Speaking to a group of awestruck Chinese citizens, Michelle Obama recounted her years of oppression as a victim of racism and how she survived the American extermination camps.
“There were laws in America that discriminated against people like me because of the color of our skin,” said Michelle. A sharp inward gasp was heard as the interpreter finished her comment in Mandarin.
Still haunted by laws that were no longer in effect when she was born, Michelle outlined her plight as she endured racism in Princeton University, and narrowly escaped death at Harvard Law School. Tears were seen streaming down the cheeks of some of the visibly moved Chinese citizens.
Women in her audience especially were deeply touched as the First Lady revealed how she had to live paycheck to paycheck as a hospital administrator with a meager six digit income.
“Sometimes we had to say no to caviar, or no to a really expensive Italian sports car because we just couldn’t afford it,” Michelle Obama recalled, her voice breaking, as one Chinese woman fainted and another one began sobbing uncontrollably.
However, when Michelle recalled the glorious day when her husband was chosen as the Democrat Party candidate for president – the day when she was proud of her country for the first time in her adult life – triumphant cheers broke out and she received a standing ovation.
Audience interviews showed just how significantly impressed the Chinese people were with the story of the First Lady’s painful ordeal. One young woman said, “Michelle give me hope that someday I make something of self. I not know how many opportunity I have in China until I hear how bad America be to black women.”
Another woman, who attended with her daughter, wiped away tears as she admitted, “I wish my other two children be with me to hear inspiring speech by so great woman, but number two child and number three child aborted by state. Still, I not know how good I have it until I hear how she suffer so big.”
An elderly man, who was leaning on an off-brand cane, also wished more could have been present. “If only more than eleven of my village survive Great Leap Forward, then more could hear elegant speech. I so happy state let me live to hear how bad America, and now I can die.”
After a brief time of handshakes, hugs, and selfies, Michelle Obama went on to continue her tour and spread her message of hope, made possible by statism.