Thursday, August 28

Change We Can Believe In

Tonight we watched Barack Obama's acceptance speech. It was incredible. The crowd was cheering and the music played and when he walked onto the stage and waved to everyone, I started to cry. It's difficult to capture the feeling of the moment - and I can only imagine how powerful it would have been in the stadium - but it was magical. For that moment it felt like Utopia: Obama would win and the world would change for the better, the American dream would be redefined.

Of course, it's not true. Corruption will go on, political splits will continue, lies and hatred will be spewed from both sides. But for that moment, it felt like world peace was achievable. All my cynicism moved aside for an intense love of country, humanity, and politics.

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