Having recently visited the US it is interesting to consider if there will be real changes in how the US operates along with the change in government.
Not everybody wanted Obama to win. So now we have the some people, mainly the centre and conservatives, feeling disenfranchised. and regrouping for next time, as indicated by these stickers on the right.
And on the other side we have the liberals or progressives hopeful for change as exemplified in the video below.
Also we have Obama faced with the greatest number of crises and threats to the US on multiple fronts since the the 1929 Depression & Second World War. For example, we have the:
- economic crisis,
- environmental crisis,
- increased instability in the middle east and India-Pakistan,
- increased terrorist threats,
- breakdown in infrastructure in the US,
- social fragility in the US,
How he handles all of this is critical for the US and for the rest of us. One thing is certain, the old and well tried approaches might not be useful in these times.
Can Obama lead towards a real change?
By Carruthers via Aide-mémoire