I’ve been reading all about Meryl Streep’s unexpected speech at the Golden Globes. It surprised me, since her behavior is normally so neutral.
She was indirectly, without mentioning his name, railing Donald Trump for allegedly mocking a handicapped journalist, an allegation he denies. I use the term, alleged, because, though I totally believe it, I’m still hoping it’s not true. He’s our new president after all, and I have enough issues concerning him, without adding cruelty to the list.
Made me think of something Peggy Noonan wrote in the Wall Street Journal (November 25, 2016), leaving a big impression on me.
She said, and I’ll paraphrase, if you’re unhappy with the results of the election and don’t trust the president elect, then just trust America because she always prevails.
Noonan was speaking to a foreign taxi driver who told her, his son wept after the election, he’s that afraid of being deported.
Imagine being so fearful of the person just elected to lead.
One thing never changes for me, and that’s how proud I am to be an American, knowing how lucky one is to live here, so I can appreciate that kid’s tears.
Whether our new president delivers or disappoints, I will always feel this way.
Before Peggy Noonan exited the taxi, she said, “tell your son…
whatever happens, trust America. She has a way of weathering through.”