06 November 2008
A Black Bond?
This past week or so has seen a few firsts, and first among these is the election of Barack Hussein Obama as the first black President of the United States of America. Obama showed the world what charisma, hope, and a disciplined message can achieve.
Just the weekend before the F1 world saw Lewis Hamilton become the first black F1 Champion of the World. In Hamilton's case it was all about someone giving him a shot, a shot that he had earned coming up through the ranks, and his driving skills took care of the rest.
This has led the current James Bond, Daniel Craig to suggest that it is about time there was a colored Bond.
Actually, what Craig said was, "After Barack Obama's victory I think we might have reached the moment for a coloured 007."
A black Bond would be not outside the realm of belief. I do not recall anyone saying that MI6 or whatever it is now being an exclusively Anglo or white employer.