Tuesday, November 1, 2005
Its All About You, Isnt it, Oprah?
I would not be standing here today, thundered billionaire Oprah Winfrey at the memorial service for Rosa Parks at Metropolitan A.M.E. church in Washington, nor standing where I stand every day, had she not chosen to sit down. Gee, probably the humble seamstress who refused to give up her seat to a white man never thought that fifty years later, she made it possible for Oprah to roll in the bucks. What Oprahs sermon in behalf of herself does is highlight the national I love me, I love me, Im just crazy about myself! preoccupation. Its not just referring to oneself: its causing the spotlight to fall on your on an occasion when time should be allotted to something else.