Obama Blasts Woke ‘Purity’ and the Cancel Culture

Obama Blasts Woke ‘Purity’ and the Cancel Culture, by John Nolte.

Former President Barack Obama derided the political left’s woke purists and the overall cancel culture during a talk Tuesday at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, Illinois:

“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 world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws,” Obama said. …

“Like, if I tweet or hashtag about how you didn’t do something right, or used the wrong [pronoun] … then I can sit back and feel pretty good about myself. ‘Cause man, you see how woke I was? I called you out.’”

“That’s not activism,” Obama added. “That’s not bringing about change. If all you’re doing is casting stones, you’re probably not going to get that far.”

Before we put a MAGA hat on President Bitter Clinger, what’s important to keep in mind is that if the Fascist Woketard Movement was effective at furthering the left’s agenda, does anyone doubt Obama would be all for it?

Listen, this guy lost a brutal re-election campaign in 2016. No, he wasn’t on the ballot, but make no mistake, he was out there next to Hillary promising America a third Obama term, and lost to a man he personally despises, a man who promised to reverse Obama’s entire legacy. …

Obama understands that one of the primary reasons Trump won was due to a backlash against increasingly stifling political correctness, which has only gotten worse while Trump has been in office.

Obama knows how unattractive this movement is, how it turns off most Americans, and that it plays into the hands of the political right. …

Woke is what happens when a large part of our culture rejects the Judeo-Christian ideals of tolerance, a path to redemption, and forgiveness, and instead embraces a secular religion that demands rigid conformity, celebrates intolerance of dissent, and punishes individualism and intellectual diversity.

Again, the message to lefties is to back off on the politically correct tactics, ‘cos they are not doing the left any favors when it comes to winning over hearts and minds. Too early for those tactics, comrades …