Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The End of the Beginning

History turned a page with Barack Obama's ascendancy to the presidency last night. Not so long ago black Americans helped defend this country against tryanny in World War Two only to return home to a land of segregation and injustice. Although racism remains very much apart of the American fabric we now have tangible proof that all our citizens can aspire to the highest elected office in the land.

The challenges ahead for the Obama Administration and our country can not be overstated. Eight years of George W. Bush's reign of indecency and rank incompetetence have placed America and the planet itself in great peril. All of us as Americans are culpbable for our country's bad behavior as global citizens as well as facilitating economic and social injustice at home. Hopefully, Barack Obama's presidency means we will all be part of the solution. Hence, last night's election merely represents the end of the beginning.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

MORE LIKE THE BEGINNING OF THE END.
WHAT A SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS. THIS MAN WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT, YET HE WON'T EVEN PUT HIS HAND ON HIS HEART AND RECITE "THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIENCE" YET SMOHOW HE MANAGED TO "CON" THE AMERICAN PUBLIC. GOD HELP US ALL

upinVermont said...

//All of us as Americans are culpable for our country's bad behavior as global citizens//

I'm not certain I agree with this. There are Americans in positions of power and many, many more Americans who are not.

We have the ability to speak freely, but we do not have the ability to force leaders, once elected, to listen to us.

thepoetryman said...

anonymous,
You obviously have some issues with reality. God, by the way, isn't about to help us. It is we that must help ourselves and electing Barack Obama was the first step toward that endeavor.

upinVermont said...

//MORE LIKE THE BEGINNING OF THE END.//

Mike Gilmore?

Are you over here too? If not, then you have a soul mate over on Duplicitous Primates - his name is Mike Gilmore and he loves to post anonymous fiddle-faddle on liberal blogs. You two should get together & cry on each others shoulders.