Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pop History Moment: The Inauguration Of Barack Obama

Thanks entirely to the mismanagement of George W. Bush and the complete failure of neoconservatism, the 44th President of the United States came to office - on this day in 2009 - facing the kind of uphill battle that would make a Sherpa go pale... Not only did he have to live up to the expectations of the majority of Americans who voted for him (as well as the vast numbers of people the world over who currently support him) in a way that is in keeping with his own evident integrity*, he came to office faced with the potentially fatal opprobrium of millions of racists among his own citizens, as well as all of those people whose lives in Christ seem to be inspiring them to call on their redneck brethren to hasten his death. Because that's what Jesus would do.

Being a lifelong cynic, when something or someone seems too good to be true I am immediately wary; yet I've never been wary of Barack Obama, not in the least. True, he seems to be going out of his way to coddle the people who didn't vote for him, even though nothing he ever does will ever be good enough for them**. He also seems to be doing what he feels is right vis-a-vis the whole 'ending discrimination' thing; again, despite the fact that his foes get off on discrimination, and seem to feel they should have the Constitutional right to do it, even though the US Constitution couldn't be clearer than the teachings of Christ that such behaviour is wrong.

*Especially for a politician!
**Again, no matter what they say, because of a) his name, and b) his colour, and for no other reason.

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