Seize the Opportunity for Change

In the wake of Obama’s victory, we must rise together and manifest a cultural shift.

Despite today’s euphoria, when Barack Obama takes office in January 2009, he will inherit a decidedly grim reality. He will preside over a culture of overweight, overwrought and overextended Americans who may not have the capacity to sustain the sense of hope on which we are now so happily drunk.

He will have to stride unflinchingly into the economic aftermath brought about by an overgrown model and preach measure and moderation to a country that has long worshipped at the altar of consumption. He will be singularly charged with purifying our toxic collective consciousness, with eradicating the seeds of cynicism, apathy and malaise. Once inaugurated, Obama is Atlas – the weight of the world and its future resting on the shoulders of one man. Now is the time for us to truly rise. To come together as a single entity of disparate parts working to recreate American culture and resurrect the American dream. Our hopes, our dreams and our strength cannot concentrate in the body of one man. It is our job, as cultural creatives, jammers and meme warriors, to truly seize this opportunity for change. This is our window. The world is listening.

We are hopeful, we are strong, we are alive. The future is up for grabs – it's time to make our move. What will we do to carry this momentum forward?

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Craig F

I hope that people will use this opportunity to make magic. Though we can do a small part to change the country, most of it will come down to the leaders of this country. Not only political leaders, but those in the corporate world as well. Our country strives for hope, but it'll only come if we can overcome greed.

Craig F

I hope that people will use this opportunity to make magic. Though we can do a small part to change the country, most of it will come down to the leaders of this country. Not only political leaders, but those in the corporate world as well. Our country strives for hope, but it'll only come if we can overcome greed.

Bobby Revell

The only leader important in my life is me, I am my own leader. The only people we can change is ourselves. The opportunity for change has always been here and is not new! I wish our new president well and lots of luck, but I control my own destiny and own myself.

Bobby Revell

The only leader important in my life is me, I am my own leader. The only people we can change is ourselves. The opportunity for change has always been here and is not new! I wish our new president well and lots of luck, but I control my own destiny and own myself.

Anonymous

unfortunately people do not want to take the responsiblity. they prefer to be lazy and need a leader to tell them what to do with themselves.

Anonymous

unfortunately people do not want to take the responsiblity. they prefer to be lazy and need a leader to tell them what to do with themselves.

Cassidy

Every leader is corrupt and controlled, especially in america, and if they refused to be corrupted, they get assasinated.

Cassidy

Every leader is corrupt and controlled, especially in america, and if they refused to be corrupted, they get assasinated.

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