Obama, like Mandela, is/was a trump card. They were both elected to quell the righteous indignation of the Black masses, and to lull them back to sleep; they gave false legitimacy to illegitimate and corrupt systems. These men don’t represent change, but a greater entrenchment of the standing power structure. If Africans in America had a global African World View, they would have been over the thrill of the ‘Black man in the Big Office,’ in the 1950s. If post-colonial African taught us nothing; it taught us that Black puppet leaders are no better than their White counterparts. Africa and the Caribbean have had their share of Black presidents who governed in the interest of their corporate paymasters, now its our turn. The sad part is that we fail to learn the lessons; we keep falling for the same ole scams.