New Day Rising
Chris Lehmann says this song played at random on his iPod this morning. Talk about synchronicity...
It's good to have theme music. I'd guess this is from 1987.
This is the first day in a few that I've actually been able to concentrate on work for more than a few minutes at a time. Until the very moment that the election was called last night, there was dread. I don't think I realized just how much until I sat down at the keyboard this morning and became fully absorbed in writing in spite of not having had quite enough sleep.
As a socialist, I remain skeptical about the implications of what just happened: Nobody gets as far as Obama did as fast as he did without a keen instinct for finding the center (at least not in a period of low social struggle). The idea that he's going to do anything but that without major pressure from below is purely wishful thinking.
But yes, this is a transitional moment, and the energy unleashed by this repudiation of a low, dishonest decade is something glorious to experience.
And while I never thought of it until just this moment, BHO is the first president who might very well have been at a Husker Du show at some point.
PS. Another soundtrack suggestion here.
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