Now that the initial shock of Donald Trump being elected as the 45th president of the United States of America has worn off and the truth of the situation has sunk in that he is here to stay for the next quadrennial, let’s see the highlights in terms of different shades of circumspection – what his inaugural speech holds for the country itself and the rest of the world!

RED

The red zones here are the ones like underground explosives to keep a hawk eye on; these are sensitive issues which can severely impact other nations and certainly the US.

“Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs.”

“We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and hire American.”

 Trump has always been in denial of the H1B –visa program, in order to restore jobs to Americans who are a little less competent than some foreigners are competent enough. But alliances are never made keeping a whole of the bread to yourself, sometimes we ought to share. “America is a nation of immigrants and we should be proud of that”. Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post.

 “The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed across the entire world. But that is the past. We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders. We will bring back our wealth. And we will bring back our dreams.”

He starts by luring the people in, repeatedly using phrases like “we the citizen of America” bringing to the eyes where people have done so much for the nation and haven’t reaped any seeds.

As a listener I’ll be intrigued as to what he has got in his bag to support all these allegations with and here he goes “For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry; subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military; we’ve defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own; and spent trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.”

The United States have been engaged in making alliances and the previous administrators have invested funds on projects which were unfairly spent. Approximately a sum of $5 trillion till date has been expended on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The counter play is to focus on infrastructure plan by giving private investors tax credits for building new toll highways.

Also, he continuously pointed the fact that how America has always been the one engaged in making peace for others and never the one to work on themselves…

“One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores, with not even a thought about the millions upon millions of American workers left behind”.

But if we see it relatively, only a few numbers of Americans are engaged in manufacturing sectors like aircraft, oil, vehicles, plastics, electronic equipment and pharmaceuticals, where the United States is a net exporter. While the majority of people suffer from inflation and decline in competition.

Albeit there are factories which may have turned to dust in America, but the country has never enjoyed larger manufacturing output i.e. $6 trillion (approx.) which is a point of envy for the next big names like Japan, Germany, and South Korea.


YELLOW

Yellow zone inhibits those elements which have a philosophical tone in the speech; Trump has always held his own when it comes to paying regards to the country, not administering the fact that there had been other leaders and a history of the nation sans him. Unity is the alpha word, the theme of the content – prosperity!

We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the Earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries, and technologies of tomorrow. From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.

From this moment on, it’s going to be America First”

“When America is united, America is totally unstoppable”.

“There should be no fear — we are protected, and we will always be protected.

We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement and, most importantly, we are protected by God.”

Point to ponder here is that Trump never spoke about “women” in solidarity, women’s issues, and their rights although he did mention the phrase twice; one in reference to the “men and women of our military” and then in “forgotten men and women of our country”, both the times in addition to men, which is just like walking at the edge of the pool and never diving into it.

“It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag“.

GREEN

Green zones being the ones with all the glory and opportunities, issues, if persuaded firmly can take economies and the United States to glorious heights!

“And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator.”

These words have spread rays of opportunities and provided a base of equality for not just the people who already have access to the resources but for them who belong to suburban areas “look up at the same stars” and aspire to be prolific in the future.


“We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first. We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example. We will shine for everyone to follow.”

Although he did talk about easing up sanctions on Russia imposed by the Obama administration, the course that he may take is still in ambiguity when it comes to China. He did suggest that they should abandon “One China” policy that earlier presidents have followed.

 “We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and reform the world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate from the face of the Earth.”

Trump has explicitly stated to make the old bonds stronger and create novel ones. He has also questioned the sanctity of US alliances with South Korea, Japan, Europe and Asia. But the later issue is far more emotional and traumatic as pinpointing Islamic terrorism is not something which can be extinguished in a matter of few years because the roots are deep. The best is to take measures to handicap groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda by uniting against them not on an individual level but strongly at a global level.

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Author: Sargam Palod

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