Re: [xmca] A more perfect union

From: David Preiss <davidpreiss who-is-at>
Date: Wed Nov 05 2008 - 08:15:40 PST

Because a mestizo is now just about
to get to a position reserved to
white-only characters;
because this mestizo didn't visit the third world
as a scholar,
as a tourist,
or as an exchange student:
part of his roots are in the third world;
because his second name is just the same
name of a man which was targeted as the cause of all evils
and people didn't get confused this time
so this coincidence didn't matter;
because his presidential campaign
was not only local
but had a cosmopolitan touch so many of us
out-of-the USA saw
his campaign with joy and empathy and not with fear or distance;
and because he said internationalism is relevant
if we want to survive as a species;
because a large part of the United States judged him
not by the color of their skin but by the content of his character;
because instead of fear mongering
he made of historical awareness part of his argument;
because a new generation started his political life
and broke with the self destructive consequences of apathy
and cynicism;
this is strange moment in history
which I think we should enjoy and protect and
whose consequences still we cannot anticipate:
if just a bit part of the hope this movement raised
is accomplished the world will be
a slightly, maybe not much, maybe just enough,
better place for you and for all.


On Nov 5, 2008, at 3:19 AM, Andy Blunden wrote:

> "Congratulations" to our American friends, and to all of us living
> in the Empire as well. If he lives up to his rhetoric, these will be
> interesting times indeed.
> Andy
> Mike Cole wrote:
>> Not a perfect union, note. But sure as hell as better one than what
>> was
>> slouching toward
>> us all, wherever we live.
>> We can exhale now. And roll up our sleeves.
>> And even, perhaps start our chatter again.
>> mike
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