Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Yes we did. YES WE DID!!!

Feel it. Feel the hope. Go ahead, it's ok.

Things are going to change.

Get past your fears. It really is change we can believe in.

"As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our founding fathers... our founding fathers, faced with the perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake."

It's over. They have lost. The bigots, the ignorant racists, the KKK the white supremists have lost. You stupid pieces of shit are irrelevant.
Yes, there will always be struggles and there will always be stupid fools to deal with, there will always be room to fine tune ourselves, but the war is over.
The dream has been realized.
We HAVE overcome.

If you're black, you don't have to get back
If you're brown, you can stick around
If you're yellow, you can be mellow
If you're a red man you can get ahead man
If you're white, you can embrace what's right.

Thanks for that Rev. Lowrey. It was incredible and awe inspiring to see and hear you up there.


Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

Amen to today, Sagacious! I remember that rhyme too as a kid, but the negative version. I don't think the haters will lighten up though. Eff 'em. Maybe their kids will figure out they're crazy and grow up to be different.

Cheers to hope!

MacDaddy said...

Great inauguration. Great speech; and, being from Atlanta, I'm quite familiar with Rev. Lowery. This lion of the civil rights movement is one of my heroes.

judy said...

i love this post! especially this line - "Feel it. Feel the hope. Go ahead, it's ok."

i didn't realize just how sad and embarrassed and hopeless i've been (for 8 years!!!) until obama came along. i find myself hesitant to hope, have to keep reminding myself, as you say... it's okay.

SagaciousHillbilly said...

Kit, I think more and more the kids are growing up oblivious to color and ethnicity.
Daddy, Kids these days don't realize the heroic bravery that men like Rev. Lowery had to undertake. I guess that's a good thing.
Judy, Hell yes! Enjoy it. After what us progressive, decent thinking Americans have had to endure the past eight years, yes, the embarrassment and hopelessness, we deserve this.
Eight years ago Nov 4. I was in Britain visiting my people's homeland and staying with friends. It was embarrassing when it began to look like MonkeyBoy was going to take the election. I took great pleasure in e-mailing my friends over there and proudly saying "look what WE did!"