Yes, We Can!

I don’t very much like politics but today I’ve heard something that I’ve really liked about elections in USA. And it is that things are changing with the time and the example is in United States where the new president can be either a woman or an afro-american.

I don’t know who will be better, but the choice is there and, for the first time in history I think, the presidential candidates are not only “native” men.

William, from the American group “Black Eyed Peas”, together with some famous people, has recorded a video taking a speech given by Obama for the elections. I don’t know what Americans think about that (a political propaganda?) but I think that the song is quite nice and the video is very interesting (Is it the first time someone makes a song from a politician’s speech? – I wonder if a video with our Spanish candidates would be so charismatic).

Well, here you are the video and lyrics. Judge by yourselves!

It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation.Yes we can.

It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom.Yes we can.

It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness.Yes we can.

It was the call of workers who organized; women who reached for the ballots; a President who chose the moon as our new frontier; and a King who took us to the mountaintop and pointed the way to the Promised Land.

Yes we can to justice and equality.

Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity.

Yes we can heal this nation.

Yes we can repair this world.

Yes we can.

We know the battle ahead will be long, but always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.

We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics…they will only grow louder and more dissonant ……….. We’ve been asked to pause for a reality check. We’ve been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope.

But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.

Now the hopes of the little girl who goes to a crumbling school in Dillon are the same as the dreams of the boy who learns on the streets of LA; we will remember that there is something happening in America; that we are not as divided as our politics suggests; that we are one people; we are one nation; and together, we will begin the next great chapter in the American story with three words that will ring from coast to coast; from sea to shining sea —

Yes. We. Can.


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