Season 2 Episode 3: Inauguration Episode

Log Day: 1.20.2021

Today was the Inauguration of Vice President Joe Biden, who became our 46th President. The end of one tragic smear on the office of the Presidency to the beginning of four years filled with more hope and change than the last four. I know things are different because it was also a historic day for the first Black and South Asian woman to take the oath of office for Vice President. That in and of itself says more to me than anything else the Biden/Harris administration could possible do for this country. We as a nation came together and after four years of divisive partisanship; organizers from Black, Indigenous and communities of color came together to flip states and bring us a Biden/Harris administration. We did that. More than anything we have reclaimed the People's House. That gives me more hope than I've had in a very long time. I am more than moved by today's event, I'm profoundly affected especially by all the historical events leading up to today.

I am happy for the "peaceful" transference of power.

The inauguration showed the glowing diversity of this country. What this country truly is and can aspire to become. So, with that I will leave you with the words of the Poet, Amanda Gorman, The Hill We Climb:

"…Our blunders become their burdens

But one thing is certain:

If we merge mercy with might,

and might with right,

then love becomes our legacy

and change our children’s birthright

So let us leave behind a country

better than the one we were left with

Every breath from my bronze-pounded chest,

we will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one

We will rise from the gold-limbed hills of the west,

we will rise from the windswept northeast

where our forefathers first realized revolution

We will rise from the lake-rimmed cities of the midwestern states,

we will rise from the sunbaked south

We will rebuild, reconcile and recover

and every known nook of our nation and

every corner called our country,

our people diverse and beautiful will emerge,

battered and beautiful

When day comes we step out of the shade,

aflame and unafraid

The new dawn blooms as we free it

For there is always light,

if only we’re brave enough to see it

If only we’re brave enough to be it."

#VoteVangie #InaugurationDay2021 #InaugurationDay #46

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