So, now what?
Barrack Obama has been sworn in for a second term and after the parties and the parades and Beyonce what's gonna happen?
There was always the hope that the reserved man of the first term would give way to a more rambunctious President, one who would embrace progressivism and run with it. But judging from his speech, that's probably not going to happen. But I am making a direct appeal to the President.
Well, not in the literal sense. He should not try to erase his enemies, although would any of us miss the legitimate rape guy?
No, he should do it in the metaphorical sense, stop trying to please people who will never like or respect you. Dr. King didn't want to be loved; he wanted people to embrace the policy of love but he was resolute in his beliefs and if you didn't like him, that was cool, just get out of the way.
I never expect any President to do anything by himself. The Presidency is really very symbolic and so the President should stand for something, not just the circular politics of our time. He should stop declaring wars on concepts and inanimate objects and speak candidly about how people are losing ground.
But even if the President cannot be more Django-like, we can do something. We can unchain our minds against the things that have kept us enslaved to hopelessness, self-hate and discord. And for that we need no permission, no leadership, just will.
So, let's all say goodbye to Miss Candie and get it done.