Sunday, January 30, 2005

Domingo, 30 de janeiro, 2005

The people have won

Eu estava aqui pensando em como descrever a alegria que eu senti quando liguei a TV hoje e vi que nem mesmo os homens-bomba, nem o bias da imprensa, nem nada, foi capaz de mascarar o sucesso dessa eleição iraquiana.

Mas o Mohammed e o Omar do Iraq the model já tinham escrito o que eu queria escrever. Com a vantagem de que eles não precisaram de TV nenhuma para presenciar a força e importância do que aconteceu hoje no Iraque. They were part of it.

Como eles mesmo descrevem:

"The media is reporting only explosions and suicide attacks that killed and injured many Iraqis s far but this hasn't stopped the Iraqis from marching towards their voting stations with more determination. Iraqis have truly raced the sun.

I walked forward to my station, cast my vote and then headed to the box, where I wanted to stand as long as I could, then I moved to mark my finger with ink, I dipped it deep as if I was poking the eyes of all the world's tyrants.
I put the paper in the box and with it, there were tears that I couldn't hold; I was trembling with joy and I felt like I wanted to hug the box but the supervisor smiled at me and said "brother, would you please move ahead, the people are waiting for their turn".

Yes brothers, proceed and fill the box!
These are stories that will be written on the brightest pages of history.

It was hard for us to leave the center but we were happy because we were sure that we will stand here in front of the box again and again and again.
Today, there's no voice louder than that of freedom.

No more confusion about what the people want, they have said their word and they said it loud and the world has got to respct and support the people's will."

At least for now, the Iraqi people have indeed won.

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