Obama’s speech – Commented

This is my own interpretation of the oath speech…

Barack Obama delivers inauguration speech, 20 January 2009

Barack Obama made his speech in front of more than a million people

..  Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet.

I think new age here is his way to remember the hippies from the 70’s. It is a failure of the world leaders who didn’t listen, and so put in danger the world. USA is misusing energy, misusing the world and segregating people. But he continues that idea later…

On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

This one is clear. Fear, and discord were the basis of the path of the Republicans, Bush and McCain. Moreover, I would be worried,have I been foreign minister of Israel, as Obama is saying: America will not tolerate discord, will build on unity.

… the time has come to set aside childish things…

Poor little Bush.

..the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream come true.

As for our common defence, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. … know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and we are ready to lead once more.

One more against the Bush doctrine. It is like Obama wanted to destroy that guy’s “legacy” from day one. No more guantanamo’s, America is fair even with it’s enemies.

.., and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.

Once more, the Israelis will not have an inconditional ally that will let them kill innocent kids and women, just because they can. Well, to be fair, any one, friend or foe.

For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus – and non-believers.

Take it white supremacists. Your worst fear, is here.

To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society’s ills on the West – know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy.

I love this one. Israelis, Iranians, Hamas, all of you alike. Stop thinking about destroying your oponents and focus on building for your people.

To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.

The silencing of dissent, like that of Uribe? The corruption and deceit, like that of Teodolindo and Yidis? I think that the Casade Nari has to be really worried about this one.

This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed – why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent mall, and why a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.

This is just plain speech. Take it KKK. ’cause the nigger is in da house!


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