The World is on the Brink of Change
Change may be on its way.
Tuesday January 22nd 2009, the 44th President of the United States will take the reigns of power. Barrack Hussein Mohammed Obama II, the first even president of the United States of African-American origin. Martin Luther King had a dream, and Barracks accomplishment aims to fulfill the dream; “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” (Martin Luther King 1963).
In 2008 Barack Obama was judged by the content of his character, by the American people, a charismatic speaker, and talented writer, the man destined to rule American for the next four years. The world holds its collective breath, the media and some 2 million people are expected to attend Barracks inauguration, in what’s forecast to be sub-zero temperatures. This man has promised, from the start of his presidential campaign in 2007, change; and in the current global economic climate, change is what’s needed most.
Barrack has promised change, but since his campaign began, the world has needed change more and more. 2008 will be remembered as the year Wall Street collapse and the “Credit Crisis”. In Ireland it will be remembered as the year it all went wrong, the property bubble burst, and the Celtic Tiger’s booming economy stopped abruptly, and died at record speed.
As a European and Irish citizen, I have followed the US elections in the media, from way back when Barrack and Hilary Clinton battled it out for candidateship. I have looked on as a mere observer as American people chose the faith of their country, and elected the new most important man in the world.
Barrack Obama has promised change, at a time when the world needs change more then ever. In November the world held its breath as Obama and Mc Cain battled it out, now we wait again to see how Obama can change the world.
As the media builds up to, and covers the 4 day inauguration celebration, lets hope U2 being asked to play there is not the only partnership Ireland has with the new most important leader in the world. Let’s hope he can deliver on his promise of change, and deliver us all to a new, stronger, peaceful world. The man himself has realistically admitted he cannot promise great things in a year or even a term. I for one, hope that he can change some things at least, and provide a glimmer hope to these times, of recession, and doom and gloom.
Good Luck Barrack Obama and Good luck America.