Some more concerns on slight differences

There is absolutely no similarity between the feeling of being involved with, and committing yourself to, producing the change of the society we are all living in, on one hand, and the fact of being responsible for the current situation on the other. There is no cause/effect relation in the equation. There is almost no link at all, only that it’s us and we are taking part of both phenomena.

What we must not swallow (and Islanders successfully avoided this poison pill), is the guilty feeling that we are to blame, and that we are living today the way we are, because we did what we did some years ago.

Reject completely this statement. It’s a trap. It’s false.

They want to set us up once more.


1.- Our societies are (still) based on representative systems through parliaments. Maybe it’d be better to start thinking this can no longer be a good idea. We used to choose those who’d rule our countries on our behalf, which had seemed sensible for some time now, but today we’ve have enough solid proofs, to acknowledge the fact that the true power does not lay neither in the people, nor in the politicians.

2.- The current situation is product of a mix of reasons and causes, of which only a very small percentage can be understood as our direct responsibility.

3.- In a representative system, millions of citizens cannot work out agreements to carry out actions in common. That’s what congresses and governments are supposed to be for.

4.- If citizens are to be held directly responsible for the fraud of the financial system (under the statement that they knew what they were doing all the time), then, why are surveillance and control entities necessary? (i.e.: SEC, Government agencies, central banks, etc.). Shouldn’t have we been summoned to have a saying at very earlier stages?

5.- We could have had options of taking action on the causes of this financial-economic-social-political crisis. Ideally yes. But if even the Top-killers in finance and banking system around the world, “couldn’t foresee” the systemic risk, then how the hell would have we been in position to prevent this scenario?

6.- Among the tasks to be undertaken as civil accountability, by ourselves, directly, as citizens, there should be a list those mechanisms to assure that these catastrophes will not happen again.

And nothing like it can be seen to even start happening.


7 Responses to “Some more concerns on slight differences”

  1. publicspectator Says:

    Me, I would like to see how an aristocracy would work out in these times. The smartest rule, why not.

  2. What’s your bet?
    What would the smartest do differently?
    Do you really think it comes down to intelligence?

    • publicspectator Says:

      Well, voters often don’t know what they voted for and why, because the distance between the government and the people is too big. In Italy Monti doesn’t feel the pressure of coming/past elections and because of that he can make real decisions that are good for the country, political parties often can’t. If there would be a group of persons who know and understand how a country can make progress, this could work. As long as those leaders wouldn’t act out of self-interest ofcourse. The biggest problem with such a government would be that there is only one way they’ll go, socialism or capitalism.

      • I think your post on everyone having all the possible knowledge, is not quite far away from reality.
        Today, common people could make sound, and probably even more sensible decisions than government itself.
        I mean, I don’t see so far away our societies turning into direct democracies, and then we could have the “smartest” ones, but right from the dough of citizens. Which, by the way, would also reduce the distance you point out, between voters and government, virtually to zero.

      • Let me suggest you something, since I take you are young.
        Don’t play with the cards they have given you.
        Think the unthinkable.
        Conceive the unconceivable.
        There are more limits within ourselves, than in the outside.
        It’s never “this” or “that”. It’s usually more like “a bit more of this mixed with not so much of that”.
        I’m referring to the option between “socialism or capitalism”.
        Thanks for commenting.

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