Be Hopeful, Our Government Sucks
School started at 8 A.M. and all seven of the Black students at my high school made it a point to arrive at 7:45 A.M. as a means of ensuring they had ample opportunity to tease all of the White students with the song that we all know, My president is Black, my Lambo is blue…. I too was a part of the seven Black students running up and down the halls in pure joy and bliss. I could remember feeling unstoppable. We had Congress in our pockets and we had a Black, liberal president.
Fast forward into today’s emotions. Many people are saddened by the results of the current election and it’s apparent that some people aren’t feeling hopeful at all. However, I’ve managed to remain somewhat calm because I think back to that Wednesday morning in high school. I ran throughout the halls feeling untouchable because we finally had a leader who understood us and would place us in a position of success. In addition, he had congress on his side to help him meet his goals. I was so hopeful.
Looking back at the moment and looking at the current situation of today, I’m full of hope that we will be okay. Out of the many promises that president Obama made, not many went beyond words. I expect that he was deliberate with his plan of action and fought to the death on certain issues, but things in government move slow and there are systems of checks and balances.
While I usually roll my eyes at the thought of bureaucracy, today I look at that slow, inefficient system as my beacon of hope.
Government, please, continue to be slow, inefficient, lazy, and useless as you’ve always been for the next four years. You’ve got one job and I’m putting my faith in you. You’ve failed us many times before, but you’ve been consistent in your lack of urgency and attention to detail. All that I ask is that you stay the same for at least four more years.
And to all of the minority communities who are living in fear right now, let’s continue to fight. Fight unified and with a burning passion. With that alone, I think we’ll be alright for the next four years. Now isn’t the time to panic or tuck your tail between your legs. It’s the time to unify and strategize as a means of pushing through the bullshit. Stand tall and fight.
Be extra great,
Afros and Ovaries
I know I’m not getting my acres now