Obama’s mentoring program

posted by Eivind on May 14, 2010, at 10:25 am

Watching this video made me very happy. Michelle and Barack Obama introduce the White House mentoring program for boys. I know Obama has been accused of just propagating more of the feminist, misandric politics we know from many of the so-called liberated nations of the world (my own nation of Norway being one of those), but I never agreed with the people who made those claims. He gets it, more so than pretty much anyone else.

I particularly admire him for addressing the importance of commitment and the problem of popular culture's message that you can get something for nothing: Instant gratification. Obama should know a thing or two about these things.

Michelle points out that anyone can be mentors, regardless of age or background. I consider that a challenge to living a good life in service of the people around me.

Thanks to Earl Hipp of Man Making for making me aware of this video.

  • http://www.pellebilling.com Pelle Billing

    I think Obama gets a lot of things, and he obviously gets that boys need mentors and role models. The one thing he doesn’t get, from what I’ve seen so far, is the male gender role and male expendability.

  • http://www.masculinity-movies.com Eivind F S

    I trust that you know this better than me, Pelle. What I do trust is Obama’s capacity to calibrate to new information when it lands on his table. He is a trustable man, open to the unknown. I’m not worried about men’s future with him at the helm. He’s representing evolution.

    Maybe you should send him a letter? :-) I did once. He didn’t reply. Bastard.

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