Obama’s Inauguration

January 20, 2009 at 9:58 PM 2 comments

So today was Inauguration Day, the day that we’ve been waiting three months for ever since we elected him last year in November.

Of course, as my orchestra director reminded us, it is important to remember that all inaugurations are historical, not just Obama’s because it’s the first time that we’ve ever had an African American as President.

Now I’m not going to nitpick over Obama’s speech, like everyone else it was doing. Nothing less was expected. After all, he is a politician, and part of the job requirement is being a savvy talker.

What I am going to nitpick over is the rest of the inauguration events.

I know that African Americans are stereotyped as soulful, deeply religious people with a talent for singing soul music. However, I find that turning the ceremony into a ginormous, televised preaching seems unnecessary, and even ridiculous. That preacher towards the end of the ceremony, prior to the anthem, put me to sleep, to be frank. And I don’t quite understand what “yeller be meller” is supposed to mean. It’s also quite interesting considering how Obama has refrained from pulling the race card, only to emphasize it now, after he has taken the oath.

Furthermore, about the singer who sang “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” – is it really necessary to butcher up a song like that? I mean, variation is nice, but I can’t even understand what she was singing.

Then we have the poet. I hate poets. They should all be part of the Dead Poets society. Someday, her poem (which makes no sense) could be put to used to torture innocent English students who will have to analyze it. The only reason why I can’t say it was the preacher was because I was already sleeping, and the preacher made me sleepier.

The highlight of the day (besides the Address) was the tribute by Yo Yo Ma and the other musicians.

Anyhow, none of those things really mattered. Obama’s our President now and we’ve got to support him, because it’s up to him to pull our country out of the bugger we’re currently in.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sazz  |  January 21, 2009 at 10:23 PM

    nice that u emphasized that yoyoma was the highlight (azn) after you mention that obama pulls the race card.

    however, gotta say, john williams did compose a strong song

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  • 2. Prejudice is in the heart of Moufflets  |  January 24, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    To say yoyoma was the highlight is like saying canned food is better than fresh food.

    Oh yeah… obama has one thing that you dont have. Rhetoric.

    Well he does employ a large staff to make his speeches.

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