Monday, January 19, 2009

Yes we can - Barack Obama, music video by

In celebration of the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama: For the hope he inspires and for his call to all of us to be co-creators with him in manifesting our vision of a better world.

If you can't view the YouTube video in this post, here is the link for the uplifting Yes We Can Barack Obama music video by

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.

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 mountaintop 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...they will only grow louder and more dissonant ........... 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.

Now 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 the American story with three words that will ring from coast to coast; from sea to shining sea --

Yes. We. Can.

Yes We Can: Then Illinois Senator Barack Obama's January 8, 2008 concession speech to Senator Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary.
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Gina said...

This is a powerful reminder Suzanne. Thanks for posting it. I'll come back to it anytime I feel myself allowing others' doubts pushing into my vibration.

Suzanne said...

You are so welcome, Gina. He has such a calm, confident presence and these are very, very powerful words.

It's amazing to realize that this was a concession speech for the New Hampshire primary and yet so full of grace and power. He did not surrender, but rose above conditions and gave us an incredibly powerful message. It is the promise that he fulfills in his Inauguration Day.

I am looking forward to tomorrow with great anticipation!