To tell the truth: this election campaign for the renewal of the Parliament marks a clearly positive turning point, to praise are the performances and the ability to build a different, new image.
The style and the communication strategies that the candidates have chosen to capture the attention of the electorate are at least minimally to be considered as the first European standard that our poor country reaches, and that for years now has been confined to the role of Aspirant, stubborn and stubborn, he persists in not turning his face away from the thick glass wall from which he looks at Europe.
The second datum that emerges concerns the predominant political reasoning that comes to us from the candidates and their leaders, that is they and exclusively them, each in their own person or in their own faction to represent "The force of change", "The new political inspiration "," The new policy "," The new political generation "," The changing Albania "," The change ", etc., etc., and other similar events characterized in their structure by the designation of" new "but above all "change". Perhaps that the leaders of the parties and in particular the candidates all together pursue Time to reach it? This is good news for Albanian citizens, because if their politicians have understood that we need to keep up with the times and have surrendered to the evidence that this confrontation with time is inevitable then it means that they have unanimously adopted, how come they had done before, Time as the only reference criterion.
Notice how this electoral campaign has already satisfied the two aforementioned criteria in its preliminary phase, which are very important, the first: European in nature and the second of individual, social, political, cultural and at the same time universal nature. And to think that these standards have been reached at a time when Albania is lying exhausted in this corner of the Balkans, abused by the cynicism of a group of managers and politicians who legitimize themselves or try to self-legitimize themselves.
In some ways the conviction is created that here people just want to leave or govern, regardless of the cost involved. Let's face it, openly and courageously, the people who abandon or want to leave Albania with the hope of finding it again, or those who decide to escape from reality to take refuge in their everyday lives, and who don't pay attention to what's going on around them to them, they differ substantially from those who want to govern this country with the greed to grab it. We who resist and believe that this country continues to produce hope, we have evaluated and it is good that we continue to evaluate our abilities, because I am convinced, and we are many, that we must exercise all our rights, we must concentrate our energies, the knowing, experience, aspirations and our willpower in being authors and servants of good, while together, as a community, we commit ourselves to the day when Albania will be Europe.
If today we resist stoics in this country, where the "tyranny of indifference" reigns supreme over every rule whether it be of law or moral, if we resist knowing that we have the right to speak but also to be heard, if we are all aware that the Albania has become a precious hostage in the hands of a group of leaders and politicians, who have replaced the dictatorial violence of Enver Hoxha with violence aimed at protecting the personal interests of certain individuals or groups of individuals, so we must look in our history and in our individual or collective potential, and take inspiration from healthy and democratic societies. It often comes to mind that for our politicians, Albania has become a ghetto like neighborhoods like the Bronx or Harlem, where it is the law of the strongest that establishes the rules of the game.
In another context, twisted minds might think that managers and politicians have a modus operandi that is essentially not unlike that of the underworld family who, after sharing the zones of influence, on the basis of an agreement behind closed doors, continue their struggle fierce for expansion and domination. The democracy that is offered to us is a democracy behind closed doors. So much so that the discussions on the pre-election crisis, the negotiations, the clashes, the agreements or the disagreements took place exclusively behind closed doors, even if everyone is aware that a democracy behind closed doors and a dead democracy.
"Dear friends, we have had an adverse fate since we were young. We suffered a lot in our youth, as from a serious illness. This is the consequence of the times in which we were born, a time made of decay and decomposition which with its forces acts against the spirit of the young. The devastation and insecurity are the characteristics of these times. People live for tomorrow because the day after tomorrow is uncertain. Although these words of Nietzsche lend themselves well to describing our reality, I am full of hope and like me in many, that in the heart of every Albanian citizen lies the hope for good. We are the silent majority, the only real force that sets the country in motion, even if for years the evil of a few has exercised control over the powers of this state.
To go further with my hope, I can say that even within the same ruling class: politicians, parliamentarians, leaders of the P.
A. and local authorities nurtures the good and this can take the upper hand. There are and we can find or form leaders who have the character, integrity and solid values at the base of their formation, so that they may be administrators of public affairs and power at the service of the country, the law and the citizen.
As I have been able to reiterate on several occasions, power has been essential for leadership. This is perhaps the problem, but also and why not the essence of hope. Politicians have always stood out for their unerring instinct for power. All leaders either locally or centrally, in institutions as well as in political forces, pursue power with perseverance and willpower to be admired. Not for nothing there is the saying: "The politician goes where the wind is blowing ..." If the "wind of power" that brought our politicians up here was made up of conjunctures, intrigues, loyalty (???) or servility to the Leader , abuse of public funds, corruption, bribery, amorality, alliances of short and dubious morality, tendencies to alienate soul and character as well as falsification of the vote, however there is a considerable opportunity that despite everything we can give birth to a new hope based on this component.
Of course, election campaigns are aimed at legitimizing individuals or political parties to exercise power. But here we are faced with an almost paradoxical situation, because in the last 18 years of electoral campaigns, all the candidates have proclaimed themselves "The new faces of politics", "The new generations", "The new forces" and who were the carriers of the "Wind of Change" Except then, the day after the vote, we woke up abruptly from sleep full of dreams and hopes, and re-sink the following day again, into the nightmare and into despair. In fact, on the second day we realize that the power we have given him or taken, has been and will remain an end in itself. And that none of them asked to be
invested as a tool at the service of the Citizen. The "Wind" that our politicians followed brought gifts and power exclusively to them, because in the end the confrontation between the latter and the citizens took place in camps
and with completely different game modes, and the gap that has been created has continued to grow year by year, month by month, and day by day.
Our alternative to live a better life, to have a more just, free society and a healthy democracy, remains in any case the fruit of the partnership between the Politician and the Citizen. In order not to miss the opportunity, represented by this electoral campaign, to begin a process in favor of hope and good, we must take responsibility for building a relationship of trust. Establishing dialogue, and above all trusting relationships within Albanian society, the political class, and between citizens themselves and political subjects would be the ideal premise for change. In compliance with the need of the same democracy, to exercise power as an instrument aimed at serving the citizen, to guarantee greater justice as well as strong and more representative institutions, and at the same time respecting the ambitions and needs that politicians have towards the Power , the establishment and consolidation of the Partnership between the citizen and the politician can make a significant contribution to satisfying both needs.
In the Partnership, together we can change the Wind, and make it the only tool to guarantee Power and to assert itself in favor of Power, both of which the system needs and the Power to which the individual aspires, can be this is the starting point from which to raise the character, honesty, morality, responsibility, integrity, goodwill, etc. to standards and expectations. The contribution to establish the Partnership, can make that the two standards mentioned previously, and seems accepted as such by our politicians and managers, are the precursors of the Wind of Change and the beginning of a process of consolidation of the same, or of the progressive formation of other standards. I reiterate that this election campaign for the renewal of the Parliament marks a clearly positive turning point, to praise are the performances and the ability to build a different image, through the style and communication strategies that the candidates have chosen to capture the attention of the electorate, but all this they do for a handful of extra votes.
However turning our gaze to the positive sides, all of us together can and must ensure that the image, the style, and the ways of communication are transformed into instruments of a dialogue, a contract and a transparent and advantageous alliance between the Citizens and their candidates or parties.
Similarly, all together we can reconsider the standard Time, and no longer be the pursuers who always remain behind but rather the precursors who know how to direct Time and our lives towards the common good.
Be the precursors of Time, changing the "Wind".
Published in the newspaper Shqip, original title "Era e ndryshimit apo ndryshimi i eres".
Translated by Albanianews from He Haxhiraj
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