The Obamas are “free at last” from having to face the voters again – and free to tell us what they really think.
For Barack, there’s no longer any need to hide his inner racist. And he’s no longer bashful about advocating to “spread the wealth” – Karl Marx style.
For Michelle, there’s no longer a need to run from her early statements like, “For the first time in my adult life, I’m really proud of my country (now that my husband is president).”
I was born and raised near Tuskegee, and our high-school teacher took us to visit the campus every summer. We slept in the dorms, ate in the cafeteria, and the experience made a lasting impression on me – so much so that I patterned my private school, The BOND Leadership Academy, after Tuskegee.
Booker T. Washington was born a slave, without his father. Yet, armed with a strong spirit, hard work and the assistance of white philanthropists who helped fund his institute, Washington became one of our greatest Americans.
In contrast, what have Barack or Michelle ever done to truly help anyone beside themselves?
It speaks poorly of today’s Tuskegee that a follower of Dubois was invited to speak there. If Booker T. were alive, he would have run Michelle out of town.
The Obamas despise Washington’s simple, Christian philosophy for success, preferring the racial agitation philosophy of Washington’s elitist, Marxist nemesis, W.E.B. Dubois.
Let’s compare the message Michelle Obama delivered to students at Tuskegee to Booker T. Washington’s words.
Michelle began by reciting a litany of injustices committed against blacks, including lynching and Jim Crow. She reflected on how the Tuskegee Airmen (the first black military pilots in the U.S. Armed Forces) were subjects of discrimination.
She then told the students, “The road ahead is not going to be easy, it never is – especially for folks like you and me.”
This is the first lady of the United States. Michelle has a staff that waits on her hand and foot. She and her family take lavish vacations and jet across the globe at taxpayer expense. The Washington Post reported the cost to taxpayers for her Africa trip alone was about $100 million!
Michelle didn’t mention her privileges; she played the victim card:
“My husband and I, we’ve both felt the sting of daily slights throughout our entire lives! The folks who cross the street in fear of their safety, the clerks who kept a close eye on us in all those department stores, the people at formal events who assumed we were the help, and those who have questioned our intelligence, our honesty – even our love of this country.”
Booker T. Washington talked about people like Barack and Michelle:
“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs – partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”
After working the Tuskegee students into a state of anger at white Americans, Michelle ended with a hard close:
“Those nagging worries that you’re gonna get stopped or pulled over for absolutely no reason. The fear that your job application will be overlooked because of the way your name sounds … Those feelings are real … They’re playing out in Baltimore and Ferguson and so many others across this country … You got to vote. Vote… vote… vote. That’s it. That’s the way we move forward.”
Michelle thus showed herself to be just another political hack who – like her husband – uses racial agitation as a means to power.
Contrast this with the conclusion of Booker T. Washington’s famous Atlanta Exposition speech, where he encouraged blacks and whites in the South:
“Cast down your bucket where you are – cast it down in making friends in every manly way of the people of all races by whom we are surrounded. Cast it down in agriculture, mechanics, in commerce, in domestic service, and in the professions. … No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem… nor should we permit our grievances to overshadow our opportunities.
“Yet far above and beyond material benefits will be that higher good, that, let us pray God, will come, in a blotting out of sectional differences and racial animosities and suspicions, in a determination to administer absolute justice, in a willing obedience among all classes to the mandates of law. This, coupled with our material prosperity, will bring into our beloved South a new heaven and a new earth.”
Which do you prefer, Americans, Booker T. Washington’s Heaven, or Michelle Obama’s hell?
Check out “The Word on the Street” video, “Jesse Peterson on Michelle Obama’s Racist Speech at Tuskegee“: