My wife showed me an article from Teen Vogue that appeared on her Facebook feed, Fox News Readers Are Really Upset About Malia Obama Getting Into Harvard.
Of course, they only focus on race, because identity politics have to identity politics.
There were some racist comments, and those are ugly and unjustifiable. What Teen Vogue doesn’t address is what makes them hypocrites.
Malia Obama grew up in the White House, a privilege only a handful of children in recent history have had.
Her dad is one of the most famous and beloved people in the world, with his own cult following in Hollywood and politics. He is worth an estimated $12.2 Million and makes $400,000 per speech. He and his wife are Harvard law graduates.
According to the New York Time Malia chose to attend Harvard.
Malia Obama, his older daughter and perhaps the nation’s most scrutinized and sought-after college applicant, has opted to attend Harvard Universitybeginning in the fall of 2017, apparently disregarding her parents’ counsel that she need not choose a school with a big name and reputation…
Harvard has long been a destination for the children of American and foreign leaders as well as those of celebrities and the ultrawealthy; its police force even has a three-person dignitary protection unit.
Malia did not have to go through the application process that other college students go through, she was invited to attend the most prestigious college in America. Talk about privilege.
What will her future look like?
Let’s look at her Clinton doppelganger.
Chelsea Clinton went to Stanford for college. She was hired by McKinsey & Co., one of the world’s most prestigious consulting firms, with no experience or business acumen. She then went to Wall Street to be a chemical industry analyst despite having no experience or education in engineering or chemistry.
Then she got a $600,000/year job with NBC to do make work special reports.
She then went to work for the Clinton
Money Laundering Foundation.
Now she makes $65,000 per speech to say nothing.
She has had a top 1% life handed to her because there are people in business who love Bill Clinton.
Malia will go to Harvard. She will probably go to law school, maybe Harvard, maybe Columbia. When she clerks for a judge, it will be a Liberal on the Supreme Court or a judge appointed by her dad. She will get some six-figure salary to do make work at a prestigious law firm who does a lot of work for the goverment.
If not that, than in some other way Obama cultists will make sure Malia is taken care of for life.
All this time, the working and middle class Americans who have been fucked sideways by Obamacare and Obama’s other terrible economic policies are going to continue to be underpaid and under employed because of her father’s policies. They are going to have a tough time with upward mobility, and an ever harder time sending their kids to college.
Malia Obama is perhaps one of three of the MOST privileged people on earth (only Sasha and Chelsea Clinton can compete) but Teen Vogue wants to forget that because she’s a victim.
Malia’s privilege doesn’t negate her blackness and these commenters quickly reminded us all that she and all black people are still perceived as inferior by some, even when we earn acceptance into the nation’s best colleges.
This is the hypocrisy of the Left. The 50 year old white guy, who was making $55K as a foreman at the factory until it went under and now is a Wal-Mart greeter in some small Rust Belt town is more privileged than the daughter of the President who will be given everything in life, because she’s black.
If there was anything I could do to fight privilege, my own form of “Social Justice” here it is:
Never hire anybody who attended an Ivy League school. Dumpster every resume from a “prestigious” (Berkeley, Brown, Oberlin) university*. Give the kid from a middle tier state school a chance. He or she will probably work twice as hard and be twice as dedicated given the opportunity.
*I will make an exception for my Alma Mater and a few highly regarded similar tiny technical institutes like Harvey Mudd and Embry Riddle, since they know what they are doing.