It’s been an interesting day for our country. I’ll freely admit that before this election, I was going around with a head full of bad news and doom, thinking the end of the world was going to come any day, any minute. I was certain that we were standing at the cliff’s edge and that even a little gust of wind would push us all over that edge.
The Coup – BabyLet’sHaveABabyBeforeBushDoSomethin’Crazy (feat. Silk E) (Buy It)
Eight years of the most heinous, dangerous bullshit artists and thugs running the show. Eight years of arrogance and greed, lies and cover-ups, incompetence and failure. Of violence, paranoia and fear. Those eight years come to an end today.
Gil Scott-Heron – We Almost Lost Detroit (Buy GS-H music)
And while the visions of the end-days have dimmed a little, don’t think me naive enough to expect that all that nasty stuff disappeared the moment Obama took that awkward oath (way to drop the ball, Roberts). Politics in its nature caters to power-hungry liars and thieves, and that will never go away no matter who is in office. But it’s a new beginning for America and for the world. We may still be standing on the edge of that cliff, but at least we’re facing the right way this time.
Like the song says:
Make way for the positive day / ‘Cause it’s a new day / It’s a new time / And it’s a new feeling / Said it’s a new sign / Oh, what a new day.
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Positive Vibrations (Buy It)
Oh what a new day indeed.
posted by Adam