Barack Obama Is Cancelled

Progressive liberalism has gone so crazy that Barack Obama has been tapped to push back against the extremism of cancel culture.

New York Times:

“Former President Barack Obama made a rare foray into the cultural conversation this week, objecting to the prevalence of “call-out culture” and “wokeness” during an interview about youth activism at the Obama Foundation summit on Tuesday.

For more than an hour, Mr. Obama sat onstage with the actress Yara Shahidi and several other young leaders from around the world. The conversation touched on “leadership, grass roots change and the power places have to shape our journeys,” the Obama Foundation said, but it was his remarks about young activists that have ricocheted around the internet, mostly receiving praise from a cohort of bipartisan and intergenerational supporters.

“This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re always politically ‘woke’ and all that stuff,” Mr. Obama said. “You should get over that quickly.” …”

New York Times:

“Neelam, 17, had recently watched the documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” with her mother. She said it had been “emotional to take in as a black woman.”

Neelam asked the boy and his cluster of friends to stop playing the track, but he shrugged off the request. “‘It’s just a song,’” she said he replied. “‘We understand he’s in jail and known for being a pedophile, but I still like his music.’”

She was appalled. They were in a class about social justice. They had spent the afternoon talking about Catholicism, the common good and morality. The song continued to play.

That classmate, who is white, had done things in the past that Neelam described as problematic, like casually using racist slurs — not name-calling — among friends. After class, she decided he was “canceled,” at least to her …”

New York Times:

“Ms. Herzog lost “dozens” of friends over the article, she said. She soon felt unwelcome at lesbian bars. She began to hesitate to give strangers her name. She felt like a “pariah” in her hometown, she said, and eventually moved out of Seattle to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington.

Her main social contacts now are her live-in girlfriend and a small group of older female friends. “I’m not invited to brunch anymore,” Ms. Herzog said.

The term for people who have been thrust out of social or professional circles in this way — either online or in the real world or sometimes both — is “canceled.” …”

New York Times:

“Imagine if Kodak had answered the threat of digital photography by pivoting from film to outdoor grills.

Imagine if Blockbuster had taken on the challenge from Netflix by shifting from DVDs to fast food.

Imagine if men’s magazines stared down the post-#MeToo manpocalypse by disowning men.

Maybe the last one isn’t so hypothetical? …”

New York Times:

“When Barack Obama talks, everyone listens.

That’s why I paid close attention to his remarks about young people and our activism on social media at a Tuesday Obama Foundation event, and why I gasped at what I heard: “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. People who you are fighting may love their kids. And share certain things with you.”

He doubled down on his finger-wagging, criticizing college students in particular who, in his view, think, “The way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people and that’s enough.” …”

I completely agree.

Imagine what it is going to be like when Elizabeth Warren is president. I’ve repeatedly said that Barack Obama was likable and relatively moderate. Even if you disliked his policies, you could see why he got elected considering the alternatives. And yet, there was a huge backlash against the Obama presidency, but that will pale in comparison to the Wokelash.

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14 Comments

  1. He’s right but he’s not radical enough on class issues. but he is right about the cancel culture. I saw this on linkedin from a poster who posts a lot of controversial stuff.

    • He was never: Correct, Relevant, Attractive, Manly, a Leader, Intelligent, WHITE.

      For all those reasons, he should be deplatformed. from life.

  2. During Obama’s presidency, (((tech platforms))) didn’t censor or deplatform dissident voices. Blumpf is “monitoring ” while the washington compost calls for restricting the first and second amendments, dissidents are deplatformed censored, and his delusional supporters are routinely attacked by antifa’s anarcho-communist.

    Clownworld indeed.

    • Blormp may yet have some use as an accelerationist candidate. Hopefully he will be ZOG’s last president.

      • He can make things worse, but too many white people will still believe in him, regardless. His usefulness ended immediately after he won the 2016 election. Time for a new and better conduit.

    • “During Obama’s presidency, (((tech platforms))) didn’t censor or deplatform dissident voices.”

      I doubt that had much to do with Obama himself one way or another, though, and more to do with the fact that the (((tech platforms))) were still consolidating their power, and weren’t yet panicked by the emergence of a loud counter-narrative.

  3. It’s telling that even on the democratic debate stage, there is virtually no veneration of Obama to be found. In just 4 short years he’s gone from a beloved head of state (to his party and supporters anyway), to a cultural relic. Statements like this will just get him trashed even faster.

    It really is a marvel, the speed at which progressivism is charging forward into utter chaos. I hope we won’t have to wait much longer to see it crash and burn.

  4. You know we are living in total clownworld when this drugged out homosexual negro muslim who was born in the muthalanz is the voice of reason in politics.
    HONK HONK

  5. I wonder how his mentor John Marshall Davis would feel about his new moderate perspective? Or his Communist grandparents on his Caucasian side? Besides no leftist can ever be truly defined as “Woke.”That implies a political epiphany and “Woke” leftists are merely an intensified stand of the dominant anti-white Liberal-Marxist ideology. Those who truly classify as awakened are those whites who disdain the system and know it to be irredeemable,unnatural, and unsustainable and advocate the creation of a white Ethno-State in its place based on a politically transcendent ideology and Worldview. Here is true awakening-The Ethno-State resolution is the only solution-and that is the essence of White Awakening!

  6. Is Ann really this stupid. The only reason Obama is speaking up is because the culture is turning on leftists who are not far enough to the left. Let them eat themselves.

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