Today Is A Better Day

Today Is A Better Day

The world is a better place today.

No, I am not being naive. I have no illusions that the shattered glass that is Iraq will be easily be put back together. Nations will still go to war and profit will still be derived from blood.

I do not think that overnight, terrorists will stop plotting, that rapists will stop stalking, and murderers will suddenly begin to cherish life. Debt will not disappear and those with too much will not instantly lift up those with not enough. Religion will continue to divide as much as it pulls together. Children will still die, mothers will still weep.

The ice caps will not just re-grow.

Today is not the automatic fulfillment of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech - but it is a start.

No longer do a majority of the people believe that a person of colour is incapable of the most important job in the world. It is of no doubt that there have been those that were capable before, but we know now, that the majority knows that now.

That fact can never be turned back.

Perhaps the brightest star is that this victory signals an end - hopefully for more than a mere four years - to the assault on reason. Facts, method and evidence will no longer be sidelined by agenda, instinct and faith. Above all, a thoughtful, intelligent, rational and inquisitive leader was elected yesterday. There are numerous, intractable problems in this world but Barack Obama has shown that he has the intellect, strength and stamina to engage them - perhaps even to best them - like no one else has in far, far too long. It has been an eternity.

Today is a better day.

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Focal Length: 70 mm
35mm Focal Length: 105 mm
Exposure: 1/1600 sec
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Taken: 2008-06-22 14:46:30
Posted: 2008-11-05 | 23:53





Today Is A Better Day

Today Is A Better Day

The world is a better place today.

No, I am not being naive. I have no illusions that the shattered glass that is Iraq will be easily be put back together. Nations will still go to war and profit will still be derived from blood.

I do not think that overnight, terrorists will stop plotting, that rapists will stop stalking, and murderers will suddenly begin to cherish life. Debt will not disappear and those with too much will not instantly lift up those with not enough. Religion will continue to divide as much as it pulls together. Children will still die, mothers will still weep.

The ice caps will not just re-grow.

Today is not the automatic fulfillment of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech - but it is a start.

No longer do a majority of the people believe that a person of colour is incapable of the most important job in the world. It is of no doubt that there have been those that were capable before, but we know now, that the majority knows that now.

That fact can never be turned back.

Perhaps the brightest star is that this victory signals an end - hopefully for more than a mere four years - to the assault on reason. Facts, method and evidence will no longer be sidelined by agenda, instinct and faith. Above all, a thoughtful, intelligent, rational and inquisitive leader was elected yesterday. There are numerous, intractable problems in this world but Barack Obama has shown that he has the intellect, strength and stamina to engage them - perhaps even to best them - like no one else has in far, far too long. It has been an eternity.

Today is a better day.

no geodata found

EXIF

Camera: NIKON D80
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 70 mm
35mm Focal Length: 105 mm
Exposure: 1/1600 sec
Aperture: f 4.5
ISO: 100


Taken: 2008-06-22 14:46:30
Posted: 2008-11-05 | 23:53


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