Michelle Obama is like that older sister we never had or the one we wish we would have had. She is wise, comforting, and strong all at once. As the Trump political world teeters around on six-inch heels, we are left unsettled. The videos of our beautiful Capitol Building being breached hurt our hearts more than a little, and we can be at a loss about where to turn. The former first lady just stepped into that void. Her words are a balm to our Trump-sick souls.
Her tweet put to words how the country has been feeling ever since Donald Trump invited outraged people to the people’s capitol, took their anger over decades of economic insecurity, and twisted it into that looked like him. Sick, cruel, and remorseless. She tweeted:
‘Like all of you, I’ve been feeling so many emotions since yesterday. I tried to put my thoughts down here:’
‘I hurt for our country. And I wish I had all the solutions to make things better. I wish I had the confidence that people who know better will act like it for more than a news cycle or two. All I know is that now is a time for true patriotism. Now is the time for those who voted for this president to see the reality of what they’ve supported—and publicly and forcefully rebuke him and the actions of that mob. Now is the time for Silicon Valley companies to stop enabling this monstrous behavior—and go even further than they have already by permanently banning this man from their platforms and putting in place policies to prevent their technology from being used by the nation’s leaders to fuel insurrection. And if we have any hope of improving this nation, now is the time for swift and serious consequences for the failure of leadership that led to yesterday’s shame.’
‘Thankfully, even in the darkness, there are glimmers of hope. It’s something I imagine Reverend Warnock has preached about before—and I’m still heartened beyond belief that he’s headed to Washington. I’m glad his fellow Georgian, Jon Ossoff is, too, and that together they’ll help give control of Congress back to the only party that’s shown that it can put our democracy above its own short-term political fortunes. I pray that every American, especially those who disagree with them, will give our new Congress, President-Elect Biden, and Vice-President-Elect Harris the chance to lead us in a better direction.’
Michelle Obama was honest with us, this will feel “uncomfortable.” It will take work to repair our country, but we can do it. “It’s up to each of us to do our part. To reach out. To listen. And to hold tight to the truth and values that have always led this country forward:”
‘But make no mistake: The work of putting America back together, of truly repairing what is broken, isn’t the work of any individual politician or political party. It’s up to each of us to do our part. To reach out. To listen. And to hold tight to the truth and values that have always led this country forward. It will be an uncomfortable, sometimes painful process.’
Then, we can “finally start to heal:”
But if we enter into it with an honest and unwavering love of our country, then maybe we can finally start to heal.’
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