अमेरिका के निर्वाचित राष्ट्रपति बराक ओबामा पर दुनिया में बहस शुरू हो गई है कि जिस बदलाव की उम्मीद इस व्यक्ति ने जगाई है क्या वह अमेरिका के चरित्र से मेल खाता है। वरिष्ठ पत्रकार स्वतंत्र जैन ने इसी मुद्दे को उठाया है। स्वतंत्र जैन नवभारत टाइम्स में कार्यरत हैं। हमारे अमेरिकी पाठकों के लिए भारतीय नजरिए के इस लेख को स्वतंत्र जैन ने हिंदीवाणी के आग्रह पर अंग्रेजी में लिखा हैः
Color of America has changed, lets see its content of character?
By Swatantra Jain
The face of America has changed – virtually. The man who now heads America has named himself Mr Change. Barak Obama said in his acceptance speech, ‘Change Has Come’. Through his campaign and by his presence Barak Hussine Obama has raised expectation and awakened hope not only in America but across the globe. Electorally, only United States of America has showed trust in him but vibration of his victory has witnessed an unprecedented world wide echo. Reason being that he is riding on hope and has come through breaking many barriers of racial, religious, ethnic and geographic boundaries. Ethnically speaking he inherit legacy of three continents – Africa, Asia and North America, But emphatically speaking millions of faceless, hopeless and marginalized people across the globe will see his success as their own and would seek inspiration form this man’s journey .
In America and the around the World, expectations and emotions have never been so high with a election of President of the America. The whole world was seeing the election with curiosity and hope.
At last American voter did it, but this is yet to be seen whether only skin color of face of America has changed or it has also changed its character as the Martin Luther dreamt. The world and the future generation will also see how Obama reconciles local responsibilities and global expectation, which go against each other quite a time.
He has become an example of hope and given the challenge, he is quite vulnerable to become the example of disappointment. Higher the hope, greater may become the disappointment.