Posted on November 20th, 2008 @ 23:10 in Uncategorized

Yack yack please indulge me (actually fuck you, if you don’t like it just bugger off lol).

Currently re-watching Obama’s speech on race and would like to say, for the record, that I “get him” now (cf also my previous optimism).

When that whole thing happened back in March, and everyone got so outraged about what Rev. Wright had said, I pretty much thought “well he speaks the goddamn truth” (and actually I do still think that).

But now I also understand, and agree with, Obama – not just from a cynical “ok we need to say this now to get people to vote for us” point of view, but the genuine desire to overcome the old divides and move forward:

As such, Reverend Wrightโ€™s comments were not only wrong but divisive, divisive at a time when we need unity; racially charged at a time when we need to come together to solve a set of monumental problems

This is pretty unlike me therefore I wanted to write it down. ๐Ÿ˜€ (tho, taking a step back from my current “high”, I also realize I don’t really believe this is going to turn Americans, or Planet-Earthians, into better people. And also that I still think Wright has a point.)

Anyway. Obamalove!!!!

PS Another admission… I still hope that Obama isn’t actually Christian/religious, but just plays the game. Actually that’s a pretty big hope of mine. *lol*


Mon said on Nov 21, 2008 at 1:18 pm

Oh course he’s religious, all Americans are. ๐Ÿ˜

Clarissa said on Nov 21, 2008 at 3:47 pm

:)) Not true, there are American atheists. (loads of them on Metafilter ๐Ÿ˜€ )
And in Dreams from my Father Obama speaks about his doubts and stufff. He really only started going to church in Chicago.


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