Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Change...

...your shoes, if you are wearing these:




Good lord those are ridiculous. The over-commercialization of the Obama inauguration is moving full speed ahead right now.

I have to say that the apparent idolization of Obama is starting to make me nervous. Don't get me wrong, I voted for the guy and I have vastly increased hope for the future now just like much of the rest of the country (and the planet), but let's keep in mind that he's still a politician, and all politicians, no matter who they are, should be met with a healthy amount of skepticism.

Keep in mind that in the months immediately following September 11th, Bush's approval rating was over 85%. That's the highest approval rating for any U.S. President ever. Think about that. And then look at what happened. His administration took that as a free pass to do whatever they wanted, and the country pretty much went straight to hell over the next several years.

Now obviously Obama isn't Bush. I'm not suggesting that. All I'm saying is that we should always be wary of what any President is doing, and we should always look at every action with a critical eye. That is our duty as citizens of not only the United States, but of the World as well.

3 comments:

MG said...

I'm with you on this Burd... Over here in the UK, the change is being felt, especially amongst the young. But the scare factor of what might happen is always going to be there. I agree that Obama is one the best things to happpen to politics and society EVER, but we need realism too...

I really hope Obama is the real deal. The world needs him, and more like him.

hardcore100 said...

yeah, same in any country.
i don't know how aso got to be
prime minister.

but i still have to get those shoes!!

Prolly said...

Dead on, but I still have faith!