Monday, January 28, 2008

Yes We Can!




1 comment:

Ruben Porras said...

I've watched the video four times, and each time I have teared up. I teared up because time finally seems to be catching up with destiny. Yes we can. I have teared up because possibilities finally seem endless. Yes we can. Because a King's dream is no longer deferred. Yes we can.

"It’s the hope of slaves sitting around a fire singing freedom songs; the hope of immigrants setting out for distant shores; the hope of a young naval lieutenant bravely patrolling the Mekong Delta; the hope of a millworker’s son who dares to defy the odds; the hope of a skinny kid with a funny name who believes that America has a place for him, too.

Hope -- Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope!

In the end, that is God’s greatest gift to us, the bedrock of this nation. A belief in things not seen. A belief that there are better days ahead."

The audacity of hope is hope even when the hope is almost hopeless. Yes. We. Can. We have faith when all else is dark. Yes we can. Our eye adjust, not because we adapt to the darkness . . . Yes. We. Can . . . but instead to remind us that there is light. Yes we can!

Yes we can! Yes we can! Yes we can play a game, show up in life, be brothers, lovers, business partners, and politicians who stand on the possibility that all who are involved win! Yes we can! If ever there's an outcome where one party wins and another loses, that's simply the sign of someone playing not to lose. That is not the sign of a leader. Leader play to win! Yes we can!

We believe in Barack, not because he's black, not because he's a first, and not even because he promises change. Yes we can. We believe in Barack because he finally stands as a Leader, another leader playing to win! Yes we can. And by win, I mean that EVERYBODY wins! Yes we can. And by leader I mean Dr. King Leader. Yes we can. And by leader I mean Gandhi leader. Yes we can. And by leader I mean a lawyer that fights for justice when all the evidence seems to point to something else leader. Yes we can. And by leader I mean high school teacher that stays late till their student learns leader. Yes we can. A construction worker who continues to work after losing his legs to support his children leader. Yes we can. Yes we can. Leader play to win! Yes we can. Democrats & Republicans. Yes we can. Black Men & White Women. Yes we can. Yes we can. Hetros & Homos. Yes we can. Yes we can. Christians & Muslims. Yes we can. Yes we can. Yes we can have everybody wins! Yes we can! Everybody wins! Yes we can! Everybody Wins! Yes we can!