Embrace MLK, Reject Barack Oba­ma. Why Left­ists Need to Chal­lenge the Scourge of Black Neoliberalism

Black mis-lead­er­ship like Jim Clyburn is only pos­si­ble because the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty learned that they could hide evil cor­rupt cor­po­ratism behind peo­ple of col­or and women. This is why Kamala Har­ris, despite her atro­cious crim­i­nal jus­tice record and sup­port for US impe­ri­al­ism, quick­ly shot to the top of the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty despite vot­ers harsh­ly reject­ing her dur­ing the 2020 Demo­c­ra­t­ic Primaries.

Now I am see­ing a more trou­bling pat­tern emerge, Democ­rats are using these black cor­rupt lead­ers to shut down and sti­fle move­ments against the estab­lish­ment. For exam­ple, Jim Clyburn, Jamie Har­ri­son, Barack Oba­ma, Raphael Warnock, and many oth­er black lead­ers are the Demo­c­ra­t­ic attack dogs used to attack grass­roots activist move­ments like Defund the Police. Jim Clyburn com­par­ing Defund the Police to burn baby burn” and Barack Oba­ma con­cern trolling about the slo­gan is how they are used to under­mine our move­ment. Let us be clear, Defund the Police is NOT a slo­gan. It is a pol­i­cy demand. One which these black con­gres­sion­al oli­garchs do not like because Democ­rats receive more mon­ey from the police than Repub­li­cans do. Once again, these black estab­lish­ment Democ­rats are sell­ing out our peo­ple and attack­ing our move­ment for mon­ey and polit­i­cal power.