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I welcome Obama’s victory for change

This election in the US has been an eye opener to the world. The usually sleazy world of politicking appears to have given way to decency and hope.

Over the last 8 years, America had developed an image of an arrogant selfish nation completely oblivious to basic human values. Run by an old boys’ club devoted to serving the needs of the biggies.

I was one of the few who still insisted that the average American is a sincere, well meaning and progressive human being. But with Iraq and the shenanigans of Wall Street and the financial and oil companies, I was beginning to have doubts whether that good constituency had any say in what America was all about.

But this morning all my good feelings about America came back. To have elected a coloured man who is also an outsider to the Washington establishment as President has established Americans as easily the most progressive thinking people in the world.

I was thrilled to see Barrack Obama’s first speech after he was clearly the winner. America is going to have a leader who is a decent human being, a thinking man, open minded, mature and a man who seems to think calmly and with a humane dimension.

This will lead America to greater glory and allow it to lead the world out of the mess it was quickly getting into. I suspect the old boys’ network will have their influence substantially curtailed.

It was equally heartening to see McCain’s graceful concession speech. I wish our politicians would learn some grace instead of spewing venom all the time, expressing and causing hatred amongst our people.

Clearly we have a long way to go towards become a “civil” society. I’m glad America will now be able to set an example.

Barrack Obama also looks like a guy who takes environmental issues seriously and I suspect we will soon see some progress towards curtailing the use of the trillions of plastic bags Americans use and throw away.


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