Skip to comments.Setting Tone for Post-Presidency, Obama Will Speak in South Africa on Tolerance
Posted on 04/23/2018 9:10:01 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
... Mr. Obama is inaugurating his most significant international project as an ex-president, with an announcement on Monday that the Obama Foundation plans to convene 200 young people this July in Johannesburg for five days of meetings, workshops and technical training.
At the same time, Mr. Obama will deliver a lecture to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, whom he eulogized after his death five years ago by saying he makes me want to be a better man.
The choice of Mandela and South Africa are freighted with symbolism for Mr. Obama at a time when his political legacy is being dismantled by his successor, President Trump, who crudely disparaged African countries and complained about laws that would protect immigrants from those places.
It gives him an opportunity to lift up a message of tolerance, inclusivity and democracy at a time when there are obviously challenges to Mandelas legacy around the world, said Benjamin J. Rhodes, a former speechwriter for Mr. Obama who still advises him.
Mandela, he added, endured far darker times than anything were enduring today.
Mr. Obama does not plan to take on Mr. Trump directly, in keeping with his practice of not publicly criticizing his successor. But Mr. Rhodes said he would not shrink from confronting the divisive issues raised by the Trump presidency.
Mr. Obama, he said, views this as the most important speech he has given since leaving the White House, one that will set the tone for his post-presidency. Mandela was a beacon to Mr. Obama, inspiring what he once said was his first act of political activism a speech he gave as a student at Occidental College for the anti-apartheid movement.
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Will he have a fly on his lip, again?
[It gives him an opportunity to lift up a message of tolerance, inclusivity and democracy at a time when there are obviously challenges to Mandelas legacy around the world, said Benjamin J. Rhodes, a former speechwriter for Mr. Obama who still advises him.]
Yes like government confiscation of the land of white South African farmers.
Maybe he can help them tolerantly, inclusively confiscate the land of white farmers so they can starve democratically.
Back to Africa.
Don’t forget your Sign Language Interpreter!!
Tolerance is Communist code for lay down your arms and surrender to us — or else.
Does he really think that the South African EFF politicians who are running around demanding that white land be confiscated and whites who resist be killed are going to listen to his kumbaya, let’s all get along speech?
Yep, preaching about tolerance in a country now attempting to kick white farmers off their land. Same old Obama sh**, different podium.
He's already on on their currency.
Let's invite these White farmers to settle in the US.
“Lessee...Bill and Hill made a cool billion with their phony ‘Clinton Foundation.’ How can I top them?”
Meanwhile, between vacations, globe trotting, speech giving and chooming:
‘Former President Barack Obama has inked a $65 million deal for his memoir, a joint agreement that also will include a book written by former first lady Michelle Obama.
It is the highest amount ever paid for a presidential memoir.’
Hopefully Bill Ayers is hard at work on it. Otherwise Random House may get stiffed the way his first couple of publishers did.
White farmers are being MAU MAUd as Kenya and Zimbob natives did years ago and still doing.
Kill all the whites reigns again in/on the DARK Continent !
Obviously he’s not going to tell the South Africans to stop seizing land and money from Whites, and to stop murdering them.
They laughed when I said that the left want to eliminate Whites, after taking all their money.
You've got it all wrong. Obama will be their to encourage them not condemn them.
Still has the same speechwriter. Valerie Jarret still top “aide”.
The shadowy cabal which snuck him into the White House still has to lead him around by the nose.
“Maybe he can help them tolerantly, inclusively confiscate the land of white farmers so they can starve democratically.”
The camps they are putting the whites in are for their safety, or so said Sonderführe Obama.
Once again - Obama does something for short term optics, which will, in the long run, make him look like an ass - at least for anyone paying attention.
When South Africa finally goes down the toilet, the media won’t remind us Obama latched on to them to burnish his phony Nobel Prize, community organizer credentials.
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