Sense of Exigency
06 September, 2012
Sense of  Exigency

Question: is the Georgian electorate responsive enough to current political requirement in this country to make the most advantageous decision in favor of the entire Nation when found in solitude in the polling booth, faced with the persistent logic of right and wrong?

If this question is not answered by the Georgian people with a sharp sense of social, political and economic exigencies, we will not be able to guarantee the cherished future for generations to come. Since the collapse of

independence about two hundred years ago, huge amount of political fluids have flown under the bridges in Georgia. Since then, we have many times seen ourselves in deep political waters, hardly escaping the moments of imminent drowning, but we are still around with huge political experience under our belt. Wisely analyzing the events of the last couple of decades, we are probably well enough equipped with political acumen for expressing our premeditated electoral preferences at the electoral Rubicon, providing for the guaranteed well-being of our people. Is an average Georgian elector somewhat removed from Western electoral standards in terms of electoral skills and means?  Personally, I will not sign under this kind of evaluation. Our people have gone through much, and we have sufficient knowledge for making healthy political judgments, and enough sensitivity towards this Nation’s political demands. The only thing that is left for us to do now is to use ample courage for making adequate decision at the right time when a chance is at hand to make such a decision. The election of political leaders for ruling the country is not another regular incident of our everyday life which could be taken irresponsibly and trivially as if nothing special is happening to us. The consequence of this political measure will influence all our future action, and will be judged accordingly by our posterity. From the Election Day forward, we will simply be dependent on its outcome in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, in bliss and in misery, in strength and in weakness, in wealth and in poverty. This is why the approaching electoral decision-making moment is as crucial as the prospect of survival as such. Therefore, every single elector’s decision probably needs to be educated, reasonable, calculated, objective and sincerely patriotic – not selfish, angered, impulsive, ungrounded and irrationally disloyal to any competing political power. This will only be possible in case our voters’ sense of exigency is carefully honed and appropriately used. And technically speaking, the one-man-one-vote electoral principle is mighty functional around the world, and has to be kept up in Georgia too. This is a singular formula that has a potential to let the nationwide exigencies, perceived and recognized by the electorate, be turned into an actual prerequisite for the optimal electoral decision-making when time comes. And the time is almost here – Monday, October the First of 2012. What a Day!

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