Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Missing the point

New York magazine's Dan Amira couldn't resist the snark. Commenting on the above photo, he wrote: "In a ceremony at the White House with British Prime Minister David Cameron today, President Obama returned control of the United States to the British Empire, probably after apologizing for causing them so much trouble 250 years ago. Just kidding! It's just the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, an American unit that "perform[s] in uniforms patterned after those worn by the musicians of Gen. George Washington's Continental Army," which also happen to look a lot like old-timey British uniforms, for some reason!" Ha-ha. Funny. I guess.

Now contrast the above photo with the below scene from Steven Spielberg's 1997 historical drama film, Amistad:

That's the real significance of what Barack Obama represents after 250 years of American history.

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