I considered Obama's rise as an indication of the growing rise of the Black and Brown struggle within the usa and also the rise of the Black and Brown nations, ie., the rise of the GlobalSouth in the world, and that Obama's acceptance into the highest power political position by the white power structure was a way by which the latter is trying to deal with these issues.
What is clear since, that I was wrong that there would be much positive from this development, and that was clearly confirmed by Obama leading the bombing of Africa (Libya) in the summer of 2011, overseeing the mass lynching of dark skinned people there, and the continuing military expansion of the usa across Africa as a measure to block Africa's growing independence in alliance with the other regions of the GlobalSouth especially the BRICS. Also, Obama is the lead representative of the renewed war on Asia in the "pivot to Asia" strategy to bring especially China, Russia and India to its knees and neturalise them as potential and actual obstacles to imperialism in Asia.
These comments by Obama on the killing of Trayvon Martin, and the not guilty verdict on his killer is frankly trickster talk, to quote Malcolm X.
The last thing the usa white power structure wants is another LA Riot, a massive uprising of the Black, Brown and poor following the filmed beating of Rodney King and the acquittal of the pigs that beat him. Tensions are high amongst Black people and their allies, there has been no major uprising of our peoples in the usa since 1992 in the LA Riots. There is little doubt that there will be another uprising in the usa with all the economic crisis and the political fall out this is creating. Indeed, Obama makes clear in the speech below on Trayvon warning against any violent reaction by people in response to the acquittal of Trayvon's killer.
Obama states that "things are getting better" for Black people in the usa. Is this true? All indicators point to that on the economic and state oppressive levels, this is not true.
So Obama seems to be yet again allowing himself to be used by the whitehouse to placate and put our peoples to sleep. That being said, there are some truths in what he is saying. However, small truths are wrapped in a crafty strategy to put people to sleep and at the same time warn people with consequences if they get too militant. This type of tricks might fool the weak, but not the vigilant.
Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm
Speaking for the first time since the neighbourhood watch volunteer was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin, Mr Obama spoke in highly personal terms as he reflected on his remark last year that if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon.
Drawing an even more direct connection to the fate of the 17-year-old, he said: “Another way of saying that is, Trayvon Martin could’ve been me, 35 years ago.”
Mr Obama, in his most personal and powerful words on race since becoming president, made an unscheduled appearance in the White House briefing room where he talked for 20 minutes without a teleprompter.
He described his own experiences of racial profiling, which Trayvon’s family said that Mr Zimmerman did the night he shot him dead after he told police that the teen was acting suspiciously.
“There are very few African-American men who haven’t had the experience of being followed in a department store ... that includes me,” Mr Obama said.
"There are very few African-American men who haven’t had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happened to me, at least before I was a senator.
"There are very few African-Americans who haven’t had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. That happens often."
He also backed the calls by Eric Holder, his Attorney General, for a review of controversial “stand your ground” self-defence laws to head off violent confrontations.
“If Trayvon Martin was of age and he was armed, could he have ‘stood his ground’ on that sidewalk?” Mr Obama said.
He added: “If a white male teen was involved in the same kind of scenario, from top to bottom, both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.”
He called for “some soul-searching” but he also expressed concerns about America embarking on a “national conversation on race”, as some have called for at protests since the verdict.
He also said he does not want the nation to “lose sight” of the progress that has been made on race relations.
“It doesn’t mean we’re in a post-racial society or that racism has been eliminated,” he said, but the situation was improving.
Mr Holder’s justice department is investigating whether to press federal hate crime charges against Mr Zimmerman, but legal experts say it is extremely unlikely that they will be able to find the evidence for such prosecution.
Mr Obama urged country to respect the Zimmerman verdict, but also said that white Americans need to understand the problems of racism.
With a typical rhetorical flourish, he adapted a quote from Abraham Lincoln. People should appeal to “the better angels” of human natures, he said, rather than using incidents like Travyvon’s death and Mr Zimmerman’s acquittal to “heighten divisions”.