DNC: Re-Energized And Proud!

1467881953_cb3fc2a9f9.jpgDespite the disappointment of not getting into the Pepsi Center or Mile High Stadium for the events, just being here in Denver for this Democratic National Convention has been an amazing experience. When push came to shove, there was no way I was not going to be here. I’ve recently written about my racial upbringing and each and every minute of this DNC has made me more and more aware (as if it were possible) of the monumental nature of what’s happening. We the People, who revolted to form a more perfect (white) union have, after 388 years of English settlement, finally begun to stick our heads out and have a look around at the world.

We’ve just nominated a black man for the the presidency of the United States and that’s simply amazing. As recent as 6 months ago you could hardly get anyone to admit the possibility and 2 years ago it would have been dismissed out of hand. And now? In 68 days we can elect Barack Obama president of the United States and send a message near and far, to every country on earth that the United States is at least trying to achieve the goals we proclaimed after the revolution and that we are a place where a person’s destiny is not limited by the color of their skin.
Say it loud, we’re ALL black and we’re proud! We’re ALL Latino and we’re proud! We’re ALL Native and we’re proud! We’re ALL white and we’re proud! We’re ALL Christian and we’re proud! We’re ALL Jewish and we’re proud! We’re ALL Muslim and we’re proud! We’re ALL athiest and we’re proud! We’re ALL men and we’re proud! We’re ALL women and we’re proud! We’re ALL Americans and dammit, if we elect Brack Obama, we can ALL be proud!

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