Jimmy Carter spoke my mind.
During the summer a couple that I know visited the US. When they came back I asked about their trip. What was most remarkable was their understanding of how the Republicans are frustrating Obama’s Health Reform Plans.
Basically it is an open secret in America that Obama will not be allowed to rule for 8 years. Frustrating his health reform agenda and other programs are the major tactics.
The other deducible outcome is that antagonism to Obama is founded on racial ground rather than ideology.
So here we are in the so called “most democratic nation” having racism and “dirty politics” standing in the way of possible reforms by the Obama administration.
My friend told me that for the first time in his life, he hated democracy. In fact he concluded that American democracy is bullshit and it cannot be the best form of government.
I don’t blame my friend and his reaction. There are reasons why people like Gadhafi and other dictators won’t allow democracy. One of the reasons is the dirty american democracy.
Is it any surprise that the undemocratic governments of the world are usually American trading partners and allies? The world needs to wait, and think twice.
Jimmy Carter already did. He spoke the truth and I’m glad I waited this long to do this blog.
When Obama’s white house comes out to say Carter is wrong, that is another ugly face of american politics, useless angle of democracy if I must follow my friend.
Obama must be seen to rise above racial issues, so it is a convenient option to say that Carter was wrong. But reality on ground shows that Carter is right and the White House is silly.
But it is understandable because if you want to serve 8 years rather than concentrate on the first 4, you wouldn’t mind how much of self-respect you threw to the wind. You wouldn’t care how many times people hit you and run. Usually the second term reveals the true nature of the American president.
Obama is playing by the golden rules which he may invariably distance himself from when he wins or if he wins a second term. Now is not the time for an all out fight or acceptance of racism in the Republicans attitude.
In a way, it is unbelievable that Americans can allow this type of nonsense. I mean they voted for Obama, while don’t they insist on implementing his policies. After 4 or 8 years they have a chance to reverse the policies if they are not working fine.
To sacrifice the possible benefits of Obama’s plans on fears and doubts instigated by racist Republicans and Far Rights is highly unbecoming of a country that prides itself as the center of the universe and the citadel of democracy.
Thank you Jimmy Carter for speaking the truth. You’re the last honourable man standing.