This post has upward of 4000 notes. I get that people are celebrating the Obama sass, but how about we take a moment to think about the real-life implications of the fact that the US now wages its wars aerially and remotely. Drones & aircraft carriers & super-hi-tech submarines are all technologies that allow us to get further away from ‘hand to hand’ combat and make it easier - physically, logistically and psychologically - to commit atrocities in ‘other places’. As guerrillamamamedicine spelled out not too long ago:
fuck. i live in the middle east north africa arab muslim world. drone strikes aren’t an abstraction to me. nor are they to my friends.
Yes he’s the first black president but my mind boggles at the number of people who are telling me that a role model for black kids, or the supposed fulfilment of MLK’s rhetorical dream somehow makes it alright to turn a blind eye to the brown bodies being used to score points in this farce called an election.