Speaking at a conference in Japan recently about the Obama Foundation’s efforts to help young people throughout the world become digitally engaged, former President Barack Obama laid out his post-presidential plan to save the planet: creating countless mini-Obamas.
In an apparent reference to getting the world’s youth digitally engaged, Obama said: “If I could do that effectively, then — you know — I would create a hundred or a thousand or a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas. Or, the next group of people who could take that baton in that relay race that is human progress.” (See also, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for!”).
Yes, that’s just what we need to save the Earth, countless Obama “Mini-Mes!” Good luck getting the youth in China, North Korea, Iran, et.al., digitally connected, Barry! All you’ll end up doing is creating even greater numbers of short, mind-numbed Western clones who demand tofu and quinoa school lunches while they organize their classmates into entitled special interest groups that agitate for free video games and a preemptive surrender to any Tom, Dick or hairy dictator that says bad things about the United States.
Touting the recent “March for Our Lives” gun-control rally in Washington, D.C., as an example of what can happen when digitally engaged young people make a real difference, the former president remarked, “a lot of our problems are caused by old men.” He’s checking all the boxes! Omitted, but implicit, in that statement blaming older men for society’s ills was the word “white.” But, Obama is a 56-year-old man himself, after all. Yet, he believes he’s the Savior.
Sorry folks, but whatever you wish to believe, old white guys created the most successful country in the history of the world, one that breathed freedom into much of the rest of existence. Old white guys came up with the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. They invented electricity, the phone, the automobile, the tractor, pasteurization, the sewing machine, polio vaccine, and the internet, among countless other innovations.
Obama did not invent race envy, entitlement, class warfare, or over-the-top, off-the-charts arrogance. He has, however, perfected all of them.
His prescription for an ailing orb is to stifle diversity and make as many young people as possible just…like…him. Then, someday soon, he can channel his inner Austin Powers and say to the world: “Allow myself to introduce…myselves.”
And we’ll all be shagged.