Maybe we Can’t

  This is a blog I posted on Myspace back in 2008, during President Obama’s first run for the Presidency. Seeing the responses to his inauguration on Facebook and Twitter brought it to my mind again, sadly. Because it reminded me that we’ve still got a LONG way to go in this country….and it may only happen on the other side of eternity:

 

  

Maybe we can’t

 

       Now normally I don’t post things on my blog of a political nature because A) this isn’t the place and B) My political affiliations as of late piss people off so I leave it alone, but I gotta say something
   As many of you know, the United States of America is on the brink of doing what was deemed the impossible: electing an African-American as President. The dream of equality so many people lent their bodies to the fire hose, the police dog, and the lynching tree is very close to becoming reality. Think of the statement that would make. It would show the world that we are on our way to putting the Middle Passage, Jim Crow, Birmingham, Freedom Summer Mississippi, Selma, and South Central Los Angeles behind us, that content of character would take precedence over skin color, that we are ready for change.And then I open my bulletins to find a posting about Barack Obama being the anti-christ, because of his Islamic Faith, and charisma . For the record: Obama is a Christian, and in all likelyhood, the antichrist will be someone of European descent (rise of the Euro, decline of dollar, less and less usage of cash), and it says NO WHERE in Revelation that he will be a Muslim, it doesn’t even mention he’ll come from the seed of Ishmael (Abraham’s son by his mistress and the father of the Arab nation). And I just sigh. Is the thought of losing the last bastion of white Anglo Male ownership so terrifying to some that people have to say he is Satan incarnate and his inaguration will bring on armageddon? If we were truly equal people would stand up and say “that’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard”, and a few are, but there are others who aren’t. There are others who think there may be truth to this, others who think a black man in the white house will bring to play every worse-case scenario stereotype in their minds and be the downfall of America. It should make me angry, but it doesn’t…
  It breaks my heart.

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