Tuesday, June 3, 2008
This is the day that it really hit me. We could actually have a black man as the president of the united states of america. I never really thought that he would win the democratic nomination, because I always assumed the Super delegates would swoop in and save us the trouble of looking for the conspiracy this time. I just never dreamt that we as a people would ever get this close to the white house. Since we live in the times of Don Imus, Flavor Flav, and Sean Bell, I don't expect to see a black man as commander in chief any time soon; but I have to take a minute and marvel at the idea of someone that looks like me and has the shared experience of being a black man, being "The leader of the free world". I don't care how short lived this feeling will be. I'm not sure if a white person could relate to this feeling? It would be like, if you were in high school and you were constantly bullied. Then, one day you favorite uncle became principal. Yeah, the bullying may not stop; but the bullies would know that messing with you would be like messing with the principal. The weak would no longer seem so powerless. It would be like living in Gotham. Yeah, it's still a rough city; but at least you know Batman is around. I'm filled up with pride, hope, and excitement; and despite this country's track record, I'm gonna hold on to this feeling as long as I can before it is ripped away again. I'm gonna stand a little taller tomorrow. I'm gonna walk with a bit more swagger than usual. I'm gonna convince myself that I am one of the fine residents of the city of Metropolis, who just sat down to read the latest addition of the Daily Planet. I'm taking that luxury for myself tomorrow. If any other black folks are reading this, I suggest you do the same. But that's just my opinion though, and who the hell am I?
From that guy, called Scizzle at 7:28 PM