Posted by: jdn9775 | November 17, 2008

Hello Change! Hello Future!

So, I guess I won’t have to run to Canada.

After the 2008 election many Americans and even more global citizens are breathing easier. Not that McCain is a demagogue. Okay, he is who am I kidding. What a cheap tactic to use Palin, who didn’t even know what the Vice President does as a means of appealing to irrational, undecided and uninformed voters’ emotions, which is even more ironic after McCain’s endless attacks on Obama’s qualifications and experience.

Anyway, this post is about celebrating a new dawn, not the nightmarish five months of campaigning and debate the world held it’s breathe through.

Garry Kasparov is a leader of The Other Russia coalition (theotherrussia.org). He is a former world chess champion and resides in Moscow and St. Petersburg.



MOSCOW – “There is no doubt the election of Barack Obama as the new president of the United States will have an impact on how many in the rest of the world think about the world’s sole superpower. Obama represents a new generation of leadership, and he both sounds and looks very different from his predecessors.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-gardels/global-reactions-to-obama_b_141391.html

Indeed, Obama’s future presence in the White House has sent clear signals to people around the world that Americans can change. This is evident as my home state of North Carolina has voted Democratic for the first time in over 30 years as well as Virginia who voted Democratic after a drought of over 50 years.  

Perhaps Obama’s election is an indication that many of the previous social and racial prejudices are beginning to fade away. A new day and new opportunities for Americans and the world appear to be on the horizon as former and rising superpowers acknowledge that change could be on the wind.

Even Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called Obama to congratulate him on his victory and expressed hopes in reviving U.S. and Russian relations that Bush has botched, another layer to the legacy of worst President ever.

Bush had begun setting about a creating a missile shield near Russia’s borders and this created a souring between the two former Cold War advisories. Hopefully, Obama will begin to break down Bush’s blunders and begin building diplomatic relationships instead of missile shields.

Indeed, even Iranian President Ahmadinejad offered up his congratulations to the new President-elect (the first time since 1979 and the Iranian Revolution). Analysts have claimed that this gesture from Ahmadinejad can be seen as an openness to diplomacy between the two nations, which Obama is open to as well. This is merely another example of how the world is opening up to our new President-elect.

http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/11/06/ahmadinejad-offers-obama-landmark-congratulations/

Bob Dylan said, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.”

Damn right Bob. It is about time for change and thank God, Allah, Buddha, and every other supernatural power that we have a President that might enact change for not only the United States but also the world.

Now that degree I hope to earn will be worth something after four years. 

 

 

 

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