The history of the United States has been changing between two sides of the same coin. The Republicans and the Democrats struggle in a battle of ideals that in the end, this is only going to have negative consequences for the minority of the people of the country.
In the Salesforce’s annual conference, the ex-President Barack Obama has been expressing his thoughts about three important issues that according to his opinion have been taken very lightly by the current faces of the White House. And our purpose is going to be to think about his opinions.
Climate change and global warming
Climate change is the top priority for the nation in Obama’s mind. He expresses his worries about global warming, as this issue is destroying not only the US, but the entire world. As one of the most powerful and influencing countries of the planet, it is a terrible situation and to think that the current government is not caring enough about this environmental crisis is almost unacceptable.
The main problem is that the vision of Donald Trump about production is approached in a very straightforward way. The fact of allowing people and companies to produce freely and as much as they can, as much as they want without caring about the consequences in the climate change is simply irresponsible.
And the more liberties factories have, they pollute and destroy the environment without caring about the planet. We already know that it is not the first time that our world is facing such a crisis related to climate change, as this is considered a natural process. However, it has been proved that in the last one hundred years the planet has been hotter than ever and that is because of humans wasting as much resources as possible from our nature, without control and without producing life.
Inequality of the citizens of US
The second problem that still urges Obama is about the inequality between nations. And when we talk about this topic, we have to mention several aspects.
Because when mentioning about equality, it is not about making comparisons with other places or people. What truly matters in that the government could be able to give opportunities to those who really need assistance.
And what kinds of opportunities do people lack? Having everything they need for their education, health care and safest streets. To take into consideration that there is not enough, that people in the communities need more chances of expanding themselves.
The economy must serve the purpose of generating benefits for every single American. And indeed that is one of the most important objectives of the nation thought its foundation.
In his speech, Obama quoted one of Abraham Lincoln’s thoughts. He described himself as a poor man’s son who started a system of land grant colleges all over the nation, so that any poor man’s son could go and learn something new.
Trump’s mission during his government must focus in order to fight against inequality. When millions lived in poverty, Roosevelt fought for Social Security and insurance for the unemployed and a minimum wage. When millions died without health insurance, Johnson fought for Medicare and Medicaid.
In Obama’s government they were forging a New Deal in order to secure a War on Poverty in a great society such as the one of the US. What truly matters is that is crucial to build a ladder of opportunities to climb, and stretch out a safety net beneath so that if people fall, it would not be too far for them. It is necessary that the citizens of the country would be able to bounce back, and standing up again if they had terrible economic situations in the past.
The scars that racisms left in the country did not secure safety to all citizens. Additionally, women were confined to poorly paid professions during many years. And the minorities of our country now have grown up, and they are observing a better United States. But in order to preserve the goals we reached, it is necessary to continue fighting or all of those benefits are going to be lost. We cannot think that the government cannot do anything about inequality, because that is a terrible lie.
Globalization of technologies
And the other topic Obama is proud to talk about, but at the same time he wants to point out is about globalization and technologies. We live in a globalized world, in which the technological advances of communication are leading us to a world in which we can get as much valuable information with ease.
Obama considered himself to be a great booster of the globalization process, but one thing is sure right now: now this process is here and it is not going to be removed. We have to live with it.
Because knowledge is power, and the ones who communicate get knowledge. It is crucial to embrace all the benefits of globalization, and the government must be responsible of make them sure to put more tools, more resources into the hands of these people who are changing the world with the communication technologies. Because the more we are helping them, best ideas and best practices they will produce. And in a globalized world like this, we can assist more people in the entire world who need us.
Those were some of the thoughts of the ex-president, and we have to agree with him in all the topics. Many governments are going to guide US in their distinctive plans, but we cannot forget the important fights that we have to do no matter what president could be in the chair of the White House.