Abhar machnaimh in oráid Obama




Agus mé ag faire le súil amháin ar an bparáid i Washington ar Fox agus Al Jazeera, táim ag léamh leis an súil eile an oráid a thug Barack Obama agus é á inshealbhú ina Uachtarán ar Stáit Aontaithe Mheirceá. Ní raibh deis agam amharc ar beo de bharr cúramaí oibre. Ach mar a fheiceann sibh, ní gá bheith buartha, tá sé ar fáil ar Youtube.

Is é an chead duine den chine gorm [nóta do Nuacht TG4, is den chine gorm seachas den chine dubh an Uachtarán nua mar is ionann an Fear Dubh agus an Diabhal de reir traidisiún] leis an post is cumhachtaí ar chlár na cruinne a shroichint.

Ní raibh an oráid a thug sé lán le ‘soundbites’ – ach bhí abhar machnaimh ann.
Sliocht amháin a thug mé faoi ndeara agus tá a mhacalla le braistint anseo in Éirinn.

For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus – and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.

Is fiú áird a dhíriú freisin ar an méid seo a dúirt an Uachtarán nua-inshealbhaithe. B’fheidir nár mhiste dár gcinnirí féin, ár bpolaiteoirí agus dreamanna eile, fiú Foras na Gaeilge, na focail seo, agus an méid a deirtear faoi bheith ag déanamh gnó a dhéanamh i solas an lae a choinneáil i gcuimhne agus beartú dá réir:

What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them – that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply. The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works – whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end. And those of us who manage the public’s dollars will be held to account – to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day – because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.

An cheist ar cheart dúinn bheith ag cur anseo in Éirinn, an bhfuil ár rialtas ag feidhmiú? An bhfuil sé ag cuidiú linn ár aislingí a bhaint amach?

Sa deireadh thiar is é sin an cheist bunusach. Agus mura bhfuil freagra dearfach ar an gceist sin, beidh orainn teacht ar mhalairt slí chun an obair thabhachtach seo a dhéanamh.

Ar aon nós, mar a deir mo chára anseo, is féidir le Barack Obama gach cineál plean a bheith aige don téarma uachtarántachta atá roimhe – agus romhainn – ach is é an áit a léireoidh sé a chnamh droma ná an slí a chaitheann sé le ‘EVENTS’.

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