The Obama Effect. What is it? What type of power does it have over the masses in not just America, but the entire world? Mein Obama was seen as the Tiger Woods of politics, an individual capable of bringing closure to the open sore of race hostilities in the United States, capable of transcending negative stereotypes about Black people while ushering in an era of unprecedented peace and tranquility wrapped in “post-racial world” rhetoric. All Zod Obama has asked of his loyal subjects is that they kneel before him in obsequious obedience and then the Obama Effect can work to magically cure all that ails and troubles not just in this weary nation, but the entire world:
As approval ratings for Barack Obama continue to decline at home, world opinion of the United States is rising steadily under his stewardship. A new international survey by the British Broadcasting Company reveals that views of the U.S. around the world have “improved sharply” during the first year of the Obama presidency, with positive opinion outweighing negative for the first time since 2005…
World opinion of the United States has warmed thanks to Obama, while opinion of Obama domestically has cooled considerably (save for Black people who still offer monolithic support their president). In fact, move over Leonardo DiCaprio from Titanic, but it appears that Mein Obama is the true “King of the World”:
President Barack Obama is still the world’s most respected leader, according to a new six-country poll.
Released today by France 24 and Radio France Internationale, the Harris Interactive Poll asked 6,135 adults between the ages of 16 and 64 who live in the United States, Britain, France, Italy, Germany or Spain to name their favorite world leaders.
Seventy-seven percent of those surveyed chose Obama, which is one percentage point higher than when Harris Interactive asked the same question in November.
Like Xerxes before him and Ozymandias of Watchmen fame, Obama is the true God-King of the earth, awarded Nobel Prizes and other accolades for his ability to perform the genuinely difficult tasks that his Vice President stated were uniquely genetically disposed to him (unlike other Black people) during the Democratic Primary season of 2007-2008. Perhaps the Obama Effect can be best described as uplifting Black hearts (and Disingenuous White Liberals) while simultaneously providing white people with a glimpse of what 2042 (when they are projected to be a minority in the United States) will be like. Thus, the domestic revulsion to Mein Obama that is taking place among white people (who continue to provide the impetus behind the freefall of Obama’s approval rating) is a corollary to the Obama Effect, which enables Black people to reach new heights of optimism tied exclusively to Mein Obama ascension:
But the black high school student is surprisingly optimistic about the future and her chances for a better life — an attitude common among her African-American peers, according to a new nationwide survey of high school students. “I know kids who’ve been through less and maybe they can’t handle it,” said Fleming, who will head to Florida A&M University in the fall in hopes of eventually becoming a veterinarian. “But my mom always tells me, ‘Work hard, stay positive and you’ll make it.'” A poll released Thursday by Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., found that 70 percent of black students ages 15 to 18 thought their standard of living would be better than their parents, compared with just 36 percent of white students. Overall, 39 percent of respondents thought they would have a higher living standard. Those numbers and the level of optimism among black students appeared to be closely tied to their enthusiasm for President Barack Obama, making for what some called the “Obama effect.” Asked about the president’s performance, more than two-thirds of black students rated his performance as “good” or “very good,” compared with 23 percent of white students. Overall, about a quarter of the students who were surveyed rated the president highly. DeQuan Foster, a 15-year-old high school sophomore in Newark, N.J., agreed that having someone who looks like him leading the country has strongly influenced his belief in the future and what he can personally achieve. “You’re always told anything is possible — but when you see it, you believe it. It makes me want to try twice as hard,” said Foster, who’s active in the theater and his local Boys & Girls Club and hopes to start his own entertainment company after college. It’s an attitude that mirrored the findings of a recent Harvard Institute of Politics survey of 18- to 29-year-olds, and that could have ramifications on November’s midterm elections, said John Della Volpe, the institute’s polling director. “Young African Americans have this serious afterglow that is not as strong with whites and Hispanics,” Della Volpe said. “And that’s despite (African American youth) having more serious economic concerns.” The Hamilton College survey involved 818 high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from across the country who were surveyed last month. The poll, funded by the school’s Levitt Center for Public Affairs, has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.5 percentage points. Stephen Wu, the Hamilton economist who oversaw the poll, said he was surprised by the stark difference in optimism among races and that black students’ attitudes appeared to be so tied to their view of the president. But many students — even in Chicago, the Obama family’s home outside Washington — said they witness the divide all the time. “It always comes back to Obama,” said Deja Bailey, a 15-year-old African American student who attends the city’s prestigious Walter Payton High School. Even her own friends can’t agree. She said one of them carries a scrapbook about the president and frequently argues with others who say he’s doing a “horrible” job. The latter attitude also frustrates Foster, the black teen in New Jersey, who wishes his peers had more patience — and more hope. “Everyone isn’t going to support every decision the man makes. That’s life,” he said. “It’s the same with parents. You may not agree with everything they do, but they have your best interest at heart.”
Black people closely guard the sanctity of Mein Obama’s halo that they rightfully hope to safeguard for four more years of hope, change and continued optimism in 2012. Providing 96 percent of their votes across the nation to Mein Obama in the 2008 President Elections, Black people are the only racial group that stands united behind their president with an approval rating hovering around 90-95 percent. The Obama Effect causes Black hearts to beat faster with pride, consequently causing those hearts who can see to beat faster as well, but for opposite reasons. The people sense the fate of South Africa and Zimbabwe is what awaits a white minority in 2042 and the precursor to this moment – Mein Obama – offers a telling glimpse into how Democracy will play out for the beleaguered and hated majority now once they are granted permanent minority status. Voting by those dispossessed is already frowned upon. Imagine what 2042 will bring? Thus, the glee and optimism of pay back for centuries of torment and degradations suffered at the hands at the majority is what motivates the Obama Effect. Good old fashioned revenge. The humiliations and deprivations that the white majority enacted upon Black people in the past are constantly discussed in middle and high school and exacerbated on college campuses, feeding into the polarization of the purported post-racial world. While no white people alive today have owned slaves, Black people are constantly bombarded with images and anecdotes from history of the evil nature of their classmate’s ancestors who subjugated Black people and denied them civil and human rights. This works to enrage Black pupils and demoralize white pupils, feeding into the animosity of the former to the later thanks to the careful work of Crusading White Pedagogues. If you were told your ancestors were the scum of the earth, would that constitute positive reinforcement or it would serve to severe any emotional attachment to them and thus cloud rosy projections for the future? Mein Obama is seen as the savior of the world, a real-life General Zod who will usher in a utopia of equality, justice, humanity and the true nature of Democracy. White kids are resigned to understand their collective fate, while Black pupils correctly project optimistic views of a future that belongs to them. Most people still refuse to acknowledge the extent of Black Run America (BRA), when indeed we are increasingly becoming a Black Run Earth (BRE). And as the polls showcase, Obama is the Black Knight in shining armor that will reign supreme. The Obama Effect is thus defined as creating cohesion and positivity among the Black community, who rally to the only flag that truly matters in life – race – while white people slowly resign themselves to protesting abstractions such as health care and other Tea Party ideas of government, losing all faith in the future and hiding behind men of Lloyd Marcus’ persuasion in the process. We are reminded of the words from Ozymandias in Watchmen , as after he has revealed the plans to bring about world peace and unity through a clandestine calamity he orchestrated, he calmly states:
Do it? Dan, I’m not a Republic Serial villain. Do you seriously think I’d explain my master-stroke if there remained the slightest chance of you affecting its outcome? I did it thirty-five minutes ago.
The United States is fully-vested in Black Run America. No amount of tea party events or those who can see can stop this contingency from coming to fruition. It is upon us, looming ominously in all its terrifying grandeur and optimism. You can kneel before Obama – as the world seems have started to do – or face the fate of Richard Barrett. It is your choice.