Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I couldn't let the inauguration pass without a quick note of thoughts. It's incredible the amount of good spirits that was in the air this morning and this afternoon, it has truly been historic. With all that goes along with him being the first African American president an all that is at stake in the country and indeed the world as far as the economy goes, we are truly at a crossroads.

I think there is a lot of expectation for change in the situations of groups of people in former and current positions of minority. Indeed, the African American community, I feel, has finally reached that 'promised land' where character is and color is not where you are judged. But beyond that obvious observation, I think others in minority positions feel a wind coming on. From a perceptive of being somewhat of a 'minority group' ourselves being in the autism community, I just think there is a level of cautious optimism that SOMETHING new is on the horizon. Whether there is benefit in this new administration or will we get trampled by this 'new government service' mindset, from a logical perspective I can't be sure. There will be an obvious need for belt tightening in Washington and I'm not sure where we will all wind up. But the feeling is that every thing's gonna be alright. If you don't mind the corny analogy, we are at the crossroads and we just took the left!

I had also planned to make an observation, but Barack (uhh sorry THE PRESIDENT) beat me to it in his speech:

This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed - why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent mall, and why a man whose father less than sixty years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.

God Bless America, watch over our nation and our President...

1 comment:

Husky Special Ed said...

Just found your blog, and have been very much enjoying reading through it. Sounds like you have your hands very full!