20.1.09

Headstone in Rome.

First and foremost, I waited last night until 12:01am to truly celebrate the demise of the Bush Administration, the most ugly and demeaning Presidency that I think I can even recall, even flipping through the texts of history books.

Part of me is very vanilla, though, about the swearing in of Obama. So many years ago, on those same steps is where Dr. Martin Luther King, JR. stood and delivered perhaps on of the most inspirational speeches in American history.

I truly feel now that all those years that parents have told their children, "you can be anything you want to be" is a very valid, very true and attainable goal. That despite color, you can go far.

But thats where those lines end. We've still yet to have homosexual Presidents. Think about it: That administration would be FABULOUS! But we've yet to have a President stand there and not say he didn't believe in this Christian God, or anything of that sort. We haven't had a woman President yet.

As long as your dick's bent straight, as long as you have a dick, as long as you worship that same God, we welcome you with open arms.

Everyone wants to say Obama is the savior of America. Hope is that powerful equalizer that brings everyone down to an even-set playing field; no one is above or below those lines of wanting change for something positive, hoping that things can be corrected.

I voted for Obama, I'll make no qualms about that.

But there isn't really a discernible difference between he, and Bush on paper. They both were in favor of the Patriot Act.

I know when I'm being lied too. I know that Obama being where he is, is solely because he IS a black man. If people wanted real, tangible change, they'd have voted for Ron Paul. But he's a creation by an organization to polish the turd thats become our political processes. And truth be told, it might have always been a turd, it was just never this stinky.

He's here simply to polish that turd and try to pass it off as a diamond, and I'm just not buying into it. No one will want to hold this guy accountable for what he's saying and doing because he doesn't stutter when he speaks, and he can look a camera in the eye without laughing, and he won't be called out for a spade being a spade...and my head might fucking explode.

Dance puppet, dance.

Five years ago, 15 normal American's outside of Illinois knew who this man was. He'd barely gotten time to get his ass in that Senators seat, much less even get it warm before it was auctioned off on Ebay. Now he was thrown into the waves of the Presidential race.

And don't get me wrong, I like that he wasn't there long enough to become a visible person of "politics and usual", but honestly, what the hell?

He didn't even have enough time to make his politics in CHICAGO, let alone AMERICA something known. Thats why so little dirt was had on this guy.

What I'm saying is, and not trying to come off like some crazy fucking Anarchist conspiratorial whack-job, is that after all of this death and destruction...we will still wantonly accept these hand outs, and eat it up like we were starved for nachos, and Uncle Sam was doling out Government Cheese.

Here, let me put it in a different context: Take N'sync and Backstreet Boys. For you kiddies out there, thats the equivalent today of Fall Out Boy, and Panic! At the Disco. They were pre-packaged to make money off of adolescent girls, and horny cougars.

Eventually people will despise this man. There is no Shangri-La. But it won't ever be for the proper reasons. He wants to bring troops out of Iraq. Celebrate good times!...except those kids are on their way to Afghanistan. And I wouldn't be surprised if their tour of duties weren't retroactive to their Iraqi tours, meaning they start from scratch.

And Afghanistan, when you think about it, is worse than Iraq! What are we fighting?? For what? Do you ever remember anymore? It's still a war that was defiant of the UN, and by supporting that while condemning Bush is still...politics as usual.

The Who once said, "Meet the new boss...same as the old boss."

He's got a different color of skin, and thats it. Whether you support the war efforts or not, thats neither here nor there. We need to look up the word accountability and apply it to situations that our leaders place us in, because it's our money. It's our homes, it's our reputations, and god damn it...it's our lives, and our friends/childrens/mothers/fathers/sisters/brothers lives at stake. Even the most timid of animals will fight to the death to protect their flock.

We're too busy popping champagne because our struggle is over.

3 comments:

Velvet said...

Love it. You are so right about the religion aspect--that has always, always bothered me.

You've got some guts posting this, I'll tell you that.

And pray...we don't get fooled again. I'll toast to that.

Bonus Cupped said...

If he does what he outlined in his speech then i'm pretty damn optimistic. Thankfully i think people caught it on camera so he can be held to his words, even though some were completely contradictory. For instance saying America will go green (awesome) but saying America will not change it's fundamentally resource heavy lifestyle. Huh?

Bonus Cupped said...

Also mate i have to completely disagree with you on this statement:
"He's got a different color of skin, and thats it."

There are aspects of his character that are the complete antithesis of Bush; the most encouraging one being that he values dialogue, for me this was what was fundamentally wrong with Bush and his crew, their ham fisted arrogance, it was the root of nearly all the evil they caused. "We are right, they are wrong, we will act alone." Obama seems to genuinely detest that attitude.

He's already getting to work closing down Guantanemo which is pretty much the most tangible example of what's been wrong with US foreign policy.

Fingers crossed mate.