Who's Visage is in the Looking Glass?
When President Obama looks in the mirror each day of late, I wonder whether or not he recognizes that the face staring back at him in the mirror is a composite of his own, Ronald Reagan's and George Bush Junior's, and the black and white sides of himself . Multi-racial people, and individuals of mixed heritage are won't to deal with duality. From time to time, they wonder who they are and who other people believe them to be.
I wonder whether or not he considers his own mixed ethnicity to be a strength or a weakness or what appears to be at times, his multiple-personalities, that the rest of us have witnessed from time to time. I don't know! Too strong you're thinking, not multiple-personality, the name for a disorder in the Diagnostic Services Manual. As it relates to race, the latter can be profound. One of our students at a well known University in the area, was darker than I - not as cute, but dark.
This brother was afro-centric to the core, down with the brotherhood and a black man's man. The problem arose when he began dating a black woman, having convinced his fellow students and friends that he was black to the core. How did he resolve his problem, on weekends, he took his white girlfriend, 35 miles to South San Francisco, where they enjoyed dating, away from anyone who he thought would recognize him. Dummy, he failed to realize that he was not the only person who visited South San Francisco.
O'Bushama, sounds a bit Mediterranean, oriental, Arabic and English all at the same time, doesn't. And, the latter reflects all of what he appears to be doing, and has been doing given his mixed-cultural-heritage in America, the Americas and abroad. I believe that he is trying to satisfy everyone, trusting in his rich mixed-cultural heritage. Sadly, it doesn't appear to be working, even though I wish that I did.
Man, there is something in that Oval Office, that no matter who you are, once you step across the O-val Office threshold, you are transposed into a different kind of swan than you were before you entered it. I feel for this Scotch-Irish and African 'undercover brother democrat from another mother', who more and more behaves like a Republican Ronald Reagan and George Bush Jr. republican clone.
So, doesn't that the two presidents, who preceded him, must have been correct in terms of both their foreign and domestic policies, given that President O'Bushama, has cosigned onto and is practising the same policies? Well, remember the movie, Undercover Brother, "I'm not going to eat the Colonel's (in this instance President O'Bushama's) white or dark chicken policies!
Remember, former president and now, Mr. George Bush Jr., provided and extended tax cuts for the wealthy, and recently, so has President O'Bushama. Both of them signed on in deference to the needs of a solution for the needs of America's struggling middle-class, regardless of the cost of American occupations and incursions into 3 other nations, as we speak.
He wasn't kidding at Oslo, 2-years ago, when he defended American hegemony abroad, was he? Even Dick Cheney liked that speech. And I suspect that Dick likes Mr. O'Bushama even more now than he would care to admit because he seems to be the gift that keeps on giving to jaundiced and narrow-minded Republican idealism and fascism. Oops, now you know what I think about Republican ideology, if you didn't know already!
I still think about my friends and enemies alike now, who felt that they knew more than I, when I refused to vote for Mr. O'Bushama, in the General Election of 2008. My favorite was a black African friend who accused me of being a gradualist. Like most Africans who come to the United States (who believe that they are smarter than us), he believed that he knew more about America, American politics, the world and likely business too, than any black America, including me, knew.
By the way, and pun intended, this black American, slept in the bush(es) in Milpitas California, apparently as he once did in Nigeria. And he was no Bush, get it? Okay, my dark side is showing, get it "sleeping in the bush". Sadly, he believed in Mr. O'Bushama and became an instant apologist for him in America, while sleeping in the bushes, a place where he is possibly sleeping at today, and will remain there if his hero doesn't wake up soon.