Monday, January 19, 2009

Dream Life

Most of us are off from work enjoying the one day a year the country has set aside to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Some of you may use this day to take in a parade, or do some community service or just sit around the house in your pajamas. Hey, whatever floats your boat is all right with me.

However, while we all may be celebrating the day in different ways, it's pretty much guaranteed that all of us will think about tomorrow at some point. That's because tomorrow is THE DAY for black America.

The day the dream comes to life.

It's been talked about ad nauseam, but I still feel compelled to add my two cents. Tuesday, Big Homie will take that stage in front of millions of people and he will confirm for all of us the power of possibilities. He will reaffirm the cliche that nothing is impossible, and he will take his rightful place in the pantheon of black heroes.

That's some impressive shit.

Like most of you, I plan on watching at least part of the inauguration, and I will definitely write about my feelings. And even though I've already grown tired of listening to media personalities debate the importance of this moment, I'm sure I'll still try to watch as much coverage of the event as I can stomach.

This inauguration is important for so many reasons, some of which I've discussed in previous blogs. Without a doubt, we are all living in a time that will be discussed for decades as a turning point in history.

Not only is Obama's presidency historic, but the challenges facing our country and our world have reached a fever pitch. We may finally have reached the apex of America's reign as the world's sole superpower, and we might have to prepare for a slow spiral into mediocrity. This could be the beginning of the end.

Or, it could just be a beginning. A rebirth. Maybe these turbulent times are the fire needed to burn away the dross that has weakened our country. Maybe Obama's visionary nature will be what this nation needs to move past the bumbling idiocy and unbridled corruption that was ushered in by Dubya.

We can only hope.

I don't know what the future holds, prophets are uncommon in our times. What I do know is that these next few weeks will likely be some of the most important in American history. I think all of us should take the time to appreciate that privilege as we celebrate the legacy of man who lived in some pretty important times himself. That man's dream has not only endured, but it's gained power.

I hope we can say the same about our next President's dreams.



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5 comments:

Deacon Blue said...

The teacher of the class Son of Blue has during the inauguration has announced that they will NOT be watching the event in class, even though many (probably most...or maybe even all) the other classes in the high school are doing so.

Needless to say, Mrs. Blue and I have endorsed skipping that class so he can go watch in in one of his other teachers' classes.

Lolo said...

Happy America Day.

No dream, this. Reality. I've refused to allow anyone to rub their anxiety or hating on my joy.

Bless us all.

Big Man said...

Happy America Day.

That's a good one Lolo

Lolo said...

I'm going to smile the whole rest of the week. There was so many "little moments" from today.

Honestly, that is how you bring some "church" to Washington. "Can I get an amen?" AMEN!

Darth Whitey said...

PRESIDENT OBAMA. That's right! Buh-bye cowboy.

Raving Black Lunatic