Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thoughts on "The Speech" Tonight

I'm likely blaspheming in the eyes of some of you but isn't this thing being hyper-hyped, over-talked about? Will he be his usual pie in the sky/philospher or will he be the intelligent tiger he needs to be now?
There seems to be this religious call that all African Americans must drop everything they are doing to watch this speech, and I certainly will, and I will do whatever's necessary to get him elected...BUT there's only ONE speech that counts to me: when he takes the oath of office in sight of places we were once dragged in slave coffles , and 150 miles from where we were first put ashore at Jamestown to work and die. Then I will fall to myknees and weep. Anything before that is just cake without the icing...hype in a football stadium...
And let us not forget that, in the words of a commenter on this blog, the "Nuremburg Rally" begins next week--complete with songs, flags and invective and the loving nuture of bloggers, Fox News and Glen Beck. Speeches before January mean nothing till those voices are humbled and shamed.

6 comments:

carl said...

But didn't you hear (on Fox)? Gas prices are coming "down." The economy is getting "better." We've "won" in Iraq and of course Osama bin Laden isn't "important" anymore. Glory be! What can he even talk about now?
(smile)

Lisa said...

I hear you, but this is also a moment for history. I agree some of his direct supporters are in a religious frenzy but can't blame them for that. We can only blame if it clouds their sense of reason or judgement, and so far with only a few problems they haven't done so. So "pump yo' brakes, kid," as Robert Downey Jr said in Tropic Thunder! :)

DreddedOne said...

THANK YOU PROFESSOR CHAMBERS!!!

I thought it was just me; I'm the only I know who was running around like a deer in the headlights. To me, a speech is just that. Speaking. Yes, it was a historic moment, but let's face the facts, when all is said and done no matter how Democratic or Republican you are, the country (Obama fans and all) has to realize that these 2 men are politicians. They are going to do what it takes to get elected. That might mean pissing on you upwind (I heard that somewhere before, not sure what it means but it seems appropriate). Let's all calm down, celebrate the historical significance of the achievement and not the idealistic poem thats being written about Obama without words.

DreddedOne said...

**Please delete the previous post:typos**

THANK YOU PROFESSOR CHAMBERS!!!

I thought it was just me; I'm the only I know who wasn't running around like a chicken with his head cut off. To me, a speech is just that. Speaking. Yes, it was a historic moment, but let's face the facts, when all is said and done no matter how Democratic or Republican you are, the country (Obama fans and all) has to realize that these 2 men are politicians. They are going to do and say what it takes to get elected. That might mean pissing on you upwind (I heard that somewhere before, not sure what it means but it seems appropriate).

Let's all calm down, celebrate the historical significance of the achievement and not the idealistic poem thats being written about Obama without words.

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