Exactly, reading the speech without the haze of emotion (and patriotism no doubt) can be an informative exercise in extracting the bare bones meaning, and here it appears to be... nothing.Reading the speech probably has half or less of the impact of seeing it live
No, lazy is being so willfully sucked in by pure sentiment and failing to provide yourself with sufficient background knowledge of the world and America's part in it over the last 100 years or so (not 8) - I can see no other way one can arrive at such elation from such a steaming pile of nothing. I'm tired of hearing the praise song 'not Bush, not Cheney' - that doesn't de facto equate with the kind of hyperbole being tossed about here. If the struggle of people against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting then I think we have reasons to be fearful.Cynicism is an easy and lazy response; (and predictably consistent from certain quarters).
Again, apart from the vibe of the thing, what was actually said and what actions will it inspire? Change comes from hours, days, years of organising, agitating, changing perspectives; boring work that too few people are prepared to engage in, not from the frothy spoutings of naked emperors.For both good and bad, words, even silly little old political speeches, have been the single most powerful stimulus to ensuing actions.