Food deserts. What? This bogus phrase concocted by Michelle Obama brings to mind the image of the ragged, tattered wretch crawling across the desert in search of water, croaking ‘water…..water…..’
The ‘food desert’ Michelle Obama cites is in her old stomping grounds of South Chicago. Do we see the scrawny, ravenous skeletal wraiths crawling down Michelle’s neighborhood, crying with feeble wails 'broccoli,....I need broccoli...', lest they simply dry up and perish? On the contrary, in Michelle’s neck of the woods (Chicago), we mostly see morbidly obese folks sitting on their porches, stuffing their faces with Cheetos (purchased with food stamps, duh) and washing entire bags of the stuff down with Orange Crush, their folding chairs nearly buckling as their occupants corpulent bellies hang down to the ground.
And these are the victims living in the middle of Michelle Obama’s ‘food deserts.’ Michelle Obama is concerned that for too many of these corpulent Democrat constituents, fresh fruits and veggies are simply not available within walking distance of her husband's pudgy voters (just a side note: her husband's waddling constituents are able to walk perhaps half a block before the exertion forces them to seek the first available folding chair, bag of Doritos and six pack of Mountain Dew).
The truth of the matter (of which concerns Michelle Obama not one bit) is that fresh fruit and veggies are indeed available within bus distance of every Obama voter in Chicago, since Chicago Obama voters don’t feel the need to have cars, or walk very far for their Twinkies. What Michelle fails to notice is that most reputable vendors of fresh fruits and veggies have concerns about placing one of their stores in her constituent’s neighborhoods, where the likelihood of them getting robbed and beaten on a weekly basis is very high.
The desert that Michelle refers to is not a ‘food desert.’ It is a morality desert. It is a decency desert. It is a capitalism desert. Lately the murder rate in these neighborhoods exceeds the death tolls seen in an active Afghanistan war zone. It is more likely you will die in South Chicago if you are out and about on the streets than if you are on patrol in Kabul.
Since Obama’s beloved Democrat Party with it's socialist liberal policies has in exchange for votes put itself in the place of providing food and shelter for most of the primarily black inhabitants of South Chicago instead of a loving husband and father, the black family has deteriorated into chaos. Illegitimate births are the norm. Kids without fathers are seeking guidance from gangs rather than fathers. And the murder rate is out of control, and Michelle wrings her hands about why this is so.
This is the 'responsibility desert' that Michelle laments. And it is a desert of her, her hubby and their ilk’s own making.