How Will We Remember the Obama Years?
April 28, 2014
It is amusing for someone of my age to remember the past. For me, it is the late ’50s and early ’60s. Certainly not the hippie/Vietnam era (which I believe began the downward spiral of America).
The father was the breadwinner, the mother was homemaker (think about that term!). And race relations were getting better. As time progressed, there were more black CEOs, news broadcasters, prominent doctors, various government officials, Congressmen, etc., etc. And finally, as time moved on, we elected a black president. What a great opportunity to advance race relations even further.
But, is anyone ever going to wax nostalgic about the Obama years? He has tried to eliminate “income inequality” and “redistribute” other people’s wealth. He has tried to make America “lead from behind” and abdicate our global responsibilities. We are actually mocked by our adversaries, and our “friends” do not defend us. He has tried to distort America into something it isn’t. And now, we are told if you disagree with his policies, or the inaction of his attorney general, that you are a racist. Until the black community accepts the fact that there will always be inequities, and even insults in life (whether you are black or white, Jewish or Italian, or fat, or have facial acne, or any other characteristic), then you will always feel like a victim. Somehow, you need to move on.
It’s going to take a long time to erase the Obama years. How sad.