Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Obama and my sons


This is definitely a different 'world' election in my life time. The enthuasiastic spirits by the Obama effects seeped into my home.

Muhaimin, my youngest son, 9, knows the black man on the screen last night, "He's Obama! He's the president!"

Saifullah, 16 and Faidhi 15, are also supporters of Obama. Me and wife as well. We will never be able to vote as we are not Americans but we have high hope on this black man.

And today morning Dubai time, it is a new America. Americans awake this morning to a different country as a black man — Barack Hussein Obama — won enough electoral votes to become president of the United States.

If Obama's aura and charisma could capture Muhaimin's heart and imagination, he is certainly a new world leader that could embrace the earthlings for new hope. Muhaimin does not know who the hell is Pak Lah or Najib, but he knows Anwar since he came to our house twice.

Of course, Muhaimin, Faidhi and Saifullah know Sheikh Khalifah and Sheikh Mohamed more than other Malaysian leaders combined.

We need change in our national leadership and it does not mean transition from Pak Lah to Najib. We need fresh leaders with fresh ideas and hope for the future. We need a kind of Obama to recapture the magic of democracy.

It does not matter whether Obama just like any other USA white presidents who will be Israel's best friend.

It matters when a black man occupies the white house!
“If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer,” said Mr. Obama, standing before a huge wooden lectern with a row of American flags at his back, casting his eyes to a crowd that stretched far into the Chicago night.
“It’s been a long time coming,” the president-elect added, “but tonight, because of what we did on this date in this election at this defining moment, change has come to America.”

4 comments:

MikeLing said...

Dear Fudzail,
In USA, any dream is a possibility. It's an American dream. Many kids wear T-shirt printed "I grow up to be President" or something like that. Can an Indian or a Chinese kids says that in Malaysia? How would you explain this to your kids?
Just curious.

Amuraria said...

Dear Mike,
In Malaysia it's corrupted umno's turf,change them and Malaysians will be free !

MikeLing said...

UMNO or whoever, the priority is for the political parties to come to term with the notion of best candidate to lead the country. Choose the most qualified person. Race and religion should not be the main criteria.

Rusdi Abu Bakar said...

If Obama's aura and charisma could capture Muhaimin's heart and imagination, he is certainly a new world leader that could embrace the earthlings for new hope... Insya Allah ... Ameen