Leaders, leaders, leaders...
24 October, 2013
Leaders, leaders, leaders...
I have said this many times, and I am saying it again... Georgia is a classic example of a country whose most valuable production is a leader as such. It is the most popular commodity we have ever created industrially. We produce leaders. That’s what we do! We are the most prolific nursery of leaders in the entire human world. All of us are leaders – the entire nation!
We are born as leaders, and then we are nursing them
further on to later infest the political environment with this unique Georgian species. A typical Georgian, mostly male, is not good enough for second and third kind of jobs. A typical Georgian fellow is only fit for leadership, not for regular execution of a regular job. Triviality and inconsequentiality is not our cup of tea. We are created for top kind of jobs only. Look at the number of presidential candidates please! Tens of them have stuck out their candidatures for presidency of the country this year. This nation is definitely sick! We all, just all of us, want to be presidents and prime-ministers. No less than that! I am surprised there are only tens and not hundreds or thousands of those hilariously power-hungry dudes, who brazenly think they can lead the nation to better life. Folks, those ridiculous dullards are conceited enough that they are fit for a presidential job. May I conclude that either they have all run amuck on our delirious political grounds or this country is a weird political arena, turned by this nation into a comfy little toy of accidentally allowed funny political games? What else could be a reason for so many degenerates to line up for grabbing the highest job in the country? I just wonder if we are OK as people. What makes Georgia’s presidency so attractive? Could it be a job which might let a candidate relax and enjoy life as soon as the election time is gone by? Everybody wants to have a nice sinecure and be paid for it. Thank God, there are several politicians who truly have a moral right to be in the race due to their political experience and philosophical smarts. I am not talking about them although even they are in good enough numbers to be surprised at their high numerosity. I am talking with this angry sarcasm about our overall national desire to get to where the most important national decisions are made that should serve the best interests of this country. Where are so many people picking up that much audacity to claim the presidential position? Who is giving them that much temerity to get involved in the activity that determines the fates of our people? This might partially be explained by the freedom of the world we are living in. This could also be a carry-over from notorious soviet times when political freedom was so restricted and the elections were so much rubber-stamped that our people now want to make some use of their liberation from constricting socialist electoral rules and ways. After all, we are all humans and we all want to taste the fruits of our political freedom. As a consequence, the freedom to be somebody is procreating a chance to be somebody, begetting the desire to be somebody, finally hatching so many presidential wannabes. Well, I don’t see any major harm in a popular desire to be president. I only feel that there is something seriously wrong with our national psyche. In times when we need to be busy with forming our national wealth which can only be created by actual deeds, not the words, most of us are engaged in futile political struggles. A political struggle is good only in case it is dedicated to the wellbeing of people – the main target of the good and evil efforts of politicians and those who are intending to get involved in big politics. Putting a cart in front of a horse would not do any good. What I mean is that the creation of high standard of living may not be the child of political love-making. High standard of living could only be a result of tireless work of the entire nation – well planned and executed. Tens of desirers to get involved in the presidential race is a dangerous symptom of weird thinking that might turn into a disease – long, incurable and lethal. Do we need that?

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