Appealing to The Best Parts of You 2


Wow. Check this video out.

If you want to see something inspirational, this video is worth a click. Youtube version here

Ringtone here

Yes We Can is a music video by Will.i.am (born in Toronto) of the Black Eyed Peas inspired by Barack Obama’s Yes We Can Speech in New Hampshire. Lot of other famous people in the music video. He did it in 2 days.

I’d highly recommend watching the individual speech. Even if Obama is not your cup of tea. As a poly-sci major and political junkie, I’ve seen a lot of speeches but this was amazingly inspirational and words don’t do it justice. If you want to see how powerful a speech can be, check it out.

Quite an antidote to george bush and company who has gained and maintained power by appealing to the worst aspects of the American people, and marketing fear. Obama is taking a radical risk and appeal to the best aspects of the American people and marketing hope.

Ballsy strategy, since historically speaking, its easier to win in politics by appealing to the worst in people and dividing people. It has seemed to work in the past for bush and others.

Here’s ABC’s interview with Will.i.am

Here’s a quote from Will.i.am on the songs page

It made me think…
and realize that today we have “very few” leaders…
maybe none…

but that speech…

it inspired me…
it inspired me to look inside myself and outwards towards the world…
it inspired me to want to change myself to better the world…
and take a “leap” towards change…
and hope that others become inspired to do the same…
change themselves..
change their greed…
change their fears…
and if we “change that”
“then hey”..
we got something right…???…


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