Friend and neighbor you have taken away, my one companion is darkness.—— Psalm 88
I understand that the Democratic and Republican conventions are carefully orchestrated for the maximum punch but still –
Call me a sucker, call me naive, call me hopeful — When Barack Obama spoke I cried with happiness; emotions washed over me like ocean water without pollutants — I knew he could (which is different than would) take the U.S.A. to a better place. I was filled with HOPE.
But I remember the Sixties — we weren’t idealists — we were a generation that got Smoked by the people in power because we were too dangerous. What we failed to realize is that the “Old Patriachs” were more dangerous.
They killed John F. Kennedy, they blasted Bobby Kennedy’s brains into pools of blood, they staggered the Civil Rights movement by blowing Dr. Martin Luther King into a pile of dead meat while his powerful soul drifted above us, crying for all we would lose.
The cities burned with rage, both figuratively and literally.
The evidence of how far the enemy would go became clearer when students at Kent State were shot down by our own National Guard.
The Black Panthers were set up and slaughtered, even after they started school lunch programs for the poor. Even in prison they were killed by angry ignorant white guards.
The Chicago Ten trials saw Bobby Seale, a Black man, tied, beaten and gagged in the courtrooms of the U.S.A.
Incidentally, there is a new DVD coming out called “Chicago Ten” which depicts what actually happened during the 60′s.
Barack Obama is a man of the world, a man who can rocket the U.S.A. back into a respected position of the world again and therein lies the danger.
The Reptiles, the CEO’s, the Lizard Kings who control the giant conglomerates that oppress the backs of the people of the world see Barack Obama as a dangerous man because they know that Barack is the man who can take the human species to New Beginnings.
Unfortunately, those “new beginnings” mean that the Lizard Kings will lose their power because the PEOPLE of the U.S.A. will get their power back. Barack Obama is not only a great leader, he is a man who is willing to be led by the people of the U.S.A. Therein lies his greatness.
Barack Obama has charisma and cares about making a better world for all of us. He is willing to put his life on the line to do it.
Believe me, his life is on the line. Somebody, somewhere, in some dark corner of his/her mind is planning to end the hope of humanity. God help us to protect Obama and move him to the leadership position he was created for.
My heart is filled with hope, just as it was in the Sixties. I just pray, this time, this time, we don’t get SMOKED.
The enemy is real.
Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.— Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.