The wall of racism is real in the United States, but for the FIRST time in my life I feel it's a wall made of clay and is not insurmountable.
The damage done by the Bush type of politics stopped cold any progression to America's ideals by using our political arena as a partisan, nasty, controlling, blaming, ineffective cess pool; by fostering a pungent, divisive, evasive, racist, homophobic and fear filled reactionary atmosphere; and using and encouraging the press to be a bunch of talking pundit heads, witch hunters and character assassinators, all with agendas they try to pass off as news. This Commander-in-chief is a user. I hate users. He used a national tragedy in every way he could, including shoving our freedoms and privacy rights aside in a sham of "safety". If he knew history, he'd know that the founding fathers wrote those very freedoms during troubled and dangerous times.
Sorry to bring all that up on such a positive morning.
Last night, Barack Obama became the first Black American to clinch a nomination for the United States Presidency.
You just don't know what a relief and a thrill it is to know that there are tens of millions of voters who want a better America. It's historical for both Obama and Hillary Clinton. We Americans took an effing sledge hammer to many old predjudices.
I know tears were certainly shed by all races who never thought such a day would ever come.
Monica and I both had a moment when we wished our moms were here to see this.
On the anniversary of Dr. King's I Have A Dream speech, Barack Obama will accept the Democratic nomination. But, that moment won't be about Barack Obama, it will be about all of us.