Of History and Hope
There’s a lot of actual political discussion that I’ll bring to the table in the months to come. And I know I’ve been an awful blogger lately (Real life has been hectic and I’ve been piling on other writing projects aside from this blog and my LJ. Because my eyes are bigger than my figurative stomach.) but I just need to say how awesome it is to watch this moment with my 9 year old son. I never imagined that the day would come that a guy that looks like us could actually be the nominee for a major political party. I’m so proud of America today. And yes, I know that this moment doesn’t magically fix any of the existing problems in America, but I’m still so awed to see America come this far. I promise to be eloquent and critical and analytical later. But right now I’m just awed by this moment.
Karnythia is a writer, a historian, and occasionally a loud mouth. In between raising hell and raising kids she usually manages to find time to contemplate the meaning of life as a black woman in America. Her posts on any topic can be found at her Livejournal.
7 thoughts on “Of History and Hope”
It’s way past time. But it’s good.
I most definitely agree. Last night was a moment to behold because a lot of folks thought they would never see it in their lifetime. It made me proud that despite all our struggles as Black folk, that Obama created a bellwhether moment that will never be forgotten in the tenets of time.
I am a political junkie. I love entertaining the little nuances of each move that is made and its larger implications in society. But, last night, I put all of that aside, just listened and stayed within the moment.
I was filled with not only a sense of awe, but with dignity. That especially put tears in my eyes.
There was so much to like about last night.
The audience in particular — it looked authentically what it was, multi-cultural. Not like you so often can’t help but see, that the various not default members are carefully noticed and focused on. This audience was what this nation is. They worked very hard to be there in that stadium.
The fireworks were a terrific television moment.
Yeah, I’ve never been too enthusiastic about elections, but last night I found myself tearing up watching the convention. There was such amazing diversity in the crowd and seeing so many people waving flags and feeling included, feeling represented. It was really something. God, I hope he wins….
For me, it was also that he’s by far the most “presidential” candidate the party has fielded since Clinton or maybe even Kennedy (and I must say I think the Clintons made up for a lot of crap this week). He completely kicked ass. I cannot WAIT for the debates. He is going to mop up the floor with McCain.
as they say in the ads, “we’ve come a long way baby!” this is an exciting election year. this is the first time ever that i watched the Democratic Convention, and i’m looking forward to the debate also.
For the first time in over 20 years, I am excited to vote.
And this may seem silly, but I am even more excited at a the prospect of a First Family that I would want my own family to emulate.
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