Wednesday, January 21, 2009
GOD BLESS OBAMA, I am PROUD OF HIM!I am not a liberal. I have LOTS of friends who are, and that's cool with me. Everyone assumes I am, but I'm not. I'm a republican, but I think mostly it's out of Religion, and defiance of anything my parents tried to instill in me.That's why I am not a COMPLETE F-up.
My parents are Agnostic. C'mon. Be Atheist,be Buddhist, be Christian or Pagan, but AGNOSTIC? That means (probably not for everyone, just my parents) "I don't want to have to obey ANY rules that I don't like, so I won't pray until shit hits the fan, then I'll decide what I think seems most realistic".Okay! I am a Christian, not a model one, and I don't announce it to everyone. You will not see me with a "Honk if You Love Jesus" sticker on my car. I don't want to give someone the wrong idea about Christians. We aren't ALL hypocrites, just me. I guess, but not really. I try to live right. But I slip sometimes.I am not judgemental or in your way or annoying about my Faith...and I will curse you out in traffic, so I shouldn't have the bumper sticker!That would not be "rep'N" God very well.
I didn't vote for Obama. I like the guy. He seems cool. I don't have big opinions on abortion,gay marriage, or whatever. Different Strokes for different folks. I can see both angles.I do HOWEVER, feel strongly about PARTIAL BIRTH abortion. But it is only for "certain circumstances". Oh, WOW! Why didn't you say so??? What IS A GOOD REASON FOR HAVING A BABY KILLED IN THAT WAY, when it could live in an incubator and be adopted.I have friends who would LOVE to adopt a child HERE IN AMERICA.Okay, so it takes you 6 months to decide if you want to KEEP your BABY, TOO F'IN BAD! Don't kill it, put it up for adoption. You were raped and locked in a closet for however long, WELL YOU LASTED THIS LONG, put it up for ADOPTION, what's a few more months of living with the pain of being raped and impregnated by the rapist. It does suck, that is awful, but it wasnt the babies fault. In certain HEALTH risk situations, I can understand it....but anytime else, I think it is wrong.So, that bothered me .....along with the fact that I am republican (I didn't LOVE Bush, but 'mon, he had a LOT to deal with, and no one liked Lincoln when he was in office either). But you wanna know what bothered me MOST? That people were voting for him based on COLOR alone. REALLY? WAsnt it MArtin Luther King who said "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
And more so many African Americans voted AGAINST PROP 8, but FOR OBAMA. That is not his fault, that is our FEEBLE MINDED Citizens fault!
I LOVE the fact that we have a black president, even though I don't completely agree with him, and I do think this day is monumental. But before this day happened, when people were voting, I was very upset. People lost their lives for EQUALITY. To not be JUDGED BY THE COLOR of their skin, and then people who have never ever voted before in their LIVES, rush to vote FOR someone because of his color.
If I sat in a church that talked negatively about my mother's race, or ANY race for that matter, for once SECOND, I would get up and leave!!!!! And if I heard that a White Presidential Candidate attended a church that preached "anti-any color" I would not give him my vote, especially if he got married there,attended for 20 YEARS, and had BOTH children baptized there. When did it sink in that it might be KINDA racist?
I am sorry, but if I were not white, this would still bother me, but because I AM WHITE, it is wrong for me to say that it does? I can't poke fun at blacks on television, and there is no W.E.T...as I shouldn't and there shouldn't be. If we want EQUALITY, that's Exactly what everyone should get. Don't vote or NOT vote for someone based on their skin color. I don't even see why COLOR should be discussed. NO special treatments like MINORITY ACHEIVMENT. To me that is BELITTLING them. ACHIEVEMENTS SHOULD ALL BE RECOGNIZED, this isnt the SPECIAL OLYMPICS, its a race, and there are smart,capable, black people!!!!! African-American, REALLY? I am not IRISH-AMERICAN, yet much more Irish than many people are African. Once you are born in America, you are AMERICAN!The end. I think all of that stimulates the victim mentality. I hate what my ancestors did, but that wasnt ME. I DONT DESERVE TO BE CALLED A CRACKER, just like you dont deserve to be called a "name I wont say". "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr. "
So, much like my parents with their religion choice...many people chose to listen to SOME of Dr.Kings message, if they LIKE it, but not ALL!
So, while I didn't vote for Obama, I pray that he does succeed.We need it, but I also pray that he shows HOW CAPABLE people are, AND THERE ARE NO EXCUSES.RACISM IS A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD.
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted by Jade Bordeaux at 10:49 AM