There are a lot of significant world events that have happened in my lifetime but none more meaningful than what took place in the United States of America…yesterday!
For a moment, as I hear Barack Obama graciously accept the mandate given to him by the American people, I wanted to be an American! I was envious I was not one of the people who put him in office. I was jealous of the fact that I was not there in person to hear him speak! I wanted to be a part of his victory speech.
Although Barack is not my president for some peculiar reason his appointment meant a lot to a coloured person like me living in society similar to that of the US. This, I find difficult to put in words.
When Barack said:
But above all, I will never forget who this victory truly belongs to -- it belongs to you.
I wanted to be part of that “you”.
And then he ended with these words:
Yes We Can. Thank you, God bless you, and may God Bless the United States of America.
And that is also my hope.
Yes you can! And you did! Congratulations to all Americans!