Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Fired up. Ready to Go!

November 5, 2008


The United States enters a period of potential metamorphosis. Promises made should be promises kept, and yet, if we expect a President Obama to be able to accomplish all those things we hope for we shall be sadly awakened in a world much the same as we experience today; a Bush world view.


I recall with awe the most important words spoken by Obama during his came. "Change comes from the bottom up." That means change starts with you and me.


I'm reminded of the words of Gandhi, "You must become the change you seek." I'm reminded of the words of the Democratic activist in Obama's story, "Fired up. Ready to go!" And I'm reminded that Barack Obama himself was a community organizer. Change, indeed, begins at the bottom, it begins with us.


I guess that means that NOW would be the time to think about what we want to change. How can we make things better? What would you like to see different? And what are you going to do about it?


We could start with the obvious: Global warming, sustainable living, affordable and better education, alternative energy, affordable health care, and open and honest elections.




Michael Arnold


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