The Messiah of the pro-war left, Barack Obama, recently took to Twitter after the race riots in Virginia to quote Nelson Mandela in a condemnation of racism. The tweet, however, was much more likely a clever act of opportunism to galvanize the fascist left in their own perceived racial struggles against Donald Trump. It worked and, subsequently, Obama’s tweet became the most-liked tweet in Twitter’s short history.
One could go on and on about Obama’s history with race and racism. His entire adolescence, college and political career was utterly obsessed with it, as his book Dreams From My Father alludes to. But the irony of Obama’s tweets have nothing to do with Obama’s own sordid history with race and racism throughout his life and tenure as President but in the fact that he chose to quote Nelson Mandela in his opportunistic comment about the tragic Charlottesville clown show.
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion . . .” Obama tweeted. Fair enough. But they don’t grow up killing innocent people in foreign countries either.
According to TASS online, the irony of Obama’s tweet was not lost on Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zhakarova, who wrote that the tweet had “an excellent beginning, though a bit belated.” She noted that there is another quote by Nelson Mandela that Obama should tweet, “better late than never.”
“No country can claim to be the policeman of the world and no state can dictate to another what it should do,” she quoted.
“Those that yesterday were friends of our enemies have the gall today to tell me not to visit my brother Gaddafi. They are advising us to be ungrateful and forget our friends of the past,” she added, the statement having been another quote from Mandela.
In her own words, Zhakarova stated, “Mister Obama, a person was killed with your direct involvement whom Nelson Mandela called his brother and thanked for help in gaining democracy. True democracy and not the one invented in the Oval Office.”
We don’t expect any tweet of the full Mandela quote to ever appear on Obama’s feed nor do we expect anything other than grandstanding and instigation to come from the disgraced former President’s account. But while those liking Obama’s tweet are most likely busy attacking Trump for not pretending violence was committed by only one side and only condemning Nazis and White Nationalists three times over, it would be nice if they could at least bring themselves to acknowledge the hundreds of thousands of deaths that have taken place as a direct result of their fearless leader, a large portion of them being people of color. But we won’t be holding our breath for that either . . .
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President, and Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome. Turbeville has published over 1000 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.