Wednesday, 5 November 2008


This morning at 5am, midnight on the East Coast of America I joined millions of others to witness the history books being written in one of the most emphatic ways imaginable.

Rosa Parks sat down, so Martin Luther King could stand up
Martin marched, so Obama could run
Obama ran, so that all of our children may one day fly

Many people, myself included did not truly believe that America would have the vision or bravery to elect Barack Obama as president, not only because he's an African-American but also because he's a relatively inexperienced. But yesterday America proved that their dream, the American dream is as alive as ever and ready to fight back; not with closed fists and fingers on triggers, but with open arms and immense levels of spirit and hope.

Whilst watching arguably the best speech I have ever heard in my life, I felt the tide of change, a shift in the psyche of an entire nation which will inevitably and eventually ripple throughout this world. As Obama said:

"we may not get there in one year or one term, but as a people, we will get there"

He may not have the experience of some others but the strength of his character and the belief in his heart has connected with so many people and that is what has made the difference. He is not naive, he's knows he can't do it alone and for me that was the clincher, Obama's quest to seek out and forge a "more perfect Union" has brought more people together to vote than ever before. His vision transcends Race, Creed, Sexual Orientation, Political/Religious views. Barack Obama's vision is inclusive, humble and hopeful.

For those of you who have not yet caught his victory speech:

I truly believe America has set a golden ball rolling and I believe that ball of hope has been galvanised not by the victory of Obama but by the spirit in which both candidates, John McCain and Barack Obama iterated a desire to work closely with one another to forge a better future for our world and future generations. John McCain gave a touching, honest and wise speech and it's his attitude coupled with Obama's humble, but proud acceptance, in my mind and in the minds of millions of other people world wide has laid down the the 1st building block of a bridge to a brighter future and a better day, not just for some; but for all.

- Mr. Devo


Blogger Mademoiselle said...

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7 November 2008 at 09:47  
Blogger Mademoiselle said...

Barak Obama has installed a new wave of belief and open mindedness. Both lead the way to a new world of free minds and unstoppable aspirations.

Tuesday night was monumental! and i shared those early hours with a beautiful person that embodies both afore mentioned characteristics-they have inspired so much positive change in me and I believe Obama can to the same for so many others worldwide. For the change we all speak of is real and can take place in each and everyone of us its not just limited to the political policies of the USA.

"American dream is as alive as ever and ready to fight back; not with closed fists and fingers on triggers, but with open arms and immense levels of spirit and hope."=True beauty

7 November 2008 at 11:13  

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