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Hope--

So, I haven't blogged all year, but I have to write this one post at least. I just re-watched 'Bobby,' a movie all young people should be strapped in their chairs and forced to watch, at least if they're of voting age. The words at the end are the most important thing to me, especially in light of tomorrow's election.

I have to think Bobby Kennedy would be proud of this country that we've at least gotten to this point where a black man just might be president.

I wasn't alive when Kennedy ran for president, so I didn't have the chance to live when young people cared enough to march in the streets about the things that mattered. Most of those young people weren't old enough to vote, because you had to be 21 back then. I also didn't have to face the prospect of going to Vietnam to die for some cause that never really existed, kind of like the one in Iraq.

But I sent my ballot in as soon as I could this year (we have vote-by-mail in Oregon). And I hope to hell that anyone who just happens to read this does the same. Because what's worse than living with the Bush Doctrine (read about it, Sarah) is living with apathy. There's no excuse for it.

Go vote.

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charliemc
Nov. 4th, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)
Great entry, Joey!

(And great to see you posting, too. Please do it more often!)

I'm going to link this in my blog, which I'm sure you'll be okay with.

We're living in amazing times, aren't we?

(hugs)
beckyo
Nov. 4th, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)
I was in 8th grade when Bobby was assassinated, and I was heartbroken.

It's past time for a positive change.

Edited at 2008-11-04 12:41 am (UTC)
kamion
Nov. 4th, 2008 12:14 pm (UTC)
I am old enough to remember the assination of both Kennedy's, although not where I was in case of Robert Kennedy.
but Obama inspires more hope for the future then Robert Kennedy did, maybe because his candicy comes after a administration that is so utterly dispiced, even LBJ looked worldwide loved compaired to Bush.
At least the LBJ administration was honest about their motives to go to an inpopular war. It was the Nixon administration that turned scepsis in government into distrust.
I can only hope that Obama can restore trust and cooperation inside America and outside again.
I fear McCain cannot, he may be a man of good will and intention, but he is burdened with too many old Bushian skeletons in his closet. America and the world needs change; change of politic, not just of the buntings.
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