Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"Here Reverend, have a seat."

"Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!"

Martin Luther King, Jr. 3 April 1968, Mason Temple (Church of God in Christ Headquarters) Memphis, Tennessee

"I am the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas. I was raised with the help of a white grandfather who survived a Depression to serve in Patton's Army during World War II and a white grandmother who worked on a bomber assembly line at Fort Leavenworth while he was overseas. I've gone to some of the best schools in America and lived in one of the world's poorest nations. I am married to a black American who carries within her the blood of slaves and slaveowners - an inheritance we pass on to our two precious daughters. I have brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, uncles and cousins, of every race and every hue, scattered across three continents, and for as long as I live, I will never forget that in no other country on Earth is my story even possible."

Barack Hussein Obama, II
44th President of the United States of America

1 comment:

guido said...

Well... ehm... I live in the Netherlands and mr. Obama's story is quite possible here. It's most likely also possible in many other European countries.

In fact I think it's also quite possible to do it in many South American countries and in some countries in Africa. I don't know anything about Asia, so I can't say anything about that continent. You can emigrate to all those Continent's countries, and have parents and relatives from all over the world and become president.

It's good to see you guys catching up. If you pick the smartest people from a larger group you end up with much more competent peopel :)