Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Listen to this speech, the whole thing. Really listen. Put aside, if you have them, your dislike of the speaker, your Foxified vision of who he is or is not, and just listen to what he says. Then consider this: who really understands America, believes in it, loves it: the man uttering the words, or those seeking to block him at every turn? The man reminding us of what America's struggles and triumphs have been, and how and through whom we got where we are, or those who'd have us believe the worst of him, who sew disrespect at every opportunity?
Who foments racial divide? The man who speaks of our history and notes our progress, who points out how far we've come and how far there is left to go, or those who'd rather not hear any of it, pretending there never was a problem or that it's all in the past?
This might be his best speech ever. It's America, distilled and explained. It ought to be taught in those history classes red-state legislatures are trying to rewrite. But, of course, it won't.
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