I’m not saying I’m Mr. Obama. Let me off!
I’ve just got fed up with some people who don’t really what to discuss any topic, but just to express their opinion. And what’s more, at last you feel that they don’t even want YOUR opinion.
I was asked some days ago, about what I thought about the situation of the country XYZ.
We gave our impressions, but then I tried to point out that the macro-economic indicators showed that country XYZ was actually developing and growing at a very steady rate, and that the impact of external debt had severely been reduced, giving the country to make sound and sovereign decisions without interference from international credit organizations, and that previous debt had been “designed” and “created” without any real need, and bla, bla, bla …..
At this point, since my comment wouldn’t fit with what my interlocutor was expecting, instead of considering facts or engaging in a more interesting discussion about what those decisions would mean as a strategy for a country, s/he quickly went back to what s/he had “seen” and “perceived”.
I realized that there was absolutely no point in insisting on trying to reveal a “truth” or “facts”, but just keep on exchanging our opinions, with which, all of us were happy enough.
Since we were not talking merely on fashion, or design, even on architecture, and, certainly opinions were as shallow as transmitted through the media, I preferred to withdraw myself from the “chat”.
Some months ago, I would have been disappointed, that people would avoid discussing society and political matters, to maintain their opinions, but this time I really got pissed off, for their “opinion” and “beliefs” are exactly the SOURCE FROM WHICH OUR SOCIETIES ARE BEING LED, THE REASON OF OUR SURRENDER, THE WEAK LINK FOR A POSSIBLE RESISTANCE, THE PILLARS OF OUR POLITICIANS BETRAYAL.
I so found myself, face to face, with the mind structure by which my destiny is being decided.
It’s redundant to say I did not like it at all.