Again, this is just a political aside. Feel free to breeze on past.
Much has been made of the “historic” election of Barack Obama. Will Smith has declared that America is no longer a racist country. (Though it’s apparently still OK to blast whites, or proudly proclaim that “My President is Black”.) I’ve spent enough time in the deep South to know that we’re seeing a lot of kool-aid being consumed on that count.
Still, it is better than it once was. I can’t complain too much. It’s just…
What I’d consider “historic” is an election where a “minority” member was elected, and nobody noticed or cared. They just got elected because they were the right person for the job.
To me, that’s the promise of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Dream”: to be judged by character, rather than charade; by substance rather than style; by principle rather than polish. *shrug*