Typically, there are three types of topics that have the ability to send me snoozing faster than a cup of warm milk or a generous glass of merlot. They are, in order of potency, all discussions pertaining to:
– Get Rich Quick schemes
However, as an African immigrant with zero interest in politics (with the exception of maybe some kick-ass political action flicks), Barack’s nomination, did manage to tickle my fancy at some point…to some degree. To date, I still run into an occasional die hard Obama fan who would love nothing more than to pick me up by both feet; dangle me from side to side to try and figure out why my Obama enthusiasm falls short by their measure.
Over the past several months, numerous write-ups; including flattering editorials, and inflammatory rhetoric, have appeared on message boards, chat rooms, popular websites and a host of other media outlets. Many have expressed their sentiments about Obama’s nomination; some favorable, some not so hot. And of all the issues and concerns that are still making waves out there, somewhere, here are four that are not even worth my two cents. Nevertheless, I’ll give them a good toss:
Black man in a White House
To those who simply would not fathom the thought of a non-Caucasian male moving into the White House with his African American family because…(oops there goes the neighborhood!), I say, you -puny minded, backwoods, backwards- pinhead, get used to that possibility or move back to Europe! Yeah! How do you like that, eh? You know people of African ancestry are not the only race with roots that extend beyond the Atlantic.
To those who say Barack cannot be trusted because he has flip flopped on way too many issues, I say… what do you expect from a candidate whose buzz word is “change?” Seriously, show me a man who has never changed his mind… several times a day, and I shall show thee a lawn in southwest Florida that’s not prone to fire ant infestations.
To those who continue to badger me with, “You should vote for Obama” because he is black, African American, man of color, biracial or whatever other racial umbrella he may fall under in the eyes of some, I say, back off, I don’t vote. I am not about to ruin that impeccable reputation by starting now.
Terrorist in the Making
To those who say they will never vote for anyone with a Muslim middle name or someone who was raised in Indonesia (with insinuations that Barack may be connected to terrorists…Seriously, I say, you need to call your head shrink immediately. Methinks your current medication prescription for paranoia and delusion is not cutting the mustard.
To each and every man there is a destiny that must be fulfilled. To each and every woman, there is a path that must be followed. And if Barack is destined to become the first president of color in a country where leaders, movers and shakers have traditionally been white males, there is absolutely nothing you, I, or anyone else can do or say to change that course. If, “Whatever exists today and whatever will exist in the future has already existed in the past,” because, “God calls each event back in its turn,” I think that America ought to get ready for the possibility that …well, you know where I am going with this.
As for me, you’ve heard the spiel. I do not vote and I am certainly not going to pretend that I am going to either. But, If I were to change my mind somewhere between now and November (since the possibility of having a woman in the White House is looking good), the candidate who is capable of representing my interests (not completely sure what they are at the moment) to their fullest extent would certainly become one vote richer. Until then, may the best man, win.
That’s all I have to say about that.