Once again it is time for Blog Blast For Peace.
Barack Obama is a man who really exemplifies something we think of when we think peaceful. Hateful words were thrown at him and his family at rallys. The idea that he was a terrorist or somehow bad for wanting to serve his country in the highest office must have been incredibly painful for this man. Yet, at every speech and every debate he let none of that show.
When supporters tried to boo after he mentioned John McCain’s name, Obama stopped them saying that McCain served his country well. He and McCain just disagreed on political policy. The best way to help Obama was to vote for him and not to boo a hero.
That refusal to be part of the divisiveness that has made up the last 8 years at least of politics is amazing and will go a long way to healing the divisiveness throughout the world.
Joe Biden reminds us that no one serves as a politician because they are evil. Everyone wants to help and we must always remember that in our dealings with them. Everyone wants the same thing. We just see different ways of going about getting it.
I do not have the equanimity of either Biden or Obama. I still get angry. Internal peace is a constant struggle for me. I am passionate about what I believe and I am passionate about my country. I am also passionate about this world and think it can do better. Barack Obama is a wonderful start. This is the most hopeful Blog Blast for Peace ever.
Sassy Kat says
Hoping, wishing, and praying for world peace.
Chairman Mao says
What a wunnerful postie and a beeyootiful globe! Peace and love to you and yours!
Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao and the Ballicai.
The St. Louis Meezers says
Very well put, Chey!
Peace, purrs and headbutts to you and Gemini,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon
Purring fur peace!
The Cat Realm says
Chey – that was said beautifully!!! And with Barack Obama we not only have a wonderful president now – but a real role model!
Peace to you! And the whole world. We hope one day it might happen…
Mrs. OZ, Tintin and Karl
All the little kitties curled up! Very nice globe. May the spirit of peace take over!
Mimi Lenox says
I’m also excited about the positive vibe in this country post election day. BlogBlast has a different feel about it this time….do you feel it? There is divisiveness and some ranting here and there but nothing we can’t get past …at least that is my hope and belief.
Peace to you and yours,
Mimi Lenox says
Oops. I just realized you lost the election.
Sorry, Chey. You got my vote!
jeter harris says
let there be peace on earth …
an God bless owr noo prezident.
Kelly Cat says
Purring for peace in PA…
My human can’t help but compare Obama’s campaign to Jackie Robinson’s rookie season with the Brooklyn Dodgers… both understood that it was essential to keep a calm surface no matter what they were feeling. Couldn’t give their opponents any more ammunition to use against them.
‘The best way to help Obama was to vote for him and not to boo a hero.’
I was impressed by this, as well. Love your triple-cat peace globe!