Well, it's inauguration day. The day that "the Magic Negro"1 gets sworn in as our President.
I see all this hoopla and hubub going on, the "religious" ecstasy of some (many) of his supporters. And I just don't get it. I see an almost desperate attempt to recreate the feeling of "Camelot", back in the early 60s.
As far as I can tell, it's the loony left "wingnuts", the ones who feel guilt and self-loathing for what 'the White man' has accomplished, attributing everything to 'people of color', and that white people stole it all. Guilt for what white people did to black people over a hundred years ago. Like electing a "Black Man" to the Presidency will wash all their guilt away.
And it's not like he's the first Black president! Heck, even Clinton wasn't the first!2 (Note: I haven't verified the absolute accuracy of the following data.) Many historians say he is actually the sixth Black President. They cite Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, Harding, and Coolidge as the others. The only difference is, none of them publicly acknowledged their ancestery3, but Obama does. Besides, he's the only one who looks black, even though, by blood, he is less black than some of the others.
I guess I can't get excited by him. He is still an unknown quantity. All I really know about him is that his politics are way too far Left, for my liking. I can't find anything he has actually said or done that gives me any warm feelings, whatsoever. As far as I can tell, he was elected to effect 'change'. My question has always been, change to what? All I can see is his socialist leanings.
On the other hand, he can't be worse than Carter. Probably not even worse than Clinton. There's a good chance he will be better than Dubya. I can't say I actually fear for my country, at this time.
But I will be watching....
1Anyone who wants to think I'm a bigot for using this phrase is free to do so. They should just be aware that its meaning is not what they think it is. It refers to a Black man who, by electing him as the 'Messiah', will wash their sins away, and purge them of their guilt feelings. Just by being in power, he will usher in a new, Socialist order, that will cause all us good, American capitalists to put aside our quest to better ourselves, and instead, reduce our standard of living so that others, who don't want to work, can live the way we would like to.
2In 2001, Clinton was honored as the nation's "first black president" at the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Annual Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.
3Coolige did acknowledge that his mother had "mixed ancestry".