Bermuda Fables

"I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians." – Charles De Gaulle

Day One of Blogosphere… August 26, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — alsys @ 12:37 pm

So here I am jumping in with both feet. I must admit, I am a bit weirded out but eh, nothing ventured right 🙂

 

I have been following the American political… rigamarole… with what some has termed as unhealthy vigor. I personally think this is one of the most momentous races I have ever watched in my lifetime (long long…hah) but for reasons other than most people might think. I mean, apparently there is this black guy running against some old white guy…?

But seriously, this is the first time that I can remember that so many people of all walks of life have felt that this election actually belongs to the people. Perhaps it is the environment of internet/tv access for all. Whatever the reason, I applaud it. I’m a firm believer that if you don’t involve yourself in politics, then you really have no right to complain. In fact, this is all reminiscient of the last Bermudian election. When you feel like the election is indeed in your hands, that the government-elect (and opposition members) actually do work for you the people, that every single voice matters because you believe it to be so… well, then we can start work on what ills this world we live in. Charity, and indeed community, starts at home and this is one of the things that gets the ball rolling. I’m an information hog and I’m quite fond saying that information, and by extension, education is key. Learn more about the world around you and you start to notice the people that inhabit the world around you…. um, okay, I simply meant to tell y’all about my impressions of the Democratic Convention coverage last night and here I am preaching. 🙂 Well, since this is my first post, I’m just gonna keep going. I will say though, I watched the whole of Michelle Obama’s speech and I can’t lie… I had tears in my eyes. As a republican! Tears! Didn’t move me enough to switch sides, mind, but I can see why Ebony magazine voted her  one of last years 25 Top Inspiring Women.

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8 Responses to “Day One of Blogosphere…”

  1. yes-i Alsys. look forward to it.

  2. Uncle E Says:

    Welcome, my dear! I look forward to reading this blog often.

    Link going up on the Devil Island as we speak!

  3. J Starling Says:

    Welcome formally to the Bermudian blogosphere. I look forward to reading your posts frequently!

    Best wishes and good luck!

  4. Welcome to the Blogsphere!

    I’m a newbie, too, so you’re not alone. Looking forward to reading.

    And, yes, I agree, Michelle Obama’s speech was outstanding! 🙂

  5. Guilden M. Gilbert, Jr. Says:

    Hey Tia (aka Alsys),

    Congrats on the new blog. I am certain it will be a success and I wish you well. From our participation together elsewhere I can say, “Great minds think alike” LOL

  6. Martin Says:

    It’s all been said Alsys, so would just them in wishing you well.

  7. alsys Says:

    Hi all. I’m off island so will continue on Friday.

  8. Darkside Says:

    Best of luck with the new blog Tia!


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