On a slightly related note, today I would like to give a shout out to Tupac Shakur. Have you ever heard the song "Changes" he released in the mid 90's? Because its awesome, and he made an allusion to the current political condition in our country which goes as follows:
... the only time we chill is when we kill each other
it takes skill to be real, time to heal each other
And although it seems heaven sent
We ain't ready, to see a black President, uhIt ain't a secret don't conceal the fact
the penitentiary's packed,
and it's filled with blacks
But some things will never change ...
And ever since Obama won, my little heart has done a secret victory dance for Tupac, because things ARE changing. I know some people argue "Obama's not really black" and blah blah blah but I'm really proud that this election has seen black/white/male/female contenders with rightly equal chances at winning. So Pac, I hope you are doing a little dance on that desert island we all know you're living on. I would be right there with you.