The ‘world’ reaction to Obama’s victory left me quite amused. Only a week ago my American friends dared not tell locals that they were from Texas while visiting Europe. And now the America is the land of hope ? And I thought the Indian middle classes were fickle 🙂 .
The ‘world’ which is supposedly very ‘responsible’, partied as the UN was unable to protect refugees in Congo from a brutal civil war. The former colonists (Belgium) were too busy cheering for Obama, rather having the courage to clean up their Congo act. And now Obama is supposed to solve the world’s problems. This is highly unlikely. Obama, for all his charisma and eloquence does not have the administrative experience that McCain did. Hope is easy but change is not.
Had McCain chosen a different vice-presidential pick, the result might have been very different, not because of race, but because of good judgement. He succumbed to the pressure of the retards in his own party (and the media, which kept emphasizing his age), and the American people made him pay the price.
But, I will remember from now on that Europeans, Japanese and all the other nations that used this election result to party, are much more hypocritical than America will ever be. If they were not, they would have either supported the war for a free Iraq or opposed America till they paid full reparations to the Iraqi people, no matter who the president was. But no, in one sweep, American’s have apparently cured their country’s racial wounds and healed the wounds they inflicted on foreign lands. It seems they were just itching to ‘forgive’ America. I wonder how the world will react to a Dalit PM in India, itching to forgive or itching to ignore ?