The Obamas seem to like all the trappings of wealth and power: the SUV limos, the ability to clog city traffic for miles; the private jets, the ability to travel at will and at where; the designers hankering to be employed , the magazine covers.
I’ve known people like this all my life. Such persons will bash those richer than they. However, if these same persons ever become rich, they will not be shy about displaying evidence of their wealth, meant for the consumption of your eyeballs—nor will they be shy about looking down on you for having less money. It’s a mini-drama played out in traffic all the time here in Southern California and, undoubtedly, all over. My great-aunt called it ‘floor-showing.’
And, that’s what I think the Obamas have been doing since the inauguration, but there’s more to the charade than that: it’s a sort of “in your face” attitude to struggling America. From the Obamas, with spite.
They are saying this to us:
“We’ll take your country down; we’ll hollow out every institution you hold dear; we’ll shame you before other nations;
“We’ll spend every last cent in your treasury, and then some; we’ll make worthless that which is left;
“We’ll spy on you—on the street, on the phone, on the Internet, even in your bedroom;
“We’ll pay all your local and state law enforcement agencies to militarize themselves and to strike fear in you; you’ll never know what they are going to do, nor when;
“We’ll do all of those things and more.
“And while we’re doing it, we’re going to have a great time spending your money—eating, drinking, golfing, taking selfies, and being merry, for…
“Tomorrow, you die. And you deserve to die.”
It isn’t as if they’ve been keeping it a secret.
Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2009; the second edition in 2012. Her new novel, Arlen’s Harem, is due in 2014. Help her fund it and help keep her blog alive!