RT [Micah Curtis]
Secondly, she, predictably, pulls the race card. Though I’m not the biggest fan of calls for empathy, I do think one is needed here. Imagine being a business owner in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Imagine working almost every day to make your small business a success. Then one day, a bunch of bored white kids chanting Black Lives Matter come and destroy your shop. Personally, I’m of the opinion that the hypothetical shop owner wouldn’t be too pleased. Now imagine the former First Lady telling you that you’re a racist because you’re mad about it. Doesn’t exactly sit well, does it?
As someone who is both entranced and terrified by George Orwell’s 1984, I know doublespeak when I hear it. Michelle Obama obscures the meaning of words like violence, peaceful, and protest. This is a deliberate tactic that both she and her husband have used several times in the past. It is a form of political gaslighting, intending to make the person listening question their own sanity and what they already know to be true. It is one of the dirtiest tactics that you can pull in politics, and it’s something that we shouldn’t desire to be the norm.