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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Dream On

It amuses me briefly that some commentators have been criticizing Pres. Barack Obama's inaugural speech as not containing enough soaring rhetoric. I say "amuses me" because it's so expected that there will be dunderheads on both the left and the right who can't see the audience for the seats, who fail to separate decor from form. I say "briefly" because amusement quickly gives way to annoyance. Right now the one word I'd like to see erased from the vocabulary of all talking heads is "symbolism."


Anonymous Jean said...

Love this cartoon John.

Obama is as white as he is black in equal parts. The perfect custodian of one man's dream... that we might all one day live in a [world] where people will be judged, not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. It's a big dream... but very do-able.

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Lee said...

As Jean has stated, love this cartoon both for the gentle humor and because it is about a man that I admire and love.

If I hear one more comment about Obama being black, civil rights not being met, etc. etc. I shall run screaming into the night. Enough already, thought the idea was that we were electing the best person for the job regardless of race or religion.

It was my understanding that Obama had asked that race be kept out of the agenda. It has so far been nothing but race with every commentator in the main media. No one can say a sentence on TV without adding a comment that Obama is black. Duh, do these media people think that everyone who voted for him did not know this.

M L King had a dream that all men were created equally and were treated equally by all so give over, main media, enough is enough.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Jean said...

I'm not over there Lee... but empathise entirely with your sentiments for we get it in the media here too. I guess it's up to Obama to put an end to it... he's the only one who can.

1:16 PM  

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