20090120

American BS

I am not American, yet I enjoyed one very historic moment for this country -
Inauguration of the 44th President of United States - Barack Obama
congrats to him.
I enjoyed because you me and all of us are part of this history - where technology has made such a big difference.
For the past year I have been following his race and humble approach to include everyone to make a change for the better. He is very good orator and stupefies the audience everytime he gives a speech.
Internet has changed our lives in so many ways and this election and his victory was a testament to the most positive use of it thus far. He used technology to the fullest and got so many people - many young ones who avoided elections all together - to participate in the common goal. There was million plus crowd at the Washington DC mall - the largest crowd for a political gathering the city has ever seen.
Youtube was used to let the "common man" ask questions directly to the candidates during the primaries and today Facebook a social online network was used by CNN for live interaction when they showed the event live online. Also there must be innumerable blogs speaking for or against.
This empowerment of the common man hopefully spreads through to all the faculties of our human life - where one can avail of the best possible help from around the world - and is locally accepted means.
Time will be a witness to where all this leads to and what happens with this country.
It took eight years for Americans to get their BS straight.
Ironic isn't it - shift of focus is from oSama to oBama now.

52 comments:

--xh-- said...

:) yeah... the shift is ironic adn iconic - from oSama to oBama...

aneri_masi said...

Hehe, interesting observation :)
Hoping for the best!

Aneesh said...

looking forward to what all he puts into practice...
Wishing him all the best..
:)

Hiren said...

yep, the speech was inspirational ... he for sure will bring in fresh views and ideologies ... i sincerely pray that he lives upto the expectations of all ... as he definitely has managed to be seen as a good choice ...

btw it was funny to see the vice president taking a pause and also the president faltering during the oath ceremony .. Guess that the excitement did get better of them :)

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

waiting for his south asia policy..I admire bush coz of his strong will... waiting for Obama to excell that feat...

Satish Bolla said...

i too saw that live on BBC. truly, it's a historical event. let's hope for the best in future to US of A and the world too

brocasarea said...

yeah indeed...i respect him a lot!1.....[he reminds me of Atal B Vajpayee]

Abhishek Khanna said...

lol! last line was a killer..

hope obama is favorable for India. Otherwise his being good or bad orator is simply useless for us

Debasish.. said...

Hez a REALLY good orator!

I enjoy listening to him.

Ria said...

wow!the last line was too good!! :) Its definitely an iconic shift.

KP said...

lets hope he can meet our expectations!!

I still cant beleive a son of an immigrant is president of US! ( An African american....if u can look back in 60s they didnt any rights!)Americans have come long way (especially White ppl..I dont think he would have won without their votes...credit goes to them...cause non-whites were all for OBAMA!).

Thank God...we have smart president...in office..unlike the previous clown from texas!

oo7 said...

your last line was perfect.

tc bro

Reeta Skeeter said...

interesting post this..

Arunima said...

Yeah.....it was a historic moment for America.
:)
I did read Obama's speech, it was purely awesome.

NE~ISM said...

I AM SOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED ABOUT IT!!
I think he is going to do a good job! Tho he has Yes and No people to answer to also!!

I look forward to the next 4 yrs and hopefully 8!!!!!

Rakesh said...

i wish that he brings a better livelihood place for American..he is visionary person and he will bring some positive change in tumbling world economy...

Pavi!!!! said...

Times are changing...n i sincerely hope its all for the best!
All of us have such gr8 hopes of this young man! its almsot like we think hes a magician or soemthing!Good luck wishes n a prayer for him!

Catvibe said...

Your last point was funny! Thanks for that. Good points, all.

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

Very well said :-)

Ria said...

hey there's something waiting for u on my blog. So do drop by.

KP said...

hey man...hope all is well there.....

ceedy said...

@-xh-

Yup agree its ironic and iconic....

ceedy said...

@aneri

Me too....look at how many jobs wiped out yest...

ceedy said...

@aneesh

yeah me too...looking forward

ceedy said...

@hiren

yeah...hope that things geta bit better for now....turn around will take its time

and did you know that both of them took the OATH again...

ceedy said...

@the daydreamer

Well in terms of South Asia I am not sure but he is surely anti outsourcing for one...

well bush had the will but had he used it in positive manner - things would have been different

ceedy said...

@satish

Yup...me too hoping for the best

ceedy said...

@brocasarea

Kind of you are right...reminds me too

ceedy said...

@abhishek

In terms of policy towards India I am not sure...have to wait and watch

ceedy said...

@debashish

Yup...me too now I only hope he performs too

ceedy said...

@ria

yes it was

ceedy said...

@kp

Yes this is truly a big shift and only when you are living here you can understand what all this entails.....

now the main task is to get all this together....man 70k jobs gone just yest...

ceedy said...

@007

Thanks

ceedy said...

@reeta

thank you

ceedy said...

@arunima

Yes the speech was awesome....try to hear it if you can on youtube

ceedy said...

@ ne

good...hope many more are excited like us and we all work towards a better tommorow....

and yeah 8 maybe more ;)

ceedy said...

@rakesh

Hope so too....right now people need to get back to work...thats the most important

ceedy said...

@pavi

agree....but he has not taken that to his head which is a big positive....he has been modest in saying its going to take time and everyone of us has to be involved.....hope for the best too...

ceedy said...

@catvibe

Thank you....have been away....will catch up with the blogs soon.....

ceedy said...

@raaji

thank you

ceedy said...

@ria

will be there later.....soonn

ceedy said...

@kp

all is well...just cold and a bit busy

Thespian said...

I like Obama. :) Feels like he will do something that will make the world proud.

Vrij said...

Well said.. from oSama to oBama!! And whatever about the Barrack Hussein Obama!

Princess Mia said...

hey i liked the way u worte this post....n yeah i agree with aneri on the observation

Deepali said...

Well technology has made the world smaller (and thus got people closer). There is such a huge opportunity to interact with people especially on the net. It's good to see that smart politicians have realized this.

ceedy said...

@thespian

I hope so too...

ceedy said...

@vrij

I dunno...

ceedy said...

@princess

thanks...and thanks again...

ceedy said...

@deepali

yes..its the smart politicians and also the smart miscreants who have realized the potential for this...

Tazeen said...

funny yet it makes you think :)

ceedy said...

@tazeen

yup..that was the intent :)