The re-election of Obama and what this means for society

As people around the world wake up to the news of president Obama’s re-election for the second term as the president of the United states of America. There are greater subtle meanings of what this tells us about the greater society. Now, it was always a given that more “whites” would being voting for Romney irrespective of his policies or his views. Simply because he is white and Barack Obama is not. The exit polls proved this today. Secondly, we also learn the reason Romney lost majority of the electorates.

It was because of his disapproval of abortion, gay rights, legalization of marijuana and his views on marriage. Being a devout mormon, his views are traditional and neo-conservative at most. Obama on the other hand, has a more liberal approach. An approach which says ‘yes, all these aspects of modern life (mentioned above) are normal, there is noting wrong being gay, using marijuana or living a life outside the traditional constraints’. This enabled him to win over all if not many of the gay rights activists, the women voters, young adults and majority of the other ‘liberalist’ people. From the onset it was clear, Romney would not fare well against a guy who was ‘open arms’ approach. Willing to accept and legalize many traditionally controversial topics.

I am not a political pundit, but what i am beginning to see is a move from traditional values, of family life, welfare, society etc, and into a new-age Utopia. Where all people are accepted, embraced and welcomed, no matter what messed up philosophy they bring to the table. So, if being gay, having the right to be a drugy, or a porn star is accepted today. Then tomorrow unacceptable and disturbing vile acts of necrophilia and incest will be welcomed. Where the motto is ‘out with the old and in with the new’.

What WAS understood as being abhorrent, disgusting is now being welcomed into our societies. Gay rights groups, and ideals which promote civil partnership, where two people live together without being married. Are becoming the strongest and most powerful civil rights groups in society. If you manage to “Woo” them over to your side. Promising them whatever they demand, then winning any election is a given result just waiting to happen. On a more alarming note, the notion of a traditional family where there is a mother, a father and children, is quickly being eroded. We have more people who now are willing to live life as they see fit and not let their religiously taught morals lead the way. So, if they see fit to use marijuana as a “relaxing” agent and see nothing wrong with it. Then so be it, no matter what they had been taught before. And lastly, many Muslims automatically support Obama simply because he has a Muslim middle name, ‘Hussein’. Somehow thinking fanciful thoughts he will do favors for the Muslim communities. Which brings me to my last point. Names or titles do not mean anything. A person can have the most beautiful name like Obama’s middle name, which means, ‘the little beautiful’. But, this does not mean anything. If a person’s ideals, thoughts, actions and beliefs are not in line with God sent revelations he will still create a devil’s playground.

The worst is yet to come.

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  1. The Re-Election of Barack Obama

    Those left-of-the-centre Americans who had opted to vote for a lesser evil than the bigger evil in the shape of Mitt Romney have some ground to celebrate. In fact, anything was possible; Romney could have also found his way to the White House. American political system is deeply flawed and has become more mouldy and outdated. It does not represent the hopes and aspirations of the American people any longer.

    The presidential election itself is a contest in which big money talks and imposes its decisions on the masses. Actual problems facing the superpower that has hegemony over a large part of humanity and regions of the world are brushed aside and a diversionary picture put before the electorate that produces much sound but signifies nothing. Big gala shows and rallies make the whole thing look comical and cheap advertisement. That’s not what the democracy is about or can ever be justified for hiding the concerns of millions of ordinary men and women and their economic and social hardships.

    President Obama in his first term proved to be a true representative of American military-industrial complex. He carried out where Bush had left. He also extended the Afghan war of aggression into Pakistan and in most cowardly fashion has been conducting the killings of Pakistani ‘militants’ in Pakistan by his drone attacks. The people of Pakistan and other places who become victims of such assassinations have no means at their disposal to combat the advanced technological robots that kill them at his orders.

    Now the question is: Will he continue his policy of such killings and disregard international law and the Geneva Conventions? Like Bush and Condi Rice, his foreign policy in the Middle East has been a total charade. Has he any sense of moral responsibility towards the Palestinian people who are still under occupation of Israel and its cruel policies? Without American military and financial support, Israel couldn’t have carried out the occupation or oppression of a captive population.

    These things are not a secret and certainly President Obama is well aware of all these things. Now he has a new four-year term of office. Will he be able to change the course of his foreign policy or will he continue what he did during the last four years? Only the time will tell. But he has some opportunity to show respect to international law, the Geneva Conventions and stop the illegal killing of people in foreign countries. He can also advance the cause of peace in the Middle East, not by reiterating the American mantra of the ‘security of Israel’ but stand for the legitimate rights of the Palestinians under Israeli occupation and oppression.

    We will judge President for his actions, not his words. Let’s hope his words and actions match from now on. I congratulate him in the hope that he may have the courage to stand for what is right and not military might.

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