Michelle Is Right
Without overtaxing my compassion towards Michelle Obama, I felt I had some idea what she was referring to. I went through the Vietnam era, the Watergate era, the Iran hostage crisis, the outsourcing of nearly everything in the Reagan era and every era since. I went through the era of Desert Storm and the denial of benefits to soldiers injured in that war. I went through the Clinton disgrace. And I've survived the George W. Bush and Dick Cheney disgrace. And I haven't even touched yet on the racial disgrace in this country, something for which Michelle Obama is a front row spectator.
I know the shame of being American.
I grew up proud of my country, just as I am sure Michelle did. But the shame of it all... the shame of all this secret imperialism... the shame of all this racism... the shame of all this scandal... the shame of reactionary politics dominating our political consciousness...
How can a thinking person be proud of an America like that?
Michelle is right. Take a look at this and tell me where she is going wrong in her thinking.