Obama made it... is anyone surprised? Can't imagine anyone, anywhere could be.
The world now has its first black US President.
So bloody what? Should that actually matter... I mean, the actual colour of his skin?
No... of course not, its absolutely and totally ludicrous... But yet, without a shadow of a doubt, to some it'll be of huge significance.
Well... here's the worry.
That some might see this US Presidential election result as a victory for the oppressed, the downtrodden, the minorities. Now, let me be clear here... I'm not saying everyone will, just saying some might. And, that (for me) is a big, big worry.
Because there are people out there in the world who still believe that the colour of a person's skin matters. And, even worse... their sexuality matters; if they're male or female matters; their religious beliefs makes a difference too.
But... that's the narrow minded bigotry of the minority... where political correctness has become a wearisome cornerstone of all our lives.
For pity's sake, can't we put all that to one side - and accept that the best person for any task is just that, no matter their sex, race, creed, colour or religion.
If the world can't get past that bit in this day and age... then where the hell are we truly heading to in the 21st century?
Answers to my tuft of grass in the prairie of Voltaires on a post-card please.