I can only speak from a foreigner’s point of view after a 6 months being here, that I aml proud to be here in the United States at this moment in time. It was a moment of serenity to watch the inauguration. It feels like a new century coming when Obama stood in front of 2.5 millions of people and giving a speech with a confident voice.
It is a significant moment of western history, and I believe the whole world is changing their ideas on this country. After Bush’s administration, the US government had raised a reaction of anti-American wave throughout major cities in the world: the cockiness, ignorant, selfish, greedy, superficial warlord image had printed in global citizens’ mind.
It feels like Obama along with the majority of americans have won not just a hope for a more intellectual government that cares not only economy but also for social justice and equality. That together the new president along with the people who elected him have gain a whole new level of respect and expectation from the world’s observers.
Although when I discussed about the inauguration with an American friend of mine, who insisted strongly that it’s a victory of American people and no one else but their own after all these years of racial discrimination, segregation and inequality. And that as an American, he has no interested about how other part of the world would think of America or has any power to change his country. I’d still like to say that the country could gain its respect again and inspire people all over the world. And that intellectuals around the world do take it as their business to see that how this African American president take the lead and change this nation.