Two days ago I was assigned by my English tutor to analyze Obama’s speech regarding the Arizona shooting. I am ashamed to admit my unawareness to the subject, and needed to google it in order to acquire more information about the shooting. I would not be able to analyze the speech if I knew nothing about the tragedy, would I?
I could not get a hold of the video of Obama delivering the speech, but I did get it in text from my tutor. I must admit, it was very moving. Obama mentioned every single victim of the shooting and told the audience a little bit about every victim’ life story. This is wonderfully done, as it makes the speech felt more personal to the audience and easier for anybody to relate to.
The tragedy surely tells a thing or two about the US society. It tells how disagreement on something can lead into something so violence as bloodbath, how a gun that is supposed to be used for self-defense used for otherwise, and how a young man in his twenties could actually do something as hideous as shooting people randomly even after he has shot his target. People can be so uncharitable sometimes.
However, at the other side it also shows that not everyone is like that. Three of the dying victims out of six and some bystanders showed the true meaning heroism. They were willing to save others, even if it meant that they had put their life at stake. Obama’s willingness to reflect from this tragedy also shows that the US is willing to learn from mistakes, instead of running/hiding from it.
Barrack Obama, as the President of the United State, he is the most powerful man in the world and his action without doubt will affect a lot of countries in the world, thus, dare I say, his willingness to strive to be better by reflecting from the tragedy will surely affect the world and therefore it can be seen as an act of globalization. And maybe, the world will someday be a better place to live.