Michelle Obama was being interviewed on the Tom Joyner Morning Show and said something that seems a little odd. She said, “It means all the world to us to know that there are prayer circles out there and people who are keeping the spirits clean around us.” Yes, you read that right! She actually said, “keeping the spirits clean around us”. Listen to it for yourself.
From this statement we can justifiably infer some things. We can infer them because Michelle Obama has implied them. If there are ‘clean spirits’, it necessarily implies that there are ‘unclean spirits’. If there are people who are responsible for keeping the spirits around the Obamas ‘clean’, it necessarily implies that they are keeping the ‘unclean spirits’ away. Additionally, these individuals who are keeping the ‘unclean spirits’ away, must have the ability to do that by virtue of the fact that Mrs. Obama implies that they have been successful in keeping the spirits around them limited to ‘clean spirits’.
So who are these individuals who have the power to ward off ‘unclean spirits’. In the belief system known as ‘animism’, there are those who have the power to ward off ‘unclean spirits’; they are refered to as, witch doctors, medicine men, or shamans. We must conclude from Mrs. Obama’s statement that there are individuals with the power over the spirits of this world who have generously donated their time in an effort to protect the Obamas from ‘unclean spirits’. How special!
Unfortunately, it appears that they seem not to have much influence over angry taxpayers.