(Liberty Bell) – Over the last few years “woke” culture has whizzed to the center of American politics, but the patron saint of modern American radical leftism is now disparaging the hyper-sensitive culture.
“This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re always politically woke and all that stuff, you should get over that quickly,” former President Barack Obama said, also noting at an event on Tuesday that folks need to “get over that quickly.”
The former POTUS made these comments at his foundation’s third annual summit in Chicago, adding that wokeness is “not activism.”
Woah! Gloves off.
“This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re always politically woke and all that stuff, you should get over that quickly,” Obama said, to which some in the crowd laughed.
“The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws.” he continued.
He also cited college campuses for breeding grounds for this kind of social purity, sounding more like Dennis Prager than himself.
“One danger I see among young people particularly on college campuses,” he said, “I do get a sense sometimes now among certain young people, and this is accelerated by social media, there is this sense sometimes the way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people and that’s enough.”
He also took a stab at the internet’s keyboard social justice warriors.
“Like if I tweet or hashtag about how you didn’t do something right or used the wrong verb or then, I can sit back and feel good about myself: ‘You see how woke I was? I called you out.’” he mocked.
“Get on TV. Watch my show. Watch Grownish. You know, that’s not activism. That’s not bringing about change.” he added, sardonically.
“If all you’re doing is casting stones,” he said, “you know, you’re probably not going to get that far. That’s easy to do.”
Well boy, there are going to be a lot of very triggered snowflakes out there who thought that their intersectional wokeness made them bonafide members of the resistance.
What universe are we living in where suddenly Obama seems moderate?