Sense of Right & Wrong
27 December, 2012
Sense of Right & Wrong
There is no hope for social justice and democracy to take precedence over unfairness and dictatorship in Georgia without first acquiring the overwhelming sense of right and wrong in general.
On the other hand, there is no way for international community to evaluate objectively enough the political situation in Georgia without using the selfsame sense of right and wrong when concluding what kind of a country we are.
For the unperturbed existence of Georgia as of a modern state and
for the guaranteed wellbeing of its people, both of these elements have to be actively in place. Here is what I am talking about specifically: any time the new government comes to power in Georgia, the excitement spreads all over the country concerning the candidates for legally warranted apprehension which could happen for million various reasons. This might not be a big deal, deserving the public concern in case the post-electoral arrests were all fair and necessary. Naturally, the newly hatched government officials are trying to persuade the society in absolute fairness of detentions and the opposition does its best to tell the world community that the arrests are politically motivated. Certainly, any society should do its best to right the wrong if the wrong had really been perpetrated. And the abuse of power for achieving political goals needs to be punished accordingly. What if every new government in Georgia decides to do its best to let the justice triumph but the opposition responds by qualifying the fair action of the government as a political move. What if the contrary happens – the new government goes for political revenge and the opposition is unfairly vilified? That’s where all the rats start smelling real bad. That’s why I am saying what I have stated right at the beginning of this piece – we can’t be called a normal society or a good country unless we all acquire sense of right and wrong and use it accordingly. But the medal has the flip side too, chiseled by the international community which too needs to have a clear sense of right and wrong for them to judge what is going on in Georgia in reality, and try to understand and correctly evaluate the situation: the crime should be punished and its pernicious results must be eradicated, but if the process of fair justice is hampered by political motivations, the process needs to be checked without hesitation, but again, how can one handle those complicated processes without having an organic and fair sense of right and wrong, and of course, sufficient political will to act accordingly. Speaking conclusively and quintessentially, this kind of gullible truth might even not be needed to hear. If so, then let all of them — the current government of Georgia, its current opposition and the current international opinion molders — take my naive statement as my heads-up request to use fair sense of right and wrong when judging the current social and political situation in Georgia. That’s all!
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