Last night was the best thing that has happened in America in a long, long time. I am SO relieved and also surprisingly angry. I’m angry that I had to put up with a president that I did not like or respect for 8 years. I’m angry that Bush did not respect us either. I’m angry to what has happened to the country. I’m angry that we are in a stupid, useless, costly war. I’m angry that saving the environment and decreasing dependence on oil isn’t the number one priority.
No more cowboys or mavericks. It may have worked once upon a time for America, but not any more. Their approach will destroy the earth. We need enlightenment.
What an amazing feeling to see Obama walk on the stage with his family. What an amazing vibe he has, the vibe of a true president. He spoke with such respect, poise and maturity. He’s intelligent! He’s articulate! He’s thoughtful! He was humble, completely lacking the unconscious, taken-for-granted laurels of white male privilege. “I will listen to you,” he said “especially if we disagree.”
He is a man who is WITH us. He is not someone who has power over you or me. He is not an institution. I liked what Obama said about responsibility and sacrifice. We need to support each other. We need to give up unnecessary consumption of energy and material goods. We need to do what it takes. We need to work WITH him. And it is a great feeling to have a president you want to work with.
Nov 5th 2008Introspection