First, congratulations are in order to Barack Obama, the under 50 American President to be. He is a first in many things. Of course , he is the first black American or afro American to become the
Obama is many things to many people. To the people of
In the enclaves of the watering holes in Bangsar, Bukit Bintang and so forth, Obama’s victory was celebrated just for the indefinable feel good sensation. The cafe-latte liberals, the smoked salmon socialists, the Dom Perignon liberals, the caviar crowd, the champagne- connoisseurs and the BMW Bolsheviks all found a reason to make merry.
Hence Obama, symbolises many things- as many things as people feel and like Obama to represent. A Fareed Zakaria will see the victory of Obama as a triumph of rationality over bigotry and a triumph of his pet liberal democracy over un-democracy. People will generally identify Obama’s victory as a victory and a everything is possible prep motivation to achieve the impossible. Its Ain’t no mountain high enough time.
This everything is possible and nothing is impossible attitude will resonate well with a pro-active and rejuvenated
Obama’s victory will usher in a new activism in the form of
So while the rest of the world is enthralled in jubilation and enjoins mankind in offering salutations and congratulatory messages to Obama, take heed too.
For Obama’s cabinet will likely be filled with hawkish Neo-Libs. Oh yes, we were derisive of the neo-cons during the last outings, so now fasten our seat belts for the Neo-Libs.