Boston nervousness can’t stop Bengaluru

Not only Barack Obama but his predecessors were worried about Indians and Chinese dominating the work places of America. This trouble was self-inflicted by Americans. A casual approach to everything tripped American society, economy, culture and polity.  In order to rescue the American society it is important to ensure seriousness in schools, colleges and universities. Unless and until this is done Bengaluru and Shanghai will continue to dominate the American empire.

 

US President Barack Obama has exhorted American students to toil harder at school, saying their success would determine the country’s leadership in a world where children in Bengaluru and Beijing were raring to race ahead.

Obama has repeatedly said that American schools would have to ensure that they continue producing leagues of top professionals, so that the American hegemony in human resource continues in this century.

“At a time when other countries are competing with us like never before, when students around the world in Beijing, China, or Bangalore, India, are working harder than ever, and doing better than ever, your success in school is not just going to determine your success, it’s going to determine America’s success in the 21st century,” Obama said.

“The farther you go in school, the farther you’re going to go in life,” he told students at a school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In 2009, while announcing an end of tax incentives to US companies which created jobs overseas, Obama had launched the “Say no to Bangalore and yes to Buffalo” slogan.

Since then, he has time and again mentioned the competition coming in from developing countries like China and India while asking Americans to rise to the challenge to keep the American supremacy alive.

“…You’ve got an obligation to yourselves, and America has an obligation to you, to make sure you’re getting the best education possible,” Obama said in his latest remarks.

He said preparing the students for success in classroom, college and career would also require an enormous collective effort of teachers, principals as well as the administration.

“It’s going to take outstanding principal and outstanding teachers who are going above and beyond the call of duty for their students,” he said. Asking the students to work harder than everybody else and seek out new challenges, he said his call was directed at all Americans alike.

“… I’m not just speaking to all of you, I’m speaking to kids all across the country. And I want them to all here that same message: That’s the kind of excellence we’ve got to promote in all of America’s schools,” Obama said.

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Rhetorical Obama Crowned

obamaRhetoric people can spin magic web around the world for themselves. In the recent past few leaders have captured the mood of the masses through their sweet and firm words. Barack Hussein Obama has become the latest rhetoric express to win the hearts of Americans and many around the world. In Japan more than 400,000 copies of “The speeches of Barack Obama” sold. With a lot of anticipation I was watching the swearing in ceremony of Obama like billion others in the world.

 

The much touted USA’s presidential oath taking was boring till Obama stepped into deliver his acceptance speech. One was made to wonder what the silly American hype about such a dead wood beating ceremony. A cheerful 2 million people gathered braving sub zero temperature. 1.3 bn people were watching from their television sets. But all complaints vanished after Obama took over the mike and punched those who gathered in front of him and around the billion television sets. He gave hope to the hope lost people. Obama gave a universal vision by promising to address the longstanding global problems. From alternative energy to checking terrorism to providing health to generously helping all nations, the president elected gave warm touch to the wounded hearts.

 

Over 45,000 soldiers were guarding the inauguration ceremony. More than 58 agencies were coordinating the security of the event. Everything was kept ready for any eventuality. Even there was an alternative president to swear in was kept. Robert Gates, US defense secretary the man who can become president of the formidable democratic nation incase Obama became a victim of terrorist attack was sitting in a secret location. The “designated successor” was equally protected like Obama.  Ku Klux Klan, neo Nazis, Al Qaieda and other violent groups are aiming to kill Obama. Pooh poohing all the threats the first African American president of the USA truly exhibited his universal leadership skills. No wonder people welcome him as the 21st century leader. Not only Americas expect from Obama but also billion others across the oceans are waiting for the dawn of good times. A qawali ceremony was organized in Nizamuddin in New Delhi.

 

To live up to the initial expectations of the people Obama thundered “hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord” as the route to handle the current economic meltdown.

 

Expressing the American responsibility he said “We have duties to ourselves, our nation and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly.”

 

“our time of sanding pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions – that time has surely passed,”

 

“Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin the work of remaking America”.

 

“Without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control. A nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous.”

 

“We say to you(terrorists) that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us and we will defeat you.”

 

“To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect.

“A man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath”.

 

Now Obama has the challenge to turn his rhetoric to reality. Each of his promise should be hot pursued. There is no time to lose or wait. Four years will vanish thin in the thick air of politics. If he misses this opportunity then rhetoric value will be lost. From fixing the middle east problem to ushering human rights full world starting from Guantnamo bay Obama has his presidential plate full right now. He must give equal attention to the local and global issues. If he gets one-sided fate will embrace him like it did with Bill Clinton. One has to watch his actions carefully to check whether rhetorical president lived up to his promise.