There are many commonalities between Mr. Obama and Kali while there is none between Mr. Romney and Shiva except that of color. The similarities include color, some of the religious and ideological similarities; the most notable being Mr. Obama upholding status quo just like Kali is a preserving Brahminical deity. All talk about revolutions is just a lip service; it is true for both Kali and Mr. Obama though the US president has introduced various measures which appear nauseating to many Republicans. The differences include that unlike Kali who is the deity of both upper and lower castes and also of outcasts, Mr. Obama is largely an icon for non-Whites. Also, unlike Kali who slaughters her original worshipper, Mr. Obama would never castrate non-Whites.
The fact is that liberalism has become a global fashion and there is increasingly gaining argument against capitalism. Even Whites in the US are getting used to find flaws in capitalism. The increasing gap between rich and poor is one of the biggest reasons for that. True, the gap between rich and poor is increasing but because of globalization; a result of capitalism and not because of any flaw in capitalism. Rich when they do business in many countries would be benefited in all those countries with the same level of capital input. A normal employee can not simultaneously work for even two companies. The fight between Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama is not just that between capitalism and socialism, it is a general fight between White American and non-White American values. It can also be described as that between the West and the Rest within the US.
Mr. Romney stands for American exceptionalism; a powerful America which can not be contested; neither by BRICS nor by any other Western countries. He stands for straight sexual behaviors, family values, pure capitalism, individualism, freedom to pursue one’s dreams, lesser government and lower taxation. Mr. Romney stands for explicit American meddling in the world and imposition of American values and ideals on others. While Mr. Obama stands for completely opposite ideology. He believes that American power is dwindling and it requires his efforts and ideology to outdo the Post American world theory. Mr. Obama stands for diverse sexual behavior, socialism, feminism, collective individualism, more government and higher taxation on rich people. Mr. Obama policies’ basis is leading from behind and not that explicit assertion of Americanism.
Mr. Obama highlights ignorance of race, historical illiteracy, and statistical naivety. He appears to be promoting unnecessary equalizing theories, hurting individualism, imposing the will of the state on people with overregulation and over-governance. He might not be that harsh on all the deformities he is being assigned to be causing on American state and its people, but he offers no excuse or apology for his theories. His biggest achievement; Obamacare, is a form of hidden explicit taxation whereby because of the ideology of an individual, his opponents and even many of his half-hearted proponents would be compelled to pay to those people they do not identify themselves with. Obamacare in itself is a stark example of overregulation that Mr. Obama is intending. It limits the choices available to people and help intrude government interference in private lives. But it is also true that by implementing Obamacare, Mr. Obama is championing the cause of many people.
There can not be two Americas; one for rich and other for middle class and poor. While it is true that Federal state is the result of unending immigration but the time has changed. Earlier the immigrants used to come from mostly European countries or their White-dominated colonies. Now that has receded and immigrants are coming mostly from Asia, Latin America and Africa. They can not be compared with the earlier Caucasian immigrants. The fact is that the US is that powerful and unique because of its institutions; political, economic, social, educational and legal etc.
Be it the White House, the Pentagon, the Federal Supreme Court, the State Department, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Reserve, the United State Treasury etc, all these governmental institutions are product created almost monopolistically by Caucasians. American state remains what it is because of the dominant White majority. Any deviation from it would weaken America and create chaos in the outside world too. In this regard this election is unique in the sense that it will decide the future direction Americans will take; capitalism or overt socialism, cogent indigenous policies or imported diffusiveness, primary nationalism or immigrants’ versions, White or colored opinions etc.
The fact that needs to be recognized is that Mr. Obama is an icon; icon of non-Whites and minorities globally. He appears to be revolutionary and bringing changes which he can not in real time. He is such an icon that can not be demolished so easily. Mr. Romney would have to work hard in order to get votes from Mr. Obama’s constituencies; non-Whites and females. It does not matter how ineffective and inefficient Mr. Obama may be, the fact is that he represents a lot many people. If whole globe is considered then Mr. Obama represents far more people than Mr. Romney because Mr. Romney can not be exclusive leader of Whites alone. Demolishing the icon might induce anti-Americanism in many parts of the non-Western world and many might feel suppressed and depressed because of this. This is not a simple question of a Democrat loosing to a Republican; in fact it is more than that.
With time the political options all across the globe would show the trend of hybridization. Even Right and Left might get intermixed. People would find it difficult to differentiate but contradictorily would be more ‘colorblind’. It could lead to shredding of ‘useful’ inertias and as per the level of development would make people lesser complex. There would be lesser options in reality but more proliferation of identities. This could hurt bipartisan consensus in the US and may make life difficult for both Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama.
Contrary to common perception, Mr. Romney, if elected, would perform better in internal matters in relative sense as compared to Mr. Obama. Of course, he may perform better than Mr. Obama in both matters in absolute sense. The world has changed and no matter how hard an American President tries, the world, particularly the Rest, would not change fully to his desire. Mr. Romney can change the US if he gets elected and therefore, consequentially, he would change the external world. But consciousness has changed so much so that Mr. Obama would be considered better President by people outside the non-West and even inside the West he has some support. People do not listen, they just vote and vote of the Rest belong to Mr. Obama predominantly. Therefore, Mr. Romney would find it difficult to change the external world as per his wishes. This wish to continuously support Democrats over Republicans and British over Americans would start bad politics in the world and could become suicidal for many nations.
If Americans want huge economic returns on their investment, then they will have to admit opinions rejecting their dominance. The nuisance is must and it can only be removed by explicit American assertions. Of course, the world then may show branching; the stage where investment promotes conflicts or the world order breaks down. The best thing would be a Republican term ending the dreams of Mr. Obama’s second term. It would correct the non-economic inflation and anti-Republicanism in many part of the world.
The fact is that whoever wins, the segregation and segmentation would increase. People would become emotive about their identities to the extent of being called crazy. People even in authoritarian regimes would ‘like’ to ‘vote’ in American Presidential race. The world would become more conflict-driven with equilibrium disturbed. People would make unjustified and disproportionate demands and ask for higher subsidies. Again contrary to common perception, people expect lesser from Mr. Obama with his supporters preconsciously admitting that he is not that capable. Since expectations are higher for Mr. Romney, if he gets elected, opposition to his policies would be very high. It is sad thing that even American politics is relegated to the option of choosing between identities and icons and not based on efficiency and effectiveness of the candidates. This polarization is bad for America though in longer term it would help the Republicans more than the Democrats.