I guess a very historic day is upon us. Today, a half-white, American born citizen will be sworn in and live in that big white house built by slave labor but whose ancestors had nothing to do with slavery or were slaves themselves. If I were a black American (there is no such thing as African-American because dual citizenship isn't allowed in the U.S.), I would feel gypped. I would feel like I was hoping for a Ferrari and instead got a kit car. Yes it looks like a Ferrari but it wasn't made by Ferrari and hasn't had Ferrari's engineering or reputation involved.
I still think this is a historic day and I do plan on celebrating because tonight I go to bed and George Bush is no longer running the country into the ground! That is why I will be celebrating today and not because of a half-white, American born, non-slave related citizen of the United States takes office. To me, he is just anybody but Bush and time will tell how my opinion of him will form. I pray that I can have a high opinion of him because right now, our country does need someone who can lead.
P.S. To those who are not long time readers of my previous blog, Desert Rat is my satiricle alter ego who has been hibernating for awhile.