I am a bit late commenting the news. Four years ago, I was three quarters unemployed (I mean unemployed most of the time), so I watched live
the inauguration of Barack Obama
. History had been made that day, of course I did not write a long analysis of it, I was speechless about it, I am still speechless now. I did, however, made an interesting (if I may say so myself) observation
about the passing of a morally bankrupt, backward administration to another that we hoped would be better: more modern, more progressist, more liberating. The president of United States is not only the chief of state of the most powerful nation in the world, he is the de facto
leader of the free world.
I know Obama disappointed in many ways. He was condemned to disappoint, at least in his own country. However, he has been so far a much better president than his predecessor and we are in a much, much better place since he has been in power. I feared that he would lose the elections last November, that the US would go backwards again. The Republican party being hijacked by ignorant, religious wackos, and gun loving madmen (yes, I mean that idiot
). And, well, I love the man. I blogged once that I shared two things
with Obama: same tastes in TV dramas and a book. I should have said three: Barack Obama, like me, prefers Dijon mustard on his burgers. True anecdotal story, which some right-wing retards created a controversy
about. His opponents were often, are often, ignorant Philistines, even when it comes to condiments. I, for one, find it reassuring that the leader of the free world is a man of taste. On a more serious note, I am glad that we are going to have four more years of him, which means four years without
a war on contraceptives, four years of a bit more gun control, four years where gay rights will progress in the United States (maybe even to the point where same-sex marriages will be legal), four years of secularism, four years of something we can call progress.