Crucial question to Obama
Filed Under: Opinion, US | Posted: 11/06/2008 at 6:07PM
Comments | Region: Illinois | United States
The world has welcomed new American President-elect Barack Obama.
When French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner said that the French and others around the world "welcome the election of a man committed to dialogue between peoples and communities and cooperation among nations," he means that Obama originates from a discriminated community (i.e., African-African) and it would be more convenient for other countries suffering from the bullying US Administration to promote dialogue with new US administrative leadership during his tenure in the White House.
Obama will be attached to the White House, the symbol of white supremacy over all other communities not only within the United States but also throughout the world, including South Africa.
The crucial question is: How will Obama contribute to improving the existing political and socio-economic structures tailoring only to profiteers while undermining human rights-based principles of equitable justice.
When huge amounts go into individual accounts to make a few handfuls the richest of the world, a democratic government formed for people can never be expected to further fatten exploiters and looters by providing them people’s money, hard-earned. This assurance, people seek it in a new individual trusted by voters.
However, Obama has not differentiated himself from the previous presidents in terms of military orientation. His primary target is Iran. He wants to intensify his military actions in South Asia in the name of countering Talibans.
So long as American foreign policy maintains hostility against the countries that refuse to be US puppets, it will be difficult for the US to earn goodwill from them. If economically needy countries’ sovereignty is respected, there is no reason why they should oppose friendship with the US.
Opinion formation regarding the US is taking place in a different way in the developing world. The peoples of the developing world prefer justice-supported development to war-oriented nuclearization. They have generally viewed the US as a military hooligan rather than a model.
Can Obama administration try to change somewhat the attitude of developing world peoples towards the US?