Barack Obama is clinching the Democratic Party nomination and has favorable chances to become the next US President. I am not American, but America is so important for world peace and survival, that its elections are, in a way, everybody's business. When the Roman empire decayed, it was very bad for evebody, even for those who were not Romans. England, for example, became unlivable for several centuries after the Romans left. Obama poses some difficult questions:
(1) He has unresolved identity problems, bordering on neurosis.
(2) His economic concepts are infantile, anti-industrial and anti-globalist. He cherishes the pre-industrial, artesanal, village workshop forms of production. He seems to be totally ignorant of the basics of modern market economy.
(3) His social solutions are romantic, idealistic, impracticable. Why you two dont shake hands?
(4) Apparently, he never gave a thought to the Middle East conflict. Having grown up in a Muslim environment in Indonesia, and then in an indifferent school in Hawai, he was never exposed to a pro-Israeli environment.
(5) He is a professional organizer of poor Black neighborhoods in Chicago. He has learned that success is to channel more government money and privileges to the underclass. He will probably spend much time and effort in advancing social and educational programs.
(6) He has pesonally benefited from governmental favoritism and promotion, so he can be expected to deepen these systems.
(7) He is an extremely talented speaker and writer, yet his spoken and written output is scarce and very carefully controlled to advance his political aims. In fact, little is known about what he really thinks.