
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We do not know if that is his real mother.  She and Geithner's dad worked for the (liberal) Ford Foundation which is a Al See Eye Aye Da front.  Ford, GM, IBM et al were close to the Nazis along with the Bush klan and the Red Shield klan.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:43 | 5138088 Bumbu Sauce
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Obama ensured that America will never again elect a black man.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:54 | 5138135 RattNRoll
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You forgot the S before elected.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:58 | 5138159 CuttingEdge
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Not so sure.

Maybe not in our lifetimes, but check demographic birth rates...if the US is anything like the UK 3-4 generations from now the whites will be in a minority. On the plus side, it will give them sufficient time to come up with a more worthy proposition than the present incumbent/incompetent.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:47 | 5138106 imapopulistnow
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Mr. West,, you and I come from different cuts of cloth.   BUT, I UNDERSTAND ENTIRELY WHAT YOU ARE SAYING!  They are frauds.  

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:48 | 5138111 mendolover
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That's racist!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:27 | 5138603 mendolover
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Duh!  Get a clue -3.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 21:02 | 5138715 libertysghost
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I got it

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:50 | 5138123 souljaboy
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"We got played."


I can't stop laughing.


Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:47 | 5138309 ThroxxOfVron
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It would be funny IF the progressives and those who voted based on similarities of their own complexions were the only ones.




Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:51 | 5138125 newdoobie
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The stooge trusted a chicago politician.  Duh!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:58 | 5138157 I am Jobe
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So many Inbred fucks in the USSA did,Blacks and whites. I wonder if the gene pool in the USSA is getitng thinner ? Time will tell

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:05 | 5138179 yogibear
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How many governors in Illinois went to prison?  And others.

Illinois is noted for grooming criminals.


- Jesse Jackson Jr., amid a federal corruption probe. In August he was sentenced to 30 months in prison for looting his campaign fund of $750,000.

- Rod Blagojevich - Governor from 2003 through 2009

- George Ryan - Governor from 1999 through 2003

- Otto Kerner - Governor from 1961-1968.

- William G. Stratton - Governor from 1953-1961

- Lennington Small - Governor from 1921-1929.

- Lennington Small - Governor from 1921-1929.

- Secretary of State Paul Powell - Roughly $800,000 was found stuffed in shoe boxes Powell's home after he died in 1970

- Auditor Orville Hodge - Pleaded guilty in the 1950s to embezzling more than $1.5 million from the state while in office.

 - Attorney General William Scott - Convicted of tax fraud and spent a year in prison in the 1980s. Was Illinois attorney general from 1969-80.

- U.S. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski - Pleaded guilty to corruption charges and left office in 1995. Served 17 months in prison, but was pardoned by President Bill Clinton

- U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds - Convicted of misconduct with a 16-year-old campaign volunteer and resigned in 1995

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:36 | 5138278 max2205
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All wrist slaps except for the poor republican

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:59 | 5138707 libertysghost
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Lincoln may have made the list too had he lived long enough.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 01:12 | 5139389 Terminus C
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Yea, he only destroyed the republic and turned it into an empire.

I am sure there was no corruption during the Civil War, and Lincoln most assuredly didn't profit from it personally.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:58 | 5138158 Bumbu Sauce
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Some of us knew exactly who Obama was before he was elected, but we were called racists and haters preemptively.

Sat in Rev. Wright's "Church", shady education history, commie father and mother, raised in priveledge in HI, steeped in Alinsky, aligned with radicals and the Frankfurt school, wrote two autobiographies without having actually accomplished anything, deep into Chicago political connecteions, launched his campaign from a Palistinian terrorist's living room - Khalid Rasheedi, told us electricity would necessarily have to skyrocket, told us we couldn't keep our thermostats where we wanted to, that we couldn't drive what we wanted to.  He is the worst of the worst when it comes to command/control freaks rising out of Western Civ.  Belgium has a big EU building filled with these creeps as well.

He always was a two-bit tyrant, but elected because black.

Fking fools of the land...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:04 | 5138173 GooseShtepping Moron
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Bingo. I'd like to ditto, carbon-copy, fax, and email that sentiment to every last registered Democrat in the country. I'll bet a plurality of them would even admit it.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:39 | 5138602 gallistic
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Man, I thought Bumbu Sauce brain had the most insanely stupid comment on the entire page when he said "Obama ensured that America will never again elect a black man", but it looks like he has some stiff competition from Mr. Moron.

@GooseShtepping Moron- Why would you exclude Republicans from your ditto-head "carbon-copy, fax, and email that sentiment" proselytizing campaign? After all, Republicans are the other wing of the same bird, you know...

Or do you not?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 21:18 | 5138761 ndree
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And God alone knows what the two-bit prying CIA & NSA has on this piece of shxxte.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:45 | 5139318 Freddie
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One of Obama's earliest supporters and biggest supporters was Lester AIPAC Crown of General Dynamics (GD).  The same GD who got a huge expensive and controversial contract for the F-111 built in Ft Worth right around the time JFK gets greased.  LBJ and his cronies were repsonsible for handing out most of the military contracts. Crown was connected to LBJ, Obama and McCain.  Soros also owns McCain and Obama.

McCain's old man, who was an Admiral, gave the orders to tell the US Navy to stand down in helping the USS Liberty.  Admiral Morrison who was at the Gulf of Tonkin later spoke out against Israel and the attack on the USS Liberty.  About the same time, his son Jim started having police problems including a BS indescent exposure charge in of all places Miami Beach and it was a felony.  Jim was probably going to jail.

He goes to Paris and stays in the Jewish quarter and mysteriously ends up dead. No one ever sees his body or ID's it.

LBJ also gave a certain country nuclear weapons, started the Vietnam War to make these MIC arms contractors more rich and powerful, bankrupted the USA and forced the USA off the gold standard. Nixon did the deed but LBJ set it up with guns and butter.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:00 | 5138164 Oldrepublic
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Cornel West should be very,very careful. He might end up like that filmmaker, Dinesh D'Souza whose film, 2016,Obama's America,got him arrested on a targeted FBI charge of making illegal campaign donations. He will probably be sentenced to some jail time next month

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:02 | 5138166 buzzsaw99
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You thought he was different, didn't you? Hmm? What you think now? You just thought you was so smart, didn't you?
You in the real school now, though, ain't you? What you gonna do? Cry? Yeah. He sure enough learning now, ain't he? [/Trip, Glory]
Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:02 | 5138167 NoWayJose
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The shocking thing today is that true progressives actually have more in common with Tea Party conservatives than they do with Obama!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:23 | 5138223 homiegot
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The Tea Party just needs a simple rebranding. People are that fucking dumb that a change of logo and imagery and a new tagline is all it takes.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:05 | 5139266 malek
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In all seriousness:
Please explain to me what a "true progressive" is and why I should like/support such a person.

After decades of trying to understand what "progressives" want, I have come to the conclusion the only thing the unites all types of "progressives" is they want to change things massively but at the same time completely ignore history's lessons on the planned new state.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 18:12 | 5142312 Solar
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Garbage.  True Progressives are elitist statists that want total power.  Not talking about the stary-eyed idealists (i.e, Marx's "useless idiots"), rather they want global government so they can control everything and everyone's behavior.  They are into eugenics/abortion and they are the worst of racists (the Nazi's got eugenics and propaganda from the US).  They are police-state loving thugs who want to control all land, money, and resources.  God-less murders and all around not very nice people.

Read this great article / description by R.J. Pestritti, Professor of the Constitution at Hillsdale College --

They have changed names in the US over the last 100 years as people figured out who they are -- Progressive, Liberal, Democrat, and back to Progressive now.  "Fabian Socialist" is a good name for them.  Please educate yourself --

Don't be decieved by these wolves in sheeps clothing.  They wish to rule the earth and "mold it nearer to the hearts desire" (from the Fabian Socialist stain glass window found in the London School of Economics).

Georgia Guidestones Monument --





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