Friday, November 7, 2008


Obamanadas de gran obamagnitud, writes Julio Somoano in Metro today. The big election turnout is clearly the reason why Barack Obama will be the 44th president of the US. In Europe, a big turnout usually means a socialist government. In the US, it will mean an Afroamerican with "white" education and "white" diction, ruling the (still) most powerful country on Earth. It also meant that Proposition 8, banning the same sex marriage in California, had passed. I keep reading that one of the reasons might be the Afroamerican view on the gay "lifestyle". Apparently, around 70% of black people supported the same-sex marriage ban contrasted with 45% of Caucasians and 48% of Latinos. It seems that the oppressed became the oppressors. I cannot stop thinking of charismatic Pim Fortuyn, an openly gay politician who was assassinated in 2002 and claimed that the uncontrolled immigration of culturally different people might affect his freedoms in the Netherlands, when the minority becomes a majority and subsequently changes the liberal laws through the general elections. Let's see where does the Obama's politics move but the first quite shocking signal came by appointing "Rahmbo" Emanuel as his chief of staff.
UPDATE 8/11: Oh, no. Another disappointment.
UPDATE 9/11: Ok, maybe not. (Funny, BBC has deleted the previous article)

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