Post 251: a lesson for all people, all times

Today, one nation’s first black President spoke movingly, brilliantly in a memorial service for another nation’s first black President.

This is the Barack Obama who inspired me in 2008, and again in 2012.

For those who saw this speech through the distorting lens of hatred, of another ideology, you missed the speech of the decade, a speech I think will come to be compared favorably with another speech, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech.  I feel sorry for you.

This speech not only honored Nelson Mandela, it told you a lot about our President’s heart, his motivations, what inspired him to place himself in a position to suffer the vile slanders and unjustified vitriol of the haters of the American extreme right, his raison d’être.

Well done, Mr. President!