Friday, November 7

the task of race

Now that the big wave of orgasmic election days are done, ripples of water trickle into the ground, the leftovers of that ejaculation.
I am cautiously optimistic and that does not make me a "true blind believer". But you see, this nomination has great merit. Two hundred years ago, the United States raised its wealth and existence on the bleeding backs of imported slaves from Africa and they called them niggers. Now such a man of color is president-elect of same country. A marvelous transformation indeed. Only in America such a transformation is shown to be possible in such a short span of time, historically speaking. (could you for example envision a woman or man of color as president or leader in Sweden? See, you can't - the question therefore is, why not!)
So the present road ahead is not without obstacles. Obama will face challenges unprecedented compared to any other US leader before him: The "western-capitalism-model" is in shambles, there are multiple wars still dominated by US-forces, nature takes its toll each day and little is done to reverse that trend.
It will be tough to reverse some, if not all of these issues within four years of presidency.
Now that said, I have confidence that Obama will try his best. He has a good heart after all, one that seems to be uniquely human, a heart that reaches out to all people!

(photo, Vinalhaven, Maine)

8 comments:

Aggie said...

And like all before him the path is taken by one step at a time.

ANNA-LYS said...

We had Anna Lindh, but someone shot her before she entered the "Presidential chair".

But Sweden doesn't have Presidents, we have a King and a Queen ;-)


Hugs
from Sweden

Zee said...

Yes, Anna-Lys -
I remember that fatal incident with Anna Lindh. It was somewhat completely out of the blue, unexpected. (the John Lennon factor...)
I know you still have kings and queens, but they only reside over the royal cows, not people.
Det aer sliksom det samme som i Norge...

Zee said...

That's right Aggie, one step at a time...
I personally don't even mind if they are "baby-steps" as long as there is a movement into a direction that embraces humanity itself.

FANCY said...

Let him live keep and protect him and he's family ...He is bringing hope to not only USA to the entire world

Zee said...

right on, fancy!

Bettina said...

I'm very impressed with Obama and I have great hope for him. I do think people need to be careful though to be realistic in their expectations. I hate when I hear people say things like, "I just hope he will keep his promises". For once, he has hasn't promised us a rosegarden, and also, he is inheriting one of the worst situations a president ever had to start with. To get the country back on track will take a few years- people cannot expect him to just wave a magic wand and change it all in a few months.

Having said that, I do think is capable of great things. Plus, if you think about how many millions of people all around the world believe in him and send him good energy- that has got to be very empowering and uplifting and is certainly giving him energy and strength.

Seraphine said...

he doesn't have to do it all himself. hopefully, he can inspire others to contribute. since the us govt is basically broke, he needs to get america moving in the right direction, and fairly fast.