Monday, January 19, 2009
"Is it a dream? Is it a lie? I think I’ll let you decide."
It's amazing how tomorrow's inauguration has become such a big deal. I never remember really anybody talking, or for that matter, actually getting excited about a presidential inauguration ceremony in the past elections. It is a kind of big deal though, tomorrow...is basically the first day of the Obama era, which means all the marketing campaigns, posters,Arcade Fire performances, and well...the talk is all over. Its time to see if Obama actually walks what he talks...and if America can really come together.
One thing is for sure in the coming years...things are going to get reeeal interesting.They're will be many instances and opportunities for us as individuals to stand up and for what we stand for. Politics will not always and never will be the complete answer to the problems and injustices of our world, but what we need to realize is that plugging into the political system, individual citizens standing up for what they stand for and believe in by plugging into that system,can get things done.If people want change in Darfur, in American civil rights, in a flawed system, in Gaza, they're are going to have to be willing to work for that change themselves, whether that's using the system or creating their own.
Obama won't be the Messiah. He does, however, have the opportunity to do great things in the years to come. Only time will tell...