It’s no surprise that leftists like Michelle Obama don’t place high value on parenthood.
The former First Lady said in her newly-released Netflix documentary Becoming that having children was a “concession” that cost her “aspirations and dreams.”
She made the remarks while talking about her desire to become “equal” to her husband, President Barack Obama.
“My relationship with Barack was all about our equal partnership,” she recalled. “If I was going to have a unique voice with this very opinionated man, I had to get myself up and set myself off to a place where I was going to be his equal.”
However, the birth of their two daughters, Malia and Sasha, “changed” the course of the couple’s relationship.
“The thing that really changed it was the birth of our children. I wasn’t really ready for that. That really made it harder,” the former first lady explained. “Something had to give and it was my aspirations and dreams.”
“I made that concession not because he said ‘you have to quit your job,’ but it felt like ‘I can’t do all of this so I have to tone down my aspirations, I have to dial it back,’” she added.
Before most women get married, they have decided if children will be in the picture. In fact, most young women when thinking about their future already know that they want to raise a family as part of their future “dreams.”
Michelle Obama thinks like most hardcore feminists who see kids as a burden, not as a blessing from God.
Instead of adding to their lives, children are viewed as problems that have to be dealt with. Many of these same feminists resent the men in their lives.
“It takes some energy to go high, and we were exhausted from it … when you’re the first black anything,’’ she stated, referring to her and her husband’s failed efforts to help elect Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton.
“You know, the day I left the White House, it was painful to sit on that stage, and then a lot of our folks didn’t vote — it was almost a slap in the face,” the former first lady continued.
“It wasn’t just in this election, but every midterm, every time Barack didn’t get the Congress he needed, that was because our folks didn’t show up,” she added. “After all that work, they just couldn’t be bothered to vote at all. That’s my trauma.”
Americans blasted Michelle Obama badly on social media.
“Every mother in America auto read this article. It should come As no surprise That her life is all about how to become powerful not how to be a nurturing loving mother and wife. Sad,” tweeted “HeliumNucleus.”
“Imagine being their kids….. Michelle couldn’t care less about the impact of her comments on their self-confidence…. Child abuse,” tweeted Twitter user “Mark E.”
Imagine being their kids….. Michelle couldn’t care less about the impact of her comments on their self confidence….
— Mark E (@markiejoee) May 6, 2020
“What a load of BS. As if she had no choice in the matter. Being a mother is the greatest life achievement 4 me. To make it seem like a negative removes power women have in creating life,” tweeted KJ Gillenwater.
What a load of BS. As if she had no choice in the matter. Being a mother is the greatest life achievement 4 me. To make it seem like a negative removes power women have in creating life.
Michelle Obama: Having Children a ‘Concession’ that Cost Me ‘Dreams’ https://t.co/lsvX7uSs2f
— K J Gillenwater (@kjgillenwater) May 6, 2020
“Now in truth, I can see Democrat women feeling as though children are a burden and a ‘concession’ and a ‘sacrifice,’ which in their language bestows upon them a virtue, but by my reckoning damns them as demons,” tweeted “Mark America.”
Now in truth, I can see Democrat women feeling as though children are a burden and a “concession” and a “sacrifice,” which in their language bestows upon them a virtue, but by my reckoning damns them as demons. https://t.co/FcUfAWKHzk
— Mark America (@markamerica) May 6, 2020
“@MichelleObama is just another disgusting leftist liberal in this clip. #Children are not a #concession. They are a beautiful gift of #God, of #life. I’m sure #Malia and #Sasha are happy they are concessions and killed your aspirations. #MomOfTheYear!” tweeted “Indelible Hippocampus.”
— Indelible Hippocampus (@damian_heron) May 7, 2020
“Well Malia and Sasha, I didn’t want to have children, but your father needed a political prop, so for the sake of the lavish lifestyle implicit in the presidency, I made a concession…’ Can you imagine that explanation?” posted “Mark America.”
“Well Malia and Sasha, I didn’t want to have children, but your father needed a political prop, so for the sake of the lavish lifestyle implicit in the presidency, I made a concession…” Can you imagine that explanation? https://t.co/FcUfAWKHzk
— Mark America (@markamerica) May 6, 2020
“And finally the reason for that constant scowl. Michelle Obama: Having Children a ‘Concession’ that Cost Me ‘Dreams,’” tweeted “Right With You.”
And finally the reason for that constant scowl. Michelle Obama: Having Children a ‘Concession’ that Cost Me ‘Dreams’ https://t.co/NyzN0CP4On
— RightWithYou (@RightWithYou1) May 6, 2020
Cultural Marxism is what those like Michelle Obama espouse. They were taught that women should not feel the need to raise their own children and that the children should be solely educated by the state.
Those same teachings led to the 1960s Women’s movement that told women being married and having children was no accomplishment. No, women had to get a major degree and get a full-time job to be fulfilled. This is what led to the breakdown of the family and “latch-key” kids.
Divorces became commonplace, and the mothers were left to work crazy hours and raise the kids. By making “stay at home” moms believe there was no value to raising their kids in the 1960s, Michelle Obama was born into a leftist movement that preached the only way a woman is happy is to gain as much power as possible.
So, we shouldn’t be surprised the former first lady isn’t embarrassed by admitting her own daughters were a burden and got in the way of her dreams.