The last 8 years the President and First Lady of the United States had endured such horrible criticism about everything from their views about politics to the clothing they choose to wear at functions. Even the first children have been targeted and unfortunately the line has to be drawn somewhere. Clearly problems in the US has been going on LONG BEFORE Barack Obama decided to run for the seat in the Oval Office and of course what was done can’t be “undone” overnight but at the end of the day this President and leader of the “free world” has been the brunt of the most racism and harsh criticism than any other president. Richard Nixon, George Bush (both of them) or Ronald Reagan didn’t get this much flak while doing their jobs as presidents.
Well Mrs. Obama was the target yet again but this time the person who spoke their mind happen to be a uniformed Marine. Not only is the letter disturbing but to be from a uniformed military personnel does not make it any better. Of course we all have the right to freedom of speech, but from a human aspect we wished people would think before they speak. We are aware this letter dates back to 2015 but it does not change the fact that it is disrespectful and disturbing.
Take a look at the letter written by the uniformed Marine named Mike Shepard:
It sickens me that I have to take time to write you this letter. I am a Marine who doesn’t recognize color because every color has lived and died for you. You live in a free country to blame your poor pathetic life on the color of another man’s skin. All colors have given their lives for an educated woman to have the freedom to be so ignorant. I don’t blame black people for the ignorance that comes from your mouth. I love all colors because I love all that God creates. I don’t have to like you to love you and today is no different. I don’t like you or your husband because of your character hidden behind your skin. Isn’t it funny how the truth always reveals itself in time. You and your husband never showed this side of yourselves in 2008 before he was elected.
You both live better than 99% of the people in this world because of this country. You said that you are for the first time proud to be an American. Well, I will tell you that most of us are ashamed of you. You and your husband have become millionaires off the people of this country, but demonstrate very little appreciation for all that we give.White, black, brown or indifferent millions have fought and died for you to have the freedom to say the ignorant things you say. You are educated, but clearly have very little common sense. You blame past generations of Americans for the troubles of a few. Stop blaming white people for your misery and take a look at yourself in the mirror. We are all responsible for our own happiness and misery. The KKK is ignorance wrapped in a sheet while the Black panthers are raised on ignorance and hate.
No different from the cult of Islam thinking their race is better than all other men. God is love and creates every color to include our skin. To truly love God is to love all that He loves. For that I love each of you and pray that we all start taking responsibility for our own damned sins.
Martin Luther King had a dream that we would all live in the promise land. He is not remembered for being black. He is remembered for the love, and character he had within his heart. If you don’t like this country get on that plane and never come back. I will stay here and love all Americans, regardless of skin. I will love the beauty of what God created and stand tall with my American friends. Not because of their color but for the character and love they carry within. This country doesn’t owe you anymore than it owes me. So many have thanked me for my service and I will always be grateful. I pray that one day you and your husband might cause me to be grateful for yours. You will never be remembered as the First Lady of Color but soon forgotten after you leave the White House. You nor your husband shall ever divide us. I wish you no harm, but pray you will get the hell off of this American land… If you wish to find me I am now a writer for the DC Gazette. Also on Twitter @mshep08_mike …God bless you and Semper Fi. ~ As posted in it’s entirety on the DC Gazette Website
We understand people being upset with how the United States has been ran, however this is simple blatant disrespect and to disgrace the military uniform this way is not the way to do things and to consider being a “protector” of the American people, this is behavior is very unbecoming of a soldier. Interestingly enough Shepard’s Twitter profile says “USMC Veteran, Writer for DC Gazette, Loyal to God, Country, Family. Everyone is a child of God, important to God, important to this country!” Guess not the President and First Lady are not considered to be children of God. Hmmmpf!!