… think the dancers mad.
I think tonight a pivotal moment occured in American culture and history. You can read the reaction to the sea change on the comment threads of liberal blogs across the internet, where reaction to Michelle Obama’s speech is taxing servers to their limits.
And you can see that in some quarters, observers of the same speech express sincere (I guess) belief that it was nothing special, and won’t make a difference. Their senses have been dulled, in every sense, and that is very sad.
Booman really captured the moment perfectly, so I won’t test my more limited skills.
And watching a convention (on CSPAN) that was totally unapologetic and unembarrassed to display its liberal, urban, progressive, and, yes, African-American roots and culture? Damn that felt good to watch. From the music selections to the speakers to the issues (Katrina, Health Care) to the faces in the crowd to the celebration of Teddy Kennedy…it all felt good. For once we we’re not shy, we were not hidden, we were not ashamed. It wasn’t in-your-face. It was self-confident…for once.
There is a lot at stake. But anyone that can’t recognize the progressive revolution, the sea-change in culture, expressed in the first night of this convention has just set their standards too high.