"In societies where Robbing Hoods are treated like a celebrity it is but natural to expect political parties to act like a Mafia syndicate" Political Jaywalker "In a nation where corruption is endemic people tend to confuse due process with aiding and abetting criminals" Political Jaywalker "War doesn't determine who is right, war determines who is left" Bertrand Russell "You have just one flash flood of money, you keep your people poor. It's like a time bomb and it's scary" Philippine Lawmaker

Change is Coming in the Promised Land!

This is a defining historical moment as America stood tall and proud under the watchful eyes of the world witnessing a milestone never have we imagined was possible. Yes, the dawning of a new beginning ensues as the barriers that serve as a wall of prejudice came crumbling down hard akin to the fall of the Berlin wall. A wall that used to separate the ideological divide of Germany this one unseen and we thought still exist in the minds of people to some degree has united people to foster a stronger nation healing the wounds of the past making this world a better place to live in.
Chang is ComingWhat a moment to witness the birth of a movement of 3.2 million supporters despite the uncertain times of a nation on the ebb of financial collapse pitched in small bills of $5, 10, 15 increments that broke an all time high record in the amounts of money raised never seen in the annals of American political history dwarfing big donors and big lobbyist along the way.

Indeed it is a truism that no matter how you slime and besmirch a man on a mission with a vision anchored on hope backed by millions of selfless supporters and volunteers believing that we can change the course of our destiny amidst all kinds of barriers thrown on its path only serves to motivate a true leader to be driven with deeper conviction to reach new heights. Yes we can, a mantra that became so familiar and so we took the first step and in a resounding voice America spoke loud and clear and gave President Barack Obama a clear mandate.

It was not so long ago when African Americans were subjected to horrifying racial discrimination treated as an outsider but not this time around a testament of a changing mindset of the intrinsic goodness of man. Amidst deep despair hope sets in people are at a loss for words as tears of joy of mixed emotions of relief streams in the eyes of people of seeing a black man no one ever imagined was possible gifted with a stunning landslide so unexpected yet so real. As a member of the minority community while I have not suffered the same degree of humiliation of racial discrimination some in my community seems to have forgotten that our own people who came before us were once subjected to the same discrimination. We have come a long way where once a sign so humiliatingly displayed on bars that says' Dogs and Filipinos not allowed was a common sight. Yet some Filipino Americans failed or ignorantly fail to identify with the struggle for equality that Barack Obama fought with grace and humility shamelessly bashing what Obama symbolizes just because we are a tad lighter acting like delusional fools.

Today we celebrate the triumph of decency over personal attacks, the truth over lies, peace over war and most important of all we now have a president who believes in science over superstition. An administration with a policy of paving the way for the country's greatest minds as they seek to discover new cure on illness we have yet to understand. Discover new forms of energy to wean us away from dependency on oil from countries who hates us, and in so doing working to save the planet as an added bonus. After 8 long grueling Bush years we may now once again see a time of refreshing openness, enlightenment and creativity in the arts to discover and explore greater truths without the artist being branded as an enemy but appreciated.

Imagine the unimaginable in a victory over a war hero in times of war for a candidate who is clearly anti-war a testament that people are now weary and tired of wars and want peace. Yes this is the Promised Land that Martin Luther King envisioned a dream that anything is possible. A giant leap towards equality, not separate but united in a nation that draws strength from its diversity where our children and their children to come is in a land of possibilities for anyone with a drive to be what they want to be.

Yes, we revel at the magnitude of this defining moment and while we know we are on the side of history we must now reach out to those who wants to be reached as there will be those who are trapped in a mindset that will probably take a generation to heal. Yes they still exist but they are not the majority anymore and in time they will fade or swept out of the way by the tides of change as we all do our part big or small in rebuilding and cleaning up the mess of the past administration. I am so ecstatic and I see hope and yes we can, change is coming and you better believe it.
Will it be easy? Probably not especially when in California Proposition 8 was defeated as in yes we maybe color blind but we are not yet tolerant when it comes to those with different sexual preference..... Oh geez grow up will ya.

Of course there will be those who are bitter so maybe this video will lighten them up where I think McCain has an edge or so I thought:

On the lighter side an impromptu Party at the White House, ok not inside as that is the last thing George W. Bush will be thinking of especially when John McCain’s defeat signify his own. At first a small crowd lingers and as it grew with no one stopping them the crowds swelled outside the White House where revelers are jumping in exuberance and cars honking their horns in approval. What is noteworthy is the joy and emotion of the revelers some waving an impromptu placard that states, “Why wait, Evict Bush Now!” as they party on as I watched them on Fixed errr Fox News curious how they covered Barack Obama's victory.

Meanwhile you can also visit The Equalizer to read the E-Mail From The President-Elect:"How This Has Happened", HillBloggers Post US Presidential 2008 reactions: Maganimity in victory, grace and civility in defeat, Congratulations America! of Manuel Buencamino at Uniffors or Manuel L Quezon III The American Future: A Reflection.

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