Local Crack Dealer So Far The Only Person In US To “Seize The Moment”
NEW YORK (The Global Edition) – President Barack Obama’s inaugural speech, in which he repeatedly implored the American people to “seize the moment” in order to make progress in their own lives and in a number of fields relevant to the betterment of the country, has begun yielding its earliest results. The first, and so far the only person whose life has been truly changed by the speech is Paul Johnson, a 23-year-old crack dealer from the Bronx.
Mr. Johnson says that he has been dissatisfied with his life for years, and that he knew he was capable of achieving much more, but had settled for too small an income, just enough to cover the most basic of needs.
“When I heard Obama say ‘an economic recovery has begun. America’s possibilities are limitless’, I felt my heart beating fast and my personal change began that exact moment,” he said.
“I asked myself why I would be happy dealing crack on my block only, when there are so many nearby quarters which I could take over if only I tried just a little bit harder,” Mr. Johnson said, adding that there is a “school in his neighborhood which hasn’t got a dealer to cover it for over a month now, since Pedro got stabbed in November.”
The young entrepreneurial dealer says he beat up a member of a rival gang the day after the president’s speech, which managed to increase his profits by 20 percent, and Mr. Johnson is convinced that his income will continue to grow after next week’s showdown with Crazy Steve-Bone.
“Nothing in my life would have changed if I didn’t have the speech Obama gave in my mind the entire time,” Mr. Johnson said. “I don’t know what he is planning to do once his second term is over, but I think he would have a great career as a motivational speaker.”