Michell O Laments Lack of Thought-Crime Laws, Urges Kids to Monitor Parents

Ed Driscoll » Michelle Obama Instructs Children of Oceania: Monitor Your Parents For Thoughtcrime

“There can be no aspect of your daily life that’s removed from politics,” Jim Treacher writes at the Daily Caller, “Now you will be monitored by your own children for expressing unapproved opinions. You’d better watch what you say at the dinner table, Mom and Dad.”

Jim links to this post at The Blaze:

First lady Michelle Obama is encouraging students to monitor their older relatives, friends and co-workers for any racially insensitive comments they might make, and to challenge those comments whenever they’re made.

The first lady spoke on Friday to graduating high school students in Topeka, Kansas, and in remarks released over the weekend, Obama said students need to police family and friends because federal laws can only go so far in stopping racism.

“[O]ur laws may no longer separate us based on our skin color, but nothing in the Constitution says we have to eat together in the lunchroom, or live together in the same neighborhoods,” she said. “There’s no court case against believing in stereotypes or thinking that certain kinds of hateful jokes or comments are funny.”

You can tell that if she or her husband could figure out some way to change that, they damned well would.  Immediately.

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Michell O Laments Lack of Thought-Crime Laws, Urges Kids to Monitor Parents — 7 Comments

  1. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every day Michelle gave, like, a little three-minute talk on important topics like this and uploaded it onto youtube, and every school in the country started with an assembly where all the kids watched it and then broke into small fifteen-minute discussion groups? And imagine how effective that would be in educating their parents about things like income inequality, climate change, gun control, alternative energy, eating healthy (and local!), getting exercise, engaging with others by joining communal improvement groups — oh, my, the possibilities are endless.

    Can anyone think of one good reason we shouldn’t do this?

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