Political Adrenaline
13 October, 2011
Political Adrenaline

Isn’t it utterly amazing that our tiny Georgia has as many Perots, Forbses and Trumps as America itself – the businessmen running for president? The Georgian hunger for political adrenaline is stupendous. 

In one of those good moods of mine I am usually prone to think that the overly rich gentlemen worldwide love their respective motherlands so much that they desperately tend to bring the entire content of their expandable coffers to the altar of their respective national bliss and well-being.

Bravo! Bravissimo! Triple bravo! Lucky is the nation who can boast with its affluence – both public and individual. On the other hand, when I am in a pensive disposition with a slight streak of bad temper, I start suffering from certain proclivity to rigorously judge the aspiration of selfsame prosperous gentlemen to seek for a political niche somewhere in the most elevated settings where the supply of oxygen might be lethally insufficient, only they are not aware of it. Why? Don’t ask meee! Serving one’s country faithfully and effectively, if this is the cherished end, might be feasible at any level, including the high-school desk, more so the position of an affluent entrepreneur with an exceptional pecuniary power in action. And still, there is vigorously functioning out there some imperceptible prompter of our moves which strictly determines our behavior and makes us do what might be clearly destructive in case of wrong interpretation of a circumstance in question at a certain point in time. Arriving at a best possible decision has always been a human problem since time immemorial. Making an optimal choice is a share of only the genii. In America lately, every attempt of a rich businessmen to lead the nation from the presidential elevation has ended in fiasco unless my memory is failing me severely. One effort of the same caliber has ended in this country also disastrously. Italy’s big man Berlusconi is proving to be an exception from the category, but his political career is so amply loaded with scary fits and starts that one might never want to be a national chief executive, looking at the beleaguered Italian leader. All those eminently moneyed individuals seem to be political junkies, enjoying dangerous activities. They get high, playing extreme sports, not being concerned at all about the resulting political adrenaline rush. Their favoring the stressful political activity remains enigma in the eyes of the ordinary people – their potential electorate. And most importantly, the public loyalty is not always readily fed to them, at least in enjoyable for them doses. An uneducated observer, having no access to up-to-the-point information, will never be able to reach inside the decision-making machinery, which builds a political animal’s choice to run for the highest office in the country. My guess will also be as good as anybody else’s in Georgia. The suggested reasoning around the topic is only a question – ‘In what particular case may the end have a chance to justify the means?’ I know I can’t expect a reasonable answer to this funny question. ‘So what?’ – I am hearing the reader’s quizzical comment.

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