Our Posterity
17 April, 2014
Our Posterity
Do we remember the celebrated text of the Preamble to the United States Constitution? Isn’t it amazing that it so accurately fits into the best political beliefs of the Georgian people? Listen to this slightly altered version of the Preamble, tailored on Georgia: We the people of SAKARTVELO, in order to form a more perfect republic, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our
posterity...
our posterity! It is my most thoroughly deliberated intention today to lay emphasis on the philosophy of the word ‘posterity’ for us the Georgians, thus calling attention to our most realistic chances to provide for all what is so clearly formulated in the Preamble and happens to be in such a precise compliance with our own national ideals. The most commonly asked question today in Georgia is “What’s happening to us, and what is the way out?” I hear this question from the desperately curious people around about sixty-five times a day. Isn’t it funny that they think I might have the answer? And still... I am going to try my possible best to answer it... The way out is not in the reinstatement of Georgia’s territorial integrity or, its membership in one of those powerful military alliances, or peace and cooperation with Russia. No! The way out is in wise, thoughtful, methodical, meticulous, considerate, systematic and selfless care about our posterity. The generations of rulers in the last quarter of a century have failed in this country to inculcate with certainty the Preamble ideas in the life of our people. Radicalism, oligarchy, cleptocracy, political adventurism, electoral experimentation, inconsistency, low-level professionalism, the absence of knowledge of rules for managing the country, lack of parliamentarian culture, feeble sense of democracy and the paucity of sincere love for Georgia and its wonderful people have prevailed. It is now time that Georgia someday soon has the generation of this country’s loving and wise patrons who can finally put it on the right track of its truly sustainable development. Who would be that golden generation of Georgians? Only our posterity! How can they achieve the success which had never been achieved before? Only by means of taking good care of our kids who will in a couple of decades’ time take the reins of the nation’s administration and do the good job that has never been done in their motherland before. In order for them to do that cherished and devoted job, we need to bring them up in that healthy spirit of honest professionalism with the modern mentality of builders, not destroyers. And this could only be done via giving them the type of education they will necessarily need to rule the country. And not only the education! The qualification for ruling the country will take much more than a regular quality education. That qualification would also include patriotism, honesty, integrity, common sense, professionalism, sense of necessary progress, orientation on success and caring thoughts about the people of Georgia who have long been waiting for that kind of administrator. Our kids are ready to be trained in the described manner. We only need to be good teachers, but I doubt our capability to teach them properly. In the first place, we are not qualified enough ourselves to make perfect teachers; secondly, we do not have enough patience to play that serious role; thirdly, we are not setting the right example they need to follow, and fourthly, we are not conscious of the prospect which is prompting us that Georgia will perish from the surface of the earth if our posterity is not trained properly and is not taken good care of in the way I am trying to present here. Our posterity is our hope and the dream that comes true. This is why we should be thinking of bringing up our kids in the most optimal way. We have to be prepared to open their still pristine and naïve eyes on the truth so that they can analyze their country’s drawbacks and the reasons that those drawback are consequences of. Our posterity, which is our children, cannot afford the same foolish mistakes in politics, economy and social life that several generations of Georgia’s leaders have made in their own time. This country and its politically exhausted people are completely in the hands of our posterity. It is our youth who can guarantee the survival of Georgia, being sincerely concerned about the needs and wants of the nation. How can we create a more perfect republic, or establish justice, or insure domestic tranquility, or provide for the common defense, or promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty for all of us and our posterity if that posterity of ours is not ready to work on all these issues in due course and with due skills. Teaching our posterity the way we should is practically the key to our future – not what we are wasting our time on right now. This is going to be the wisest investment into our future. Why do you think I am so adamant and so agitated about the education of our posterity? Because I don’t believe in the correctness of our methods, ways and abilities to bring up and educate out posterity to the benefit of the nation in the nearest future. Kids need more attention from us. We have to spend more time with them. And we have to feel directly responsible for their future model of behavior. Their parents and grandparents, their teachers and instructors, storytellers who they are listening to and their everyday collocutors, their coaches and grownup friends, neighbors and relatives – all who can teach them good things that will help our posterity to better rule this country when their time comes, must do their utmost to make this happen. Our posterity is our guarantee to be!
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