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Barack Obama did infrastructure from day one

Barack Obama 
Did infrastructure from day one 
And roads and bridges and power plants 
Now are repaired
The auto industry 
Breathes some new life
One third of the whole stimulus 
Was set aside 
For Infrastructure 
And now that money is going into 
Projects that will change the very face 
Of things to come
A grid to make it possible to 
Live anywhere and 
Be connected to 
Everywhere 
As revolutionary as 
40 acres and a mule 
Light rail is just a predecessor to the 
Zapping of air travel 
As the preferred way to get from 
Here to there


From the start our President 
Set eyes beyond 
The near horizon 
And toward work on the ground
And this will happen 
Ever more visibly 
Until people say 
Look 
See what is happening
And feel 
A brand new freedom 
To be and to do 
To plan and realize
Unsung 
The President's accomplishments 
Will prove 
The reason why 
What people scoff today 
Will be 
Our common success 
In years to come


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The remarkable video at the link above is of a performance of "Sto perigiali" Mario Frangoulis and Mikis Theodorakis in 2001.

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Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…