This is Joy Harjo's ongoing journal of dreams, stories, poems,music, photographs, and assorted reports from her inner and outer travels about Indian country and the rest of the world .
To the Flag-Waving, Right-Wing AmericansYou were right, I was wrong to doubt you.America can work! I owe you an apology.I am now officially disenrolling from the Communist Party,I am enrolling in the Birthday Party!Holy shit, dude! HOLY SHIT!We just elected a Black guy to be President!We just elected a guy with the name Barack,And the middle name too!Dude, this really happened, it's not a TV show!We just elected a SMART guy to be President!This is a first not only in American historyBut in the history of the world,A member of the global oppressed was freely electedLeader of the world, most powerful leader,And he didn't get lynched, he didn't get shot, a meteor didn't strike himWhile he stood on the stage to accept the victory,We didn't need aliens to come down from heavenAnd blast us with nuclear missiles to get this to happen,We united ourselves, our base self-interests!Democracy works! Human nature even works!The Universe is working, the invention Is finally working! Deep in the engines of the earthSome damn gear has finally gotten engaged!O, happy Obama Day!Happy America Day!Happy Human Day!Joy to you, Joy Harjo, on this happy day. ...Joshua
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