The Michelle Obama Bloviating Tour might be headed to a town near you soon.
If it is, I suggest you run. There’s nothing to see, much less hear, of this over-acclaimed windbag whose sole accomplishment of note is choosing a fellow who would one day be POTUS to marry. If there is anything valuable rattling around in that cerebellum, I’m hard-pressed to see a glimmer of it. And the room is awfully dark.
As part of the very first Obama Foundation’s “international summit,” the former FLOTUS lapsed into that tiresome “social expert” spiel where she seems impelled to annoyingly impart her so-called social intelligence on the masses. I would advise her not to quit her day job though…whatever it is.
Drawing on her reserves of “life experience,” she told the crowd that perhaps, just maybe, today’s men are pampered and have lapsed into a state of helpless self-entitlement.
Huh?? Whatchoo talk’n’ ’bout Willis?
Former first lady Michelle Obama explained Wednesday at a summit in Chicago that she believes men are “entitled,” and that women protect them too much.
[Michelle] said that men are essentially babied and protected by women, while women are raised to be “strong.”
“It’s like the problem in the world today is we love our boys, and we raise our girls,” Obama said. “We raise them to be strong, and sometimes we take care not to hurt men — and I think we pay for that a little bit.”
“Y’all should get you some friends,” Obama joked. “And talk to each other, because that’s the other thing [women] do — we straighten each other out on some things, our girlfriends.”
She continued: “It’s powerful to have strong men, but what does that strength mean? You know, does it mean respect? Does it mean responsibility? Does it mean compassion?”
I suspect that at this point in the talk, she smugly let the silence settle strategically while the crowd cooed in approval at the unspoken “strong man” she was implying.
“Are we protecting our men too much so they feel a little entitled and … self-righteous sometimes? But, that’s kind of on us too as women and mothers, as we nurture men and push girls to be perfect,” Obama said.
Uh, yeah, that’s it, Michelle.
Today’s man is weak because strong women have “taken it too easy” on them and turned their withering souls to estrogenized jelly. Sounds right to me. Sure. Don’t you have anything better to do than spew this garbage?
Men are in the state they are in because the rising communal and political “strength” of women has created a vacuum into which masculinity has been swallowed whole; masculinity is tarnished and pathologized and women have nothing to do with it. They are innocent beneficiaries of a great cultural evolution in the zero-sum game of gender relations. Strong women can only accommodate space for weak men. Society does not have room for both. If anything, women have beaten down men even further because they lack the “compassion” Michelle is fixated on; the compassion of the powerful, something today’s woman sorely lacks.
Men spoiled and entitled?
They should be so lucky.
I see Michelle Obama is succumbing to the Oprah Messiah Complex, in which vapid philosophizing thunders in our ears, a faux din of sensibility that cloaks the fact nothing of substance is really going on in that hyper-jawed noggin. Seemingly possessed of much more sensibility and wisdom than she truly possesses, her quasi-brand is breathed to life by a sea of ignorant onlookers.