Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Barack Hussein Obama, 44th President of the United States of America
After eight years of war, hatred, scare-tactics and fear, finally, someone has dared to stand up and ask people to hope. To believe. In a future, in people, in a better world. We create the world we live in, we only have the one, and too often the good in the world, and the people in it, is clouded over by hatred and fear.
Following one of the greatest campaigns, and one of the most resented presidents in history, Barack Obama was elected two and a half months ago. It truly is an historic event. A lot of people have very high expectations, all I can do is hope they know that one person cannot change the world. But he, or she, can inspire people to change. We've created the world we live in today, and now we need to create the world we wish to live in. The world we hope for.
Perhaps one reason why the world is, and has been, so involved, so excited about the election of Barack Obama as president of the United States, is that we see him as one of us. At the same time, many Americans' view is that he's not really one of them. I think we see, not only the hope and the inspiration, but a man who sees the world as one and a whole, and not just how it can be exploited.
He cannot change the world. But he can change views, opinions; people.
And as people, we create our world.