Sorry Michelle Obama, when they go low I can’t go high
today at 9:24 am
Monday was opening night for the 2020 Democratic convention. Last night’s featured speaker was former first lady, Michelle Obama. In her powerful eighteen-minute speech, she took on the current president. Included among her talking points were pointing out how many Americans have been lost because of the administration’s inept Covid-19 plan, how we need to be ready to do whatever we have to do to vote and even using Donald Tump’s own words “It is what it is” against him.
But, she used her own famous phrase to set the tone for how she hopes America and its citizens will once again become:
“I know that regardless of our race, age, religion, or politics, when we close out the noise and the fear and truly open our hearts, we know that what’s going on in this country is just not right. This is not who we want to be.So what do we do now? What’s our strategy? Over the past four years, a lot of people have asked me, “When others are going so low, does going high still really work?” My answer: going high is the only thing that works, because when we go low, when we use those same tactics of degrading and dehumanizing others, we just become part of the ugly noise that’s drowning out everything else. We degrade ourselves. We degrade the very causes for which we fight.”
That’s quite the sentiment. How great would it be if we could live our lives in that manner? I wish I could do that…really, I wish I could, but Donald Trump and his administration make it impossible, at least for me.
After watching Michelle’s uplifting talk, what was my immediate move? Where did I go? TWITTER!!!
Quite the move, right? Michelle wants us to be the best possible people we can be and in response, I head to the place where people behave totally the opposite. Excellent choice! And what did I do when I went to Twitter? I checked out the feeds of Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump. OY!!!
What did I do when I found their feeds? I responded to their crap with the hashtag, #WrongTrump. That’s the hashtag that was trending last weekend when Robert Trump, the president’s brother died. Sigh!!
I know…I know…really I do know, but I just couldn’t help myself. I guess that’s just who I am and I’m going to have to accept it. OY!
So to Michele Obama and that going high thing, I just don’t think I’m going to be able to get there before November 3rd. In fact, I know I won’t get there until January 21, 2021. You’re going to have to go high for both of us.
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