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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

We're in the future now...

I have always looked back at the most glorious episodes in American history wistfully, wondering why leaders of such character, why moments of such gravity must stay locked to the past. No longer.

Barack Hussein Obama is the President of the United States of America. A man, who in Aaron Sorkin's most fevered dreams would dismiss as too unrealistic, is in fact, the President of the United States of America. 80 years after Martin Luther King Jr. was born, and 200 years after the the birth of Abraham Lincoln - both of them heroes of mine, we inaugurated Barack Hussein Obama.

I keep on wanting to write this, to repeat this, in the hope that writing it one more time will cause the unreality of the moment to either dissipate or coalesce. That this would happen, and that it would happen because he was the best for the job, because he ran the best campaign I have witnessed for President, because he earned it - I don't know if I should cry or shout U.S.A.!, U.S.A.!

We aren't living Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream today, we're now living in that future that we always knew would come.. someday.

I'm so glad I'm alive to see this!

3 Comments:

  • Well, lets just Hope Barack Obama can actual do the things he says he can and we don't end up in even more debt that we pass on to our children.

    Remember, if we keep playing cards with our future's debt, the US treasury note will not be the "safe haven" for money in the world.

    US Treasury note is the safest place to keep your money. But if the US spirals into more debt and more lost causes, the USTN won't be.

    Some other country will be the "super power" where all other countries look up to. And lets just hope that country isn't Russia or China. But it probably will be.

    Then Russia and China will call the shots. Do we really want that? I don't think Russia or Chine will take kindly to open blogs and free speech like GW Bush did.

    But, lets also hope we can pay off our HUGE debts with our sub-standard "unionized" workforce driving the roots of our economy. Our amazing unionized, fully protected workers do the job for $40/hr what a skilled Asian man can do for $20. And it takes the Unionize (wo)man 3 hours what takes Asians 1.

    In the end, that is the problem. Unions took too much power. Workers are way too protected and we expect it to keep going like that. I have worked for big unionized companies and it makes me sick the amount of laziness and entitlement my co-workers had. They would chit-chat for 2 hours while on the job.

    You are a good worker, Mr. Casaburi. But most aren't.

    I think unions need to redefine their purpose and new balances must be struck between the "evil" capitalists and the "pure" unionists.

    Thanks for reading.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:02 PM  

  • So, now that ~6 months or so has passed, would you say Mr. Obama lives up to expectation?

    How well has he made good on his promise that he would reverse the damage done to the constitution and freedom by George W. Bush? Has he indeed brought change to our once great nation? :)

    By Anonymous kertong, at 10:36 AM  

  • When are you going to update this blog?

    By Blogger BigSend, at 10:26 PM  

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