And now for something completely different >> ByeByeBush & Enter Barack. Thank you America!!!
November 04, 2008, Barack has landed and history is made (can't help it, my brains calm down when rhyming). And to all those who are sick of the hype: Of course, I understand the world's not gonna change overnight because of this. I don't even think it's gonna change at all. I mean seriously: Change the world? What exactly does that mean? Because, you know, the world consists of 6.5 to 7 billion people and Maslov already explained what we want (hierarchy of needs). So, fundamentally indeed, nothing will change. A little inspiration & positivity however, doesn't hurt. That's one. Two: The ability to take wise decisions depends on clarity of mind and experience. The former being much more important than the latter. Hence Obama.
And oh yeah. He's not a phony. I truly believe he speaks from the heart. However generalistic and abstract parts of his speeches might be (but hey, that's how inspiration works, give the guy a brake), I am fully convinced they come from the heart. I do not believe in some secret plot. I think that there are many people out there whose hearts have essentially, at least partially, been gripped by fear. Fear for change, ironically. We want change but we don't. We want change in the sense of governance, we don't want change in any other sense. The problem being: in reality, things always change in any other sense. And since you are here @dawn21stcentury, I personally believe, over time, things are changing faster and faster; information technology follows an exponential curve and information technology is touching the realms of more and more industries and life in general. Combine that general 'insight' with today's pressing issues - The financial crisis, the food & energy crisis, Global Warming & the complete Fucking Up of our environment in more general terms, global terrorism - and you get an idea of the challenge.
Given all this change on the one hand and given the nature of the human brain, in terms of wanting to resist change, on the other hand, I think clarity of mind and being open and transparent are indeed Key Factors. Furthermore he is good looking, has a good sense of humor (seen him on Saturday Night Live?), he's 'gracious' and he doesn't cheat on his wife. Admittedly: it's frustrating, isn't it?
By the way: he's the first black president of the United States of America.
Another by the way: George Bush was the dumbest president ever.
Therefore: I am SOOO HAPPY! Welcome to the 21st century. congratulations Barack and Michelle, welcome to the future.
Watch the full video (in three parts) of his Chicago Victory Speech >>