9 januari 2018

Oprah Winfrey for president

Igår fick Oprah Winfrey ta emot hederspriset Cecil B. deMille på Golden Globe-galan i Beverly Hills. Från Wikipedia:

The Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement in Motion Pictures är ett pris som delas ut årligen av Hollywood Foreign Press Association vid Golden Globe Award-ceremonien i Hollywood. Det är uppkallat efter Cecil B. DeMille

Hennes tal i samband med utdelningen kommer säkerligen att pratas om i många år - det var så imponerande att man nu pratar om att Oprah är redo för att kandidera som president 2020.

Vad sade hon som redan gjort detta till en klassiker? 
En summering:

In 1964, I was a little girl...

The first black women to be given this award

We know that it is the insatiable dedication 
to uncover the absolute truth 
that keeps us from turning a blind eye 
to corruption and to injustice, 
to tyrants and victims, and secrets and lies

What I know for sure
is that speaking your truth
is the most powerful tool we all have

So I want tonight to express gratitude
to all the women who have endured
years of abuse and assault because they had
children to feed, bills to pay and dreams to pursue

Recy Taylor died ten days ago...
She lived too many years in a culture
broken by brutally powerful men -
but  THEIR TIME IS UP!

How we overcome... 
the one quality all of them seem to share
is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning,
even during our darkest nights.

So I want all the girls watching to know that
 a new day is on the horizon!

And when that new day finally dawns
it will be because of a lot of magnificent women
and some pretty phenomenal men
fighting hard to make sure that they become 
the leaders who take us to the time
when nobody ever has to say
"Me too" again




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