posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 09:36 AM
I am not an Obama fan, particularly, and have the same doubts and suspicions as many do about his intentions, his sincerity or lack of same, who
"handles" him, etc. BUT... I do believe that he has given us all (perhaps unwittingly) an opportunity of immense magnitude to focus on the
principles expressed in his inaugural speech, which are lofty and certainly to be wished for. His words gave us a concrete vision of what we
really desire in our hearts for ourselves and for America; we can believe the WORDS, even if the MAN himself is not believable.
If we believe that America is DOOMED, it will be. If we believe that we are going to get MORE OF THE SAME, we sure will. But if we just KNOW that we
will have peace, freedom, prosperity, equality, etc., and EXPECT it to happen, and see it as already here, then it will take place.
One man, whether he is president, king or whatever, can't possibly do it himself. No amount of changes in the government, or executive orders, or
signings into law, or moving about of persons can accomplish changes in the character of a nation. Only the people can do that, by truly WANTING it to
take place and having faith that it WILL.
If we don't take the positive initiative, and we just continue to snipe and deride, then as Pogo Possum said, "We have seen the enemy,
and he is us."
It's time to build up, and stop tearing down! Let's try to move some mountains!