Monday, October 06, 2008

More on the Debate

I asked Brian yesterday if he could tell me other reasons (besides war and peace) he thinks he likes Obama and his brother likes McCain. He thought for a while and said "Maybe because I look like Barack Obama and my brother looks like John McCain?"

I guess he kind of does.

While I would never advise to vote by who looks most like you, I was touched to realize the boys really have never noticed or mentioned the race of even the children in their classes. I hope it goes to show how hard people have to work to make children measure race as difference.

Now, as for Alan and Senator McCain, I wasn't seeing it. No offense Senator, but my kids are the most adorable children on the planet and it isn't easy to compare. The closest I got was in looking back at the baby pictures:


[kɹeɪ̯ɡ̊] said...

I'd not want my children to look like McCain either - good call.

I think your children are a great example of how things like sexism, racism, homophobia, etc., have no place in reality, and are entirely learned behaviours/mindsets. There's nothing natural about discrimination or bigotry. It's pretty awesome that your kids don't even care about things like that. They're good examples for the rest of us (as are you and Rob.)

Paul said...

I can see the resemblances.

Java said...

LOL!!! Love the baby picture/McCain comparison.

Scot said...

Ah, thank you Craig. I'd like all the credit but the times and culture gets some. My Mom's mother was an unapologetic racist, even against folks like Italians, and I remember the day when an interracial kiss on tv was a bigger deal hear in Utah than a gay kiss is now.

And hey, my kids will be lucky to be in the generation that elected the first American that was anything but 100% Caucasian, right? That will happen, right!?

Java "LOL!!! Love the baby picture/McCain comparison."

Typically that picture of Alan makes me think of Mr. Burns from the Simpsons... I'm just say'n.

Queers United said...

It is nice to see that they see past color.