posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 03:40 AM
Ok. I am a white male living in the UK, and I watched America's election night with hope and relief. For me (if I was American) it would never have
been an issue of colour, but of the man's substance, and what I could guage from it during his campaign. I was constantly asking myself, is this man
seeking a similar world to the one I would like to live in? From his speeches, his body language, facial expressions, etc, I gleaned the answer to be
a positive one.
Many times he mentioned virtues and principles that I myself accept to be qualities of humanity, that I myself seek to follow and uphold, and because
of this, I rooted for him. Of course, he could simply have been seeking to court a sympathy vote, knowing only too well how America and equally, other
parts of the world, had had enough of the sickness and obscenity of the 8 years of Bush. That, throughout those 8 years, Bush and his administration
sought to exploit the fault lines and fractures in the world's psychology and ideologies...and all simply for personal profit and gain.
Now begins the rebuilding of all that which Bush tore down, to cement the cracks that Bush, through his policies, placed between each and everyone of
us. We can choose to accept the man on his promises and see what he delivers, if he doesn't then we will judge him on what he does deliver. Obama has
never been an issue of colour but of substance, although I accept that for many it may well have been one of the deciding factors. Nevertheless, his
first act in office was to suspend military tribunals at Guantanomo for 120 days so that he may review the process...that is a start.
Good luck to him I say, and good luck to America. Let us all hope that he acheives a modicum of what he stated he wanted for the country and the
world. This in itself raises a smile of hope and relief...but of course, we shall see.