Hillary Clinton is not the only servant for the lords of capital in the Democratic Party that won’t go away. Former president Barack Obama has raked in millions from speaking deals with Wall Street and one of the highest grossing book deals in U.S. history. Obama also erected his own foundation in 2014 from which to gentrify Chicago and cement his thoroughly reactionary imperial legacy. The Obama legacy was on full display at the foundation’s annual summit held in Chicago this October. During the event, Obama provided plenty of savory soundbites for his wealthy friends and donors to drool over.
Obama specifically targeted “call out culture” in his conversation with summit attendees. He reprimanded young activists for being so judgmental of others and told them to get over their “wokeness.” Obama denied that correcting a person for using the wrong pronoun is activism at all because it produces no real change. The tendency to “call out” others, according to Obama, resides principally on college campuses and on social media. In these settings, activists appear not to understand that “the world is messy, there are ambiguities, and people who do really good stuff have flaws.” (Danny Haiphong)
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