vendredi, mars 11, 2005

Of Political Divisions


The center-right party of former Prime Minister Jos� Mar�a Aznar that lost at the polls three days after the bombings believes it was a victim of circumstances, that the governing Socialist government is illegitimate and that the election was a triumph for terrorists. The Socialists believe the defeated center-right party is trapped in a web of lies and is seeking revenge for its electoral loss by sabotaging the government's ability to govern. (IHT)
Sound's familiar doesn't it? The new form of government is all there in a nutshell. Look around you. Italy, Spain, France, the UK, where do we stop? Governance becomes ungovernability. Governing the people is transformed into the latest game of tit-for-tat, upping the ante for the others to tag along. So where do we go from here? Where are the new politicians? Where are the good old plans for bettering society rather than getting one better than the others? In a world gone mad the dualistic approach to politics seems to have forced politicians to forget the aim of service to society. It is all about hanging on to power. What WMD? It is all about the vote in Florida.

Or maybe I am wrong. Maybe its all normal, only you must look at it the other way. Lewis Carroll, Joseph Heller.... they were right after all.

Be what you would seem to be - or, if you'd like it put more simply - never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise. - L. Carroll

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