By Isis Win
We are about a year away from Presidential Elections and although it may seem too early to start getting involved, actually this is the right time. We’ve already seeing the republicans feuding among themselves to find their official candidacy. Frankly, after what I’ve seeing through the debates, not even putting the best of each of the possible runner, there is not a possible chance to find someone who offer what is needed to rule the country, as needed, for the next period. In fact, it is truly hard to believe that such characters are hopefuls to the highest office. Not only politically immature but as well, ridiculously uneducated, without a true national and world vision and clearly, all with many personal issues, flaws and shortcomings! Who doesn’t, right? Ok, I give you that one but in someone who for the next four years will determine the future of the American people and the placement of the USA in the world? Give me a break! Frankly, these candidates are as bad and ridiculous as what you can see in many third world countries!
On the other side, we have as a possible option: President Obama. What a? Do we have doubts about him? Geeez! I’ve heard a few Latino bothers and sisters, particularly their elders saying: He betrayed us. He never delivered what he promised us when elected. He said to lie down a migratory reform that would insure us confidence and legal status and address the border problem in a way that our Latino brothers would not have to risk their lives to make a living. What a? I’ve heard that over and over and I wonder when he said that because I never heard it. And I promise you: I didn’t because I didn’t pay any attention to his promises or all he’s done through his administration. Frankly, I have no reason to “defend him” as an African-American lady said a few years ago – because she was tired of doing so. First, he doesn’t need to be defended because he hasn’t done anything wrong nor he is neglecting his promises. President Obama has been facing one the worse situations an US president has faced in our history. And I am not exclusively talking about facing the mortgage and banking bubble, the largest unemployment in who knows how many decades, a lethargic financial growth, a pathetic situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, a delicate situation with the Arab nations revolting, the chronic lack of confidence among the American people, etc, etc, etc. We can’t simply overlook the fact that the republicans, namely the congress enticed by the Tea Partiers have literally opposed to anything he’s said, inquired and done. However, we still are on our feet, we are pushing the engine, with trouble and low in gas but we are not at the brink of what we where just a few months before he was elected. Maybe that is nothing to the republicans, perhaps that is nothing to the democrats but it is a lot to the American people at large. This doesn’t have anything to do with partisan politics and policies but every single note coming from him has been used against him. What has been thrown against him, has been against the American people. However, a lot of people seem to overlook that very important fact.
We need to get started to work on educating those that have the wrong idea of what Obama promised, “should” deliver and never did. It is time to teach the Latino brothers than he is not the least evil of the two. He is the only possibility at this stage. But as well, a second term will insure that some of the items he wanted to deliver for the American people will be delivered. As well, that the engine behind the republicans, the same engine that provoked the financial crisis, unbalance of health services and providers, the one behind the war in Iraq and Afghanistan , yep also the rich and affluent people. President Obama wants to change that order and not because he is a Socialist wanting to change our ruling system, as some people accuse him. He is not a socialist, he is a social conscious individual! Exactly what the country has been in need of for a few generations.
Today a year before elections, we must make sure the republicans will not take power this coming election! If they do, thousands of long-term residents but undocumented immigrants, will be jailed and/or deported. Even if they have children born in the US. Our south border will become a war zone against the poor people who are willing to risk their life in favor of supporting their poor families back home.
The denied rights of all LGBT people will become a fantasy for the unforeseeable future. Women will have to travel the south border to have an abortion. Our presence in the Middle East will be not about monitoring the balance in the region but total control of all the unstable countries seeking for democracy. Therefore, increasing more animosity among the Arab people if we increase our power in the region. And much more. In other words, we will get close to a totalitarian and dictatorial system in which the rich and moralists in the far side of the spectrum, will place their muscle on the rest of the population! Just look around and see the unbalance of wealth, power and opportunity between the poor and the rich! And in case you’ve not notices: those that side with the far right <Read: Tea Party>, are not rich but are totally capable of doing whatever it takes to become one of them!
Start campaigning now! Don’t wait until a few weeks before because a grand number of the voters need to learn the truth about what has been happening in the country and to the country! Although this message is for all that have a social consciousness and support open-minded policies, the Latino community is the one that will suffer the most if a Republican takes power at the White House. We’ve already seeing the results of losing leverage at the House of Representatives. Although it is hard to believe, a number of Latinos are Republican but invariably they are after finding opportunity and a future at any cost. Now, they seek for higher social and financial gains. What the Republican party offers in exchange for their support. And why is that? Most Republicans were born with a silver spoon in their mouth and everyone else wants the same spoon!
If you can think, speak and walk, then get involved now! Otherwise it will be too late and too bad. You vote will be good, but we most work towards making sure most of us vote for the positive future of our nation and the entire population. Not just the few that want to keep America as in the 1800s.