Mark Mullen’s Memo
25 October, 2012
Mark Mullen’s Memo

Frankly, I thought I was the only grassroots level gullible scribbler for our beloved Georgian Journal but I am so elated that I am not alone. Looks like my honorable colleague and our columnist Mark Mullen is sailing in the same boat in my funny company.

Read into his amazingly readable column’s (GJ No. 41 of October 18-24) bottomchunk and you will understand what I am alluding to. Mark has gone concernedly enthusiastic and sympathetically profuse with his recommendations for the

incoming team of the new Georgian government. Thank you Mark! Finally, there is somebody who can put Georgia on its right track of possible infallible development, at least with a number of valuable pieces of advice. Mark, don’t take it personal! Please!

 

The rotten tragedy of the situation is that you are hundred percent right having come up with that kind of indispensable memo. Do you have any idea my friend, how many memos of how many various categories you and I will have to put on the freshly elected government’s desk to save Georgia from further nosedive genesis? Let us now go ahead, and you and I turn our nettling but reasonable and well-meant questions to the Nation! Yes, let us go national with our not so funny Questions& Answers session! Oh, I am not sure about the answer part though. Here we go: does the incipient new government really need the reminder, which Mark Mullen has magnanimously put together for them in his recent article A Vision  for  Georgia? Have they not known that without his professional efforts? If they don’t actually, why not to take them to elementary economy course, say at GIPA (Georgian Institute of Public Affairs) where they could acquire the needed qualification to meet the demands of our American benefactor? What’s wrong with us folks? Are we still on the grinding level of the ABC of economics, damn it? Why does an intelligent and reasonable American citizen and the sincerest friend of Georgia like Mark Mullen is thinking that the intellectual vanguard of this Nation does not know – at least theoretically – what to do with its own country, its economy, its infrastructure, its culture, its political life, it present and its future. Mine is not in the least a typical Georgian overreaction to another occurrence taking place around. Mark’s piece is a fair and smart reminder to immediate performers in this economy; and for me personally, it happens to be a timely heads-up, reminding to all of us of the simplest things like telling black from white and right from wrong. Is this where we are presently? Is this what we have been fighting for in the multi-layer post-communist era, overwhelmed with incandescent challenges? Why aren’t the most uncomplicated things working in this country as they should on regular basis? When are we going to take for granted things that are to be taken for granted because taking them for granted would only be rational and reasonable? Mark, don’t tell me I am exaggerating! I have million three hundred thousand topics on mind I can embark on in my fleeting editorials but this time I was derailed in earnest because you have thought – and thought well – that this country needs to be reminded of things that are being done in other places without any special reminders. This cannot go forever!Time is ripe for this sort of kinder-garden to stop functioning of course! Shall we put into college textbooks and office desk books that particular excerpt of your sweated out piece? Will it help? God forbid it triggers further confusion, absentmindedness or indifference. No! We are a challenge-addicted people and we might make better out of it if we truly endeavor to. Mark, what if your commendations and my blessings put together yield into something seriously beneficial some day in a foreseeable future? We will have to drink to that without failure, won’t we?

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