The world – no longer as is
21 April, 2011
The world – no longer as is

What a bizarre life has the humanity lived! The blood-soaked-and-stained annals are full of the stories of stupid wars made by insane national leaders or tribal chiefs.
Curiously, the gory lessons of the past have not exactly served us right and fair – our thirst for blood is still persistent, consuming the lives of thousands of men and women around the globe. Probably, there could have been more unwanted deaths, resulting from contemporary wars if not for the deterring power

of our nuclear potential. So the violence continues: we violate our mother-nature; we violate the rules of human coexistence; we violate other peoples’ right to live in peace and bliss; we just violate . . . Period! Man has not yet invented – let’s put it this way – the most optimal and universally acceptable world order although philosophers, politicians and warriors throughout history of civilization have lavishly utilized their efforts to put in place the ones that had seemed optimal and acceptable in the times they had lived and worked. The mankind has never desisted in rigorous search for what we want to call ‘the best order in the world’ but alas, our endeavor still seems to be futile – man still wants to go to war no matter how altered and peace-minded the world has lately become. Look at the Arab world for instance, the world of ancient political and social culture, which continues seeking for a chance to let its people live in a fairer society. On the other hand, looking for a chance to live better is fine of course, but when innocent people die in search of a better life style, already sounds odd and depressing if not disgusting at all. The world can no longer be as is – it needs a serious change and it changes! And the incipient change worldwide is the only hope for my beloved Georgia which I am nursing in my heart of hearts because the change is inevitable in Russia too. This is as clear as noonday. I simply don’t believe that the Great Russian people will keep tolerating the ‘Russia as is’ for a long time to come. The ‘world as is’ constitutes a huge scary anomaly with its over-swollen population and billions of undernourished people, with its piles of nuclear and conventional weapons, with its unfortunate habits of mishandling the earth, with its egregiously unfair distribution of wealth and its tendency to make wars. And Russia is certainly one of the most salient protuberances of that anomaly with its weird political management, dilapidated economy, imperial appetites, moribund hope of future, and uncertain stand in the family of the world’s nations. Down with the world as is! And let’s have a new Russia to fit better into the changed world. The next wave of elections is just around the corner. What a respite its favorable outcome could be for our truncated Georgia! Won’t the Russian electorate, as educated and skilful as they must already be, make a right decision to serve the purpose? They should! For how long are we going to tolerate the world as is? Or the Russia as is?

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