29 October is the national holiday of Turkey. This year Turkey will celebrate 90 year anniversary of its existence as a republic.
In the way in which some Americans have been opposing the Obama Health care, it seems he has been making a revolution in the minds of American nation. Such revolution in mind make reasonable a comparison of Obama with a popular historical Eurasian politician from early 20s century, Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938).
Kemal Atatürk was the first President of Turkey and he is credited with being the founder of the Republic of Turkey. After the establishment of the Republic of Turkey on 29 October 1923, the new government researched the Western states political systems (e.g. France, Sweden, Italy, and Switzerland) and adapted them to the needs and characteristics legislative, judicial, and economic structures of Turkey. There was an extensive effort to establish the separation of governmental and religious affairs with focus on education. Atatürk is especially popular with his encouragement the Turks to wear modern European attire and to abandon the sartorial traditions of the Middle East and finalize a series of dress reforms, which were originally started byMahmud II. More ….
Barack Obama does not come from the military like Atatürk, he is a professor who is the first post-Cold War President of the USA who has been trying to restructure the USA in the spirit of globalization through embedded more security in the life of people. Global USA is not Cold War USA and globalization requires security of the citizens at any level of social life, especially in the field of health care.
Since the life is dynamic, the changes in social-cultural world context not always reflect on the national politics of all countries. Obama thinks about strong USA as a global country and not relying on military and weapon. Strong global country means leading culture, deep intellectualism, aesthetics in every cell of society and personal life. The ideals change toward happiness based on moral, relationship and personal intellectual achievements.
The opposition against Obama is an opposition against a strong historical personality, and just increases the value of the current American president. At the same time it shows that many professional politicians’ positions depend not on their mind oriented toward the future of the global world, but on a context and living micro-social structure in which dominate old values which hurt the nation. Then, Obama is the historical person in the USA who has to turn the spiral of American development up by embedded global steady values in the American national identity.
In context if globalization, the political and social life is not about democrats and republicans, left and right, conservatives and liberal - it is about right and wrong which has only one picture - the picture of progress, security and humanity.