Was Barack Obama preparing his liberal horde for what is to come or was he just making a random statement about today’s youth hanging on to an ideal that is simply not there?
You can hear the shock in the crowd when Obama stated, “This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re politically woke, and all that stuff – you should get over that quickly.”
Obama added, “The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws.
“People who you are fighting may love their kids, and share certain things with you.”
Preparing the Masses
While some parts of Obama’s speech could have been perceived to have been a shot at Trump, it seemed more to me like he was preparing liberals for news that will break in the future.
Now, this could be more hope on my part, but it was almost as though Obama was telling everyone that even he, the great Barack Obama, does not have an immaculate history.
Keep in mind, the Durham investigation was recently classified as a criminal investigation and speculation is running wild just where that investigation will go.
Geraldo Rivera stated just last week that he would not be surprised if this led to the White House itself.
It is really hard to believe the actions taken against Trump could not have happened without the approval of someone very high up in the food chain.
It may have also been a way to temper the changing tide for Joe Biden, who is not under considerable scrutiny over his son’s business dealings.
Stop Casting Stones
The one part of Obama’s speech that was even more interesting was in calling out this new wave of “activism” among young liberals.
While he did not call out ANTIFA by name, it seemed pretty clear that is what Obama had in mind.
He stated, “One danger I see among young people, particularly on college campuses, I do get a sense sometimes now among certain young people — and this is accelerated by social media – there is this sense sometimes of the way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people, and that’s enough.
“Like, if I tweet or hashtag about how you didn’t do something right or use the wrong verb, then I can feel pretty good about myself, ‘cause man did you see how woke I was? I called you out.’
“That’s not activism. That’s not bringing about change. If all you’re doing is casting stones, you’re probably not going to get that far. That’s easy to do.”
Obama actually hit the nail on the head with that statement because if you have ever tried to sit down and have a real conversation with a young liberal these days, you know how frustrating it can be.
Make a post on social media about anything remotely conservative and you get pummeled. You can’t reason with people like this because there is no other position other than theirs.
Not everyone has to agree on everything, but they should be respecting the opinion of someone IF it is an educated opinion, which is virtually impossible to find among the younger generation because far too many of them live in a clickbait world where they react to a headline rather than finding the actual truth.
Still baffled by the timing of the Obama comments, though, as this was far different from anything the man has ever said in these situations.
Again, call me overly hopeful, but it sure seems like he was preparing the masses to get ready for some bad news down the pike.