The Liberation of America (via Vision and Openness, Connection and Social Media)
It’s just a few hours to go until, what is, in my mind, the ‘Liberation of America’ and I am celebrating!
The United States of America and the world has suffered greatly these last 8 years. I often felt that my country was occupied by a foreign invader.
However, Americans, twice chose this drastically mistake path, whether we voted for George W. Bush or not, we are all responsible for the sorry state of our nation. We inflicted this damage upon ourselves.
While living in Asia these years I often recalled what Bill Clinton said in his first inaugural speech; “What’s right with America can fix what’s wrong with America.” I often looked at Japan and China and recalled those words. I never saw that here. These last 2 or 3 years I often wondered whether or not America still had that quality.
In the last months though, we have seen Barack Obama deeply inspire hope in the country once again. Though his campaigned used the internet and social media to connect and organize millions, I believe that Barack Obama single handedly brought it to fruition. His determination and faith in his unique vision approaches the superhuman. He REALLY reminds me of a great entrepreneur, something like a Steve Jobs of the political world.
Whether you were an enthusiastic Barack Obama supporter or not, everyone seems to agree that America is heading back in the direction of normality and this is indeed cause for hope.
Of course the hard work and a long road is ahead of us, but I am going to throw a party, with champagne, to celebrate! And also say a prayer that once and for all we have put division behind us.