Postelectoral
04 October, 2012
Postelectoral

Hey, wasn’t it fun, to say the least? Now that the election is gone and done with, I can probably afford cracking a couple of jokes without a risk of frustrating the opposed belligerent parties. Frankly, it was not totally safe to indulge into any kind of wisecracking and smart-mouthing while the process was on. They were all so overstrained and overexcited that even a gentle and innocent fun-making could have forced the situation into an additional unwanted inferno because

the procedural development of the electoral progress was ablaze anyway. 

I don’t remember the electoral event anywhere, I had a chance to watch and cover, which had carried me away as much as this particular one. Just several days prior to the big day of October the 1st of 2012 parliamentary elections in Georgia, the whole thing was turned into a literal detective story, presented to viewers as a breathtaking spooky series of a thriller genre, which glued all of us to our TV sets with goggled eyes and our hearts in our mouths. Those who took that pre-electoral TV crap seriously were shattered inside out, and the shock was so overwhelming that many a politically charged man and woman lost their good night’s sleep. Some even waxed hysterical in a mad expectation of a sequence to every episode of that real-life story, brought to our screens with determination to impress the population to the verge of political stupor. There was a flagrantly obvious pre-election split within the television space of the country. With a clear and present bias, part of TV stations played the game of the current government, and part was tuned to the music of its opposition, each fiercely championing the chosen party’s cause and vehemently trampling down the one on the other side of the division line. In the paroxysm of anger and fury, each television alignment engaged itself in the war of compromising evidence, discrediting the nemesis so much that the poor TV viewers gave up on their normal everyday routine to be completely overwhelmed by the suggested political ‘thriller’. Even the ‘West Wing’ producers in America would have died with envy if they had heard of the ratings of the Georgian TV ‘series’. The whole country was turned into a stupefied viewership who curiously longed to predict the finale of each running part. The opposed parties in the recently bygone elections in Georgia did their absolute utmost to crash each other to death, fighting to the last drop of their political blood, not being squeamish at all in throwing the foul-smelling dirt into one another’s disfigured faces. Why were they so adamantly interested in victory over each other? What makes the jobs up there so attractive? Where does that unbridled and unrestrained eagerness to hold a political office at any possible cost come from? What is so good about the whole thing that the politically opposed sides are so fervently poised to take out (Literally!) each other with such inhuman cruelty? Is there something personal in all that? Could it be an opportunity for unearthing an attractive source of affluence? An innate thirst for power? Insurmountable desire to triumph and rule? Dreams of childhood coming true? The cherished toys finally? Maybe it is true love for motherland and nothing else? Or genuinely democratic political stand? I don’t know. I will probably need the great Freud to help me out and answer all these explicitly bothering questions for me. And I need the answers now! Procrastination might further damage the Nation. Where are you uncle Sigmund? Help! Help!

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