ESPN recently held its annual ESPY awards. Michelle Obama was on hand to present the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Eunice Kennedy Shriver for her work in creating the Special Olympics. Although Mrs. Shriver is no longer with us, the award was accepted by one of her children.
No one is disputing the incredible work done in the name of the Special Olympics, or how courageous and driven Mrs. Shriver was in her work. The ESPN tribute gave an overwhelming sense of a life of undying love shown to those who are, unfortunately, treated badly by many.
How ironic that former First Lady Michelle Obama was the one to give this tribute. Mrs. Shriver’s work was about people competing based completely on their merit. Shriver believed that we shouldn’t let the way someone looks hold them back.
Obama, on the other hand, gave us eight long years of identity politics. He pitted community against community based solely on how they looked, what jobs they had, and how much of their money the government was entitled to. Michelle Obama marched right along with the entire identitarian narrative.
When her husband met with Black Lives Matter after they tore apart cities, and chastised cops at their own funerals, the Obamas made it clear that it was what group a person belonged to, not individual achievenment that mattered.
Mrs. Shriver wanted equality across the board. And that’s not something Michelle Obama would ever recognize.
Yes I’m Right reports:
ESPN just held its annual ESPY awards, and as can be expected, it was a star studded affair. The Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly awards is something that’s taken very seriously by many, but of course wasn’t without its political undertones.
Most notably was the choice of Michelle Obama to award the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Eunice Kennedy Shriver for her work in creating the Special Olympics. Mrs. Shriver, though no longer with us, was given a beautiful tribute and the award was accepted by one of her children on her behalf.