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Note: I normally always post here at Docudharma first, but yesterday I ran into problems with my youtube code. Took until this morning to resolve it with On The Bus’s kind assistance. Thanks OTB. 🙂
I laughed, I cried, I laughed as I cried.
Congratulations America. Congratulations President Obama. And congratulations Docudharma, DailyKos and the Netroots.
I have prayed for a legitimate reason to be proud of my country. That prayer has been answered.
Bob Dylan – Shooting Star
Of course it ain’t over. It’s just begun. Our role, I believe, will become even more important in the days to come. The forces that have been arrayed against us are going nowhere. There are a certain number of dead enders who don’t want to join our enlightenment. You can see them trying to spin Obama’s victory away on the teevee right now.
We have a lot of lost ground to make up. We need to remain vigilant IMO, in fact we need to step it up and make damn sure that we capitalize on our every advantage. We must continue to fight ignorance, fear and hatred with education, reason and resistance. And we must do so while cleaning up after those who have trashed our country. Our work has only just begun. We have a huge hole to dig out of…turns out it is an uphill battle dragging people out of the 20th century. Gird your loins boys and girls, we’re being called to greatness. Ours could turn out to be the greatest generation yet. We better be.
Bob Dylan – It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
Resistance to progress will remain fierce. We must continue to fight that while facing the most daunting challenges our species has ever faced. But at least now we have a shot.
This has been one hell of a history-making victory. Despite the seriousness of our collective circumstances, one can’t help but relish just the merest taste of sweet schadenfreud.
Bob Dylan – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Live 1965)
Our country needs us to continue to fight to ensure that America does right by the rest of the world, and by her own citizens. We now have a real chance of changing things, but we face a struggle with entrenched powers. It won’t be easy but we’ve got our shot. Let’s make hay while the sun shines. There is still a biosphere to be rescued. There are still Overton windows to be moved. There are still people being tortured. There are still wars to be stopped.
Bob Dylan & Joan Baez – God on Our Side (Newport 64′)
We are beset with enormous challenges. We have a lot of work to do. May we draw strength from each other and show great courage going forward under the leadership of President Barack Obama.