Trying to understand Obama's support for Isreali inhuman behavior and his indifference to the suffering people of Gaza, I googled, and what an English language lesson it was. Obama obsequious? My English language is not limited, but I uncomfortably approached a dictionary hoping it is not negative. My reaction was, Ummm! No, I don't think so and "NO he cannot be obsequious."
Here is what I found out and it made me throw up. After 8 years of the WORST creature in office, I cannot imagine an OBSEQUIOUS PRESIDENT.
Obsequious(əb sē′kwē əs, äb-)
showing too great a willingness to serve or obey; fawning
Archaic compliant; dutiful
docile, submissive, cringing, slavish, sycophantic, deferential, servile, subject, enslaved, subordinate, parasitical, stipendiary, toadyish, toadying, fawning, truckling, groveling, spineless, crouching, cringing, mealy-mouthed, subservient, abject, beggarly, sniveling, prostrate, sneaking, oily, bootlicking*, brown-nosing*, kowtowing*, apple-polishing*, flunkyish*, toad-eating*; see also docile, obedient 1.
Antonyms insulting*, proud*, haughty.
What do you think?
Yes, I am informed, but often selectively choose not to agree with the Obama negatives. When Obama was asked about Isreali massacre of innocent women and children is Gaza, I painfully remembered Obama's statement, "There is only one president," (when it comes to foreign affairs) but he had something to say when India was attacked. "Barack Obama on Friday expressed sorrow for the victims of the attacks on Mumbai ... Rice has called Obama twice to brief him on the series of attacks in Mumbai."
While reading some of the google output reports, a little voice inside me was whispering to Obama:
"Please don't abandon us, please, please don't go to the wrong side. We believe in you and trust our inner instict that we made the right choice. We are with you and don't be afraid of anyone. Please do the right thing. You cannot forget what injustice feels like. Don't let the wrong side convince you to wear a gas mask. Smell it, smell it, it is nothing but the stench of injustice. All we want is justice for all."
A little sad reminder on what politics is all about. We voted for Obama because we thought WE could, or to be more realistic, he could make a difference. "No Obama is still a politician," and frankly I don't know what that means, but it sounds bad.
President Obama has every right to support whoever he wants, but when it comes to justice and fairness I hope he will be very careful in making the right humane choice. His choice will depend on how active we all can be and more on how passionate we want him to be on the right humane side.
I still strongly support Obama, but I cannot afford to just hope and allow my win to be turned to the worst catastrophe. Obama belongs to the people and we have to fight as hard as we can to keep it that way.
I found the word obsequious in this article by Uri Avnery.
Here is how it caught my attention:
After months of a tough and bitter race, a merciless struggle, Barack Obama has defeated his formidable opponent, Hillary Clinton. He has wrought a miracle: for the first time in history a black person has become a credible candidate for the presidency of the most powerful country in the world.
And what was the first thing he did after his astounding victory? He ran to the conference of the Israel lobby, AIPAC, and made a speech that broke all records for obsequiousness and fawning.
That is shocking enough. Even more shocking is the fact that nobody was shocked. MORE
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Posted by KenyaTV at 10:42 AM
- Kibaki must be held responsible for the bloodshed. ECK has no excuse, they too can be charged for complicity to commit genocide. Those who are looking at the tribal hatred and murder might be naive to try to blame Raila, but the truth is Kibaki number 2, must be stopped by any means necessary. The signs are very clear, "A Tribal Dictatorship." Kenyans had no problem in the last election when Kibaki, a Kikuyu ran against Uhuru, another Kikuyu. It is time for Kikuyus to stand up and smell the chai. Kikuyus are the poorest and the most oppressed. Shoot to Kill has always been used against Kikuyus "Del Monte." The only matatus that must go to the police station for a strip search, are the ones going to Kikuyuland. There are more Kikuyus in prison than any other group. Kikuyus just like they rejected Uhuru and what he stood for, can reject Kibaki for trying to bring back the KANU type dictatorship. Raila and Luos should also be very careful when making statements about the election. Kenyans did not vote for Raila the Luo; Kenyans voted for Raila the ODM nominee.