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Obama Suggests “Institutionalized Oppression” Exists in the United States

Another golden moment from Barack Obama’s speech this week in South Africa

We already know that he went to another country and attacked a sitting president. Even worse, I’ve now discovered, he attacked America, the country of which he used to be president.

It is a plain fact that racial discrimination still exists in both the United States and South Africa. And it is also a fact that the accumulated disadvantages of years of institutionalized oppression have created yawning disparities in income, and in wealth, and in education, and in health, in personal safety, in access to credit.

He’s right, there is still racism in this country, although a former president making negative statements about the United States overseas is bad form. But racism is no longer nearly as prevalent as it was, and it is not the chief factor keeping African Americans from gaining an equal economic footing with whites.

And we do not have institutionalized oppression in this country. No, we don’t.

16 Responses to Obama Suggests “Institutionalized Oppression” Exists in the United States

  1. Comforting to know that some things never change. Barack Obama is still a blathering @$$hole.
    With sideshows such as this he has squandered ANY good he could be credited with as POTUS.

  2. The guy who single-handedly set back race relations 50 years in this country complains about institutional racism and oppression.

    What a piece of, um, work.

  3. Institutional oppression? I guess he overlooked the millions of Americans who voted for him not just once, but twice! I find it amazing that the very man who started all the “racial” chaos and hatred, forgets that he was blessed to be the CIC. Why does no one challenge him in his remarks? Actually what exactly did Obama do to make his fellow black sisters & brothers better, especially in the first 4years he (w/ a Democrat majority) was in charge. A BIG FAT NOTHING! What Obama did do was continue to tell them how oppressed they were by whites, and the “system, all the while allowing millions of illegals into the country to flood the low-skill job market and into the welfare system. We see that, why can’t they?

  4. Obama weighed in on the possibility of universal income being floated in Chicago, of which he whole heartedly endorses. Someone should tell him we already have such a program, IT’S CALLED WELFARE! Gee I wonder where will Chicago get the money to do this? Perhaps Obama isn’t already aware, but Chicago is BROKE and their credit rating is in the tank. Democrats are all for using everyone’s money but their own.

  5. Let him stay in South Africa. Let him work his “magic” on those ppl like he did here for 8 years. What a waste. At least there he will have an audience for his nonsense. Maybe he can have a beer summit and make it better. It worked so well here. All he creates are victims. Go away.

  6. Lefties like Obama continue to tell the blacks they are victims. Victims are not responsible. They see the glass as half empty or what they don’t have.

    Take a look at Kaepernick. Very few make the kind of money he made when he was a quarterback. He had a good deal. How many other countries could provide him with a similar deal. How many countries would throw him in jail for kneeling? NFL owners do not want him because he is trouble.

    Obama continues to reinforce this attitude of being a victim.

  7. Institutional oppression? Yeah, I agree, but not the way he hopes.
    Who is it that gets thrown out of restaurants, assaulted on the streets, dismissed from jobs, forced into silence, and must deny their true feelings – why, it’s conservatives, or Trump supporters, or even just Repubs.
    Governments are denying religious beliefs, refusing to acknowledge that a child in the womb is a human being, trying to force people to believe that one can change DNA by will, and refuses to allow free speech anywhere that they don’t approve of.
    What group of Americans is blamed for all of the world’s ills – White, heterosexual males. The hatred and discrimination of these men is beyond sanity and factual information.
    Yep. Thanks Obama for pointing out what our “values” have become.

  8. Saint Obama (and the country) would be better served if he studied the example of some of his predecessors–the Bushes, Reagan, Carter, Eisenhower, Ford, Truman, etc. When they left the office they remained pretty much silent about their replacement. They kept their counsel, minded their own business and didn’t try to destroy the new president’s administration–whether the agreed with it or not.

    But not Barry. Oh no. He’s making a fool of himself on his hysterical remarks. In that, he is a fanatical True Believer, as described by Eric Hoffer, in his book, “The True Believer”. If you haven’t read or recently reread the book (it’s short and pithy) you might want to give it a read. It explains today’s lefty Progressive perfectly. I recommend it.

    “The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements”

    https://www.amazon.com/True-Believer-Thoughts-Movements-Perennial/dp/0060505915

    One Hoffer quote I like:

    “It is remarkable by how much a pinch of malice enhances the penetrating power of an idea or an opinion. Our ears, it seems, are wonderfully attuned to sneers and evil reports about our fellow men.”

    That’s a key tactic of the Left as they try to destroy Trump, isn’t it?

  9. In a way it is thrilling that 300 years of subversion & revolution are confronted with its nemesis: a strong, transcendent, white, male leader who acknowledges Tradition. The boomer legacy is the capstone of our ruin (Vietnam veterans & their supporters excluded) but God , in His incredible mercy, is giving His Americans a chance to recreate our Nation .