Privileged, Ungrateful Obamas
Barack and Michelle Obama have been one of the most privileged couples in America. Yet they are fixated on a perpetual left-wing racial grievance culture as expressed by the Democrat party.
Consider the president. His father was a radical black Muslim/communist from Africa who had scholarships at both University of Hawaii and Harvard.
That’s a pretty good start, for your parent to be given so much for free.
His mother was caucasian and came from a good, stable middle-class family. What else could a person want? Obama said about the white side of his family: “My grandmother, my grandfather and my mom, they’re really the people who took care of me, all throughout my childhood… My grandmother’s the last one left. She has really been the rock of the family, the foundation of the family. Whatever strength, discipline that I have, it comes from her.”
Everyone knows that a wise grandmother has value beyond any calculation. And she surely compensated for the fact that Obama’s father ran away back to Africa, remarried and only saw his son once, like a good leftist frequently abandons his children.
Yet that is something that Obama seems to ignore in his black-power agenda – the horrible behavior of his black father, and millions like him.
Obama then was green-lighted through Columbia and Harvard Law School.
What else does he want?
He was made editor of the Harvard Law Review even though he obviously does not have the intelligence for such a post. That was a figurehead job for him, to advance him, just like his Nobel Prize of 2009 was given just to advance his prestige. Because if you listen to his meandering speeches and his repetitive press conferences when he says the same thing over and over, making it up as he goes along, you know that he was not qualified to be editor of the Law Review. But then he even was elected the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.
What else does this guy want want? He has been given everything.
Obama served on the boards of various left-wing foundations. These are supported and operated by rich people, mostly white, who made their fortunes in the capitalist American economy.
What else does Obama want?
Obama was elected to the Illinois state senate, the US Senate and then to the presidency with the aid of a compliant media that covered up for his failures, weaknesses and radical associations.
In other words, everything was set out for Obama in advance, like millions of blacks today get every advantage like college scholarships, automatic promotions, great job offers, every type of handout from government, foundations, universities etc. Yet much of Obama’s very being is built around racial grievance, as if he has had it so bad. He thinks we need government social engineering so that “blacks” and other “minorities” can have a chance.
As a white person, you might think that I, Nikitas, have had every privilege. Yet I never have. In fact I have been discriminated against for decades for being white and for being conservative.
So what does Obama want for all the people in his selected groups?
He wants them to have the same treatment he has had. In other words, he wants them to be given everything. Because that is easier than working your way up which many in Obama’s circles cannot do. Because they are not qualified.
In other words, he wants socialism where qualified people like white men are discriminated against, and unqualified or less qualified people are promoted not on account of their abilities, but by their skin color, race, ethnicity, as chosen by the liberal left elite.
Look at Michelle Obama’s life. During the 2008 campaign she said that “for the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country…”
Such arrogance. Here are some facts about her life.
She once said that she was raised in a “conventional” home, with “the mother at home, the father works, you have dinner around the table”.
So she has a nice but modest childhood in a nuclear family. Like Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon and hundreds of millions of others. But apparently she was unhappy with that. Why? Why was she not proud? Is there something she is not telling us?
And by the way, it is her radical leftist anti-family policies that have caused millions of black kids not to even have a family, particularly a father.
Look at this excerpt about Michelle from wikipedia.org:
‘The family entertained together by playing games such as Monopoly and by reading. The family attended services at nearby South Shore Methodist Church…(and) used to vacation in a rustic cabin in White Cloud, Michigan.
Her brother, Craig (who is 21 months older), skipped the second grade. By sixth grade, Michelle joined a gifted class at Bryn Mawr Elementary School (later renamed Bouchet Academy).’ (end of excerpt)
So they had a good family bond and they went on vacation in the summers, unlike the stereotype of poor black people stuck in the hot city. And she went into a gifted class. And still she was not proud.
This is not only typical black behavior today, but typical feminist behavior. Because liberals and feminists legitimize the worst female behaviors, i.e., they are never satisfied with anything.
Here is wikipedia.org:
‘Michelle was inspired to follow her brother to Princeton University… “I remember being shocked,” she says, “by college students who drove BMWs. I didn’t even know parents who drove BMWs.”’ (end of excerpt)
She went to a top university – on a free scholarship, by the way just like her brother got a free scholarship – and she still was never proud.
Michelle’s brother Craig went on to become a nationally-known basketball coach, obviously not a good investment of Princeton money when it could have gone to a scholarly white man who could have become a historian, an engineer, an architect or a medical researcher. No, apparently we really need good basketball coaches.
Then Michelle found out that kids drove BMWs. Gee, maybe they were liberals. Apparently she never studied the arrogant privileges of rich Democrats like the Kennedys, whose fortune came largely from stock-market swindles in the 1920s. Or the (Franklin Delano) Roosevelts, whose family fortune came from the opium trade. And on and on.
Then she went to Harvard. She then got a job with a top law firm.
Yet still she was never proud…
What an ungrateful, selfish person. Forget all the media hype about her. She is a bad person. Because bad people are ungrateful for what you give them.
Here are just a few other excerpts from wikipedia.org showing how Michelle was green-lighted up the economic ladder:
‘In 1991, she held public sector positions in the Chicago city government as an Assistant to the Mayor, and as Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Development… In 1996, she served as the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago, where she developed the University’s Community Service Center. In 2002, she began working for the University of Chicago Hospitals, first as executive director for community affairs and, beginning May 2005, as Vice President for Community and External Affairs. She continued to hold the University of Chicago Hospitals position during the primary campaign, but cut back to part time in order to spend time with her daughters as well as work for her husband’s election; she subsequently took a leave of absence from her job. According to the couple’s 2006 income tax return, her salary was $273,618 from the University of Chicago Hospitals, while her husband had a salary of $157,082 from the United States Senate.The Obamas’ total income, however, was $991,296, which included $51,200 she earned as a member of the board of directors of TreeHouse Foods, and investments and royalties from his books.’ (end of excerpt)
Then she apparently was not proud because her family earned only $991,296.
This is outrageous… And millions think her grievances are legitimate.
The Obamas have lived lives paved with gold. They have had many, many more privileges than most white people ever could dream about. Yet theirs is a life of perpetual indignation and grievance. They are participating in a classic socialist shadow play. No matter how much money and prestige they have, they are still angry.
Or actually, friends, here is the bigger truth: As their wealth and prestige increase, they get even angrier and more radical. Because that is how socialism works, by cultivating an irrational and angry mindset that grows and grows. It is a mindset of permanent and ever-growing objection, nitpicking and criticism, like the black football player Adrian Peterson earning $10 million a year who recently called his job “slavery”.
This is the type of thinking that drags whole societies down. And it is in the White House. In both the president and his wife.
Please visit my website at www.nikitas3.com for more. You can read excerpts from my book, Right Is Right, which explains why only conservatism can maintain our freedom and prosperity.