Monday, May 7, 2018

Michelle Obama, beware the personality cult

You know, the right side of politics does the same thing that the left side of politics does, in taking an innocent statement and jumping on the worst possible interpretation of it as if that is the only interpretation possible. Even when other interpretations are offered they're dismissed because they don't work to reinforce the negative characterization that they've developed. For example Trump saying "mission accomplished" makes him just like Bush (who never said that, a banner was strung up without his knowledge) remarking on a flight mission that was accomplished, while the Middle East is still in chaos, and the American forces still up to their necks in it.

It's easy to mock, so mock away, and it doesn't matter the military expression is limited to the immediate sortie, you can tell them a hundred thousand times and they'll still mock it on their surface wrong interpretation. Just like my sister when she was ten.

The right side of politics cares nothing for race, to the left side race is the beating heart of everything. It's impossible for right side to view or hear anything Michelle Obama says with the eyes and ears of her specific audience. They cannot imagine themselves within a black audience who made an effort to go out and see her.

To my own ears her speech is a bit garbled while her message makes sense. I don't agree with it but it still makes sense when I'm pretending to be a black person, and she is one of my role models. Get a load of this:
When I hear people say, ‘You run. ... we still didn’t get ‘Yes, We Can.’ Until we get that right, it doesn’t matter who runs. I don’t think I’m any different from Hillary. We’ve got a lot of work to do before we’re focused on the who. Because we’re the who. We’re the answer to our own problems and its not finding the one great person to save us from ourselves. It’s us.
Fine. Whatever.

Also here's an example of her impenetrable and never to be straightened wrongness.
I’m concerned about us women, on how we think about ourselves and each other. What is going on in our heads where we let that [President Trump] happen? So I do wonder what are young girls dreaming about, when the most qualified person running was a woman and look what we did instead. That said something about where we’re at. If we as women are still suspicious about each other, if we still have this crazy bar for each other that we don’t have for men -- if we’re not comfortable with the notion that we can have a woman for president, compared to what? We need to have that conversation.
Most qualified person, that again, stop it already, you're killing me. That's what you need, more conversations about how absurd and how shallow and how wrong your premises are. You actually use those stupid ideas as touchstones to think? Get outta here.

Oh wait. You already are. You just haven't fully processed that yet. You're already outta here. Like that frog that keeps jerking after it's split open and pinned to the wax filled tray.

You should see the photo that Washington Examiner included with their story.  At first I thought it was another of right side political tricks, always use the worst photo of Michelle Obama that you can find in Google Images, one that sticks out for its ugly expression, furrowed brows, angry eyes, gnarling teeth, fury in a dress. Now, I'm thinking this photo might be from the event they're reporting, then contrast that with a reasonable pleasant photo of her challenger, like Daily Caller and Gateway Pundit always do. Apparently Legal Insurrection cannot find a pleasant photograph of Michell Obama or of Hillary Clinton, they reuse the most ridiculous and damaging photos taken of both.

Come on. Was this photo taken at the event?

She really needs an expression coach.

Because nobody reasonable is going to vote for that. It's another reason Trump won. He knows how to control his facial expressions. He knows exuding humor while saying unpleasant things is more effective than projecting anger, and this has nothing to do with being a woman. Although men will not elect a harpy for president. So she must check her harpy instincts.


I notice this with deaf people too. They know facial expression is essential in conveying meaning of the thing being spoken, but too often, more often than not, they form pained, tortured, abused facial expressions when they are not warranted, even when discussing something pleasant.So one wonders if they're capable of experiencing pleasure. Further, I see hearing people do this in imitation of deaf people because they see it so much. There is no painful irony to the pleasant thing being described but there's the aching expression. It forces me to widen my eyes like a newborn fawn filled with innocent naïve awe, and make myself smile at the unexpected pleasures in life. See what I did there? I used the i with two dots. *blink, blink*

1 comment:

edutcher said...

She is one of those angry people who couldn't smile to save her life. Remember Tim Geithner? Same thing. There's also Dan Blather.

The point is, she's not an attractive woman.

As for "we let this happen", WE made it happen. That nasty old We The People, who keep fouling up all our betters' wonderful plans. THEY did everything they could to keep it from happening, to the tune of 7 million fraudulent votes.

Mike thinks Mr DeMille is ready for her close-up, much like the Beast or Elizabeth Edwards. No, dear, you will never be ready, no matter how much you think it's your turn.

That's why you all married guys prettier than you.