Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Let's Not Get Stupid Now.

Okay, I'm quite sure that I am not alone in this, but how many of you have received racially charged texts in the wake of Obama's election? I've recieved a variety of messages aimed at white people. Although humor may be the intent, I think that it's very inappropriate. Obama's win is not about sticking it to the "man". This victory is hardly a victory to be honest. Forget the billions of dollars, gallons of blood, sweat, and tears put in to the campaign. Obama's battle has just begun. Face it guys, he's inheriting a hot mess. We, as a country have got to be a united front. Yeah, ignorance will continue to run rampant, but there is no need to perpetuate it. I'm so excited for this country. The opportunity is great and the potential is overflowing. We must be cautious and know that one wrong move can change the whole face of this. This moment is not our 40 acres and a mule. This moment is not our retribution for racist practices of the past and present. This moment is a step in the right direction, only if we follow our leader, Barrack Hussein Obama. He represents so much more than pigment. Let's not saturate this occassion with foolishness. Let's be progressive. Delete the ignorance that may come your way via text or email. Correct the ignorance that may come up in casual conversation. Please, for the love of the struggle, let's not forget from whence we came. We are so much bigger than that! Yes, We Are!

Obama said it best himself:

"...Let's resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long. Let's remember that it was a man from this state who first carried the banner of the Republican Party to the White House -- a party founded on the values of self-reliance and individual liberty and national unity. Those are values we all share. And while the Democratic Party has won a great victory tonight, we do so with a measure of humility and determination to heal the divides that have held back our progress.
As Lincoln said to a nation far more divided than ours, "We are not enemies, but friends -- though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection." And to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn, I may not have won your vote tonight, but I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your president too..."
Now on a side note on last night's events, What did you think about our first lady's get up? Of all the nights and all the dresses......Hmmmmmmm.

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