Monday, November 11, 2019
Jacob Bacharach | Barack Obama seems more concerned with cancel culture than reversing America's right-wing slide.
Former President Barack Obama was back in the news last week, finally breaking his polite post-Presidential silence on the great political crisis our nation finds itself facing at this moment of constitutional strange and social disunion: college kids, tweets, and hashtags.
Obama's comments about "woke" culture and hashtag activism -- "This idea of purity and you're never compromised and you're always politically woke and all that stuff, you should get over that quickly," the former President said -- earned him plaudits from the usual bipartisan rogues' gallery of middlebrow hacks and political jobbers,
although it lacked the apocalyptic tenor that's come to characterize the public discourse about wokeness's near-twin, "cancel culture,"
in which getting heckled on Twitter is the equivalent of being put in the stocks.
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