posted on Feb, 7 2008 @ 07:52 PM
Mr. Obama, You are the only politician in my 23 years of life that I have known to be an honest man. You inspire me to believe in the America my Cuban
parents and I moved to in 1989. When this was still new to us, we had realized just how fortunate we were to be here. We have been homeless in L.A.
and Las Vegas. The education system pushed me and my brother out of it almost entirely. My brother is now a soldier, and I work odd jobs despite my
extensive training in gemology and working precious metals. My mother is sick, she has a tumor in her head, and she is still working at a casino in
Las Vegas that works her half to death for very little money, despite the years she put into them. She is a scientist by education from Cuba. She
lives in a crappy one bedroom apartment by herself and cannot afford the ridiculously large prescription bills.
I'm jobless right now and despite the fact that I'm well qualified to do just about anything, no call backs.
I see kids everyday that don't know how fast light travels when it should be common knowledge. But they sure know how far and how long they have to
wait for their meth dealer. My brother is fighting an illegal war in Iraq, and I don't want him killed over the American corporations' need to
control the money, and the politicians who help them get it by sending my brother as a debt collector.
Mr. Obama, you maybe the only hope left in the United States that can actually re-found the United States. You can be the second evolution of the
Founding Fathers. But I'm not letting your feet cool. I don't want to hear slogans and political rhetoric, as an American, and especially as a
minority leader(whether you know it or not), you should know that kind of thing is getting really old. I want answers. I want the f-bomb rawness of
reality, to "Not tell people what they want to hear, but what they NEED to hear". I want the reality of the situation without the pretty words. That
helps no body. I want you to tell me exactly what you intend to do about the issues facing my family, my friends, America, and whole of the Planet. I
want you to NOT sugar coat it(Especially not here at ATS), We need a bitter pill to swallow. And I know you can't do this by yourself. You need us,
just as much as we need you.
Mr. Obama, What the hell is going on?