Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical
hermionesviolin

I was gonna go to bed, but I got sucked into reading people's posts of joy.

I have never been in love with Obama like most of the people I'm surrounded by have been, but posts like the one I linked to last night made me want to vote for Obama, and all the positive energy I'm seeing on my flist/StalkerPin makes me happy Obama won.  I honestly hadn't seriously thought ahead to the-day(s)-after-Election-Day (though I was inclined to think Obama would win the election), but I am so tired of people being so unhappy (and cynical).  Not everyone's happy about tonight's Presidential results, though, and to quote JadeLennox:
one country, different opinions, can we be gracious in either victory or defeat? No more moving to Canada jokes, Jesusland snark, or mockery of rednecks and pregnant teenagers?
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Moi posted a YouTube embed of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech (full version, plus a snippet of his "I have been to the mountaintop" speech in a second YouTube embed).  In the first one, I was struck by how many biblical allusions there are in it.  I thought, "Wow, could you get away with that these days?" -- and then I thought: "How many listeners will even recognize those allusions?"

One line I was struck by, given the current context: "We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote."

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I'm not going to go looking for CA Prop. 8 results until morning (I really am going to bed after I post this), but this post (via ann1962) made me happy.  I am a deep believer in personal connections making more of a difference than systemically imposed anythings.
Tags: issues: decision 2008, issues: same-sex marriage, issues: u.s. presidential race: 2008
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