I’m going to do something I almost never do. I am going to agree with Barack Obama.
Okay, pick yourself off the floor. But, despite what people might think of us horrible, brainwashed Conservatives, most of us will acknowledge when people we disagree with do or say something we think is right.
Here’s what he said:
“This idea of purity, and you’re never compromised, and you’re always politically woke and all that stuff, you should get over that quickly. The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws. ” He went on to talk about how social media, especially on college campuses, has promoted judgmental attitudes. He also added that while it might make people feel better to call others out on social media, it isn’t really promoting social activism and positive change.
Wow. He explains how all the “cancel culture” activity is more negative than positive. He seems to completely understand that people should not be canceled by their opinions.
There’s just one problem.
He reminds me of the kid in the school lunchroom that goads other kids into a fight and then, when the fight gets really bad, backs up, throws up his hands, and suddenly extorts that fighting is not the way to solve problems. Then, when the principal shows up, his claim is that he had nothing to do with the mess.
You see, if I hadn’t paid attention for all those years I might not remember these golden oldies from Barack:
Regarding Sarah Palin and McCain’s selection of her as running mate: “Through Palin it seemed the dark spirits that had been a long time lurking on the edges of the modern Republican Party, xenophobia, anti intellectualism, paranoid conspiracty theories, and antipathy towards black and brown folks, were finding their way to center stage.”
Regarding populations of small midwest towns and towns in Pennsylvania: “It’s not surprising that they get bitter, they cling to guns, or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them.”
And this repeated quote from his religious mentor, Reverend Wright,” white folks’ greed runs a world in need-apartheid in one hemisphere, antipathy in another.”
There are others which include suggestions of violence towards political opponents, ” they bring a knife, we bring a gun,” ” I want them to get out of the way,” and the ever popular, “get in the back.” Obama promoted racial division at every opportunity.
And now, when this division has moved one group to totally obliterate another, he throws up his hands like he has no idea why people would want to do that. He broke it, but he doesn’t want to own it.
In all fairness, he isn’t the only one who has broken it. He is just one figure in a long line of organizations such as Black Lives Matter, CARE; people such as Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters, and his wife, MIchelle. I could name so many more, many of them whilte liberals who grab onto a rope to whip themselves and us with their self proclaimed ” white guilt. ” It’s now a universally accepted practice that anything said or written, and action taken now or years ago, will doom someone to banishment from the world even after a rote apology is written and a bribe is paid.
What’s amazing is that these cancel culture participants are the very ones who will scream ” Constitutional Rights” whenever they do or say something racist, or sexist, etc. They will keep their jobs and even get promoted. Look at Ilhan Omar, whose anti semitism is obvious throughout her daily converstations. She gets placed at the head of a Congressional Committee on Foreign Affairs.
But it’s good to know that Obama has gained so much wisdom since he left the White House and that he understands that we should listen to the views of others. Makes me wonder why. Change of heart? Empathy for others? Total respect for the Constitution and the rights it affirms for all of us?
I’m thinking it is more about a bigger plan. A plan that includes his old buddy Joe nominating him to a Supreme Court post. When that happens, he can then truly show us what he believes.
And he believes we who disagree should, “sit down, shut up,” and get ready to have our rights canceled by a “woke” Supreme Justice.
And then he will own everything he has broken.