New ways, New means...
17 October, 2013
New ways, New means...
Georgia is a republic – socialist, presidential or parliamentary – whatever! Georgia is a democracy – unreal, partial or transitional – who cares! Georgia is a state – ancient, modern or futuristic – why to bother? Georgia is a territory – whole, split or undefined – when to get a clue? Georgia is a terra firma – steady, tremulous or shaky – where to get the idea?
All those double-u questions and exclamations are getting more and more irksome as
the time passes! Because they have been pending for quite a while now without anybody’s up-to-date and somewhat wised-up comment to hear about them! I wonder what kind of a country and people we are. We can certainly say that we are an ancient nation with our own unique language and exciting indigenous culture; and we know where we are coming from – the ancient civilization. But what we don’t know quite well is what we are doing right now and where we are headed for exactly. We the Georgians do not know for sure what we want from life because we are conceptually puzzled, being absolutely mystified about our future. And we are simplistically angered about our current state of affairs because of our lost power game with Russia, and our vanished territories, which materialized as a consequence of that unequal sparring with our strong and brutal neighbor. Georgia has arrived at a historic cul-de-sac as a result of unfavorable geopolitical winds that have been blowing since the collapse of the ‘Vicious Empire’ when the final page of the history of the still remembered USSR had been written. That all said, what are we going to do with our poor miserable selves in the situation when our patriotically oversensitive and politically incapacitated people cannot do anything about it, and the world has practically reconciled with the heartbreaking status quo – the lethally wounded and bleeding-to-death Georgia? There might be a couple of hypothetical responses to consider: suicidal radicalism of the Nation, conducive to our logical end, lethargic indifference of the Georgian people to its territorial pains which might quizzically be understood as ‘relaxing and enjoying when rape is inevitable” or brainstorming the new ways and means that might be harboring a certain potential to see the blinking light at the end of the now hopelessly darkened tunnel. The wounded and bleeding Georgia is only one part of the Region that has a serious prospect to explode some day in the future, which is no other players’ particular geopolitical dream. So the situation as is in the South Caucasus constitutes a bad model for the Region to develop and prosper. Hence seeking for new ways and means might mean looking for some fresh and practicable geopolitical projects that could save the day for the concerned players of the game. Probably, no panacea is available that can cure the malady overnight, but researching the chance will never hurt. I am saying this only because I see and feel that the dead-end requiem has started producing the soothing tunes for many of the ears that have been listening to the Russian-Georgian cacophonic territorial jam session. The situation is in a bad need of presence and participation of some educated whistle blowers who know well what might happen to this shredded wobbling country unless some healing measures are taken as soon as possible. Georgia is famous for its politically sizzling hot heads but I am sure there are also some balanced professional minds that are definitely nursing the ideas that might come to rescue. I have even heard of some of the projects that might bring about those cherished geopolitical solutions, beneficial for every single player in the region and outside it. And to put those projects into action, hot heads would not be of any use – they will only kill a good thought in bud, so let us beware of them! The time of hot-headed leadership should come to an end in Georgia once and for all. Hot heads have always been the murderers of the long-standing Georgian National Idea of wholeness, freedom and independence. The new ways and means in today’s geopolitical scenario has a crucial significance for Georgia. Let’s look for them with wide open eyes and once we find it, let’s cling to it as tight as we can! Otherwise...
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