dimanche 26 avril 2009

Deux réalités exquises


Parfois, nous ne sommes pas assez reconnaissants pour ce que la vie nous amène de bon. On se plaint du temps qu'il fait, de l'élimination des Canadiens de Montréal ou autres sujets sans importance qui parviennent à affecter notre moral. Alors, juste pour le plaisir de réaliser pleinement deux réalités exquises, je vous les rappelle:

1. Georges Bush, son administration médiocre et le Parti Républicain n'occupent plus la Maison Blanche. La démagogie de la droite religieuse et guerrière ne sévit plus à la gouvernance des USA.

2. Barack Obama, le magnifique, est président des États-Unis d'Amérique depuis 100 jours. Durant ces 100 jours, il a déjà entrepris de nombreuses réformes qui vont transformer son pays, le réconcilier avec le reste de la planète et avoir sur cette dernière un impact majeur.

Longue vie à Barack Obama!

It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation.
Yes we can.
It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom through the darkest of nights.
Yes we can.
It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness.
Yes we can.
It was the call of workers who organized; women who reached for the ballots; a President who chose the moon as our new frontier; and a King who took us to the mountain top and pointed the way to the Promised Land.
Yes we can to justice and equality.
Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity.
Yes we can heal this nation.
Yes we can repair this world. Yes we can.
We know the battle ahead will be long, but always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.
We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics who will only grow louder and more dissonant in the weeks to come.
We've been asked to pause for a reality check.
We've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope.
But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.
For when we have faced down impossible odds; when we've been told that we're not ready, or that we shouldn't try, or that we can't, generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of a people.
Yes we can.
And so tomorrow, as we take this campaign South and West; as we learn that the struggles of the textile worker in Spartanburg are not so different than the plight of the dishwasher in Las Vegas; that the hopes of the little girl who goes to a crumbling school in Dillon are the same as the dreams of the boy who learns on the streets of LA; we will remember that there is something happening in America; that we are not as divided as our politics suggests; that we are one people; we are one nation; and together, we will begin the next great chapter in America's story with three words that will ring from coast to coast; from sea to shining sea.
Yes. We. Can.

- Barack Obama (New Hampshire, 8 janvier 2008)

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