You would think that frogs would grow wings and fly before the dark master of divisiveness would ever suggest such a thing…
Former President Barack Obama raised lots of eyebrows during his speech in South Africa to commemorate Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday by speaking out against identity politics. It was an incredible thing to hear coming out of the mouth of the Emir of Obamastan who departed the White House after eight years with race relations at their lowest point in decades.
Obama never missed a chance to exploit racial divisions for the sake of winning elections but not only did his party lose a record amount of local and federal legislative seats during his rotten tenure but by the time that he left Washington, the seeds had been down for what now look to be irreconcilable racial differences thanks to his party’s exploitation of gullible blacks to blame all of their problems on white people and on President Trump in particular.
During a speech that was filled with the typical self-serving tripe that one has come to expect from Obama, he let slip the following:
Obama Bashes Identity Politics https://t.co/4JiPgLXaz1
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) July 17, 2018
Via The Washington Free Beacon “Obama Bashes Identity Politics: Don’t Dismiss Voices Because They’re ‘White’ or ‘Male’”:
Former President Barack Obama delivered a forceful rejection of identity politics during a speech Tuesday, saying democracy doesn’t work if people dismiss their opposing voices for reasons like they’re “white” or “male.”
Speaking at the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in South Africa, Obama said to make democracy work that people had to follow the example of Mandela in engaging with people who look and think differently.
“This is hard,” Obama said.
“Most of us prefer to surround ourselves with opinions that validate what we already believe,” he added. “You notice, the people who you think are smart are the people who agree with you. Funny how that works.”
Obama said perhaps one’s mind could be changed by talking to someone who thinks differently.
“You can’t do this if you just out-of-hand disregard what your opponents have to say from the start,” he said. “You can’t do it if you insist that those who aren’t like you because they’re white or because they’re male, that somehow there’s no way they can understand what I’m feeling, that somehow they lack standing to speak on certain matters.”
It’s far too little too late. It is also akin to receiving a lecture in dinner table etiquette from Jeffrey Dahmer but when you have members of Congress like Maxine Waters all but calling for violence and the media egging on the angry shock troops of the Resistance, it’s refreshing to hear someone on the left at least acknowledge the toxicity of identity politics.
Even if it is coming from a pathological bullshit artist like Mr. Obama.
How long until the Twitter lynch mob starts accusing him of being a white supremacist?