Monday, January 16, 2006

The Dream Continues

Much e-print will be shed over Al Gore's seminal speech today. I was moved by the Daily Kos' analogy, "A True People's Democracy"

We were treated today to what I can only think of as a uniquely American experience: A white former future president, a son of privilege, summoning up the words and life of a black minister who rocked this country to its roots with his dream 40 years ago, both of whom referred back more than a century to a rural lawyer who took on the burden of the presidency when this nation's indivisibility and very survival were in doubt.
I'm coming to think it takes outsiders to change the world. And that we need to pay attention to these outsiders who have a gift for speech.
I also watched Amistad today.

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