Tuesday, November 04, 2008

An Historic Moment

There are certainly many emotions out there about tonite's election results.Some think this is the coming of the new order, and others sink down in gloom & doom. Actually, neither side should be complacent, for even though change is in the works, nobody really knows where it will go. Many of us saw devastation in the results of the presidential election. Others saw glory.

I looked upon the face of what appeared to be a young black girl during the victory celebration in Chicago. Her countenance was of sheer wonder. As her eyes glistened, I saw something I had never seen before. It was a look of hope, a look of absolute confidence. Until that moment in time, I never realized that it may be that a black person has never in our history had the opportunity to have that look.

I an proud to live in a country that can overturn a government peacefully, as we are about to do.Regardless of what others around the globe think of us, we represent hope. The hope that no matter how bad things are, they can get better if we get involved. In Equitorial Africa, people don't get involved, they simply follow their leaders. For that matter, so do those that live in the north of the African continent.

The future of this country, and for that matter, the world, rests in the next few years. Energy, food production, heavy industry, and many other areas of production will probably haunt us for many years. If we escape the deceleration of our economy and avoid a depression, it will still take many years for this country to recover from our foolish mistakes. Having been in the lending business, I can attest to the fact that only government interference caused the reckless lending practices in real estate. We now have to pick up the pieces. Whether we can will rely on the new president, Barack Obama. If he fails, this country is in for horrendous times. If he succeeds, he will be a hero.


Anonymous said...

"OVERTURN" our goverment??? I think we still have the same one, just someone else running it. So with all the hoopla done maybe now we can get back to "BAY" VIEWS unstead of "HERB" VIEWS

Bay Views said...

A few people, such as the above, seem to think that this a public discussion forum. While I accept comments from most, even those that don't agree with mine, I don't accept sarcastic retorts such as above.

The reason is quite simple. Ric, whomever that is has been posting acrimonious comments for the last week, somehow feeling that this is his forum. He does have one thing right though,this blog does not pretend to speak for Bayview, only myself. Hereafter, since this is not a wide open forum, Ric will not be heard from.

Anonymous said...

You go Herb!

I would love to see our new president to be an overwhelming success. I want to see our country move forward.