Barack Hussein Obama II was born on August 4, 1961. Barack is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017 and was our first African American President. I didn’t vote for Obama but in some ways I feel he opened the doors just a bit against racism but if we don’t learn more about our racism he’ll be the forever poster boy as token black President. Now I’m sure that may have offended some but it’s a skin tone and that is something we all need to desperately learn that many of us never have. We are all human so some of us have less toner and some have more. We may speak differently, believe in no God or a different God or many Gods, we may have different political affiliations but I think a good majority of people are followers and we need to be leaders and stick up for each other and lift each other up. We need to end this racism bullshit once and for all.
I didn’t follow Obama or his politics or speeches enough to tell you that I know what he was talking about when he was talking about the evil in the world. He could’ve been talking about the Middle East, he could’ve been talking about this country, the United States and how we view people of different races. We should ask ourselves why there are races, why does there have to be a different race. If I have learned anything from history is that people that are different from the majority aren’t exactly thought of or respected or treated as equals. Even though the United States is supposed to the the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave and equality and Justice for all. That hasn’t really been something that has been entirely or partially or even a fraction of the truth. It has gotten better but it needs to fucking stop people. It really does. We should learn equality for gender identity, skin tones, religion, sexual preference, and really really consider waking up to this century instead of staying stuck in the stone ages.
Obama definitely said it right with this quote about being different. Everyone has differences but we are all very similar at our core. We should appreciate one another for those differences. It’s those things that makes us unique and extraordinary.
As a writer, I know this to be true and yes sometimes I go off on tangents about this and that but I try to be mindful, concise and I feel we all need to try to do more of that in life. It isn’t always good to just blurt out the first thing that you think of, some people think that’s being more truthful or that if one thinks longer about what to say than it’s more likely lies. I think it’s mindful and respectful of others who may read or listen to what you have to say and you want to make a good impression on those that you come in contact with. You never really know who they are or how they’ll react to something you say or do. Be respectful, be mindful, be kind people, just simply be kind to one another.