And I feel fine!
It’s after 10 pm, Election Night 2008 in Chicagoland, USA. Blacks and Whites, people of all colors and creeds, children and adults are dancing together in the streets all over the world. The center of the political universe for one night is Grant Park (Named for the victorious Civil War General and 18th US President) in Chicago where Barack Obama gives his Victory speech to an ecstatic crowd.
When Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley recently announced that Blacks would be allowed to vote twice in this election for the first time ever (as Whites have done for years, just kidding) the writing was on the wall for the Republican party. For one night, Chicago is the center of the world, and anything is possible. Surely, the 2016 Olympics will now be awarded to Chicago, where a two-term President will welcome a renewed World in the spirit of friendly competition.
This day of beautiful skies and unseasonably warm temperatures will be remembered as long as the hopeful promise of positive change is successful! Our new President reaches out to the world in the spirit of unity and cooperation.
Only a man of peace can correct the errors and lies of an unjust war. The audacious, the unexpected, the willingness to talk to our enemies out of strength, rightness, and character -- these are unknown to those of closed minds and hearts.
If cities around the world looked a little brighter today, it’s not because all their Black celebrities were in Chicago, it’s because we’re now ready to correct our past mistakes and move forward once again.
And a brief respite before the Presidential campaign of 2012 begins...
Forgive my humorous but thoughtfully positive take on American politics.
It IS The End Of The World As We Know It (TEOTWAWKI-title from 3rd season on MILLENIUM on TV, and R.E.M.). It IS time to move on, move forward, make positive change and work together for our common goals.
If you missed it, John McCain’s concession speech was the most thoughtful, generous and gracious I have ever witnessed. He is a truly fine man who made bad political choices to build a coalition, and suffered the consequences of being the only heir to the failed policies of our post 9/11 President (Bush II Iraq War Too!).
Make no mistake. Even if we make peace with all our enemies, there are hard choices to be made to save the world economy. Free Enterprise and Capitalism aren’t the problem and neither is Wall Street. It is corrupt and dishonest values and a lack of accountability. It is excess and the rape of the common worker. It is layers of deceit, paperwork, legislation and regulation stifling creativity, ingenuity and entrepreneurship.
The solutions are simple, complex, and evolving. We must all do our part!
Love to ALL!