Thoughts on Herman Cain
I believe that this coming year will be a pivotal point in American history. I am talking exclusively about the 2012 Presidential election. The forerunners for the Republican party do not seem so formidable; however, this does not mean that they are not potential candidates for representing the GOP. Now, I am no politiciam and I have no dreams of becoming a politician; I simply try my best to stay updated on what the people who really run this country do. I mean, these are our elected leaders to whom we trust to guide us through the fog and into the light, to get rid of our demons so we can sleep safely with our iPhone right next to us. These are the guys who make the big decisions for this country.
When I look at the potential candidates for the Republican nomination, the person who honestly stands out to me is none other than Herman Cain. This guy is the business. I mean he is such a good-hearted, open-minded, clear-thinking individual that he recently renounced racism as being a factor in the degree of success of any African-American today. That is a bold statement. His wisdom is so deep that he even stated once, “Blacks need to get out of the Democratic plantation and start thinking for themselves.” I love this guy. I don’t love him because of what he stands for, but because he is a breath of fresh air. He is the “Uncle Ruckus” of our modern society (The Boondocks reference). He is candid despite his clear fallacies and he is willing to back those fallacious arguments not with a vapid outlook but, instead, he is fierce and in your face.
He forces us to look at the larger picture of what is going on, he is not the only one. There are thousands—if not millions—of people who think, act and behave like Mr. Cain. His cognition is something to marvel at, not because it is something artistic, but because it is anachronistic. The future that Mr. Cain has to be speaking of—one where “racism does not affect African Americans and any minority”—is so distant from today that I am not sure if my grandchildren will see that day.
But this man has a vision, and whether or not a prison industrial complex, military industrial complex, the rapid rise of Black unemployment, the killing of James Craig Anderson ever existed and even the death of Troy Davis to throw that along in there, this man sees no evil. He may have even believed that Troy Davis did kill that officer. I mean, all the evidence points directly toward that, no argument there.
But I digress. Mr. Cain is a man to be reckoned with and you should be on the lookout come 2012; he may end up becoming President of the United States. By then, I will have graduated and will be in graduate school in somewhere like Canada or London, and I will miss all the fun.
In all seriousness, if you ever want some shock value to wake you up or get your day started with optimism and altruism, listen to Mr. Cain speak. It is as if God herself came down from heaven and told me the secret to why Spongebob Squarepants is the funniest show ever. Mr. Cain, I hope to see you in 2012. If not, then maybe never.