President-Elect Barack Obama’s Victory Train Ride
Robert Kennedy’s Quote “There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?” In the 60’s this was the thought of some of us even though we were not actively doing anything about it, we applauded those who were.
Barack Obama acted on this throughout during his lifetime of searching for who he is. This quote is extremely important today as Senator Barack Obama President-Elect of the United States takes his train ride to the Capitol for his inauguration. Today Robert Kennedy’s quote is more revelent than most other days.
Barack Obama also said in one of his campaign stops, “I will never forget that the only reason I’m standing here today is because somebody, somewhere stood up for me when it was risky. Stood up when it was hard. Stood up when it wasn’t popular. And because that somebody stood up, a few more stood up. And then a few thousand stood up. And then a few million stood up. And standing up, with courage and clear purpose, they somehow managed to change the world.”
This is the change he has been talking about since he started his campaign. As he rides the rocking rails of his Victory Trainaccompanied by his wife and children, surely the difference in the past five years alone is a real part of what he wants to change. The times have changed since we had children in the White House. Times have changed since Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and that now his thoughts come to fruition as we have a black/white man as our president. that is a part of what Dr. Martin Luther Kings dream was all about, quote “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. and of course “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
Many people have told me that the press needs to be careful about putting Obama on a pedestal. I agree whole-heartedly with that. But let us make sure we all give him the chance to help all of us out of our negativity in the first place. Nothing is ever perfect, only Crystal glass, or car engines that run well. none of us humans are perfect, we all need to remember that, not even ourselves. But we all need to be more positive about what we are doing and be willing to move forward and change things if we can for the betterment of all. Yes We Can is what Obama has said.We must all give in to a more positive outlook on the future and do what we can to make it so as individuals, which will help all of us in the long run. We need to work together all day and every day to make everyday a better place to be for us all.