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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Anonymous

Ditto - be the change you want to see. Obama the progressive is largely a myth: Is he green, anti-corporate subsidies, pro-Palestinian, anti-militarist? Read Ralph Nader's critique: www.nader.org/index.php?/archives/2083-Between-Hope-and-Reality.html And look whose been selected as 2nd most powerful man in Washington - Rahm Emanuel. Pro-militarist, Nafta lobbyist, multi-millionaire spin doctor.

Anonymous

Ditto - be the change you want to see. Obama the progressive is largely a myth: Is he green, anti-corporate subsidies, pro-Palestinian, anti-militarist? Read Ralph Nader's critique: www.nader.org/index.php?/archives/2083-Between-Hope-and-Reality.html And look whose been selected as 2nd most powerful man in Washington - Rahm Emanuel. Pro-militarist, Nafta lobbyist, multi-millionaire spin doctor.

pine cone

as to the person with the ralph nader link and maybe 2 other people 90 percent of the time when someone says there going to do something they usually they do it.if you want to experence a hell live next to a valcano. o yeah your brains a myth

pine cone

as to the person with the ralph nader link and maybe 2 other people 90 percent of the time when someone says there going to do something they usually they do it.if you want to experence a hell live next to a valcano. o yeah your brains a myth

Gregory D. Rothbard

I write from my swampy confines in Central Florida with a sense of hope. The conservative heartbeat has been stilled. Yet, us conservatives can not stand amongst the mangroves and howl. America has long been a spectator sport for commentary and whispering. America must stand tall and embrace maturity.

Gregory D. Rothbard

I write from my swampy confines in Central Florida with a sense of hope. The conservative heartbeat has been stilled. Yet, us conservatives can not stand amongst the mangroves and howl. America has long been a spectator sport for commentary and whispering. America must stand tall and embrace maturity.

Luke C

I would urge creatives to be cautious of this. Change is often promised by government and rarely delivered at least in the way they assured us it would. To have a Black President is massive for America and although i don't doubt we might see a more liberal government his intentions towards the middle east are cloudy, pulling out of Iraq and pushing more into Afghanistan and hints of the same anti-terror rhetoric apparent from the Bush Administration.

Luke C

I would urge creatives to be cautious of this. Change is often promised by government and rarely delivered at least in the way they assured us it would. To have a Black President is massive for America and although i don't doubt we might see a more liberal government his intentions towards the middle east are cloudy, pulling out of Iraq and pushing more into Afghanistan and hints of the same anti-terror rhetoric apparent from the Bush Administration.

Agent83

I look at this with VERY cautious optimism, we all know the mess he has to clean up, and all the special interests and lobby groups that could possibly stand in the way, HOPEfully he'll be able to stand up to them.

Agent83

I look at this with VERY cautious optimism, we all know the mess he has to clean up, and all the special interests and lobby groups that could possibly stand in the way, HOPEfully he'll be able to stand up to them.

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