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Fictional Interview with President Barack Obama
By Marvin X
Marvin X: Thank you Mr.
President for agreeing to meet with me.
Barack Obama: The pleasure
is all mine. I've been reading your blogs and find them
Marvin X: I hope you don't
say what Minister Farrakhan said about my comments on
Barack Obama: What did he
Marvin X: He said I raked
him over the coals.
Barack Obama: I agree with
Minister Farrakhan. You can be quite hard hitting.
Marvin X: They call me the
Barack Obama: Indeed you are.
Marvin X: Call it tough
Barack Obama: OK.
Marvin X: Furthermore, I
supported you wholeheartedly from the beginning. You
obviously haven't seen my book Pull Yo Pants Up fada
Black Prez and Yoself.
Barack Obama: No I haven't.
Marvin X: But I must agree
with our mutual friend Dr. Cornell West. I'm sure you
are aware that he said we must protect you, respect you,
but check you.
Barack Obama: Yes, I heard
his remarks. And you know what I said, "You brothers
need to cut me some slack."
Marvin X: Prez, you don't
need slack. You need us riding your back like Roy Rogers
Barack Obama: Don't you
think I have enough pressure on me?
Well, I once forced the resignation of the president of
Fresno State University. Well, actually he said he was
pressured from above (Gov. Ronald Reagan) and below
(student protests after the college refused to hire me).
So we see you are the type of guy who must be pressured
from above and below, from the right and the left.
Barack Obama: How much
pressure you think a person in my position can take?
Marvin X: You got Michelle
to chill you out!
Barack Obama: You're right about that.
Marvin X: But I wrote about
her putting a foot in your ass when you get weak.
Barack Obama: I don't think
Marvin X: Well, you seem to
capitulate at every turn. You call it the nature of
politics, of course.
Barack Obama: Well, I
certainly don't call it “capitulation.” That's a bit
harsh. I try to negotiate and compromise with my
Marvin X: Prez, it seems to me you give in too
quickly, sometimes when it ain't even necessary.
Barack Obama: Marvin, it's
the nature of the beast I'm dealing with.
Marvin X: Ever heard of
playing hardball? I mean I was happy you got the health
insurance plan through but at what price, selling out to
the insurance lobby?
Barack Obama: I don't call
it selling out, it was compromise, the best we could do
under the circumstances.
Marvin X: Prez, why have you
not created a jobs program? You bailed out the banks and
corporations but not the people, why?
Barack Obama: Marv, you know
I have a most difficult job and we tried a stimulus
package, and it worked to some extent.
But, Prez, there are still millions of unemployed. Yet
at the same time you are promising terrorist jobs in
Iraq and Afghanistan if they lay down their arms. Should
the American unemployed take up arms to get your
Barack Obama: Marv, please,
what are you suggesting, revolution?
Marvin X: If that's what it
takes to get you to consider the consent of the
governed. Is not the first priority of this nation the
people, not corporations and banks?
Barack Obama: Well,
corporations are people now.
Marvin X: Prez, you know
what I mean.
Barack Obama: Of course.
Marvin X: How can you
provide funds for educating, housing and employing
terrorists abroad but not at home? It just doesn't make
sense, Mr. Prez.
Barack Obama: You're right,
Marvin X: Now you're getting
ready to raise one billion dollars to keep your job, but
you can't find a few billion for the millions of
Barack Obama: You're right,
Marv. I can do better. Let me regroup with my advisers
and think about it.
Yeah, Prez, I want to support your reelection but I find
it most difficult. And the brothers on the street as
well. They were happy when you won, they said it was
great to know they could look up to someone besides a
rapper. But lately they are saying "fuck you, Mr. Prez."
Barack Obama: I'm sorry to
Marvin X: You should know
this is what they're saying, Fuck you!
Barack Obama: I often wonder
about the mood in the hood.
Marvin X: You should wonder
before something terrible happens to your country
because of your neglect and misplaced priorities. Can I
ask you something personal?
Barack Obama: Go for it!
Marvin X: Do you feel like a white man or black
Barack Obama: Well, when I'm
with Mechelle, I feel black. When I'm with my Secretary
of State, Hillary, I feel white.
Marvin X: I thought Hillary
was black, along with her husband, Dirty Bill.
Barack Obama: Marv, let's
not name call, please.
Marvin X: OK. On a more
serious matter, how long did you know Osama bin Laden
was in Pakistan?
Barack Obama: We had him
under surveillance for some time.
Marvin X: Years, months?
Barack Obama: . . . a long
Marvin X: Should I
congratulate you for slaying the dragon?
Barack Obama: That's up to
Marvin X: Well, you probably
deserve a feather in your cap. A couple of Brownie
Barack Obama: Marv, thanks.
Marvin X: But, Prez, where's
Barack Obama: We threw it in
Marvin X: C'mon, Prez, do I look like Willie
Barack Obama: Marv, we did,
Marvin X: Prez, I'm an
ex-dope fiend. I know how people lie.
Barack Obama: Marv, are you
calling me a liar?
Marvin X: I
didn't say that, Prez, but my elder, Dr. Nathan Hare,
taught the fictive theory. Everything the white man (and
black man or white/black man) says is fiction until
proven to be a fact. Where are the facts, Prez?
Barack Obama: Marv, trust
me. We thought it best to dispose of the body in the
Marvin X: But who's going
for this, Prez, it sounds shaky.
Barack Obama: We concluded
that was the best way to end the matter of a man who
murdered three thousand Americans.
Marvin X: Prez, how many
Muslims have you murdered since you became President?
Barack Obama: I can't answer
Marvin X: Between Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan,
how many, especially with the collateral damage?
Barack Obama: Can't answer
that. It was all in defense of America.
Marvin X: Is a few ignorant
men living in mountain caves really a threat to America?
Barack Obama: They can be.
Marvin X: C'mon, Prez. Let's
change the channel. What happened with the closing of
Barack Obama: We tried but
couldn't pull it off.
Marvin X: What about the
secret prisons in America?
Barack Obama: I'm not aware of them.
Marvin X: Maybe you should
check with Homeland Security?
Barack Obama: Our priority
is the safety of Americans.
Marvin X: Does this include
murdering American citizens rather than bringing them to
Barack Obama: Not
Marvin X: What about the man
in Yemen you are trying to kill who is an American
Barack Obama: He's a special
Marvin X: But he's an
Barack Obama: Marv, don't
press the issue.
Marvin X: That's exactly
what I'm doing.
Barack Obama: Don't press
Let's discuss the Middle East for a moment. I've written
about your speech in Cairo and Indonesia. I've imagined
what you will say about Muslims tomorrow, May 19. You
know as long as you occupy one inch of Muslim land there
shall be Muslims who view you as a Crusader and they
will vow to fight you to the death.
Barack Obama: Marv, I'm
aware how Muslims feel about us occupying their lands.
And we plan to vacate all Muslim lands at the earliest
Marvin X: Does this include having your friends
in Israel do the same?
Barack Obama: Well, that's a
matter for the Israelis, not us.
Marvin X: But you are their
very best friend. You support them right or wrong, true?
Barack Obama: I wouldn't say
that. But we have an enduring relationship.
Don't you see the day is rapidly arriving when they
cannot claim to be the only democracy in the area, that
they will bow down to the God of Justice, not peace but
Barack Obama: Events are
rapidly changing in North Africa and the Middle East.
Therefore we must all make a paradigm shift in our
thinking and behavior, including Israel.
Marvin X: What about your
friends in Saudi Arabia?
Barack Obama: They will need
to make substantial changes as well.
Marvin X: And Bahrain?
Barack Obama: It's a special case. We have
strategic interests there.
You seem to be saying America practices selective
suffering. You now support the Egyptian revolution, the
Tunisian, Yemen, but not in Saudi Arabia or Israel,
Barack Obama: Marv, we have
our interests that must be secured first.
Marvin X: What if and when
these nations explode in your face, overnight, as is
happening as we speak. Seems like you'll be running
after the football or playing catch-up?
Barack Obama: We'll do what
we must when we must.
Marvin X: Thank you, Mr.
18 May 2011
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Obama’s Speech to Muslim World
By Marvin X
I, Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States
of America, come before you tonight in the name of Almighty God Allah. We,
the America people, are pleased to see the people of North Africa and the
Middle East rising up against our long time friends in Tunisia, Libya,
Egypt, Yemen and elsewhere.
Of course we instituted a no fly zone over Libya but it
is most difficult to do the same in Gaza. The recent unity of Hamas and the
Palestinian Authority is nice but simply not in the interests of our dear
friends in Israel, nor is it in the long term strategic interests of America
and her friends throughout the region, especially our brothers in the House
While we endorse the cries for freedom in Tunisia,
Libya, Egypt and Yemen, we cannot support the people in Bahrain. We suspect
they are simply agents for Iran and therefore we cannot support their cries
for freedom. We have no plans of moving our Fifth Fleet from Bahrain,
especially since it is a counterweight to Iranian provocations. We therefore
endorse the sending of Saudi troops to crush the Shia uprisings in Bahrain.
As per Saudi Arabia, we love democracy but it is simply
not in our interests to have the Saudi regime destabilized because of a few
unhappy citizens, again, many of them are agents of Iran, especially those
Saudi women who want to drive cars.
As per Iran, we call for democracy in that nation, even
though we accept full responsibility for overthrowing the democratically
elected leader, Mossedeq, and installing the Shah who oppressed his people
for many years.
We know you share our joy with the elimination of the
hated terrorist Osama Bin Laden. Even though we created him and supported
him, the time came for his removal, even though we were aware he was living
in a mansion with his three wives in Pakistan. He served us well, but the
time came for his disposal. You know how we handle those who outlive our
usefulness, e.g., Saddam Hussein.
We promised a total troop removal from Iraq, but
circumstances may prevent this unless it is expedient for my upcoming
election. We hope the people of Iraq understand, especially that guy Sadr
and his army of the poor in Sadr City who fought with us to no avail.
Our regional partners, namely the Sunni neighbors of
Iraq, have warned us not to leave Iraq under a Shia regime, again this will
only benefit Iran, the enemy of world peace. Not Israel and certainly not
America who is the champion of world peace as you all know throughout the
Muslim world, not matter that we are now occupying Iraq, Afghanistan,
Pakistan and making inroads into Libya. You may be surprised to learn that
it is not the oil we want in Libya but the water. Yes, water will be a
precious commodity in the coming days. We pray to Allah you can understand
why we do what we do.
As per Afghanistan, we have promised the Taliban if
they lay down their arms, we will give them schooling, housing and
employment. We wish we could offer the same to our boys and girls in the
hoods of America who are terrorizing their communities with drugs and guns,
but our budget crisis will not allow education, housing, and jobs for the
boys and girls in the hood, although we can do this for the Taliban. As you
know we did this in Iraq and this was the real cause of the decrease in
violence, not the so-called surge of Baghdad under General Betrayus.
As you know, General Betrayus will be taking over the
Central Intelligence Agency. We appreciate his role in prolonging the war in
Iraq and Afghanistan. We feel he has been successful in routing the 100 to
500 Al Quida in Afghanistan, especially after we sent him thirty thousand
Finally, our friends in Pakistan may have some
misgivings about the unilateral move we made to eliminate Osama bin Laden,
but we want them to get over it and not make any silly moves like seeking
revenge with their nuclear option.
I close in the name of peace, As-Salaam-Alaikum.
President Barack Hussein Obama
17 May 2011
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Withdrawal from Afghanistan
a Fictional Speech by
Written by Marvin X
my fellow Americans. You some silly motherfuckers.
Do you think I'm gonna bring a bunch of troops home
from Afghanistan when my generals tell me they can
make a few more billion dollars if we keep the troop
level up. I'm not gonna do that, hell naw. As long
as my name is Barack Hussein Obama. Yes, who sane
Obama, but you insane if you think the thirty
thousand troops I sent over there to kill those
mountain goats are coming home anytime soon.
Oh, I might
bring home two or three thousand, mostly the wounded
with their brains shot out, those with no legs, no
arms, we'll send them home, but you know it takes 30
thousand to capture or kill 100 to 500 Al Quida,
yes, do the math, 30 thousand men at the cost of one
million dollars each--now we don't pay them damn
fool grunts no million dollars, but the generals get
most of it for their retirement and when they come
home to set up defense related corporations. You
know the drill, don't you? You know politics and
capitalism is dirty, filthy and funky like a ghetto
ho. Hee hee hee. vote for me, I'll set you free!
You know we
gotta take care of our generals, since they protect
us round the world so you dumb somebitches can ride
around in your SUVs, playing soccer mom and your
husbands can ride through the ghetto at night
picking up little black girls for prostitution. Now
if you fuck with my little girls, I'm coming after
that ass like I did that boy, our boy, Osama bin
Yes, I got that
motherfucker. Hell, it was close to election time so
I had to do something. Shot that motherfucker
between the eyes and had my boys fuck his three
wives fore we got outta Pakistan. Back to
Afghanistan. It is ten billion dollars a month to
chase them mountain goats up and down them fuckin
mountains, some ten thousand feet to twelve thousand
feet up. But we makin progress so we can't leave
now. Too much money involved and too much dope.
Karzai and his brother is dealing too much dope and
it's too good to cut and run now, except for a
little drawn down fore election time, hee hee hee.
Vote for me, I'll set you free, you dumb
motherfuckers, especially my nigguhs.
How ma nigguhs
doing in da hood? Ya'll still got yo shirt on,
pants? I know you ain't got no job, ain't got no
house, but you know I had to help my boys on Wall
Street. I ain't stupid now, hell, I'm a Harvard
nigguh, my nigguhs. Gotta help my brotherhood of
thieves and robbers. If ya'll stop going to prison
and come to Harvard, we'll show you how to be real
And they lettin
all nigguhs and poor people into Harvard for free,
what's wrong wit ya nigguhs? Get yo ass out dem
prison cells and come to Harvard so you can be
trained to be a real criminal. Look, we ain't gonnna
keep payin no $200,000 a year to keep you little
snotty nose motherfuckers in juvenile hall. We go
put you in Harvard. I'll talk to my man Skip Gates
bout giving you a little black studies, none of dat
radical shit, some miller lite shit, but I want you
to major in crime, how to rob motherfuckers in broad
daylight, cheat people out da homes, jobs, take
everything, don't leave a motherfucker nothing. Take
his wife too. Hee hee hee, vote for me, I'll set ya
Afghanistan. I told them mountain goats if they lay
down their arms I will pay for them to go to school,
get them housing and get them jobs. But them
motherfuckers too dumb, can't count to ten. They can
fight like hell when they wanna, but they don't want
no schoolin, remind me of you nigguhs in da hood.
But they worse than you nigguhs, these mountain
goats won't even let the women go to school, lease
you boyz in da hood ain't dat stupid. Vote fa me,
I'll set ya free.
Now you boyz
and girls in da hood might wonder why I don't give
you motherfuckers jobs if you lay down yo guns and
stop terrorizing you mama, daddy, grandpa and
grandma, yo woman and babies, yes, you nigguhs is
killing yo babies too--sometimes ya'll bad as them
mountain goats bombing everything with they good
suicide asses. Talkin bout they go get some virgins
in Paradise. Do the women get dicks in Paradise? Hee,
hee hee. Vote fa me, I'll set ya free!!!!
Let me finish
this bullshit speech up so I can hit my cigarette,
maybe a little one on one too. Mechelle make me go
to a special little room she fixed up for me in the
White House to do my thang. You know how them
bitches is, always wanna fix up some shit fa a man.
Bitch, I'm the motherfuckin Prez, bitch! Better
leave me the fuck alone and take care of dem guls
and yo mama.
Afghanistan. We go bring home two or three thousand
troops and don't fuck with me about it. Matter of
fact, kiss my black yellow ass, especially you
Republicans and that Cornel West bitch! American
people, good night. Prosperity is just around the
corner, soon a chicken in every pot. Hee hee hee.
Vote for me, I'll set you free!
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