Evidently, the Obamas still dream of Barack Obama being world president. That’s amid their racist ponderings. Former First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the Obama Foundation Summit at the Illinois Institute of Technology this week. She stated that Chicago’s Jackson Park was selected as the site for the Obama Presidential Center because it was close to the couple’s former home and situated near her South Side childhood home. She did not mention that the library was not welcomed there by residents or environmentalist groups, but oh well.
Michelle Obama said that her husband, former President Barack Obama, could have built his presidential library anywhere in the world because many feel he is “their president.” The Obamas’ fascist longings are showing once again. “There’s power in the selection of Jackson Park,” the former first lady said. “Barack and I don’t do things incidentally. There’s a strategy.” You bet there is and it doesn’t involve freedom or constitutional rights. It’s a one-world strategy.
“Obama then argued the library could have even been built outside of the United States.
“Barack’s presidential library could have been anywhere in the world because there are so many people who feel like he is their president,” she stated.
“New York wanted it. Hawaii wants it. Because it’s also an economic engine,” she added.
“Michelle Obama appeared at the fireside chat with her brother, Craig Robinson, and interviewed by The Warmth of Other Suns author Isabel Wilkerson.
“In June, a federal judge ruled plans to build the $500 million presidential center on Chicago’s lakefront could move forward, dismissing advocacy group Protect Our Parks’s lawsuit objecting to the use of public park land.”
From The Daily Beast:
“Environmentalists and historic preservationists are trying to block the Obama Foundation from constructing the 200,000+ square-foot facility on 20 acres in historic Jackson Park. Opponents say that Chicago officials had pitched what would have otherwise been an illegal land grab as proper and necessary to secure what they then called the “Obama Library.”
“Further contributing to the Obamas’ woes has been the awful, piecemeal, and still-incomplete rollout of the plan by the foundation and the National Archives and Records Administration, the federal agency charged with preserving and making available presidential records, to handle Obama’s records. Under the plan, the Obamas will not build and donate to the government what would have been the 14th presidential archival facility, and the National Archives will not make the Obama paper records available for public review. Instead, the foundation will select and pay a private vendor to digitize the records—helping to decide the order in which those records are scanned—and NARA will make them available online. Such a decision has alienated many, most prominently the professionals who have been presidential libraries’ most vocal supporters and patrons: journalists, historians, and archivists.”
Michelle Obama: "I can't make people not afraid of black people. I don't know what's going on, I can't explain what's happening in your head, but maybe if I show up every day as a human, a good human … Just maybe that work will pick away at the scabs of your discrimination." pic.twitter.com/DBo169sN0Y
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 30, 2019
The Obamas are seriously tone-deaf to what people want and don’t want. As for the library being an economic engine… that’s laughable. It cost millions to construct, it put many small businesses out of business and frankly, people don’t want to see whatever is inside of it. Some legacy.
Somewhere in all this, it was a swing and a miss at Trump not being all Americans’ president. Fail.
This is the same interview where Michelle also claimed that whites are afraid of blacks. Nice reverse racism there if there is such a thing. Racism is racism. The Obamas live in an $8 million mansion in Kalorama, DC which is 83% white and just 3.8% black. So cry me a river already.
She’s decrying ‘white flight’: “I can’t make people not afraid of black people. I don’t know what’s going on, I can’t explain what’s happening in your head, but maybe if I show up every day as a human, a good human … Just maybe that work will pick away at the scabs of your discrimination.” That works both ways and many times it’s the neighborhood that causes the fear, not the color of the skin. But the fear is earned.
During an interview, Michelle Obama described when she first became conscious of “white flight”:
“We were doing everything we were supposed to do…and better,” Obama said of her family, recalling when they got a new address on Chicago’s South Side. “But when we moved in, white families moved out.
“I want to remind white folks that y’all were running from us,” she continued, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “And you’re still running.”
And as far as Obama’s library is concerned, if anywhere else in the world wants it, have at it. Americans would welcome the move. As Wayne Dupree put it: “Barack Hussein Obama is arguably one of the worst, if not the worst president in the history of the United States.” Amen to that. He was even worse than Jimmy Carter and that took effort. He’s certainly not my president.
Perhaps Iran would be a suitable home for his library. After all, Obama gave them $1.7 billion in cash. That should buy something.