Friday, January 16, 2009

The Adventure Begins!

On January 20, 2009 we inaugurate President Elect Barack Obama to office and America begins the long road toward restoring integrity and pride to government. As human beings we are all somewhat imperfect on the Divine scale of things, but there are those whose humility and desire to express the best that is within them stands out for all to see. We have entered a time where we all hope that the best and brightest have been chosen to serve and lead for the next period of our precarious progress.

There is so much to be done that it staggers the imagination of most of us who daily simply seek to stay ahead of the “reaper” who has already taken from many of us most of our resources and leaves us but paces ahead of total collapse. We have been in the long tunnel of despair for too long. Many have reached a point of desperation from which it might seem impossible to recover. Yet there is light at the end of the tunnel. There is an opening into new hope and new certainty about our survival. Even if hope is all you have, hold fast. Stand firm. You will survive!

In the great sigh of relief that has swept the nation since the election we have begun to feel the shift in direction. This is an adventure destined to include all of us, if only we bring our openness and commitment to expressing the highest and best that is within us. Anyone can sit on the sidelines and criticize what others are attempting. We are not asked to blindly follow anyone or any policy. However, hopefully we will give bold new ideas an opportunity to be nurtured long enough to fully flower before us.

Let the adventure begin!

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The Logistician said...

I share your optimism and hope. What has been fascinating to me is to hear his detractors, particularly on Talk Radio, criticize him daily before he takes office. It's a troubling undercurrent.

I sure hope that our nation gets beyond this. While it may be true that politics has always been down and dirty and nasty, the nature, reach, pervasiveness, and sophistication of communications technology should cause us all to pause, with respect to the polarization of the national discourse.

The airing of the country's emotional dirty laundry was not a pretty sight this past year.

Dan Perin said...

While I understand the concept of "difference of opinion," it is a mystery to me how those on conservative talk radio can continually babble on and on when the country has been so reduced in stature by those now leaving the seat of power. I cannot understand how anyone can continue to espouse the economic principles and policy positions that are so obviously bereft of logic and so lacking in positive results. This not a difference of opinion. It is total blindness. In my darkest moments, I simply say, "Good riddance!"

The Logistician said...

I often wonder what primarily motivates the angry, strident extremists in our nation's media. Just a couple of nights ago, I heard Michael Savage criticize George Will, William Kristol, Charles Krauthammer, and George Brooks for sitting down to a dinner with the President-
Elect. Fascinating.

You might find the following discussion to be of interest on Monday. I just saw it earlier today, and it was quite thought provocating.

Additionally, an even earlier program featuring a former Newt
Gingrich aide was instructive. It will be aired several times over the weekend.

The Logistician said...

I affixed the following comment on another blog regarding the upcoming MLK holiday, and I thought that it might be appropriate here also, since Obama obviously practices some of the principles espoused by Dr. King.

"You're absolutely right. [Dr. King] was larger than his blackness.

Very few people, including most blacks, realize that the real force behind the movement was Bayard Rustin. [].

There is a famous story about the King household being threatened with violence, and Dr. King was prepared to meet violence with violence in the name of protecting his family. Rustin stopped him and explained how the power of non-violence was stronger than the power of violence, and the rest is history. It's a powerful story.

Dan Perin said...

Thanks for the info. I will check these out.