Monday, November 3, 2008

The Audacity of Hoping for Purple

"There are no real and fake parts of this country. We are not separated by the pro-America and anti-America parts of this nation—we all love this country, no matter where we live or where we come from." America's veterans have fought together and bled together and some died together under the same proud flag. They have not served a Red America or a Blue America—they have served the United States of America."

-Barack Obama

All the other issues are important. But the message above is the one I'm voting for. Will it be the motto selected by the founding fathers, E pluribus unum? One out of many. Or will it continue to be a nation fueled by fear? A nation whose politics meet the definition described by Henry Adams. "The systematic organization of hatreds."

Back in September 2007, the month I started this blog, I did two posts called "The New Kid" and "The Rise of the Three Brained Man". The first about a kid who had been bullied growing up, losing his way and becoming a bully himself. The second about irrational fear and its roots in the reptile brain. Both posts directly apply to tomorrow.

We desperately need to find our way back to the original path and to do so we must abolish the fear and move toward reason. No great advance or discovery was ever made without swallowing back the fear and taking a risk. Ya'll know what has to be done tomorrow. Let's get out there and put it all on purple.

"There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow."

- Orison Marden

7 comments:

Kitty said...

Much of the world hopes it goes the way you want it to go, Bruce. Good luck. x

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Thanks Kitty, here's hopin'. Missed you!

Colonel Colonel said...

Great point. Cross your fingers, and your toes, and your elbows, and your arms, and your knees...

Hungry Mother said...

I'm pretty hopeful. The Obama voters will wait 3 or 4 hours to cast a vote for him, but no McCain voter will wait more than an hour. It's all about passion and it's all on the Democrats' side this time.

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Col, everything that can be crossed has been well and truly crossed.

HM, I do hope you're right. My passion is for the guy with a vision this time.

Malach the Merciless said...

I love that man

Sara Sue said...

Exciting times, yes indeed!