Thursday, November 06, 2008

Pilih BK!

"Pilih Obama atau McCain?" tanya teman saya, kemarin. Saya jawab sekenanya, "Pilih BK. Terserah mau Bung Karno atau Burger King, gue suka dua-duanya." Jayus ih...

Ternyata yang menang Obama, seperti yang sudah bisa diprediksi jauh hari sebelumnya.

Jujur saja, saya nggak terlalu antusias mengikuti proses pemilihan presiden AS. Mimpi saya tetap sama, entah yang jadi Presiden AS itu Obama atau McCain. Semoga dunia bisa berubah. Tapi, dibandingkan McCain, kayanya memang Obama lebih keren ya. *Halah, komentar nggak mutu*

Yang jelas, Obama pantas menang. Kemenangannya bikin orang yang takut bermimpi untuk bermimpi, dan yang suka bermimpi batal berhenti bermimpi. Dan pidato kemenangannya itu, duh bikin dengkul mau rontok, hati bergetar, dan air mata sulit dibendung.

"There's new energy to harness, new jobs to be created, new schools to build, and threats to meet, alliances to repair. But I will always be honest with you about the challenges we face. I will listen to you, especially when we disagree. And, above all, I will ask you to join in the work of remaking this nation, the only way it's been done in America for 221 years -- block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand by calloused hand.

To those -- to those who would tear the world down: We will defeat you. To those who seek peace and security: We support you. And to all those who have wondered if America's beacon still burns as bright: Tonight we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity and unyielding hope.

This is our time, to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth, that, out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope. And where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can."
Saya mau melanjutkan mimpi saya lagi ah. Dunia berubah, nggak ada perang, yang ada cuma damai, orang-orang ingat Tuhan, dan cari duit nggak susah. Oh, ada yang kurang. Semoga Indonesia bisa punya Bung Karno baru. Hidup BK!

Gambar diambil dari www.huffingtonpost.com

1 comment:

ria said...

hallo res'...
aku abis jalan2 lagi loh! mampir yaa ke blog akyu :)
GBU!