For the first time in my 25 years I truly feel patriotic. I feel pride in being an American. I feel proud that American's have made the right choice. I am transfixed by our soon-to-be-President's words. For so long I have cringed and been ashamed of our so called leader. But now we have an amazing, inspiring, beautiful, passionate, understanding, empathic man to whom we can look to guide our country. An INTELLIGENT man. Someone who has actually experienced pain, who has experienced confusion, someone who has experienced oppression. This is the Kennedy of our generation.
Everybody is entitled to what they earn. But how can someone turn their back on their fellow man? I remember being a small child, and we went to the grocery store once. We were on food stamps most of my childhood, if not all of it. We bought our limited groceries with our paper food stamps, and we were ready to go home. There was this family in the parking lot of the shopping center with a car full of crap, a couple of kids and some skinny parents. I don't remember all the details because I was very young still but I just remember crying. I hurt inside because, although we had very little, these people had less than we did. I said that we had to give them something. Bread. Milk. Something. So we did, and my little child heart felt better.
I feel like Barack Obama is the kind of person who would give even when he had little. I have HOPE that he will turn this country into one that we can be proud of. One that men actually reach out to those who are suffering. We are one of the richest, fattest countries in the world, yet there are people within our borders who suffer, needlessly.
Nobody says that you should be stripped of what you deserve. But there is a line that has been crossed. People are just selfish to the core. They believe that the world revolves around them and fuck all. This is not the world I want to live in. And this is not the world that my president, Barack Obama, wants to live in.
I can't wait for the future. My heart is just overflowing with joy. This is a day for the history books. Skin color or not. The feeling is just indescribable.
(stole this pic from my Deanna)