You may not like the Obama-Mia surrounding the inauguration today, and you may not like the policies the man stands for, but you have to agree today is an historic day. It is not because of his message of “Hope”, it is not because the MSM says it is, but simply because black people in America have finally been accepted as genuine Americans. As much as Obama himself didn’t want to make it about race, and to his credit he hasn’t, it is of course about race. You can’t escape it: he represents the underdog, the blacks of America.
The people voted for “Hope” in these hard economic times, and that is a fairly superficial reason: what is wrong in America today, of course, goes deeper than mere jobs or mortgages. There is still an appalling inequality between rich and poor, black and white. I hope “Hope” extends to relieving that inequality.
As much as Obama-Mia grinds on my nerves today, I will listen to the radio at noon. It is an historic day. Can he live up to the hype? Probably not, but like it or not the man sounds and looks like a breath of fresh air.
And maybe that’s all that’s needed.