Monday, June 18, 2012

On a second term for Barack Obama

While I am naturally in favor of a second term for Barack Obama because I believe it is a major move by American power bases in support of my desire to see better relations between blacks and whites in this country, I must clarify that Mr. Obama's candidacy for president was not my idea and my simple satisfaction at his first election amounts to an easy call that doesn't challenge me in any significant way as a vehicle of racial harmony. This position of mine amounts to a denial that it is my duty with regard to American powers to work on behalf of Mr. Obama's reelection campaign as if its success depended on my actions and statements. I am thoroughly committed to racial harmony in the U.S. I think a lot about the blacks I live among. I look for insights about the special situation that blacks here are in. I try, with varying success, to use discretion about what I write here and elsewhere about blacks. I believe what I write is taken seriously by American powers and this warrants such discretion. I admit I have made some errors in exercising this discretion. I hope I have learned from each such incident and that I will make fewer of them in the future. A United States that draws on the special abilities of each and every citizen and resident will in my view be a stronger unit in the international family of the species, and without such strong units this species will be unable to break from its past of inevitable wars, which I consider a challenge I am particularly well suited by upbringing and personal journey to advance. I am uncertain of the outcome in regard to war. Racial conflict is a major, perhaps the greatest, distraction to progress in the matter. A black president does a great deal to advance causes far beyond simply racial harmony. Mr. Obama's Nobel Peace Prize is understandable from this point of view. However, there is in this prize some obfuscation of the underlying facts. Peace will be served by recognition of the president by the international community, no doubt. But it is going to take some doing to get to the next level here. It may be that a black president has played out most of its value for world peace. I certainly hope not, and I hope that his presidency represents an opportunity of great rarety for development of far reaching improvements in the utility of political structures for all the needs of men. Such an opportunity must be made apparent or it will be in danger of evaporating. I will think on this.