Monday, January 19, 2009

How the Irish became black

Remarks of Bono at "We are One" Lincoln Memorial Inaugural concert

Introduced by Sam Jackson

Let Freedom Ring! On this spot where we are standing, 43 years, 46 years ago, Dr King had a dream. On Tuesday that dream comes to pass. [Pride, including black power salute]

Not just an American dream, also an Irish dream, a European dream, an African dream, an Israeli dream, also a Palestinian dream

Let Freedom Ring (x3), every village, every hamlet, every city, Let Freedom Ring!

What a thrill for 4 Irish boys from the Northside of Dublin to honour you sir the next President of the United States, Barack Obama in choosing this song to be part of the soundtrack to your campaign and more besides [City of blinding lights]

Luckily, blessings not just for the ones who kneel, Luckily.

Thank you America

Barack Obama remarks.

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