Posted on November 5th, 2008 by admin. Filed under Politics.
They’re calling it a historic day. This is one of those “Where were you when…” moments. Our parents had the the controversial Vietnam war, Rosa Parks, the assassination of J.F.K., the assassination of Dr. King and the lunar landing. We now have a positive moment in history of our own which joins the ranks of our controversial war and our generations most tragic day, 9/11.
Perhaps it’s due to my views of the world as a young educated liberal that I now have more hope and belief that the world has the potential to change and take steps toward peace and Utopia. There is no doubt that we’re still far from a Utopian society, and I know it seems impossible, but I still believe it can happen.
Where were you on 9/11? I woke up to epic news from New York City. I stared blankly at the television not knowing what to make of the the tragedy I was witnessing from afar. Throughout the day I witnessed the fear and anxiety in the eyes of those I encountered. The attitude of our country changed in that instant.
Where were you when Barack Obama won the presidential election? I waited anxiously, again staring at the television to receive news while also refreshing cnn.com. This time I wasn’t starting blankly trying to comprehend what was going on. This time I was staring at the news cast with hope on my mind. I was thinking about the future and today I am witnessing something different in the eyes of those I am encountering. I see a spark of hope, a glimmer of relief. I believe the attitude of this country is once again changing. This time it won’t happen overnight. But this time, I believe it has the potential to make the greatest leaps toward what I hope is a bright future. A future we are creating together.