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Thursday, November 6, 2008
The world’s candidate wins
By our staff writer
The world has heaved a collective sigh of relief because their candidate has won the U.S. presidential election.
Poll after poll in many countries showed that if they could have voted, Barack Obama would have received even more of a landslide than he received in the United States.
And why was Obama the world’s candidate?
Quite simply, because they feel they can talk to him.
People around the world connected with Obama because they view him as a man of dialogue, not a man of dictates.
And after years of the arrogance, intolerance, and unilateralism of the Bush administration, this came as a breath of fresh air.
And voters in the United States should be proud of themselves for overcoming the fear and racism that had so dominated their society for centuries.
It was often said that America was a racist country and would never elect a Black president.
Well now they have done it, so a new day has dawned.
Despite the dense fog of lies piled up by the corporate media, the U.S. electorate saw through to the truth in almost zero visibility and delivered their verdict on the fanatical Bush administration, which has wreaked havoc at home and abroad for the past eight years, trampling upon the rights of many other nations and people.
Under the leadership of the neocons, the U.S. attacked and occupied Afghanistan and Iraq, killing thousands of innocent people and unleashing the dark forces of extremism and terrorism, which were actually nourished on the doctrine of hate espoused by Bush and his minions.
The neocons hedged their bets with hedge funds, but the derivatives house of cards came tumbling down, destroying the U.S. economy and sending aftershocks across the world that caused a global financial crisis, which has led to massive job losses and exacerbated the misery of the wretched of the Earth.
But the victory of the charismatic Barrack Hussein Obama has brought a glimmer of hope for a better world.
Obama’s triumph means that Martin Luther King’s dream has come true, at least to some extent.
On Tuesday, in Alabama little Black boys and Black girls joined hands with little white boys and white girls as brothers and sisters and cheered on Obama, which brought back memories of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
In his victory speech, Obama said, “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.”
And the people of the world are also hoping, that “we as a people will get there.”