After deciding to adapt to the democratic system, we consented to be ruled by those who gain the majority of votes in the national elections. It is said that democracy is not a perfect system, but up to this day, there hasn’t been any sound alternatives. However, it is worth knowing that there is a number of democratic models, created not only with politics line-up in mind, but also concerned with a catalog of values, that has to be appropriately protected and conferred to future generations. Therefore, we are not condemned to fate, which, at one time, entitles the first group of people, which is disliked by the second group, to be in charge, then, after becoming convinced of our bad decision, gives the reins to the second group, because the former one hasn’t lived up to our expectations.
If that possibility was the only way out, it would have been a great constraint to our freedom. However, there are other solutions that allow to reach that, apart from the first and the second groups, the third and the fourth also, and a whole lot of other bodies, which in democratic elections can be chosen with largely unknown and unappealing solutions, yet leading to results not only interesting, at the same time, effective, but above all, guaranteeing the growth of the common weal.
As reality often shows, if the opposition defeats the ruling team during the elections, then usually begins to implement changes, at least by their estimation, for the better. The act of takeover by some other political group can be somewhat similar to the change of housing, which requires ventilating, freshening, and taking the executive positions, to further continue the predecessor’s work. However, miracles like this occur very rarely.
If the new government and its followers are holding on to a different set of fundamental values, then, sooner or later, the state will find itself in a state of complete overhaul, including the exchange of foundations. In cases like these, the government which has the majority in the parliament is not always able to do a complete revision of the house, because it lacks the necessary numbers which are needed for a fundamental change. Undoubtedly, a democratic precaution like this protects the consistency of state’s systems, and shields it from any rash decisions, to which the society has not yet matured.
As the exchange of state’s fundamentals doesn’t come easy, after the elections there is a genuine earthquake in terms of personal policy, regarding the political posts, but also the line-up of crucial seats in economy, culture, media, and, reprehensible as it is, even in places where there aren’t any connections with the administrating.
This personnel exchange is understandable, because who is better suited to realize the various aspects of government policy, if not it’s supporters. Sadly, there is a certain risk, a danger even, which can arise from sweeping out the professional, competent and honest employees only because they don’t belong to the victorious team. Taking the political affiliation as the first rule can prove to be detrimental to the society, because it opens the door for various careerists and bribery.
The loss of power inevitably leads to the loss of thousands lucrative jobs in National Treasury companies, supervisory boards and a large number of departments, which are acting as the spoils of war for the victors.
Author: Bp Tadeusz Pieronek /pr-controlled.com ©
Illustration: Picasso and Gernika on War and Peace