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Saturday, November 8, 2008

We Can Be Proud

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.

http://obama2008.s3.amazonaws.com/headlines.html

And here is another one, photos from all around the world when the news broke. Amazing! Got this from Paul.

http://worldevolved.blogspot.com/

8 comments:

Lilly's Life said...

It has a big impact on the world Sylvia. Hopefully the right people are now in place in all western governments in order to work together to dig their way out of this mess. It is indeed positive and I hope people remain that way and do not get carried away with their hopes and dreams and forget reality. Thanks for posting these. I enjoyed them very much.

Darlene said...

Thanks for all the great pictures. I was happy to see that the Russians were elated at Obama's win, in spite of the renewed saber rattling of their leader.

This was an election of truly momentous proportions. I am so glad I lived long enough to share this historic event.

Lin said...

it was an historic moment in time but you need to remember the other 46% who voted differently who are most unhappy. Hopefully they will get behind and support our elected president. he has a difficult task ahead...

Linda Reeder said...

And so we begin the task ahead. We must have patience.

Judy said...

Amazing how everyone all over the world was watching. I love your comment on Linda's blog about the chief of staff!

Rain said...

I hope we all just give him a chance now. Let him figure out what is important and not prejudge every statement he makes. The media won't help

Pagan Sphinx said...

We are very lucky to get Barack Obama. I still can't believe our good fortune. I'm very proud to be an American right now.

I still worry about the shrinking but insidious racist element in our society.

If you're interested, Sylvia, (and anyone), a blog friend of mine - Kate Morningstar of Morning Star Chronicles wrote an interesting account of some time she spent at a gun show in Texas. I'll try to come back with the URL but she is on my Most Frequented Blogs list.

TropiGal said...

The Newseum collage was fabulous.

I do so hope that Obama's election ushers in a better age for the U.S.

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