Monday, September 9, 2013

Eso’s Chronicles 211/ 3
"All-Die-Be-Die" (3)
© Eso A.B.

Democracy no longer works.

Still, oppose the statement as many times as one will, it always comes out the same thing: Democracy has been captured by Capitalists who make it work for among their own closed circle of fascist-social interests; but… democracy does not work for anyone outside this circle, except perhaps extreme ‘human rights’ groups such as Pussy Riot. Indeed, the President of the U.S., Adolf Obama has managed to run around ‘democracy’ in circles, by proclaiming that a congressional vote against a war in Syria is against the will of his advisors and himself, who, having been elected to the office of the President of the United States of America may henceforth pretend to be an African king of the old times.

This of course raises the question of what to do about a dysfunctional democracy? So far, most political observers have considered such steps as Presidential impeachment or even an open rebellion against the Executive Branch of government. For his part, Adolf Obama has pushed his supporters to try and betray the ‘black prophetic tradition’ that belongs to him as a matter of birthright.

In an insightful column at, writer Christ Hedges, following an interview with Cornel West succinctly describes President Adolf Obama’s reasons for betraying the most profound of traditions of his race: This tradition, which stretches back to Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass, has consistently named and damned the cruelty of imperialism and white supremacy. It has done so with a clarity and moral force that have eluded most other critics of American capitalism.

In a typical (religious) ‘convert’ fashion, Obama has supported fascist-democracy with a vehemence that was not intended by the Founding Fathers  of America. While—as everyone with minimal political education ought to know—political changes seldom occur without differences of opinion, Adolf Obama has used his election to the office of President of the U.S.A. to squelch with violence those opposed to his prerogatives as ‘commander-in-chief of the U.S armed forces’ by supporting those who would bolster, not limit, the Constitution of the United States in favor of military authority. This, among other things, is notable in the militarization of domestic police and the increasing violence with which the police resolves issues of social discipline. One recent example is the killing of a 107 year old man in Arkansas.

Also, in a typical (religious) convert fashion, Osama Obama has ignored his most ancient cultural tradition where the African kings, like the mythological Gods of creation, almost all died by their own hand at the end of their reign. This was to atone for the human wrongs they had done while they were performing their duties in the land of the people they were born to rule.

Instead, Osama Obama has adopted the no less ancient African slogan of "All-Die-Be-Die" that was recently resurrected by a Ghanaian presidential candidate as his election warmongering election slogan. Though I do not know the origin of the phrase, one Ghanaian writer equates it with ‘queue sera sera’ or what will be, will be. In other words, though death is inevitable, it need not be feared, because it is part of our being and, if you will, part of the gift of life. Like it or not, we must resign to it.

On the other hand, I suspect that "All-Die-Be-Die" as adopted by Obama is a neo-Christian inversion of a very ancient tradition, in which the only office of government that people could conceive of was that of the sacrificial king. I wrote blog 210 on the subject, and you may want to look it up to more thoroughly understand why today’s obsessive ‘democracy’ was not always so persuasive a form of government. If fact, Obama is a perfect example of why ‘democracy’, as practiced by him. is a perfect example of hedonism in our day.

Lest my analysis disturbs the NSA spies, I hasten to ad that such hedonism is not limited to the U.S. ‘king’, but is practiced by most heads of hegemonic powers, re: China and Russia; even though in this particular instance they are on the defensive.

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