Monday, August 25, 2014

Cornel West on Obama: " We ended up with a brown-faced Clinton. Another opportunist."

I doubt that Cornel West holds the same views that I do on on how to improve current society, but he sure understands that Obama is nothing but a tool of the crony establishment.

In a recent interview with, West was asked this question: "How do you feel things have worked out since then, both with the economy and with this president?" He let it rip:

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...
[W]e 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.”



  1. Just like how broken clocks can be right twice a day, even a left wing piece of shit race baiter like West can get it right once in a while.

  2. You're getting there, Cornel. When you can admit that GW Obama is our first racist black liberation theology president, you will have arrived. T'wil be a happy day.