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OBAMA - A New World Order

Nov 7, 2008, 4:45 AM | Article By: TOMBONG SAIDY

There is a text message emanating from the USA that reads
sat so Martin could walk..Martin walked so Obama could run...Obama is running so our Children CAN FLY.

This text tells only a fraction of the story and as one can see, it seems like it was written by an African America. For the readers who do not know much of about the Civil Rights Movement in the United States of America, Rosa refers to Rosa Parks, the mother of the Civil Rights Movement. She was the lady who sat in a seat meant for whites only in a public bus and that defiance kick started the Civil Rights Movement. Martin refers to Martin Luther King and he was the Civil Rights leader who led the march in WashingtonDC and as for Obama, I do not need to explain who he is but in case you do not know he is the President elect of the United States of America, the 44thPresident of the United States of America.

Like I said earlier, the above text tells only a fraction of the story and that is the African American perspective, but the election of Obama as the President of the United States of America has a much more wider implication not only in the USA but through out the universe. The impact of this election will echo throughout the world and when one looks at how diverse the campaign crowds of Obama were, one could understand what I am saying. The crowds of Obama reflected the real America, the melting pot of the world and as the mantra goes in the USA "be all you can be" and an African American has become the President of the United States of America, the President of the strongest country in the world, the President of the MOST DEMOCRATIC country in the UNIVERSE.

America has once again reasserted her leadership in the World at a time when we are faced with the worst financial crisis of our time, just like during the Second World War when the United States of America intervene to safe the World from Hitler.

There are several lessons the entire World can learn from this experience and like any great leader would do, America is leading by example. It has demonstrated to the World that it is the real champion of democracy. For a Blackman, first generation African to rise from nothing to become the President of America after all the racial problems that existed in America, just goes to show the whole World that our safe and peaceful future is guaranteed only through reconciliation and by "giving the devil its due". We Africans in particular should follow the democratic examples of America. If Americans can elect a Blackman without any problem whatsoever, why can't we Africans elect our fellow Africans without a problem? Racism is much stronger than tribalism and if America can reconcile their racial differences, I do no see any reason why we cannot reconcile not only our tribal difference but all other artificial differences. Like he said in his acceptance speech:

"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer"

With President Obama in the helm, the entire world will look at America with more respect and for the first time in a long time the world will look at America with admiration and for inspiration. The approval rating of America will rise to amazing heights and will definitely surpass the surge during the Kennedy era.

I stayed all night switching channels and following the American Presidential elections, talking to friends in America over the phone like millions of people did all around the world. I tell you, when I was listening to Obama's speech, I could not hold my tears back. This is the kind of effect his Presidency will have not only in America but through out the world. Here is a leader who rekindles all hope that we can be all want to be if we work hard enough for it. Once in a generation a great leader will emerge and we have all witness history in the making with the election of Obama as the 44thPresident of the United States of America. A great leader has emerged.

It might be too early to say he would be great United States President, but by analysing his speeches and statements, we can safely say that the world will become a much more peaceful and safer place now that the United States of America is led by Obama. To quote Obama once more:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even one term, but America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you: We as a people will get there."

This applies to the entire World, the current financial crisis, along with the political, economic and social problems can be resolved if we all work together as a people and put the interest of our people, our countries and our GLOBAL VILLAGE first, we will be in a safer and more peaceful World.


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