Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Democracy is just not Hope

If Gore couldn't beat a dyslexic Bush in a debate, he didn't deserve to be the president of the United States of America. Now listen to this, Obama selling hope to the American voters.

How come Hillary cannot respond to this? If she cannot respond to it, she doesn't deserve to be the President either.

America's best poet, Emily Dickinson, wrote:

"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all."

Emily thought Hope sings without the words; but Obama thinks his words of hope makes a difference. Maybe it does to some.

If I were Hillary, I would have spoken to the electorate about the Greek mythology, about hope being the last item in Pandora's box. America is not in a state of desperation to live on "hope."

Hope is an English word; it doesn't matter what some Americans have done to the English language. Oxford dictionary says, hope is: to want something to happen and think that it is possible.

There is a better word in English language, it is "BELIEF."

Hillary has failed to make Americans "believe" in her or her politics. When Obama sells hope, Hillary has been silent on belief.

I believe, I believe, I am a believer.

Every democrat in the US MUST BELIEVE - that they can make the change. Democracy is not hope, better life is not hope; Democracy is a choice, better living conditions is a choice, if your leader puts faith in you and you believe it.

From a truly Indian context; hope only appears if you are betting on something. As a farmer you don't hope it rains to save your crop, you believe the rain God will deliver the rain to you.

In an American context, you don't hope Jesus will deliver, you believe as a faithful - that he will deliver.

Obama, for all the support he is receiving, is not a finished product. He is not the real deal yet. Sadly, Hillary and her team has also failed to make her voters BELIEVE in her.

If America is faced with a Hobson's choice of only hope and no belief, Only God can save them.

America must start to believe in itself. America must regain its self-belief. America must provide the leadership, not through words, but through actions with a strong conviction that Democracy can only work, when people participate in it.


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