‘You’ve witnessed the storming of the Capitol and the death of civility. You are acutely aware that voting rights are being gutted, women’s rights are being dismantled, books are being banned, and history is being rewritten,’ Winfrey said
Megastar Oprah Winfrey’s recent commencement speech at Tennessee State University included a parade of complaints against conservatism and Republicans, Fox News reports.
“She urged graduates to have hope that they can change the problems in society, that also included a ‘corrupt’ Supreme Court, and attacks on LGBTQ people,” the news agency reported, adding:
A little more than halfway into the commencement address, the TV network owner and former talk show host waded into deep political waters, giving a portion of her speech that covered most, if not all the major grievances leftists have.
She began with police brutality, saying, “I’ve been thinking a lot about how much of your lives have already been spent grappling with the extremely complex issues of our time because you are the generation that is forced to depend on body cams to obtain justice.” She added, “And even then, accountability, as we’ve seen again and again, can be so hard to come by.”
Next, she moved on to the January 6 riot and mentioned the loss of voting right’s alongside women’s rights. She said, “You’ve witnessed the storming of the Capitol and the death of civility. You are acutely aware that voting rights are being gutted, women’s rights are being dismantled, books are being banned, and history is being rewritten.”
Then Winfrey mentioned her problems with the conservative-majority Supreme Court, the GOP’s position on the debt ceiling, and climate change other left wing grievances. She claimed, “The Supreme Court is being corrupted. The debt ceiling is being held hostage. The climate is changing. The LGBT+ community is under attack.”
Other news outlets did not mention her complaints against such topics. CNN called it a “captivating speech.”
The Tennessean described it as a “hopeful and somewhat spiritual keynote address to more than 600 Tennessee State University graduates on Saturday, holding up two expelled and now reinstated state lawmakers as examples to all.”
According to the Associated Press, Winfrey argued America is “not a finished product.”
“Anything is possible. The wheels are still in spin. Saints walk among us. And as Nelson Mandela so brilliantly demonstrated, it’s better to be hopeful than fearful, if for no other reason than that hope brings us one step closer to joy,” she said.
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