Tuesday, March 18, 2008

It could be your perfect union

I have just finished reading Barack Obama’s speech ‘A more perfect union’ and despite the religious basis for his reasoning, mainly due to his comments surrounding Pastor Jeremiah Wright, I am truly moved by a political speech so bold in its sincerity.

If I were American I would be proud of this boldness in someone who is risking his candidacy by being as proactive as he is.

Even putting the issue of race to one side, which is something Obama is not for one minute attempting to do, may I warn those of you that may stumble upon this blog that he talks of the stark truth when he discusses the loss of jobs and skills when he says ‘This time we want to talk about the fact that the real problem is not that someone who doesn't look like you might take your job; it's that the corporation you work for will ship it overseas for nothing more than a profit.’

We, in the UK, have for a number of decades now seen our businesses moved abroad, whether they be a failing or a successful company matters not. What it all comes down to is shipping work and skills overseas for profit.

From shoes, to vacuum cleaners, from customer help lines to engineering; we have sold out to Asia and, dare I say it, even the US. We have lost jobs and industries that will never be replaced and the utopia that Obama is now talking about for the US is one you can achieve if the opportunity is grasped now.

As for us in the UK, well we will become nothing more than one big runway for overseas tourism and, given that the Airbus A380 super-jumbo has completed its first European commercial flight [when a plane from Singapore landed at London's Heathrow airport], it will only be a matter of time before the only thing we have to offer is an array of airport lounges.

This fate awaits Countries that stand still looking forever backwards whilst believing that the World is their oyster whilst others are putting out the dredgers to fish for them.

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2 Comments:

At 6:12 am , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

wasnt that just the greatest speech?...i was so proud of him, and so happy that im voting for him..
im an obama mama

 
At 8:45 am , Blogger old enough to moan said...

If this man delivers then America, and the world, should be a better place.

Unfortunately he will have to deal with the legacy of Bush both home and abroad.

 

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