Barack Obama tweeted a four paragraph statement on the El Paso and Dayton shootings.
Quoting it in part:
We should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments; leaders who demonize those who don’t look like us, or suggest that other people, including immigrants, threaten our way of life, or refer to other people as sub-human, or imply that America belongs to just one certain type of people. Such language isn’t new–it’s been at the root of most human tragedy throughout history, here in America and around the world. It is at the root of slavery and Jim Crow, the Holocaust, the genocide in Rwanda and ethnic cleansing in the Balkans.
This has to be one of the most eloquent, velvet-wrapped pieces of hypocrisy that Mr. Obama has floated since he was in office. Let’s unpack it a bit.
First, “leaders who demonize.” How about “clinging to guns and religion” for starters? Or the blood-drenched “Arab spring?” Throughout his presidency, Obama demonized anyone who dared get in the way of his agenda. The media, who agreed with him, simply didn’t refer to it as “demonizing.”
Second, let’s look at the hypocrisy of referring to Rwanda. This one is really a masterpiece of gaslighting. Rwanda was never about race or religion or immigration. It was about class war and government power.
The Hutus and the Tutsis are the same people (“anthropologists say they are ethnically indistinguishable”). They have the same skin color, culture, and religion. They only differ in access to economic resources. In other words, the Tutsis were the “haves” and the Hutus were the “have-nots.”
I can’t think of a president more fixated on taking from the “haves” and giving to the “have-nots,” in inciting the “have-nots” to organize and force the “haves” to give up their so-called “privilege,” their wealth, power, access to better things, because the “have-nots” want that for themselves, than Barack Obama.
The entire history leading up to the Rwanda massacre, which is not really a “genocide” since the Tutsis and the Hutus are genetically the same people, but more properly an economic overthrow more akin to the Cuban or Russian revolutions, where the rich were killed because they’re rich, is based on community organizers like Obama whipping people into a frenzy of fear, entitlement, and rage. Rwanda was a class war led on by demagogue politicians who organized and fed the conflict.
In 1986, over 800,000 Tutsis–the “haves”–were slaughtered by the Hutu-led government. Though I doubt if Obama became president-for-life, that mass slaughter would happen in America, I don’t doubt that the outcome–overthrowing the Tutsi’s economic advantage by eliminating the Tutsis themselves, would be any different than fundamentally altering the demographics of the United States and using government confiscatory power to strip certain Americans of their stuff–would be cheered by Obama and his acolytes.
In his statement, Obama once again followed the advice of his longtime friend and advisor Rahm Emanuel, to never let a crisis go to waste. Once again, Obama is stirring up and fomenting the “resistance” to President Trump, whose recent remarks unmistakably condemned white supremacists and racial hatred.
Mr. Obama’s hypocrisy is not helping anyone but himself in a pathetic attempt to stay relevant.