- The Washington Times - Friday, April 21, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Steel yourselves. Barack Obama’s about to emerge from the shadows — and first stop, University of Chicago.

Why there? No doubt, it’s one of the more receptive breeding grounds for his particular brand of activism — the activism he’ll be touting to malleable student-age minds while engaging in, as his people called it, a “conversation about community organizing and civic engagement.”

Make no mistake about it. This is about teaching the upcoming generation, loud as it already is about all topics that offend, to get even louder, even Leftist Prouder, and to — here’s the gist — use that Leftist Loud and Proud persona to tackle the problem of President Donald Trump.

This will all be couched in polite-sounding language, of course.

“This event is part of President Obama’s post-presidency goal to encourage and support the next generation of leaders driven by strengthening communities around the country and the world,” a statement about the event from Obama aides read.

Yeah. OK. And the Black Lives Matter movement is about supporting the next generation of young leaders as they try to navigate the rocky paths of race relations to foster strong communities in the country and around the globe.

See? It’s all in how you frame it.

And just as everyone knows the Black Lives Matter movement is truly just a cover to take part in anti-cop, anti-Caucasian violence — to smash glass and shoot police, extra points for white ones — pretty much everyone knows, too, Obama’s University of Chicago speech is aimed at one thing and one thing only: to agitate the crowd of adoring listeners to action.

More specifically: to agitate them to action against Trump.

“Among the schools given tickets are the U. of [Chicago], Northwestern University, Loyola University Chicago, University of Illinois Chicago, Roosevelt University and Chicago State University,” the Chicago Tribune reported. “Minority-serving organizations also were given tickets.”

Yes indeed. It’s a call-to-arms for the far-left — and one that no doubt is going to be heavily covered by the media. Now the big question is this: Will conservatives at and near the university rise up and protest, break store windows, burn police vehicles, tear up American flags, attack police and bully innocent passersby because they disagree with Obama’s politics? Or are such behaviors simply reserved for Berkeley students, who did just that when former Breitbart senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to appear?

Right. No need to answer. ‘Cause when it comes to Freedom of Speech, the right exercises tolerance. The left? Tolerance is just another word for “my way or the highway,” and when it comes to dissenters, it’s anything goes.

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