GJ, Politics & Me
15 December, 2011
GJ, Politics & Me

We both are about politics – GJ and me! Isn’t this but natural? Actually, we were born into politics together, the same exactly day. We both are trying our best to stay away from scandalous politicking, but we can’t help being into serious politics and government business. 

And we are both proud that we have been keeping in the golden median from the very beginning up until now, gingerly steering our way towards the truth in between the doings of the

current government and its opposition. Equivocation is not our cup of tea. Neither are we infatuated with any kind of political slur or malcontent of the day. Nicknamed as GJ, the Georgian Journal had never tried to convince readers that a particular political position is better than others. We don’t care to push forward the virtues of capitalism or socialism or any other ‘isms’. We are giving an equal chance to both the proponents of free market and the supporters of planned economy. We hate to argue whether the taxes in this country are astonishingly high or ridiculously low. We will never dare insisting on abortion or legalized prostitution being right or wrong although we will not deny to our public and experts the pleasure of discussing the topic openly. We don’t want to evaluate the social welfare policies as overly generous and charitable or painfully insufficient and scanty. We are not asking questions about the size of government, no matter how big or small it might be. The Georgian Journal is not designed at all to create in this country more liberals or conservatives. It will not even think who we need more – capitalists or socialists. We don’t deem it our job to artificially stimulate anything of the sort. What we inspire though is the informed critical thinking about politics and government. And we consider this as extremely fair. The fundamental purpose of this Newspaper is to explain why understanding politics and government is crucial for Georgia’s way towards complex but broadminded and transparent civil society, and to clarify how the actions of politicians and consequences of governmental decisions affect people’s lives. Towards this end, the Georgian Journal highlights the importance of ideological discords and economic concerns in the resolution of political issues. Please note that these are not the words invented by me. These are the suggestions drawn at with the help of the best manuals on American government which have taught me how to use the most progressive political ideas in making this Paper as truthful and commonsensical as possible. The best news of all is that the style and language and contents of the Georgian Journal are in complete unison with what those political text-books are teaching us. And I cannot imagine a paradigm of a happier concurrence. The GJ and I are going to keep up a good job for a long time to come, remaining abreast with the political life of this country and international affairs. We both recognize the importance of being a creator of annals of the Nation. Who else if not we? And my apologies for being so personal about GJ, Politics & Me!

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