Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Yay....Yes WE Can!

I am Canadian and have never really been interested in Canadian or American politics, other than to be afraid, very afraid, that every politician was just the same as every other politician; seekers of power, greed and the representatives of the same old way of being.

I am so happy to hear Obama won the US election. I am not really one to get political, but his win provides me with a boost of hopeful energy. I went to bed last night believing the world might become a better place soon.

I am proud of the American people for showing up to vote in record numbers, for choosing a new President who represents change, and for embracing the ideals of democracy. Honestly, I never thought I would see a person of colour, or anyone other than a rich white male ever elected in the USA in my lifetime. The election of Obama brings my wish for racial harmony and equality of everyone, "...young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled..."(B. Obama) one giant step closer to reality.

"...This is our time, to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth, that, out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope. And where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can..."(B. Obama)

Yes we can...and not just the a world we can. We all need to believe and support that "Yes We Can" attitude. If we work as a gigantic community on that, the world will become a more beautiful, livable and lovable place for our sisters and brothers, our children, our nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, our grandchildren, grandparents and parents, our friends and neighbours, all our fellow human beings, including for ourselves.

Yay Obama...I pray and hope your ideas and attitudes, your eloquent ideals are powerful enough to promote the positive change that rings loudly in the messages you bring to your new position.


Polar Bear said...

I'm pretty happy too to hear that Obama won. Like you, I'm not really into politics. Most times I think it's a matter of choosing the lesser of two evils.

But Obama does give us hope for a change. I think it is time for a chance. The republicans had their chance. Now it's time for a new leader.

The Pastoral Princess said...

Change is coming!!! I couldn't be more thrilled!!

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michelle said...

It truly was such an amazing day!

Handsome B. Wonderful said...

I'm still floating around in the afterglow of his election. I am proud of my fellow citizens for coming out and doing something historic and needed for the world.

As soon as I knew he was elected I felt a change. I know it sounds silly but I did. I felt like I was in a new world where anything was possible. And I still feel that way.

I think this will be a new era of co-operation in America but also around the world. Obama represents open-mindedness that is necessary to solving the worlds problems.

Handsome B. Wonderful said...

Here's a great quote that I found and sums up a lot of my thoughts:

"Nothing in my life has actually changed in the 30 minutes since it was announced Obama will be our next president. I have the same bills, the same amount of money in the bank, my dishwasher is still broken, and my 5 month old beagle won't stop peeing on my carpet. Everything in my life is exactly the same as it was 30 minutes ago; and yet I feel as though everything is different.
I feel so much hope. I feel so much pride. I feel like my one vote was a single drop of water in a great Tsunami of change. I feel like I was one of a million voices screaming in the night, " I love my country and I'm taking it back!" I'm so proud of the country that I love and have so much hope in my heart that we can together heal the wounds that have been such a source of pain and anger to us all.
I know Obama isn't going to fix the economy overnight, I know he won't be able to provide healthcare to all Americans by February '09. I know Obama isn't a Messiah who four years from now will have turned this country into a fabled utopia. But I also know Obama will make moral decisions. I know Obama will try to unite where others try to divide. I know Obama will help to make America the beacon of hope it once was to others. I know that at 27 years of age, I witnessed one of the most important and hopefully glorious chapters in American history.
I know hope."