Globalized Governance
11 July, 2015
Globalized Governance
Just have a look at our modern world – it is no longer the way it was a while ago. All seems to be global in the world that we habitually qualify as globalized. Even regular human behavior has become global – we have all acquired the same looks and manners thanks to mutual emulations. The human mind has also gone totally and irreversibly global – we have all started thinking stereotypically via listening to each other and picking one
another’s mind abundantly. Books are being written profusely about the overwhelming phenomenon, called globalization, and the ensuing problems too. The environmentalists have suggested creating a global administrative body to coordinate the human/nature relations in favor of both – man and earth. To cut it short, the world has become so small that we all have come to know each other on personal basis, assisted by our internet capabilities. Economically speaking, our lovely planet has long been managed by globally synchronized powers, and the information has turned into its collective nervous system. How about political governance of the world? The UN and other international bodies are the samples of the attempt to run the world on global basis, but all those attempts are feeble enough to be characterized as illusory and emblematic because they are not responsible for final results and have no power to control the world. This taken for granted, why it should be so strange in our times of utter globalization to let each other govern one another’s countries? Why can’t the nations hire persons of another nationality in so much globalized world to rule another nation if qualification allows? Aren’t various corporations and companies doing exactly the same thing? What’s the difference? What matters is the bottom-line, working on the wellbeing of man, not the nationality of a trusted person. For instance, if Georgia is better managed by a foreign expert, I might go for it, to be frank. Times are approaching when borders might lose their meaning. And times will come as well when hiring people for ruling a country becomes absolutely natural. And optimal too! Georgia is right in the vanguard of introducing this geopolitical model worldwide. As a matter of fact, Georgia could be in the Avant Garde of many more useful projects if given a chance. Understandably, hiring the team of Georgian reformers by the Ukrainian government is a striking teaser for Russia, and the thorn is so sharp and toxic in the bear’s paw that it might start festering. And if the sore paw comes off any time soon, something might radically change in the globalized world. The world has already tried to declaw the beast but the measure has proved to be ludicrously inefficient. The thorn in the paw is a different story – it could even become lethal at some point in time. Hiring people of different nationalities for ruling a certain nation is something very new, and Russia is painfully sensitive to anything new, especially if the novelty is revolutionary. Seeing Georgia’s ex-president, ensconced in the important armchair of a Ukrainian governor, is something terribly new for the entire world, and it has already had a great effect here in Georgia and there in Russia. The funniest part of the reaction though is that both the Georgian and the Russian rulers of the day are in the same degree annoyed about the fact, each having their individual reasons for the fury. The only equivocal question remains if this is good or bad for Georgia. The fair and intelligent answer might get hurdled right now. And this is the hitch! It is our national problem that we do not have the ready answer to this tricky question. Let us put it this way: Stalin’s figure has found itself in every solid encyclopedia of the world as a monstrous dictator, but Georgians still want to think of him good because he was Georgian by birth, and we are sort of embarrassed to have him so bad. To compound the scrutiny, a Georgian governor in Ukraine, especially if he is Putin’s sworn enemy, might get Russia into the warring gear with Georgia, and if this happens, Georgia will be conquered and re-enslaved by the incensed neighbor. If this kind of picture is conceivable, then any good works, performed by Georgians in Ukraine might acquire the image of failure, which is going to be regrettable. On the other hand, should the world be permanently intimidated by Russia? Is this tolerable forever? If the answer is no, then the thorn in the bear’s paw could be taken as a little respite for the globalized world, which has already admitted a political governance of the experts of one country in another one. So I suggest that we take it easy. Let Georgian’s govern if they can and if they should, and let us not make a big deal out of this freshly born model of government. If Georgians fail, let us not delight in their fiasco under the spell of a bitter grudge against them, because if they fail, the globalized world will remember this fact as the defeat of Georgian talent in general, not the triumph of this Georgian government or the defeat of their current oppsition. Being judgmental is not a very good thing to entertain. Judgmental are those who think that they will never be judged themselves. Caution with words usually pays.

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