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I Have A Dream

7 November, 2008

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of “interposition” and “nullification” — one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; “and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”


Martin Luther King, Jr
I Have a Dream

Seperti Oprah, Warga Afrika, Masyarakat Amerika, atau SD Besuki Menteng, saya juga merasakan antusias yang besar melihat kemenangan telak Obama atas Opa McCain. Tak pelak, kemenangan ini bukan cuma kemenangan Obama sebagai pribadi, tapi juga kemenangan seluruh warga Amerika, kemenangan warga dunia, kemenangan mimpi MLK seperti yang saya kutip di atas, dan kemenangan kemanusiaan atas rasisme.
Akan tetapi, jalan masih panjang. Obama bahkan belum menginjakkan kaki di Gedung Putih sebagai Presiden resmi. Masih banyak pekerjaan rumah yang harus dituntaskan. Dan satu hal lagi; entah kenapa saya merasa khawatir akan keselamatan nyawanya
Anyway, selamat Obama… Semoga Amerika di bawah pemerintahanmu akan jadi lebih bersahabat dan mengerti bahasa manusia…
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