I’m baffled, and slightly frightened, when I hear an adult, grown man, of some 40 years plus, saying:
“I’d take a bullet for him”
Who said that, and about whom?
Well, it was Big Brother 9 contestant, the ever-juvenile, Coolio … or, as we prefer here in Castle Who?, the irrepressible rapper, Thickio
Thickio, and his fellow housemates had just finished viewing President Obama’s inauguration speech and all eyes, and cameras, were on the Big Brother house’s only black contestant, to gauge his emotional reaction
La Toya Jackson? … Black? … Please!!!
Anyway … the three US contestants, La Toya, Verne, and Thickio were dissecting their fellow UK contestants reactions and comments to Obama’s speech, and expressing their umbrage at the “disrespect”, and lack of appreciation for “all the good that Amerika does”, and the fact that “The USA has saved the world during the past eight years” … ??? … Yeah, I’m baffled at that reference too.
Thickio had gone off to the bedroom for a tearful sob, and was then comparing the sincerity of Obama’s speech, and the intensity of his emotional delivery, to that of Martin Luther King, when he then severely intoned his final comment on it all:
“I’d take a bullet for him”
Hmmm? If he meant Dr King, he’s a bit on the late side.
What disturbs me most about that statement is this:
a) Like most politicians, Obama is a figurehead. A symbol put there by those who are really in power, to take the flak, take the blame, be the “star of the show”. Politics is a soap opera, and Obama is the new lead actor in a well-scripted drama.
b) Obama didn’t actually write the words that he said in that speech. The carefully prepared script was written by, Jon Favreau … a professional writer. Just like our own Obama, Tony Blair, whose “spin doctor” Alistair Campbell produced & wrote his speeches and even employed some of my fellow comedy writers to liven up his speeches, all of these speeches don’t actually come “from the heart”, or even the head, of the politicians who deliver them. Obama ain’t a singer/songwriter, he’s just doing karaoke, boys & girls.
c) The new, black-messiah status that is being touted by the media, and bought, wholesale, by this soap-opera’s fan base, puts President Obama in an enviable position not witnessed since the early days of our last Glorious Leader. Will the black youth of Amerika now follow Thickio’s example and express their dedication to Obama by joining the armed forces and “Take a bullet for him”. Will Obama’s black credentials allow him licence for behaviour and attitudes that would be more crictically observed in other Presidents, in the same way that black rappers have licence for racist language and sexist behaviour that the media seems reluctant to criticise for fear of being deemed racist?
d) Will the new Glorious Leader lead a totally United States of Amerika in a Glorious Crusade for Good, ‘cos they can now, seemingly, justify torture, invasion, economic warfare to fulfil their energy needs, and anything they bloody well like because they are, as we all know, God’s Chosen Good Guys
e) Will the soap-opera’s writers want Obama killed-off in the new series, and will his understudy, Vice President Jack Bauer, extract a terrible vengeance on the Arab world for their obvious collaboration in his demise?
For further developments … Watch this space