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When you keep pulling bricks out of the Wall that is Society…

Interesting article to puruse:

Obama’s Social Experiments Are Wreaking Havoc on America Today

Can you see where this is going?  When you upset and then throw away long term Society’s norms built up over hundreds of years for the sake of “PROGRESS!”, why should anyone be surprised? Sure, some wrongs have been righted but then Progressives just had to charge over the cliff wall and take all of the rest of us with them (abbreviated, emphasis mine).

While the Left’s advocacy on social issues and identity politics long predated Obama, the former president’s policies supercharged many of the issues dividing America in 2018. His administration helped launch the current liberal cultural wave that wreaks havoc on American politics — and extends far beyond politics. Here are five key ways Obama’s policies impacted American culture, beginning with #MeToo, sexual assault, and Brett Kavanaugh.

1. The sexual assault maelstrom.

It all started in 2011, when the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) under Obama’s Department of Education (DOE) issued a “Dear Colleague” letter reinterpreting Title IX of the 1972 Higher Education Act. The OCR letter encouraged colleges and universities to set up what Harvard Law professors Jacob Gerson and Jeannie Suk called a “sex bureaucracy.”…

Consider it the first shot in uprooting America’s “innocent until proven guilty” and the Rule of Law via Due Process.  Add the second one:

2. Transgender ideology.

In 2016, Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ) redefined the Civil Rights Act of 1964, arguing that North Carolina’s House Bill 2 engaged in illegal sex discrimination against transgender people. The bill merely stipulated that school restrooms and locker rooms which are not single-occupancy must be single-sex, and that students can only use the facility that matches their biological sex on their birth certificate.

The DOJ’s move here (and with a similar change in 2014) was monumental. The Obama administration redefined “sex”

And then the lemmings made the jump into a rather badly written book (from what I understand):

3. “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Since President Donald Trump’s election, Democrats have compared the new president to dystopian rulers from novels such as “1984.” None has become more popular than “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a dystopian novel about a government that removes women’s right to vote, to work, and to hold property — and forces fertile women to be systematically raped to have children. In the book — and the Hulu series on which it is based — the government justifies this horrific misogyny by referring to the Bible, twisting a well-known passage out of context.

How did liberals come to the conclusion that Trump’s presidency represents “The Handmaid’s Tale?” They likely got the idea from the battles over health care coverage for contraception…

The major problem is that they think that this, along with the “Religious Theocracy Takeover” they’ve been wailing about since the 60s, can actually happen – or worse (re: Joe Biden’s claim that Republicans were going to put blacks back in chains remark).

4. Same-sex marriage.

When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, he ran as an opponent of same-sex marriage, but he pledged to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy against open homosexuality in the U.S. military. By February 2011, he refused to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and in May of 2012, he supported same-sex marriage. Obama didn’t stop there. In July 2014, he signed an executive order granting LGBT employees who work for government contractors special rights against “discrimination,” and in April 2015, he declared that “conversion therapy” should be banned. American public opinion had already started changing on the issue, and Obama’s “evolution” on same-sex marriage arguably reflected that of the general public. That said, his policy moves had tremendous implications…

Need I say more? Race relations were getting better before Obama became President.  Why did they go south?

5. Race.

Last but not least, no article on Obama’s impact on America’s culture could be complete without a discussion of race. The former president’s declaration that “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon” Martin should be remembered in infamy. America’s first black president could have improved race relations — instead, he worsened them.

Simple: community organizer mentality and deeds – not just in #5 but in ALL of the above.  Rub the people raw over some injustice (actual or made up), then rub salt into the resulting wound.  Of course, stay in the background and let someone else “lead” but always be there in the background subtly manipulating the action.  He admitted that he sucked at it but when you gain the nexcess of Power that is inherent in the Oval Office, there are a lot of ways to make happen what one is determined to do (with a pen and a phone).

The problem is, like a community organizer steeped in Cultural Marxism, he has created the divides and chaos he wanted.

Go read the whole thing.