Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Wake up Call!

"It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation.
It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom.
It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness.
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.
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" Obama's Yes We Can song lyrics!

I envy this charismatic and proud sense of belonging of a nation that is considered a powerhouse among many other great nations. A nation that exemplifies justice, freedom, and a pursuit of happiness. The US continues to strive for a better well-being of its citizens and gets up every time it's knocked down to the ground. What's astonishing is Americans consider mediocre what we see as descent and good. One master of Saul Alinsky's philosophy has managed to transfer Alinsky's ideologies into well spoken eloquent words that became a trademark of the president elect. The latter knew from where to eat the shoulder and pushed the right buttons at the right time. Thus, he hypnotized people and transformed them into great spirited followers. In essence, when someone is feeling blue around you it can have an effect on you and bring you down. The same concept will apply if someone around you is passionate and enthusiastic about an idea, it will have an inspiring effect on you. Obama's message was clear and direct to his followers and to us as people who appreciate a noble man. He strongly emphasized that change won't be possible without the contribution of the others. 
Obama is not the first public figure and leader and won't be the last to inspire people all over the world. We need to stop ignoring the fact that we have a great leader of our own, King Mohammed 6, who has done an outstanding and an unprecedented job in terms of socio-economical development, human rights, and sustainable growth. And above all he is building a greater Morocco by improving living conditions, reducing social and regional disparities. Thus, we as a nation have achieved significant progress as regards democratisation of public life, education and health, and strengthening of basic infrastructure. All these advances have contributed to greater social and political stability. 
Morocco has emerged into a place of political stability and opportunities. A place of hope and prosperity. A place of Moroccanhood and equality. A place of justice and progress. United we shall remain, United we shall succeed. 

Yours truly,
Nouaman Khaimi

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