Epic times, epic proportions, symbols, revenge, false values are all just too much . Why only today First Lady Michelle Obama, who herself is a first in this storied America turned epic Kabuki Theater, will dedicate a bust of abolitionist Sojourner Truth who was a 19th century slave turned woman activist. Some of the other epic symbols of woman power will be there i.e. Nancy and Hillary etc. .
America can do the guilt pageantry flawlessly. Why can't the U.S. balance the budget? Why can't the U.S. mind its own business in foreign affairs? Why can't we make a car that our people want to drive and can afford? No, we have made a caricature of the principles of democracy as a nation and now largely live our public lives in the pursuit of symbolic gestures. Schools, government and our legal sysytem to name a few exist it would seem, for the active purpose of making the heretofore slaves of history or slaves of poor intellect much more comfortable than they deserve.
Michelle et al's finger wagging which is full of guilt for all is yet another waste of time and an empty banal gesture. I don't know where in Africa Sojourner Truth's family came from or where Michelle Obama's family hailed from either. But it was their lucky day when their African relatives sold them into slavery and they wound up in the U.S.A. How about it Michelle? Eating termites on a convenient stick in Africa is not like being First Lady? Get off your guilt peddling pedestal.