A recent announcement by Netflix explains that the company has entered into "a multi-year agreement" with the Obamas to "produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features."
The plan is to give the former president a global platform to tell his "stories." In speaking publicly about the agreement, Obama explained that he's personally excited about having the ability to "train the next generation of leaders" without having to be in the White House or even hold the title of president.
"Everyone has a story that is pretty sacred," Obama reportedly stated, adding that listening to these stories has helped him to become a better public servant. "We want to tell stories. This [Netflix deal] becomes a platform. We are interested in lifting people up and identifying people doing amazing work. We did this in the White House," Obama added.
Two examples that Obama pointed to were meetings with both Hamilton creator and Broadway producer Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bruce Springsteen. Obama wants to find others who want to tell their stories as well, and he wants to broadcast this through Netflix to people all around the world.
Stories that "we think are important, and lift up and identify talent, that can amplify the connections between all of us" are what Obama says he's most concerned with conveying to the world. "I continue to believe that if we are hearing each other's stories and recognizing ourselves in each other, then our democracy works," Obama added.
Building upon the anti-American principles he pushed so aggressively while occupying the White House, Obama explained, in so many words, that everyone in the world needs to come together. He warned against the tendency towards "tribalism," which is code for sovereign nations, people groups, and borders.
"We are all human," Obama stated. "I know this sounds trite, and yet, right now globally, we have competing narratives ... We go tribal. We go ethnic. We pull in, we push away."
These are rather ironic comments for Obama to make, considering that positive race relations plummeted to the lowest levels ever under Obama's leadership. The racist group Black Lives Matter, as one example, both began and flourished while Obama was president.
And yet, now, Obama wants to lecture the world into "cooperating" with one another and "sharing their stories." He even wants to use Netflix as an opportunity for he and Michelle to "set up institutions based on rule of law and a sense of principals and the dignity and worth of every individual."
In other words, Obama's plan is to sidestep President Trump entirely and continue leading from people's laptop and television screens. And Michelle has no plans to stop being a pseudo First Lady, either, having stated back in early May during a high school event in Philadelphia that she intends to be a "forever First Lady."
Both Obamas obviously think very highly of themselves, believing themselves to be God's gift to mankind when it comes to solving the "clash" that currently exists in American politics. Using one world order rhetoric, the two plan to "be a voice" to raise an army of "next generation" leaders both in the United States and abroad – and Netflix is the entity working alongside them to make this happen.
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