Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Up The Stairs the Slaves Laid


This morning I heard Donna Brazile say that the steps of the Capitol were laid by slaves. Nearly 200 years later, a black man is going to climb those stairs, raise his hand and take the oath of office to be the president of all of us.

Hope may take a few hundred years to float. But here we are.

12 comments:

Randal Graves said...

Shit, that means at least another couple of hundred years before Murka drops her infantile exceptionalism.

Too bad Obama won't appoint an all-black cabinet. Bill Bennett might stroke out on teevee.

Bubs said...

I don't know about your weather, but it's 65 and sunny here, just a beautiful day in northern Illinois, and it fits my mood perfectly. Your post just makes it better even.

CDP said...

Awesome post. I was pretty emotional watching John Lewis last night...I can't imagine that he thought he'd live to see this when he was having his head nearly beaten in during the Freedom Rides. Amazing night.

Dr. Zaius said...

Yippie! Hooray! The world is saved!

Comrade Kevin said...

It's a good start, for sure.

DCup said...

As I watched the faces of the people in Chicago's Grant Park last night, I realized that this incredible moment in history means something different to each of us.

How many of us will see ourselves differently now?

Dean Wormer said...

So fucking awesome.

Since we were kids we were told anybody can be president.

It wasn't until last night that I believed it.

Mauigirl said...

I am feeling so much optimism about our country now - so different from how I felt before. And this post made tears come to my eyes, thinking of how far we've come.

McGone said...

Short, sweet and a hell of a punch. Great post.

dguzman said...

Terrific post, Jess.

It's hard to express how I feel--such a range of emotions--so I'll just let my ear-to-ear grin say it all.

It's truly a different world now.

Karen Zipdrive said...

That was a near perfect post. Thank you for reminding us how far we've come.

Mark said...

Iron has made its name through Spiral Stairs
I like iron spiral staircases.
They give's a nice look.
And the way they designed. I just luved it