Wednesday, June 11, 2008

As Beautiful As It Is Profound

The following video is a compilation of newspaper covers from every state in the Union and several from overseas proclaiming Obama's historic victory.

6 Comments:

Blogger Peter T Chattaway said...

Wouldn't Hillary's victory have been "historic" too?

Granted, black men got the vote 50 to 60 years before women did, so I guess it makes sense that a black man has been nominated for president before a woman has.

Then again, as a friend of mine pointed out, women are a majority, whereas blacks are a minority, so the fact that a black man got nominated while women have still never been nominated might indicate that a larger historical injustice still needs to be redressed.

At any rate, I'm having a hard time imagining the media etc. celebrating the "historic" nature of a Hillary victory anywhere near to the degree that they have been celebrating Obama's victory -- even though it would have been just as historic, if not more so.

3:15 PM  
Blogger Brandon said...

(Wouldn't Hillary's victory have been "historic" too?)

Certainly, but I can only comment on one at a time. As soon as she gets a nomination, I'd be happy to!

3:46 PM  
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4:19 PM  
Blogger Brandon said...

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4:20 PM  
Anonymous POD said...

My thoughts on the Obama nominations has unearthed some unexpectedly great feelings - the profoundness of the situation is very tangible and exciting.

There is a big part of me actually hoping that Obama gets elected; it would stir a not only a national debate, but also a world debate on how far America has come in regards to race an equality. It would be a great to be able to hold honest debate on what the true inequities in society are (less racial and more economic than anything else) and the country can move forward...

As a true libertarian and fiscal conservative, I look forward to the day that we eliminate racial quotas, have fair taxation, appropriate immigration laws that are enforceable, and and an energy policy that is not based upon greater consumption of our natural resources. And the election of Obama may not be the cure all for my personal laundry list of issues that I wish to improve in my country, but at least I can say with a true heart that the election of Barak Obama may signal the beginning of the end of the deep inbred racism that persists in our society. It is certainly worth celebrating and it makes the ideal of an Obama candidacy much bigger than the man himself. I just hope that he realizes what he represents and doesn't squander his presidency by becoming another tax and spend liberal, along with all the other baggage that I hate about the Democrats (race-baiting, social warfare, over protectionist, etc).

8:42 AM  
Blogger Peter T Chattaway said...

. . . the election of Barak Obama may signal the beginning of the end of the deep inbred racism that persists in our society.

Seriously? A guy who spends almost 20 years under the spiritual mentorship of a pastor who specializes in race-baiting -- almost 20 years in a church community that has deeply inbred racial issues -- almost 20 years in a church influenced by the teachings of "black liberation theologians" who say that God must not be "a God of all peoples" and that God's love must be rejected if it does not advance black interests against the white man, etc., etc. -- almost 20 years tolerating such ethnic idolatry? You really think such a guy is going to be all that motivated to move the country beyond its deeply inbred racism? If he couldn't be bothered to do it in his own little community -- and if, indeed, his first instinct was to make excuses for his little community once their attitudes and beliefs were exposed to the world -- then why on earth would he go out of his way to do it in the nation as a whole?

1:19 PM  

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