See, so someone like myself is hypervigilant about how I appear to people but conversely, I’m pathologically disinterested in their opinions. I’m a colliding mess of motives and agendas and I can’t even figure myself out most times. I am very conscious of how I present myself but I bumble a lot. I heedlessly expose myself with vulnerable vagaries of myopic compulsion; I try not to come across as that which I suspect I do, anyhow.
In other words, why care. I simply must be…me. Thinking is a curse.
I don’t think, I know: I am a man who despises Barack Obama.
The problem is that in 2021 America, expression of dislike of Barack Obama places you in many preconceived categories with the Woke Folk. If you hate on Obama, you are a racist Nazi hate-mongering anti-vaxxer. And you probably have an enigmatic letter “Q” represented inside your home and car.
Such is the cultural mythos that this man has cultivated since his departure from Washington DC in 2017. He has lingered on the outskirts of our political psyche though, like a persistent mold that doesn’t unloosen its grip on the bathroom wall of our cultural psyche.
As I wrote in my less than adoring ode to Obama yesterday, “let’s imagine a world without twats.”
I just hope it doesn’t look like my Obama hate is over-the-top or obsessive to the casual observer. I’m not that troubled by him, but I am very bothered by his disingenuousness. He’s a con artist and a race agitator in Cliff Huxtable clothing. The great bridge to blackdom that all of us can jive with in this collective racial playing field of diversity and love is exploited cynically by this Obama character.
So it’s important to me that people don’t assume I’m [fill in the blank pet term you give for everyone who doesn’t share your liberal sensibilities]; I just do not care for him and his ostentatious virtuosity.
When I have doubts about my motives or the sincerity of my behavior, I’m lightened and somewhat justified when my opinions are validated by other clear thinkers, which in today’s lingo just means people who don’t buy the mainstream narrative.
Obama logged on Twitter Tuesday to dump kerosene on the multiple racial bonfires taking place in Minnesota right now, posting a statement that referred to the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and the “heart-wrenching murder of George Floyd.”
The express purpose of the trial is, in part, to determine whether Floyd was murdered. It already features a nonsequestered jury that is no doubt nervous that an acquittal will inevitably ignite more widespread rioting and violence as seen all throughout 2020 and again this week, following the shooting death of Daunte Wright.
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In what world would it be helpful for a former president, our first black one, to call the defendant in the Chauvin trial a murderer before jury deliberation has even begun?
That former president is a constitutional lawyer, heralded by the media as an “intellectual,” who knows exactly what’s at stake here.
But Obama doesn’t seem so much as a former president as a current activist advancing his version of the cause of social justice. And under social justice, due process is an obstacle, not an entitlement.