As you have most likely heard, Jakarta now has a life size statue of Obama as a boy lifting up some butterfly and watch it fly away. The perfect little angel child. Sort of the image that comes to mind when hearing that Lincoln never told a lie as a kid (yeah ok).
It always surprises me to see the impact American decisions have on the world, so I wanted to know from some of my 10k+ Twitter followers what they thought and here are their responses:
What has Obama accomplished to deserve the statue in Jakarta?
@indonesiatogo #obamastatue is ridiculous pathetic idea. shame on indonesia as a nation,who can’t appreciate their own Hero.
@indonesiatogo yea, and he was just a kid, wasn’t he? Indonesians are too exaggerating things about Obama, I think. Hehehe…
@indonesiatogo like n dislike has nothing to do with it. beneficial? maybe.
Yes,i don’t get it either (via@BenyYusron) RT @indonesiatogo:Question number 2:What has Obama accomplished to deserve the statue in Jakarta?
@indonesiatogo @elishevadpw Yep, agree. What is the point of #obamastatue anyway? His nobel prize has nothing to do with having lived in ID
#obamastatue @indonesiatogo @avigayildamm I bet Obama might not have even liked it here in Indo but now he has a statue here. Pathetic!
Nothing at all RT @indonesiatogo: Question number 2: What has Obama accomplished to deserve the statue in Jakarta?
Send 30000 more troops to Afghanistan RT @indonesiatogo: Question number 2: Wha
RT @mrsnyamnyam: and for 2nd question @indonesiatogo, obama? its much better to build Soekarno or another Indonesian patriot/hero’s statue.
As you can see, overwhelming responses like:
@indonesiatogo nothing really. Maybe it’s a symbol that Indonesia longing for a leader like him. re: obama statue
Then finally I got the first positive one:
@indonesiatogo Personally, I rly don’t mind w that. I find Obama is inspiring, not just to Americans. Everyone deserves & can b a President.
I like that one. I mean, I think that Obama is a terrible choice to have as a President or a statue. But it shows our longing to connect and be a part of something important. Who cares that he spent 6 years as a child here. When the election was going on, Indonesians kept saying “We won! We Won!”
Newsflash: you won nothing. Obama won, you didn’t get anything out of it. You fell for the political game like every American who believed in “Yes we can!” over economical mathematics. Gimme a break, Indonesia.
If you copy something from another nation, that is good. All nations do. But please copy the positive. Do not copy the negative. Learn from it and prevent it.
God knows that there is more than enough to go around.
Indonesia To Go
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