Be Great Instead of Being Ashamed

Bono, and Obama:

“We
will support the Millennium Development Goals, and approach next year’s
summit with a global plan to make them a reality. And we will set our
sights on the eradication of extreme poverty in our time.”

They’re
not my words, they’re your president’s. If they’re not familiar, it’s
because they didn’t make many headlines. But for me, these 36 words are
why I believe Mr. Obama could well be a force for peace and prosperity
— if the words signal action.

The millennium goals, for those
of you who don’t know, are a persistent nag of a noble, global compact.
They’re a set of commitments we all made nine years ago whose goal is
to halve extreme poverty by 2015. Barack Obama wasn’t there in 2000,
but he’s there now. Indeed he’s gone further — all the way, in fact.
Halve it, he says, then end it.

A.

4 thoughts on “Be Great Instead of Being Ashamed

  1. mmmm ... HobNobs says:

    I la-la-LOVE that movie … totally inspiring

  2. Adrastos says:

    I love it too. Kelly MacDonald is a doll and Ken Stott’s thinly disguised take on Gordon Brown is brilliant.

  3. pansypoo says:

    ashamed? i don’t think CEO’s are ashamed at all. just a search for MORE + MORE profits and perks. they are no longer human. yes. we must tax the rich HIGHER. their riches DO hurt the rest of us.

  4. Athenae says:

    Kelly MacDonald is a babe, but oh, my God, Bill Nighy in this movie. I love him anyway, his goofy loose-limbed way of walking and his voice, but he just owns my fucking soul in this.
    A.

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