What is the fight for?
27 October, 2011
What is the fight for?

Fight for a political advantage is as old as the world itself, and it is ubiquitous all over the Planet. Georgia is no exclusion of course. Political struggle here has a long history, and it is as fierce today as it has ever been before. The politically charged vibes, brutally overwhelming scores of   talented men and women in an attempt to become a Number One in the country were present in the past, are in full swing today and

will be exorbitant tomorrow as well. 

Nothing is changing except the dates on the calendar. Therefore, I suggest we the people be as calm as possible and mind our own business above all, carrying on with farming our families, making the money we need for survival, taking care of our regular routine and attending to the errands we have to run. Easy to say, isn’t it? In reality, we can’t help being smaller or bigger political animals (as our great-great- grandpa Aristotle would put it), interested in every possible detail of political processes, developing right in front of our sensitive and poking noses. We all have questions in the process – most of them unanswered. Some of them are being asked with more curiosity than the others. A question like ‘What is the fight for?’ might be the most commonplace in the circumstance described herewith. People, that is to say ‘the governed’, or more specifically ‘the electorate’ are interested in the first place what the competing politicians are aspiring to while working frantically the public in the streets or in front of TV screens. Is it a political ambition that makes them tick or rather a desire to find a warm niche in life? It might be just an itch to get where one wants to be for the time being. Who knows, it might be the only way to make money. Any political process, especially the election period involves certain amount of cash – one can always have finger in the pie if one is smart and resourceful enough. It could also be a deliberate struggle for a sweet sinecure in the future government. As we all know, some of the seats at the top are very warm! So why to waste time and lose a chance? How about love for one’s country? Are there the fighting politicians out there who are concerned just about the future of the Motherland, about the happiness of his or her people, about its image in the international pattern of nations or its place in the world economy? Can those politically bickering boys (and girls too) be as good as that? Could there be a man or a woman, who is dying with love for Georgia and would do anything to let it survive the nightmares like for instance the Russian aggression? Most probably there are! God forbid Georgia’s political nests are devoid of birds like that, or Georgia’s political wombs are barren for giving a birth to infants like that. What is the fight for? What are they so anxious to achieve? What is their bottom-line? I wish I could answer like this: ‘Georgia on my mind’, or ‘My country, right or wrong’, or ‘Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.’ Something is brewing in Georgia, something tremendously interesting and attractive. Political competition in general and a fight for leadership in particular is little by little acquiring civilized forms (Hopefully!), taking the scenes of confrontation between the strongest and the fittest  from outdoor arenas to indoor floors. Nothing less then this would take Georgia into the cherished Western structures and circles. The choices are in front of us – just pick up the right one! But let’s not forget that the right choice is impossible if the clashing politicians don’t know exactly what they are fighting for. It better be unconditional love for Georgia!

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