Thursday, November 06, 2008

Impeach Obama Signs on Facebook

Good God, can the man FIRST be sworn in? This is sad.On Facebook, an "Impeach Barack Obama" group has attracted more than 700 members and a lively debate about the Democrat's election victory on Tuesday over Republican John McCain.

Another Facebook group of the same name has 160 members and urges others to join because "we might as well get a head start on the impeachment of Obama."

"There are a lot of Americans out there that do not fully understand the concept of Socialism or Communism which is why they've elected Obama as president," it says.

Yet another Facebook group, "Impeach Barack Hussein Obama," has 160 members.

Fear is a bad thing, however "ignorance" is worst. I remember in the 1960's when my Mom and Grandmother first moved from Harlem to Brooklyn. We were (my twin and I) young and scared. Here we were thrust in this realm of white faces. My mother assured us we were going to be fine. I thought I would not make any friends. Luckily my mother had taught me NOT to fear change but embrace it as a new adventure in life.

We were the 2nd black family on our block in Crown Heights. We started seeing the moving trucks pull up daily. One by one our white neighbors started moving out. I was wondering at the time, "where were they moving to?" Our neighborhood changed. Soon we had people of ALL nationalities moving in. My best friends were white, jewish, Caribbean, Hispanic an African. I felt like I traveled the world in my one little block. I began to appreciate the differences in people.

As I grew and traveled outside of my little area, I noticed not all people shared my sense of "adventure." Some people were hateful, (just because their parents were-generational).

America was built on the blood and sweat of people who migrated here. I always wanted to believe the term "United" was a special term. People don't understand the craziest thing in the world is to keep doing the same thing for years and complain that things aren't getting any better.

On November 4th, Americans voted to make things better.

Source: Facebook

1 comment:

Z.Equiano said...

I think I have become too soft Ire, cause a year ago I would have gone off on people like that.
The sad part of it all is that they actually believe that this country was built on love and tolerance and freedom. This was hardly the case. This nation is becoming ( i hope) that kind of Country, despite the bigotry we all still have to face.