Who Knows? Who Knows!
01 March, 2012
Who Knows? Who Knows!

 

All my political curiosity could be compressed into one archetypal question: is there anybody in this country today who could healthily and more or less confidently prognosticate the nearest political future of Georgia? I respectfully doubt!

 

As sneaky and cautious as it sounds in this particular context, the word ‘doubt’ might not even be fully descriptive of the situation – the shrugged shoulders and arched brows are so commonplace among political annalists and commentators that the attempt to scrutinize the efforts

and chances of the current political arena giants is practically nonexistent. To put it straight, there is nowhere to go for a piece of so much needed insight on the subject. Therefore, this is only a blind-folded scribble, so to speak.  Let’s have an affordably inquisitive look at the on-going moment which I would qualify as a bipolar concentration of political forces in the country. The out-of-actual-fight ones simply look debilitated and nonfunctional – their appetite for loud-thinking has waned away if not disappeared at all. The ring looks filled with two-party confrontational enthusiasts. Could this be a harbinger of the advent of bipartisan political battle-fielding in Georgia any time soon? A sense of certain political pride for Motherland has been tickling me in the last couple of months: both sides of the aisle seem to be overconfident and very much prepared to overpower the opponent; I don’t hear and sea the habitual histrionics on the ground; participants of controversy sound solid and reserved; mutually unfair, angered, vilifying and vituperative incriminations are no longer a case; all the hopefuls want to seem cautious, judicious and wise; the western-type balanced political style is clearly taking over; the methods of political struggle have become much subtler, and the electorate is growing more mature and thoughtful than ever before.  Please tell me who knows what’s going on? Is actual democracy making an entrance eventually? Are we finally fed up with the abundance of political absurd in this country? Is Georgia really getting ready to actually inscribe its name in the world history as an ultimate example of consummate democracy for the rest of the former soviet block nations, and the entire Eastern Europe, if you will? Who knows! Even the political prognostication is held in reserve here – no rush with predictions, no hurry with impulsive guesses, no sudden moves, and no desire for brashly argumentative assaults. Who knows whether I am right or wrong? I could be right, couldn’t I? Who knows! The truth is that my analysis of the current political moment, although one-sided and generalized, may serve as the best guess for some political romanticists who refuse from a poignant scrutiny of actual bangs in the arena, and prefer to think and act exactly as I do. We have our fair share in today’s political brewery. We have our romanticized say in the process. Our hearts throb in unison with the rest of champions of Georgia’s best political future. And we need our chance to dream. You know, some dreams have a habit to come true. Sometimes very soon too!

 

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