Later today, Barack Hussein Obama will be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States of America. As a Singaporean, all I can say is congratulations on this amazing journey. There are lots of hopes pinned on your shoulder, President Obama, but let that not hold you down in doing the Right Thing.
I am watching avvaz.org‘s coverage of the inauguration and I am hoping that the global swell of goodwill and positive vibes will help drive the world out of the mess we are in now. Everything this year is really in unknown, unchartered territory, but given the willingness and courage of all peoples on this planet, we can collectively fix the issues.
I am hopeful that you will reach out to the whole world to help solve the problems at hand and see that the goodness that there is in humanity.
I am also hopeful that my own country, Singapore, will see that there is goodness in everyone and that there should be equal opportunity to all to succeed – not just a select few.
In any case, today is the day for the USA to hold it’s head up high and proud. I watch in awe!