United States of America ? the richest nation and the only super power on earth saw a fantastic inaugural ceremony of her 44th president.? A record crowd of more than two and a half million gathered at the Washington Mall to witness this historic event.? Almost every TV in this wide world was ON to watch this historic event held in the US.? In the US many businesses, schools and establishments allowed their employees to listen to newly elected president?s inaugural speech.? Young and old cheered this event and shouted "Obama, Obama!"
When Obama ran his campaign, he attracted young and old, Blacks and Whites, Yellows and Red, Christians and Muslims, Hindus and Atheists and you name it they were behind him by donating whatever way they can ? money, volunteering, canvassing, e-mailing, etc.? Just in one year after he started his campaign every face of life was behind him as if he is the savior of this broken world.? Especially younger generation loved him, attended his campaign meetings in thousands and applauded every word he spoke to give hope to humanity.??
Just in 14 years of his public service as a community activist, state senator and then as a US senator he rose to the heights of presidential candidate.? He had every support from techies who built solid Internet campaigning and attracted all Internet users throughout the US.? He gathered record money for his campaign in the history of US Presidential Elections.? He was the messiah for many; he was the savior for others.? Millions of African Americans were supporting him just because of he was an African American and Black in color.? As usual ?color politics? played a major role in this election and who was talking against Obama was baptized as a racist!
Hilary Clinton, a poor wife of US President Bill Clinton every hope in this world to be the President of the US and initial numbers in every state showed that he will beat any other presidential candidate; however, her popularity faded away and finally she lost to this young and energetic charismatic orator Barack Hussein Obama.
"Change" was his magic word and he changed the minds of most of the Americans by repeating this word again and again.? People just started running behind him to be the next US President and casted their votes to be the one.
Our President George Bush paved way for Barack Obama with his foolish mistakes by leading the US to the ditch and made it an easy run.? This made Democrats to win this election with highest majority.? If we had a President like Ronald Reagan, Democrats would have lost for sure.??
In the history of USA, for the first time we have an African American as a President to lead and protect all Americans irrespective of race, color, religion and or any political affiliation.? A dream man of America according to the mass, provider of justice and peace, protector from enemies ? especially terrorists who hate the US, that is our new president Barack Hussein Obama.?
When many Americans heard his inaugural speech, many felt hollow or saw vacuum, there were bubbles in his speech.? Is it because of the high expectation from this charismatic leader?? Or because he wasn?t saying anything from his heart and was just reading someone?s written speech from the teleprompter?
And now our new hero President Barack Hussein Obama – is he going to fulfill his promises to the poorest of the poor of Americans?? Will his policies bring more jobs in the US as US lost close to three million jobs in the recent months?? Is Dow Jones which crossed 14,000 points one time during George Bush?s years just sixteen months ago going to rise again from its existing 8,000 points?? Will the world see peace in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Palestine, Israel, Korea and elsewhere?? Will American businesses that lost income, profitability come back and start hiring more employees or the lines in unemployment offices will grow every day?? Will thousands of Americans who lost their homes to their financial institutions will be able to come back and buy new ones?? Will our business executives learn from their mistakes by cheating the public run a clean business policy?? Will our Washington lobbyists go back to their homes and stop bribing our brainless politicians?? Are our streets will be safe to walk at dark?? Guns in America will decrease and save innocent lives?? Our economy will grow like a green tree in summer or lose all of its leaves like a bare tree in winter?
There are no quick answers or solutions to these above questions.? During election campaign any politician can promise heaven on this earth but in practice it is impossible.? Heaven will be there with the gods and hell will remain with us.? Of course we cannot judge our new President just in three days of his new White House office; even hundred days will be not enough!? It’s a rough road to travel, it?s a heavy load on his shoulders; it is too much stress and strain to his thinking mechanism.? Sleepless nights will make him aged at his first term; there will be barriers from senators, congresspersons and shroud politicians in Washington.
Now it reminds me the words of Carl Marx ? Religion is opium to its believers.? Because people blindly believe and live in a different fantasy world.? Is our new president going to make our hope as dope like Carl Marx?s opium?? I hope not!? I want to see prosperity, peace and happiness not only in the US but throughout the world.? Please President Barack Hussein Obama, do not let down your obsessive supporters who took you to the greatest office on this earth.
-Austin Prabhu, Chicago
Author: Austin Prabhu- Chicago