Monday, January 19, 2009

Buy American Last

Today is an important day for all eyes are looking at Barack Obama. He will be the President of United States of America on this fateful day - January 20th 2009.

The strong words of "Yes we can!" remain in my ears. The hopes of change remain close to my heart.

The world awaits, Mr President.

A PIECE OF MY MIND condemns the war on the Palestinians. I strongly urge a formal declaration by the Malaysian Government with a Buy American Last policy.

Malaysia's track record in the global arena is highly respectable.

We were instrumental in the global objection of apartheid, till it was successfully abolished. In the 1980s and 1990s, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad successfully launched a Buy British Last policy. The effects were felt in Britain, economically and politically.

Recently, the Badawi Government launched a Buy Malaysian campaign. That campaign can be interpreted as a domestic economic plan in view of the global economic crisis.

The world dislikes the United States of America's foreign policies. The victims in Iraq, Afghanistan and now Palestine have no one to turn to for help.

Not even United Nations can help. But I believe the international community can make a change in the American foreign policies.

Malaysia should take the lead in the international community and launch a global Buy American Last policy.

Remember. We are equally important in the cause for global peace. We all can make a difference no matter who or where we are.

We do not have access to the White House and Washington DC. But we do have access to American products.

Yes we can.

(Credits to TheStar, Washington Times and AFP for the pictures)

1 comment:

Jimmy Tham said...

I believe malaysia consumption of US products are miniscule compare to other countries and like it or not the world is so intertwined that it makes it near impossible to not consume american products.

Even the blogging software you're using now is proudly assembled in america although the code is probably written half way round the globe in silion valley india lol

Don't need windows, no worries, we have MAC, aiks~ MAC also made in USA. If US retaliate by not buying our CPO, closing down DELL plant and moving them to Vietnam or Taiwan and not to mention Intel too.

Am not saying it is not impossible to send a message to US, but it needs a concerted effort from most countries to evade being singled out by US as a anti-US nation. Israel picked the time now not because their butt is itchy now, when most muslim countries are devastated in the drop of oil price, containing unemployment & recession they simply don't have the time to care for their muslim brothers.