( – promoted by buhdydharma )
The Progressive Movement is busy being born.
The Conservative Movement is busy dying.
New media is busy being born.
Old media is busy dying.
Multicultural America is busy being born.
Racist America is busy dying.
Why are they howling and screeching with such fear and fury?
Because they’re dying.
And they know it.
People power is busy being born. Corporate power is busy dying. It’s not dead yet. But it will be. Terminal Greed Syndrome will kill it. Dr. Geithner and Dr. Bernanke pumped $10 trillion of morphine into it to ease the pain, but that’s not a cure, that won’t save it, it will only delay the inevitable.
People power is being born in Burma . . .
That birth has been painful, but democracy in Burma is being born, and the junta is busy dying.
People power is being born in Iran . . .
That birth has been painful, but democracy in Iran is being born, and the Khamenei regime is busy dying.
People power is being born in America. Obama drew crowds of 100,000 during the campaign. Two million people attended his Inauguration. We all know he’s broken too many promises, we all know he’s caved to the right on too many issues, but this isn’t about him, it’s about us. Our future isn’t in his hands, it’s in our hands.
What was accomplished during the first six months of the Renaissance? Not much. But a new and better world was born in the years that followed.
What was accomplished during the first six months of the Age of Enlightenment? Not much. But a new and better world was born in the years that followed.
Keep that perspective. Don’t let setbacks and betrayals get you down. The ideals we all believe in are busy being born. The old world, the world of oppression is dying. It will fight to survive, but it will only survive this new century if we let it survive.
A new and better world is being born, for the warriors whose strength is not to fight, for the refugees on their unarmed road of flight, for each and every underdog soldier in the night.
A new and better world is being born, for the rebel, for the raked, for the luckless, the abandoned and forsaked, for all the outcasts burning constantly at stake.
A new and better world is being born, for the searching ones on their speechless, secret trail, for the lonesome, haunted lovers with too personal a tale, for each unharmful gentle soul locked up inside a jail.
A new world is being born, for the aching ones whose wounds cannot be nursed, for the countless, confused, accused, misused strung out ones and worse, for everyone who shares our Dream, in the whole wide universe.
Let us stand with a greater determination.
And let us move on in these powerful days,
These days of challenge,
To make the world what it ought to be.