Kirsters Baish| Former President Barack Obama is spending the week traveling around Africa. He spent time in South Africa on Tuesday, where he seemed to have trouble getting through his speech, in which he called for guaranteed income. In case you didn’t know what the definition of socialism is, it includes universal income.
The following video is essentially a perfect representation of what the Democratic Party is turning into, a Party that promotes failed politics.
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Fox News reported:
Former President Barack Obama, in a rare post-presidency speech abroad, took several thinly veiled shots at his successor and other populist “right-wing billionaires” — while openly touting a controversial liberal push for “universal income.”
In one of his biggest speeches since leaving the White House, Obama delivered the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday. He used the platform to rail against populist movements, which have gained strength in the U.S. and Europe.
Obama’s speech started off, “Given the strange and uncertain times we are in—and they are strange, and they are uncertain—with each day’s news cycles bringing more head spinning and disturbing headlines, I thought maybe it would be useful to step back for a moment and try to get some perspective.”
The former President went on to bash the “right-wing billionaires” who are heading up populist movements. He was obviously referring to Trump and European leaders in the same mindset.
Obama went on, “Populist movements, cynically funded by right-wing billionaires worried about their own interests. These movements tapped the unease that was felt by so many people who live outside of urban course. That their social status and privileges were eroding … threatened by outsiders, those who don’t look like them or sound like them.”
Obama continued to say that the “politics of fear and resentment and retrenchment” have started to “appear” again.
“I’m not being alarmist. I’m simply stating the facts. Look around—strongman politics are ascendant, suddenly, whereby elections and some pretense of democracy are maintained, the form of it, where those in power seek to undermine every institution or norm that gives democracy meaning,” he continued.
Obama also slammed “barely hidden racial nationalism.”