by Lee Stranahan
If you feel cynical about this, please consider these words…emphasis added, obviously…
The profound mistake of Reverend Wright’s sermons is not that he spoke about racism in our society. It’s that he spoke as if our society was static; as if no progress has been made; as if this country – a country that has made it possible for one of his own members to run for the highest office in the land and build a coalition of white and black; Latino and Asian, rich and poor, young and old — is still irrevocably bound to a tragic past. But what we know — what we have seen – is that America can change. That is true genius of this nation. What we have already achieved gives us hope – the audacity to hope – for what we can and must achieve tomorrow.
Barack Obama: A More Perfect Union
When I saw people on Inauguration Day who refused to be moved…who wouldn’t allow their hearts to open up to the history in front of them…I didn’t want to argue. I just felt badly for them.
I’ve been going back and forth in comments a bit. I don’t wish to argue. If you can’t see the Steele nomination as a sign of change in America…if you can’t see it any way but cynically….then it’s not your mind that needs changing, it’s your heart. And nobody can do that. It’s a choice that comes from within.