Michelle Obama: Ich hoffe, ich habe euch stolz gemachtRede von Michelle Obama am 6. Januar 2017
Ich hoffe, ich habe euch stolz gemacht
Michelle Obama gab am Freitag, den 6. Januar 2017 ihre letzte offizielle Rede im Weißen Haus. Es war eine emotionale Rede, in der sie ihren Unterstützern dankte und sagte, sie werde ihr Engagement für die Bildung fortsetzen. Es lohnt sich ein längerer Blick auf die Auftritte von Michelle Obama. Sie hat einen begeisternden emotionalen Redestil, der beim Publikum ankommt. Auch während des Wahlkampfs für Hillary Clinton erhielt sie dafür mehr positive Aufmerksamkeit als andere Redner.
Auszüge aus der Rede
„… So the young people here and the young people out there: Do not ever let anyone make you feel like you don’t matter, or like you don’t have a place in our American story—because you do. And you have a right to be exactly who you are.
But I also want to be very clear: This right isn’t just handed to you. No, this right has to be earned every single day. You cannot take your freedoms for granted. Just like generations who have come before you, you have to do your part to preserve and protect those freedoms. And that starts right now, when you’re young.
Right now, you need to be preparing yourself to add your voice to our national conversation. You need to prepare yourself to be informed and engaged as a citizen, to serve and to lead, to stand up for our proud American values and to honor them in your daily lives. And that means getting the best education possible so you can think critically, so you can express yourself clearly, so you can get a good job and support yourself and your family, so you can be a positive force in your communities.
And when you encounter obstacles—because I guarantee you, you will, and many of you already have—when you are struggling and you start thinking about giving up, I want you to remember something that my husband and I have talked about since we first started this journey nearly a decade ago, something that has carried us through every moment in this White House and every moment of our lives, and that is the power of hope—the belief that something better is always possible if you’re willing to work for it and fight for it.
It is our fundamental belief in the power of hope that has allowed us to rise above the voices of doubt and division, of anger and fear that we have faced in our own lives and in the life of this country. Our hope that if we work hard enough and believe in ourselves, then we can be whatever we dream, regardless of the limitations that others may place on us. The hope that when people see us for who we truly are, maybe, just maybe they, too, will be inspired to rise to their best possible selves. …
… So I want to close today by simply saying thank you. Thank you for everything you do for our kids and for our country. Being your First Lady has been the greatest honor of my life, and I hope I’ve made you proud.“
Die Rede vom 6. Januar 2017 finden Sie hier (externer Link zu YouTube)