Politics has really turned out into tasteless dough recently, an inflated tactless, indelicate and unfair way of describing a process that to my understanding could only be noble in sense and substance.
I have often repelled and battled arguments conveyed by many that talk about politics as being a useless, or even more, an obstacle to social headway. I have relentlessly believed that change in our communities comes from politics and these transformations depend essentially on this pursuit. But now I am seriously starting to doubt my own convictions and whether ‘they’ were right and ‘I’ was wrong.
The useless hubbub that we have seen unfold these last months has been too ill-chosen to swallow. This is simply a distortion of what politics is really about and should represent.
This is not the politics of the people. This is partisan politics that the President of Malta, His Excellency Dr George Abela spoke so eloquently about during my radio show ‘Ghandi x’ Nghid’ on Radju Malta ‘a couple of’ Saturday’s ago. He referred to our political system as based almost in its entirety on ‘partitokrazija’. He talked about the danger of having to resort to the Italian failed model of politics if we are not vigilant and heedful. This would mean that we would have to take away the reigns of political manufacturing from the hands of them who (should) have the role to do politics and move towards having a politics decreed by specialists and technocrats, based solely on deed rather than dialectic.