By Dr Mohammad Qutbuddin
Chicago : The most bitterly fought US Presidential election results are finally out. Joe Biden will be America’s next president, and Kamala Harris its first female vice-president. Donald Trump will leave the White House in January. Trump’ exit not only brought a sigh of relief to the socially-torn American people particularly minorities but also to the world. And one of the most emotive responses to the Trump’s defeat was of C NN’s celebrated anchor Van Jones who weeps after Biden’s win on the TV screen saying : ‘It’s easier to be a parent this morning and this is vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered’.
The US elections results will have a far reaching impact in the world’s major capitals particularly in New Delhi as the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi foolishly interfered in American domestic politics by saying “ab ki baar trump sarkar”. Trump’s unceremonious exit would also put a check on the rise of extremist and radical forces across the world he has been seen as a “fountainhead’ of extremism.
Political observers are of the view that the US election results will set a new course of positive, rationale, and understanding approach rather than negative, irrational, abrasive, impulsive and threatening approach set by the outgoing US President by his actions and deeds.
They also pointed out that this election is a setback to the Indian PM as his “Godfather” has gone.
This will definitely rein in the power of right wing groups in India and extremist’s policy of ‘chai wala’ who had interfered in American domestic politics by saying “ab ki baar trump sarkar.
It is said the survival of morality in humankind is primarily dependent on the idea that good ultimately triumphs over evil. Seen in this context, Trump’s defeat and impending humiliation in the US elections is a timely reaffirmation of the promised finale of the good-vs-evil story. To restore the balance that has kept civilisations ticking, for the survival of kindness, empathy, decency, and hope, the racist, xenophobic, divisive, mendacious, morally dysfunctional and megalomaniac — all the qualities that define evil — Trump had to lose the election. It is a relief that he ultimately did. And, people everywhere are celebrating, shedding tears of joy on live TV. And CNN political correspondent Van Jones’ emotive response is reflective of the mood in America who broke down and, with tears running down his face, said, “And it’s easier for a whole lot of people. If you’re Muslim in this country, you don’t have to worry that the president doesn’t want you here. If you’re an immigrant, you don’t have to worry if the president is happy your baby has been snatched away or sent dreamers back for no reason.”