Who else would have the fortitude, the resourcefulness and the class, while under intense scrutiny and unfair criticism, to say the words “When they go low, we go high?” Who else would be so philosophical and wise all while their adversaries were constantly snapping at their heels, to utter these inspiring words? “You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage; instead it’s important for to understand that your experience in facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages”.
The remarkable woman that was quoted above, also said the following, “You may not have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all the world’s problems at once, but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because, history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own”.
Her Princeton University education and Harvard Law School graduation is not the only measure of the woman. The composure and class she displayed under constant fire showed us, that those were merely the trappings of success. Michelle Lavaughn Robinson, later to become Michelle Obama is an American Lawyer, Writer and now Philosopher in her own right; chronologically she is the former First Lady of The United States who was married to Barrack Obama, the former president of the United States.
Her real and lasting success rests on her philosophical and authentic moral suasion that, when they go low she goes high. Her detractors will always be competing in a race to the bottom, while Michelle Obama remains ascendant as in the glory and splendor of the Morning Star.
If my narrative seems verbose and hyperbolic, it is my artful intention, because the main stream media, despite her consequential influence and brilliance, will never commit their literary skills to her edification. Let me share with you publicly that I have always said privately; my entire being reverberates, resonates and dances with joy at the image of a black woman inhabiting the White House.
No disrespect to the lighter skinned sisters, but if that example doesn’t create a paradigm shift in the thinking of our black women, all hope is lost. Forget the naysayers, forget the haters and racists; in the world of real thought, Michelle Obama is and will remain the epitome of our queens, princesses and ladies.
In her short but powerful political life, she has earned herself the nickname, “The Closer” because of her persuasive and authentic oratorical skills. She is the only first lady in American history to earn two Ivy League degrees. One of few to openly show love for her husband without scandal. One of the very few to raise two beautiful daughters successfully in the White House, without scandal.
She launched the “Lets Move” program” that brought together community leaders, politicians, educators, parents and others in a nationwide effort to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation. She joined with Dr. Jill Biden to launch a nationwide initiative called “Joining Forces” to rally around service members, veterans and their families, in support their health, education and employment opportunities.
Michelle Obama’s accomplishments would have had the power to unite all the fragmented pieces of this divided America were it not for the toxic and vile political system in which we live. Michelle Obama’s story should become mandatory reading in every school in the United States. A black girl who grew up on the South Side of Chicago in a poor neighborhood, graduated from two Ivy League Schools became the First Lady of the United States, has magnified and amplified the voice of the black women around the world without a single demonstration.
Remember her worlds well. “History has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own”.