Sunday, June 08, 2008

Obama Wins, Savor The Moment

Bob Herbert, wrote such a poignant Op-Ed piece in the New York Times called Savor The Moment. We have been through some unimaginable times in the last 40 years plus and this short article takes you on a brief historic trip through some of those times. Now with Barack Obama's historic win let us finally say after all these years, LET THE HEALING BEGIN.

Obama Wins - Savor The Moment
Obama wins Democratic Party's Nomination. June 7, 2008
Savor the Moment
Friday was the 40th
anniversary of the death of Robert F. Kennedy. Had he lived, he would be 82
It's impossible to gauge the what-ifs of history. But nevertheless, I wonder
what Kennedy, a complicated man with a profound sense of the moral issues at
play in politics, would have made of the idea that Barack Obama has captured the
Democratic Party's nomination for president.
He might not have been surprised. Kennedy had been accused of dreaming when he
said in the early 1960s that a black person could get elected president in the
next 40 years.
The fact that even a dreamer could imagine nothing shorter than a 40-year
timeline gives us a glimpse of the nightmarish depths of racial oppression that
people of goodwill have had to fight.
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