Some have asked me “Who cares?” – I say I do and history wouldn’t forgive me if I ignored her.
Whichever way you look at the US presidential race it has captured one part of history already. In 100 years from now school children will still be reading and probably be tested on ‘Who was the first black man to be a candidate for president?’ I hope that this question is upgraded to ‘Which black man became the first black man to become president of the USA?’.
The answer is obvious, Barack Obama.
History is a fascinating subject if you have the teacher who can teach it with enthusiasm. Reading it from a book can be quite boring – but I had teachers who loved it – and I have a love for it because of them. This is because of them that I have taken such a great interest in this historic event being played out as we look on.
Today, Barack Obama will start his closing argument why he, and not, John McCain should become president of the United States of America. The operative word there is United. Barack Obama wants a united country, The division of the US is evident to all who look at her. We see that Bush has divided a great country and left her wallowing in limn contempt. History will show that George Bush, AKA John McCain, has left a legacy of heartbroken people who were, at one time, the most industrious in the world. A tarnished reputation of a bully, a great aggressor and imperialistic in nature. The guy who had it all and waved it in the face of the poor, just because he could. Reagan was bad – but Bush has shown that he is, and was, worse. But is he the one who will take the US further away from what she is supposed to be? Well, no – John McCain is.
John McCain will carry forward the policies of Bush – make the US hated much more than she is today – and will ‘test’ other nations until they break.
What needs to happen is the US and the World coming together, to be united once again. That isn’t as hard as many think – with a dose of history in your thinking – and while you pull that lever, history has shown that any community can come together to bring about change. Even Conservatives are collecting en masse to support a man that they know will bring that historic change.
Change isn’t just a matter of doing something different. Not just an idea that goes against the status quo – change is something fundamental – or is can be. It can, with a little work, bring about such change – and relatively quickly, you think back over the past year, “Why were we like that?”
History is speaking to us – she is listening as well. It is up to those who cast their ballot for the man who can make that change, and only one man can make history smile and show that she agrees, and that man is Barack Obama.
Get Out to Vote!
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