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So grateful to be an American!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Mahonri, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    In a few short days, an African American man will move from his private residence into a much larger and infinitely more expensive one owned not by him but by the taxpayers. A vast lawn, a perimeter fence and many well trained security specialists will insulate him from the rest of us but the mere fact that this man will be residing in this house should make us all stop and count our blessings - because it proves that we live in a nation where anything is possible.

    Many believed this day would never come. Most of us hoped (me included) and prayed that it would, but few of us actually believed we would live to see it. Racism is an ugly thing in all of it's forms and there is little doubt that if this man had moved into this house fifteen years ago, there would have been a great outcry - possibly even rioting in the streets.

    Today, we can all be both grateful and proud that no such mayhem will take place when this man takes up residency in this house.

    This man, moving into this house at this time in our nation's history is much more than a simple change of addresses for him - it is proof of a change in our attitude as a nation. It is an amends of sorts - the righting of a great wrong. It is a symbol of our growth, and of our willingness to "judge a man, not by the color of his skin but by the content of his character".

    There can be little doubt now that the vast majority of us truly believe that this man has earned both his place in history and his new address. His time in this house will not be easy - it will be fraught with danger and he will face many challenges. I am sure there will be many times when he asks himself how in the world he ended up here and like all who have gone before him, the experience will age him greatly.

    But I for one will not waste an ounce of worry for his sake - because in every way a man can, he asked for this. His whole life for the past fifteen years appears to have been inexorably leading this man toward this house. It is highly probable that in the past, despite all of his actions, racism would have kept this man out of this house. Today, I thank the Lord above that I am an American and that I live in a nation where wrongs are righted, where justice matters and where truly anything is possible.

    Who is this man you ask ? You think you know, don't you?

    His name is Orenthall J. Simpson... some folks still call him O.J.
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Ha ha ha. Clever.
  3. wishin4chicken

    wishin4chicken Songster

    Jun 20, 2008
    Hayden Lake, Idaho
    Right on the mark, Mahonri.

  4. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    [​IMG] There for a minute I kind of threw up in the back of my throat....until I read the last line! [​IMG]
  5. davidb

    davidb Songster

    Dec 15, 2008
    north east Georgia
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I had to read it three times to really READ it so I can understand it(thinking it was Obama). Yep racism is an ugly thing to deal with but this time, it isnt nor does it matter?

    You hit it right on the head!
  7. jnjross

    jnjross Songster

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    yes in america we let pro-ball players get away with murder, [​IMG]
    duno what racism has to do with it?
  8. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    I was with you from the start. I have hoped that he would eventually pay for what he did and finally....FINALLY, he will. Though I always figured someone would take the law into their own hands with him. It surprises me it took as long as it did for him to "do his time". I hope he is totally miserable locked up in a small jail cell....call me petty or small minded I don't care...justice is finally being served.
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Get's ya to thinkin' doesn't it?
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    good one!....and yay!..i'm SO glad he's going where he belongs!..FINALLY!..his money and influence has finally run out....
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