While on her international book tour to promote Becoming, Michelle Obama made a point to say how world leaders were “not as smart as they seem.” The remark was quickly mocked by noted author and historian Dinesh D’Souza, who reminded the world that Ms. Obama’s own college thesis was once described by Christopher Hitchens as both, “hateful and laughable” and one that was obsessed with Michelle’s own blackness, latent racism, and the topic that clearly interested Michelle the most—herself.
Ms. Obama, looking rather tired and bloated as she promoted her book this week in London, was quick to elevate her own self-importance at the expense of those world leaders she came in contact with during her eight years in the White House:
“I have been at probably every powerful table that you can think of,” she said. “I have worked at nonprofits, I have been at foundations, I have worked in corporations, served on corporate boards, I have been at G-summits, I have sat in at the UN. They are not that smart.”
D’Souza found Michelle’s all-too-quick willingness to call others stupid impossible to ignore from someone who’s own college thesis pointed to a jarring lack of intelligence:
Sporting a new wig, some faded denim, and an even greater amount of self-importance Michelle Obama descended upon Temple University and anointed herself First Lady for life.
As the face of CNN, Anderson Cooper makes a very good living as wealthy, privileged white man casting judgments of affiliation upon his political enemies. This includes taking a handful of idiotic white supremacists and declaring they represent millions of Republicans/conservatives, pro-America, Trump supporters, etc.
And yet Mr. Cooper himself has a much closer affiliation to slavery than he likely wants his leftist viewers to know. As a descendant of the Vanderbilt family, one of the wealthiest “old money” families in American history, Cooper is a direct descendant of big time slave owners. Cooper’s great-great grandfather, Cornelius Vanderbilt, owned several plantations, including a South Carolina plantation where Michelle (Robinson) Obama’s ancestor Jim Robinson was born.
All of which means Anderson Cooper has benefited financially with greatly improved socio-economic standing via an empire literally built upon the backs of American slaves.
Will Mr. Cooper disavow his own family? (Remember, that is the very type of thing he demands of others based on nothing more than distant secondary affiliation. It’s crazy, biased, and detracts from far more important issues facing the country but that is what the Establishment media continues to do over and over again so why not apply those same insane rules to Mr. Cooper?)
And what of CNN? Will it disavow Anderson Cooper – a direct beneficiary of slave labor?
Or does exaggerated false moral “responsibility” only pertain to others and not themselves?