This will be brief. After cursing and screaming for about 30 minutes, my head has cleared. I has become clear to me now.
Remeber that "waterloo" statement all those months ago? About how it was gonna "Break Obama"???
Yeah well, we are esentially on the precipice. The armies now stand still, and silent, facing one another. Obama's "Battle of Waterloo" is about to begin. Brace yourself because it is gonna be a bloodbath....
I am only 18, only a senior in High School. I have been interested in politics for about 3 years now. What really got me into it was the ascent of Obama and his campaign. Once he became the dem nominee, I really started paying attention to his grassroots campaign... I realized just how awesome he was. I started supporting him, and election night, we got to go to Grant Park. The entire crowed erupted into a massive cheer as the CNN screen showed the projected winner. The camera zoomed in on Jesse Jackson's face, and I, too broke down. It was glorious. For the next weeks and months after that, I begged my parents relentlessly about the Inauguration. They finally caved in and we got to go...
We drove, the 4 of us, in our old minivan from Chicago all the way to DC. We got to the Mall at around 3 in the morning with what seemed like a million other people. We waited, stood, froze our asses off, and watched for about 7 hours until it began. I can remember everything clearly. The sky was cloudless, and once President Obama started speaking, his voice boomed and echoed for miles. It was truly colossal.
It was at that time that I begun to realize that the world isn’t fucked. It's not even screwed. I realized that this planet still has a fighting chance to not become a hot, barren, desert wasteland.. and that we, its' inhabitants, will not become soulless, mindless corporate drones.
Tonight's election can be interpreted many different ways. The standard gloom and doom crowd will be all "the world is Fcked! All is lost." We did lose a seat, but we still have an 18 seat majority.
All I know is, that if anything, this event has only hardened my resolve. The harder the rethugs, corporate goons, and other idiots try to stop reform and progress, the harder I will resolve and hope to see it happen. Its easy to get discouraged. Don’t be.... Lets dust ourselves off, and prepare for the senate races later on.
So tonight, as all the insurance, bank and corporate execs party and get drunk, and people like Limbaugh and Beck go jack off in a corner, I will call my friends and remind them not to lose hope, you should do the same,