I am so thankful to presidential candidate John McCain, for pointing out to the listening audience to pay attention to Barack Obama's eloquence of speech. I also watched Obama's body language. Head often tilted forward and eyes cast downward, in submission. On the other hand, McCain was alert, head held high and mighty, while he told his opponent of the good ol' boy network, white male-dominated society, that his running mate well understands.
The master and slave caricatures were broadcast so plainly that night. How good was Obama's use of semantics, pertaining to the question: Why should voters choose one of you for president? McCain stated, "I will fight for you and this country." Obama's reply was, "I will work hard everyday for this country." That word work has historically been reduced and defined to slaves and the working class, and not to leaders of our country. I want a leader running our country, not a slave caricature.
As an advocate for equal human rights and the protection of our civil liberties, it is very hard for me to be enchanted by one or the other. However, I must agree with McCain's statement that wealth should be created and not taken from wealthy folks to be distributed among the masses.
For example, if I am a rich person, in no way would I ever want anyone to tell me how to use or spend my money or how or what to do with my body. Don't take my freedom and pursuit of happiness away. Perhaps the middle class citizens should practice what they preach and teach the uneducated, lower income citizens, and oh yeah, criminals. Go back to college and further your education. Get an education that will guarantee that you'll make a quarter of a million dollars after graduation. Stop begging the government and wealthy citizens to fix or solve your problems. That goes for our government's and Wall Street, too. Everybody wants and needs welfare these days.
I, for one, am more enchanted with the idea of more transparency and accountability for our government's spending, along with those traditional screwy things we see our tax dollars wasted on. We have a lot of programs that don't work. For example, our criminal and civil courts, along with its branches of infrastructural modalities that obstruct and pervert justice. Obama's genuflecting argument pertaining to discrimination relates to the health care industry and insurance companies fighting. Therefore, I see no hope in Obama for me based on his separation with those who look at our country with truthful eyes and wisdom, based on events and experiences.
I am not about to cast my vote for someone just because he or she classifies themself as black or whatever. Obama is out of touch with my 1821 Boone County events and experiences and is riding on his wife's cultural history. Maybe one of them will offer land to poor folks again. We can't afford to vote for any slave caricatures. That simply adds to my anger.