It’s been nearly a week since we the people of this country made history by electing Barack Obama as our 44th President! And people are still celebrating not only here but around the world. In spite of battered markets, enormous job losses and a national economic crisis, we have proved that there is still a continuing promise of America.
We voted against a continuation of division and incompetence, of the racism that has been such a blight on our country. We made history on November the 4th and we can and should celebrate it.
In an Op-Ed column by Bob Herbert, he spoke of Arthur Miller who liked to say that the essence of America was its promise. In the darkest of the dark times, in wartime and drastic economic downturns, in the crucible of witch hunts or racial strife, in the traumatic aftermath of a terror attack, that promise lights the way forward. And it has indeed!
We have risen above all the negativity and horror of racism to show that we are indeed, one country, one world, one people and we will overcome the difficulties our country is facing – that the rest of the world is facing and we will see a new day! Yes we can! And Yes we did! Pat yourself on the back, America! Now lets get to work to make sure we continue to move forward in the weeks and months to come.
Now, if you want to see just what this has meant to people everywhere, check this out. I promise you, you will be amazed!
This is an amazing collage. You can click on any of the images to see a larger version.
And here is another one, photos from all around the world when the news broke. Amazing! Got this from Paul.