The election of Barack Obama was an historic moment for the US and offers all Americans and the people of the world hope for the future.
There is so much to do and he seems so capable and inspiring.
But we cannot forget it is only the beginning of a process that if we don’t stay organized, focused and critical when necessary, it can backfire resulting in a lost opportunity. The last thing we want is future disillusionment of a whole new generation of young people who were energized to get involved with this inspirational human being.
We must remember that, as Obama himself has said repeatedly, “change doesn’t come from the top down, it comes from the bottom up.”
The forces which plunder the Earth have not gone away and still yield tremendous political power and will do all they can to maintain the status quo.
Our job is to assist and support Obama as he makes good on his environmental and social justice promises and hold him to account if he does not.
To do otherwise would be irresponsible