martes, 3 de junio de 2008

Barack Obama: un candidato para la historia

Un día cuando uno de mis niños me pregunte, "Mamá ¿dónde estabas cuando Barack Obama se convirtió en candidato a la presidencia?... Yo podré contestarle al igual que a mí me han contestado otros cuando he querido ver eventos históricos a través de los ojos de los testigos.

Estas han sido unas primarias históricas en todo los sentidos. Por ejemplo, este próximo 28 de agosto cuando Obama acepte la nominación del partido, harán exactamente 45 años de aquel 28 de agosto de 1963 cuando Dr. King diera su visión de una América unida, en su famoso discurso "I have a dream". Aunque estamos muy lejos de la visión de Dr. King, hoy estamos un poquito más cerca. He aquí algunas citas del discurso de Martin Luther King:

"I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith with which I return to the South. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!"
Dr. Martin Luther King

Foto vía The New York Times

10 comentarios:

  1. i was at supercuts in queue for a haircut. behind me was a walmart with gas at 3.73, the lowest in the area. cnn was on, and they interrupted a mccain speech to announce the polls for south dakota and montana had closed. in a few years i won't remember, but thanks to the internet i can look up where i was. (as long as your blog is still around).

  2. "Un día cuando uno de mis niños me pregunte, "Mamá ¿dónde estabas cuando Barack Obama se convirtió en candidato a la presidencia?... "

    Ufff. Ojalá haya mundo para que eso se te dé.

  3. Congratulations my charming friend! I won't say anything to spoil the moment...

    Solo vamos a disfrutar de este momento historico...


  4. Definitivamente un momento histórico e importante para EEUU

  5. Yo estuve cambiando canales desde las 7pm, esperando el cierre de las primarias. Y cuando alrededor de las 9:20pm lo anunciaron, me puse feliz, es increíble.
    Un momento histórico definitivamente.

  6. Felicidades. Ojalá que US esté a la altura del cambio que Obama propone.

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