Many people didn’t think it could be done.
And I was one of them.
I said it online, in my own blog, and other friend’s blogs. As
well as other online message boards. I said that Amerca
would never elect a Black man who’s middle name
is Hussein and who’s last name rhymes with Osama. I said
no chance in Hell.
And I was WRONG.
And I’m not ashamed to admit that I was wrong. I’m also
not ashamed to admit that, when I first heard the confirmation,
tears ran down my face. That’s right, I cried like a baby. It was
such a beautiful moment.
And then I got down on my knees, bowed my head, and gave
thanks to my Lord & Savior, the Supreme Being of the Universe
(I’m talking about OPRAH, of course), for allowing this event to
come to pass. Now, hopefully, he’ll remain safe.
Just to think, 151 years ago the Chief Justice of the U.S.
Supreme Court declared that Blacks were “beings of an
inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the
White race, either in social or political relations, and so far
inferior that they had no rights which the White man was
bound to respect.” While it was only a mere 41 years ago
that the Supreme Court finally ruled that laws banning interracial
marriages were unconstitutional. And on 11/04/08, the majority
of Americans voted to select the son of a Black man and a
White woman as the next President of The United States.
Y’know, I’m not sure I can adequately describe how I’m
feeling right now. I always considered myself a patriotic person.
I’ve stated in the past that, despite it’s problems, America is
the Greatest Country on Earth (no disrespect to all of my
foreign friends) but now I realize that my patriotism was more
mental. I understood, intellectually, but now I really feel it, on
an emotional level. It’s in my heart now, I am an AMERICAN.
This is MY country, I belong here. It’s real.
We did it!