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They're guilty of this, Mr. President. They're guilty as sin." We cannot Move forward as a nation, as a people until we clear away what holds us back.

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Past Member (0)
Thursday January 22, 2009, 9:38 pm
Welp folks, we just fixed some things up and made it clearer in some spots, hope you all got us anyways.

Faith M (161)
Thursday January 22, 2009, 10:41 pm
It is my hope that in this time of Yes we can and Obamas speech that we truly stay motivated. It was my hope to show that what we have been through in the last eight years is not new but a stepped up enlarged version of what has been happining all along. and thanx JM for being a great co-writer here and all the work you have put into the research for this.

Yvette Bonanno (56)
Thursday January 22, 2009, 10:41 pm
Thank you for sharing. It is so true as long as they can keep America divided with issues of racisim etc. we do not stand a chance.

Marty H (119)
Friday January 23, 2009, 12:38 am
Excellent work people! Thanks and noted! Passed on as well! Yup, that's one of the 1st things I noticed Bush doing, dividing the country! The NWO sucks! Can I say that? LOL!

Susan M (239)
Friday January 23, 2009, 1:11 am

Patricia R (13)
Friday January 23, 2009, 2:40 am
Excellent- thanks!

Hey You (Waters) 4:39

Hey you, out there in the cold
Getting lonely, getting old
Can you feel me?
Hey you, standing in the aisles
With itchy feet and fading smiles
Can you feel me?
Hey you, dont help them to bury the light
Don't give in without a fight.

Hey you, out there on your own
Sitting naked by the phone
Would you touch me?
Hey you, with you ear against the wall
Waiting for someone to call out
Would you touch me?
Hey you, would you help me to carry the stone?
Open your heart, I'm coming home.

But it was only fantasy.
The wall was too high,
As you can see.
No matter how he tried,
He could not break free.
And the worms ate into his brain.

Hey you, standing in the road
always doing what you're told,
Can you help me?
Hey you, out there beyond the wall,
Breaking bottles in the hall,
Can you help me?
Hey you, don't tell me there's no hope at all
Together we stand, divided we fall.


JustaHuman Here (53)
Friday January 23, 2009, 3:52 am
I still do not understand how because of one new man the whole US can change to something else. Did the US get a new FBI, CIA, did those who have the big money and power just disappear because they are so afraid of Obama? Do not fall asleep over your big hopes.

Pamylle G (461)
Friday January 23, 2009, 5:23 am
Fantastic. Great blog & videos.


Friday January 23, 2009, 7:31 am
I agree that is still those in power who are going to fight every thing Pres Obama needs to change. But hopefully with his new cabienet members and his determination to change things he will be able to change many of the wrongs done in the past by our government. Hopefully he will be an example and start other countries toward bringing nessary change also. All we can do is back our pres even when some things that are for the good of the country and world may not be what we want. I believe Pres Obama will fight for change and that he will bring many new changes and hope for our country and the world. He has already started and has only been in office a few days.

Patricia McCaskill (139)
Friday January 23, 2009, 2:27 pm
Oh yes early on "If you aren't for us, you are against us." I knew we were in trouble.

cat p (3)
Friday January 23, 2009, 3:03 pm
good comment ralph x...

Past Member (0)
Friday January 23, 2009, 3:32 pm
I hear ya Ralph,

From the blog...

...prior to being elected Obama had already flip-flopped on NSA spying and the Patriot Act, plus the Department of Homeland Security doesn't seem to be going anywhere. In language and with strategery that the outgoing Bush team would admire, the New Administration vows to, "defeat terrorism worldwide" and "find, disrupt, and destroy al Qaeda", aka Al CIA-da. They have also done a 360° regarding looking into the crimes of the Bush Administration. In light of all of this, and until we see some real change, and a pursuit of truth and justice, can we really, as they have recently stated, "move forward"? In order to be a five fingered race in unity we need a vision of the future, one that includes lessons of the past. We cannot Move forward as a nation, as a people until we clear away what holds us back.

We the People were OVERWHELMINGLY opposed to the recent Bailout for the Billionaires, but our "Representatives" didn't give a flying mating ritual about what we thought. Kind of makes you wonder when to trust the mob doesn't it?

But the cries this time are not just coming from us pesky supposed deciders of their employment status. On that note, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann recently pointed out that the torture crimes of Bush Administration fall on our shoulders as well, when he pointed out that...

"You and I. This is the people's democracy, we are the people, these are our elected officials. That they did not come to us and ask to act thusly in our names is unfortunate, indeed criminal, but it is also almost irrelevant. They work for us, they tortured people, and so, we have tortured people.

They're guilty of this, Mr. President-Elect. They're guilty as sin."

The only parts that we take issue with here is that whole "elected" thing, and "officials" stuff, we would prefer self-appointed public servants, but otherwise very compelling indeed. Olbermann concludes...

"Some day there will be another Republican president—or even a Democrat just as blind as Mr. Bush to ethics and this country's Moral Force—and he will look back to what you did about Mr. Bush—or what you did not do—and he will see precedent. We have tortured people.

You and I, Mr. President-Elect.

At the end of his first year in office, Mr. Lincoln tried to contextualize the Civil War for those who still wanted to compromise with the evils of secession and slavery. "The struggle of today," Lincoln wrote, "is not altogether for today - it is for a vast future also."

Mr. President-Elect, you have been handed the beginning of that future. Use it—to protect our children, and our distant descendants, from anything, like this, ever happening again."

Arianna Huffington, of The Huffington Post, also recently wrote Obama a memo whose title is self-explanatory, Moving Forward Doesn't Mean You Can't Also Look Back.

Most impressive off all though are the good folks at Amnesty International who have launched a campaign known as "Obama 100 Days" that truly understands that we must find a balance between Obama fever and Obama nation. Their 17 point checklist for the new President is very grounded, with such realistic goals as the creation of a meteor defence shield by day 94. Critics have argued however that the goal of having the global economy fixed by day one is perhaps a bit lofty, without the abolishment of Federal Reserve we too agree this may be a stretch. Take a look at their rather dry, but informative promotional video...

. (0)
Friday January 23, 2009, 4:43 pm
noted thank you

. (0)
Friday January 23, 2009, 9:19 pm
How true got to have faith for sure. Thanks J. M.

Richelle R (62)
Tuesday January 27, 2009, 5:28 pm
I can't see "the faith" happening until the US can stop calling Obama the Black President and just call & accept him as The President.
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