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Michelle Obama’s Justified Complaint of Existence

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Recently The Michelle Obama Podcast revealed shocking information that should concern all white people. “When I’ve been completely incognito during the eight years in the White House, walking the dogs on the canal,” Obama explained, “people will come up and pet my dogs, but will not look me in the eye. They don’t know it’s me.” She further stated: “That is so telling of how white America views people who are not like them, like we don’t exist. And when we do exist, we exist as a threat. And that’s exhausting.” Even allowing for Michelle’s status as a privileged female victim of color, in the same category as Meghan Markle and Oprah, it may be a good idea to take her words seriously. Her complaint about not existing for most

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Recently The Michelle Obama Podcast revealed shocking information that should concern all white people. “When I’ve been completely incognito during the eight years in the White House, walking the dogs on the canal,” Obama explained, “people will come up and pet my dogs, but will not look me in the eye. They don’t know it’s me.” She further stated: “That is so telling of how white America views people who are not like them, like we don’t exist. And when we do exist, we exist as a threat. And that’s exhausting.”

Even allowing for Michelle’s status as a privileged female victim of color, in the same category as Meghan Markle and Oprah, it may be a good idea to take her words seriously. Her complaint about not existing for most Americans even as a first lady may be true, albeit not for the reasons she assumes.

It certainly was not the case that Americans looked down on Michelle as first lady because of her race, since she has repeatedly been voted the most admired woman in the world. This honor has been bestowed upon her while she has been ranting nonstop about living in a white racist country, all from her $11.75 million pleasure dome in Martha’s Vineyard.

Americans don’t seem to mind being berated as evil racists, whether at Critical Race Theory indoctrination sessions in universities, in the workplace, or from non-white media stars. Thus it’s not that apparently masochistic Americans are punishing Michelle with neglect for saying bad things about whites. Rather, she is being treated as if she doesn’t exist in another, more existentially critical sense.

Michelle does not exist in the same significant way as do Jeff Zucker, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Tom Dorsey, or Bill Gates. She cannot control the outcome of presidential elections by shutting down the opposition in favor of those leftist candidates whom she favors. She cannot reconstruct reality for tens of millions to fit a political agenda. Instead, what Michelle says only gains approval because of how the media presents her image and her views.

I cannot fully explain why our corporate and media elites wish to radicalize this country socially and culturally, or why they get their kicks by degrading white, heterosexual Christians. But that is the way things are. Those whom the powerful shed their grace upon are expected to support leftist cultural and political agendas. If they don’t, these individuals, no matter how talented they may be, will be pushed out of public life and badly defamed.

If Michelle or her hubby suddenly started sounding like Clarence Thomas on moral and constitutional questions, they would be cancelled in a nanosecond. Enjoying the continued good will of the “woke” media and corporate giants demands total compliance with their politics, something we may assume that Michelle, Barack, and Meghan understand as well as do Don Lemon, Maxine Waters, and Al Sharpton.

Paul Gottfried
Paul Gottfried is an American political philosopher and intellectual historian, and former Horace Raffensperger Professor of Humanities at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania.

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