Monday, March 03, 2008

politics versus inspiration

Have you ever wonder why something inspires?
Well I have. Up until this point in the 2008 election campaigns I really haven't been inspired by any of the candidates.

It is true that the "Yes we can" music video for Obama provided an emotional response.
However, it wasn't until I listened to the latest music video "The We Are The Ones Song" once again by will.i.am that I became inspired. Within this video is the a phase spoken by Obama -
"We are the ones we’ve been waiting for."

This comes from a Super Tuesday speech he gave and the entire context was -
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for."

Now, before anyone says that he plagiarized some more stuff, it is true that he borrowed it from Maria Shriver, who borrowed it from the Hopi Indians

And its sentiment is similar to Mahatma Ghandi's quote -
"Be the change you want to see in the world."

For me this quote and sentiment was the thing that inspired. Regardless of the source, now is the time that this particular notion needs to be the new reality.

{BTW, maybe we should all look into what the original residents have been saying for so long.)

The video which is over at DipDive is embedded below.



More links: The Wisdom of the Native Americans at Amazon.com

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