The electors of America put in George W Bush’s place someone promising greater social justice, more compassion, more intelligence and less war. There is great expectation that the corner has been turned.
Everyone in America who wants greater social justice should ask themselves whether they are able to use the opportunity of an Obama presidency to make America a fairer, more just country.
I came of age in the 60’s. There was real hope then and change did happen. But too much of it got smashed. For decades. Now hope has returned.
I was a hippie and sat on Yasgur’s hill for those three days at Woodstock. It was a peak experience of my life and a truly optimistic moment in time. There hasn’t been much optimism or hope around lately. Until now.
Let’s take this moment, use it, and do everything we can to insure there will be many more moments like it to come.
Hey lefties: We can come out of the bunkers now. Really.