Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Reactions

Yesterday I deliberately insulated myself from the election coverage: I, and many others, have stressed out enough about the race. Many predictions came true; others fell dreadfully. Here's a collection of wise reactions from around the blogosphere and elsewhere.

Aurora already has a great compilation of snippets and a historical perspective.

GM Roper (who, I trust, is celebrating three years free of cancer!) posted a video the day before Election Day that more people should have watched.

Phil, blogging over at Orion Hood, reminds us that the military serves the POTUS, regardless of that POTUS's identity.

My friend, P., wrote a note which I here quote in part:

“So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause!” This line from Star Wars echoed through my mind as I watched Obama’s acceptance speech. The people seemed in awe of this man who speaks of change but has proven nothing, done nothing except vote present. They praise him as the difference, the hope for the future. They say his charisma is overpowering and his speeches force people to stare in wonder. Sound familiar? This is also what was said about Adolf Hitler in Germany when he was elected chancellor. The Obama rally had a sea of red, white, and blue but all I could see was swastikas. Have we learned nothing from history? . . .

. . . Tonight was the first step; he was elected and hailed with praise. How long until he changes are democratic system? How about in the next four years. How could we let this happen? We sat back and allowed this “Change” and all of us should be ashamed. We allowed a man with such liberal views and agendas to become the next President of this great country and in the process have sealed our fate.

Thomas Frank tells us that conservatism isn't finished. Who knows? This upcoming administration may give the US a taste of liberalism at its worst - but, I hope, only a taste.

2 comments:

steve martin said...

It is a sad time for many of us that love this country. But it is a great time for many that hate this country, both at home and abroad.

I am wondering who now in this world will face and fight evil? Who's left?

Aurora said...

Thanks for the link, Hannah. We who are Christians have but one thing to do; draw closer to God who is the only one who can save us now...oh and pray that others understand to do the same thing.
As Steve says, it certainly is a bad time for our country, but it doesn't have to be over for Christians...far from it!