Wednesday, November 05, 2008

America

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"I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best."
-Walt Whitman


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Till Victory
Patti Smith

Raise the sky.
We got to fly over the land, over the sea.
Fate unwinds and if we die, souls arise.
God, do not seize me please, till victory.

Take arms. Take aim. Be without shame
No one to bow to, to vow to, to blame.
Legions of light, virtuous flight. Ignite, excite.

And you will see us coming, V formation, through the sky.
Film survives. Eyes cry.
On the hill, hear us call through a realm of sound.
Oh, oh-oh. Down and down.
Down and round, oh, down and round.
Round and round, oh, round and round.

Rend the veil and we shall sail.
The nail, the grail: That's all behind thee.
In deed, in creed, the curve of our speed.
And we believe that we will raise the sky.
We got to fly over the land, over the sea.
Fate unwinds and if we die, souls arise.
God, do not seize me please, till victory.

Victory. Till victory.


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"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal."
Emma Goldman

While I agree with Ms. Goldman for the most part, there's no way to look beyond how very important this election was... America's first African-American President and the resounding repudiation of the Bush years. Whoa. Beautiful. While voting within a flawed model of government won't change the model, one can never underestimate the power of symbols and President Obama is one hell of a testament to America idealism and strength.

2 comments:

Rinko Starr said...

and you have!!!
hope things will change in italy aswell, even if the situation is going worse and worse...but i'm happy for you all

always your fan

ruben said...

This morning I feel so proud to be an American !