Benjamin Franklin pointed out that the way to get somebody to like you is to have them do you a favor. If you do them a favor, that just emphasizes your superiority over them, and they resent you for it.
Ben would have been heartily amused by how Michelle Obama will never forgive white America for what she had to suffer: being admitted to Princeton and Harvard despite being not terribly smart.
From NewsBusters last November:
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: "The polls are showing your husband is trailing Hillary by 46% to 37% in the African-American community. What`s going on here?"
MICHELLE OBAMA: "First of all, I think that that`s not going to hold. I`m completely confident: black America will wake up, and get [it]. But what we`re dealing with in the black community is just the natural fear of possibility. You know, when I look at my life, the stuff that we`re seeing in these polls has played out my whole life. You know, always been told by somebody that I`m not ready, that I can`t do something, my scores weren`t high enough."
Of course, the only solution is more affirmative action, which will create more resentful Michelle Obama clones, which is the whole point of the exercise ...
For some reason, Mrs. Obama`s "rage of a privileged class" always reminds me of the scene in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, where Hunter S. Thompson explains to his attorney:
"You Samoans are all the same," I told him. "You have no faith in the essential decency of the white man`s culture. Jesus, just one hour ago we were sitting over there in that stinking baiginio, stone broke and paralyzed for the weekend, when a call comes through from some total stranger in New York, telling me to go to Las Vegas and expenses be damned — and then he sends me over to some office in Beverly Hills where another total stranger gives me $300 raw cash for no reason at all ... I tell you, my man, this is the American Dream in action! We`d be fools not to ride this strange torpedo all the way out to the end."
"Indeed," he said. "We must do it."