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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

“we are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”

"What was really meant in most places was that we would elect people to govern us and sporadically renew or revoke their contracts. It was enough. There was no practicable way to involve all of us, all the time.
President Obama declared during the campaign that “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” That messianic phrase held the promise of a new style of politics in this time of tweets and pokes. But it was vague, a paradigm slipped casually into our drinks. To date, the taste has proven bittersweet.
What is the new role for government — a platform? a vending machine, into which we put money to extract services? a facilitator? And what, indeed, is the new role for us — the ones we’ve been waiting for?"

What was and still is meant is to vote for people who represent us.
If they promise they should fulfill what promised.
The reality is that, once there, they tend to forget.
Who they are, who we are, what promised.
Than they leave, we vote somebody else, but the game begins again.
So, why blaming people for being fed up, dissatisfied, deluded?

Politics have to change, but not in words.
They have to change in the real life.
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