Reflections on a political system
How a concept changed through the years
When this system
was introduced in
ancient Athens about 2,500 years ago,
it meant that the
free people of this city
(there were only a few hundred)
together on each
of the city’s specific problems.
present system of government
has nothing to do with this.
Every four years
guidance of the mass media and
the influence of the power of money, and
also of other visible or hidden powers)
about half of the population goes to the polls to
interest groups,called parties.
If a party receives about one third of the votes
corresponding to one sixth - 17% - of
the views of the population as a whole),
after a "commercial arrangement"
called programmatic cooperation)
form a government.
four years the decisions on every
issue aren't taken by the citizens
(such as the name ″democracy″
makes us falsely believe)
by the party functionaries
of a certain minority.
For four years
voluntarily give up the right to
decide for themselves about their future.
transferred it to
a few people who call themselves
politicians and are appointed by the parties.
For most of them
the primary and
ultimate goal of
their actions is their personal profit,
As a second
perhaps the interests of their party.
For a third goal there is not much time left.
These people, however,
the party functionaries
are the ones who
take the decisions
and then apply them as ministers
of the government.