Sunday, October 12, 2008

Strongsville Ohio - A Frightening Glimpse of the Social and Racial Divide

The above video is from a McCain/Palin rally last week.
This is an indicator of just how much trouble this Country is in right now. I'm not naive... I understand that the U.S. has divisions when it comes to race, social class, and religion (yesterday a preacher made national news for praying for Obama to lose the election and for suggesting that the God of the McCain supporters was better than the God of the Obama supporters). Really crazy stuff. But it's tough to see this kind of xenophobia in 2008.

Will this Country ever get beyond these social and racial divisions? Will Obama be able to win the hearts and minds of these folks? There are plenty of indications that he is making a lot of progress in changing minds and perceptions, but he clearly has a lot of work to do.


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