“This idea of purity, and you’re never compromised, and you’re always politically woke and all that stuff, you should get over that quickly,” he said.
“The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws.”
Obama stated that the danger of being too “judgemental” of people on social media is something he sees “particularly on college campuses”, and has been “accelerated by social media.”
….“Like if I tweet or hashtag about how you didn’t do something right or used the wrong verb, then I can sit back and feel pretty good about myself. ‘Cause, ‘Man, you see how woke I was? I called you out’.”
…“That’s not activism. That’s not bringing about change,” he said.
“If all you’re doing is casting stones, you’re probably not going to get that far.”
If you think attacking people is going to change their mind, you’re a moron.
Their is nothing more ineffective and masturbatory than smugly broadcasting how much better you think your point of view is than other people who have similar views to your own.