Monday, September 8, 2008

Come Back Oprah !! We Need You!!

Oprah Winfrey has built a stellar reputation for personal generosity and good works. She has built a school in South Africa for disadvantaged children. She has championed the causes of abused women, neglected and abused children and a wide range of personal hardships sufferd by her guests. Her generosity to friends and even strangers is legendary.

Oprah started her life in a broken family, suffering from terrible abuse. With the help of some friends and family, she found her inner strength to not only rise above her suffering, but to put her experience to work helping others.I have known people whose lives had spun out of control. The choices Oprah made to better her condition inspired them to do likewise. A well made film featuring her life would have all the ingredients needed for a blockbuster hit.

What happened? Oprah discovered the charismatic magic of the Obama campaign. She is old enough to remember some of the ugliest battles for racial equality , albeit as a child and perhaps largely through television. The negative messages absorbed by African Americans in her generation made a strong impact on her. If she perceives that the possibility that a citizen of colour could become President, she has every right to be excited. The possibility of an African American winning the election is a systemic victory. Click here to read the rest of this article
(I continue to write my own articles. Only the posting arrangements have changed. Magdeburger Joe is here to stay!!!) Thank you for staying with me.

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