Yesterday we inaugurated our 44th President of the United States Barack Obama. A man that may not be the most experinced at the job but truth be told....who is? We will not know the legacy that he will leave because it has only been, one day? So why all the hostilities for a man who has not even had his first day at work? I am a firm believer in the power of keeping it on the positive side of life and hoping for the best. He has a tough job ahead of him. He now not only has all the pressues of having America behind him (two million in Washington D.C. plus countless others around our great nation...but he also has the rest of the world hoping for the best in this guy. So why dont we just put aside our differences and just let him do the job he was elected to do. America is in a really tough place right now and it is probably going to get worse before it gets better. We all know this. So why not try and support someone who is trying to help us out! I might not be the smartest man around but I feel like I can intelligently say that I support him no matter what. No matter the celebrity backing, how "trendy" he is, or even the color of his skin. Which in my opinion is something to celebrate! We are finally coming out of a history that has belittled people due to the color of their skin. Killed people because of the color of their skin. Skinned people, burned them, raped them, forced them to work their fingers to the bone, caused many Americans to have a lost of history. We sit around and talk about "im french, im scottish" our African American counterparts have no little to know idea where their families come from. The very steps that President Obama took his oath on was built by slave labor. If having a man who is even half black is not a step in the direction of something good in the world then I might as well settle all my debts and head to work in the restaurants of Europe. I voted for the man. I believe in him. He has given me pride in my country. When I watched the television today and I saw all those people just as teary eyed and happy as I was, I no longer felt alone. We are living in history my friends. Cant we try and see it through this to revive America to the country that we know it can be???!?!?
....I dont know maybe I am just...what is the word...disillusioned to the facts that are bigger than me and the realms of my understanding. Maybe I will be dissapointed. Maybe he will be the worst President that we have ever had. But if we are not behind him, he wont get much done anyway.
...the whole thing fills me with pride and sours my stomach at the same time.
- ▼ 2009 (111)