The world changes………
Truth is, if you has asked someone 15…or even 10 years ago, if someone called Barrack Hussein Obama could be elected the US President, they would have been reaching for the white coats….
I am glad about the decision the USA has made today. It may not prove to ultimately be the right choice, but I can find many reasons why it is a good decision.
He is black…….I am old enough to remember racism…..and still see it today. Barracks election has shattered a lot of preconceptions. We are all equal before God. The colour of the pigment of our skin is totally irrelevant.
I have seen the videos of how coloured people were treated in the US. This is just the truth, an ugly part of their history, as ugly as Australia’s. Enough people in the US have seen past the colour of his skin, and their own predjuices…and voted for him, wonderful.
He is relatively young. He seems vibrant, he seems to challenge. After what I saw of him in a SBS documentary, he seems to have integrity. One person they interviewed said that when he was elected the president of the Harvard Law Students Society, many thought he would divide the group, and promote people on the basis of colour. He did not. He dissapointed many initially, but then….they discovered he was fair, and concillitory. This is what the US needs.
I don’t think Mc Cain would have been a bad choice either. He appears to be honest, good humoured and reasonable.
But what is good, is that it appears the election of Barrack has occured without riots, violence or other such things which unfortunately characterise other elections around the world.
If I was a US citizen I have no idea who I would have voted for, honestly.
But as a citizen of the world, and a Christian, I will pray for Obama….God bless him.