Creating Cognitive Dissonance with Truth in Advertising

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A thought from a reader:

Michelle Obama’s Becoming—a book that prettifies this imperialist system and does so in a way designed to win the empathy and identification of way too many people with progressive inclinations—is a major event. The graphic put out by revcom can be a way to puncture this bullshit and spread the word about the revolution. Wouldn’t it be good if people encountered this in bookstores when they open the book to browse or buy it while shopping, or if they saw it in bookstores on display counters or in other ways? Might create some productive controversy!


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Exclusive, Highly Condensed Edition of Michelle Obama’s Memoir Becoming

I was born into a community plundered, devastated, and tortured for generations, going back to hundreds of years of slavery, by the most murderous ruling class in the world, the U.S. capitalist-imperialists.

I learned the ropes of that system so well that I became the wife of its top enforcer. I lent him my “authenticity” when he blamed the masses for their own oppression and called them “thugs” when they rose up. I sanctified the military as it carried out its depredations worldwide. I modeled the role of “traditional wife and mother” (while balancing a career), planting a vegetable garden while this system bombed, imprisoned, and murdered children all over the world.

And for those who don’t like this system but don’t want to fully confront what it really does and must do, I served—and still serve—as a screen on which they can project their illusions.

The End

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