Former President Barack Obama is asking for donations to construct his presidential library whereas planning a large birthday soiree at his Martha’s Winery property.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald weighed in Wednesday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” arguing that the previous president goals to get wealthy at everybody else’s expense.
“It’s the ethos of neoliberalism,” he stated. “Leaders get wealthy on the expense of everyone else.”
In keeping with Greenwald, presidential libraries as an idea didn’t exist for the150 years since U.S. presidents are anticipated to be revered merely as civil servants.
“You don’t want like a shrine to your existence,” Greenwald stated.
This was till Franklin Roosevelt led the nation by way of momentous historic occasions just like the Nice Melancholy and WWII the place these paperwork have been stored in his library. However now Obama’s library is simply pushing the envelope, Greenwald defined, with its grandiose structure, 4 totally different buildings, and a 235-foot museum tower in his honor.
Greenwald revealed that the previous president has additionally eliminated the library from the record-keeping system, usually administered by the Nationwide Archives, which places the library’s papers in possession of Obama himself as an alternative of the general public.
“So to maintain management of it he’s elevating cash from folks in the midst of a pandemic in a joblessness and eviction disaster proper as he was planning a multi-million-dollar party bash at his $12 million property which is his second weekend dwelling in Martha’s Winery,” he stated.
These within the ruling class have been reluctant to be “flamboyant” about abusing their energy and flashing their cash to keep up societal stability, Greenwald stated, but Obama’s life-long support Valerie Jarrett has the audacity to publicly solicit for the development of his “shrine.”
“How lengthy is the inhabitants going to tolerate that?” he requested.