A message of hope so eloquently delivered.
“…what if this darkness is not the darkness of the Tomb, but the darkness of the Womb…”
As a former varsity debater and public speaker, I took delight in the display of mastery over those 6 minutes – not a second wasted. The way she connected with the audience and the right touch of emotion. Have I seen better speeches? Yes of course. But I admit this almost gave me goosebumps.
Why do we care, those of us half-way around the world about what happens in America? Because the American experiment was and is unique in scale and bold in its reach (read Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville for context) and we root for the rights of the commoner to determine their own destiny and periodically choose a peer to represent their interests in governance.
Because a government of the people, by the people and FOR the people is the best choice we have to guide us to a better future. Believe me, there are forces at work that wish to undermine this, to circumvent democracy as an inconvenience, that wish a return to some variation of Aristocracy.
So I root for America, a country half-way around the world, and cheer for its victories, in the battles they fight within, to make it a stronger union and today I celebrate this eloquent defense of what has always made America Great.
Raising a Brown Boy in Today's America
Breathe and push: Sikh-American civil rights advocate Valarie Kaur's plea to her country in the times of Donald J. Trump.
Posted by Scroll on Saturday, February 25, 2017