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What Is Wrong With the System?

What Is Wrong With the System?


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By Andreas C. Chrysafis – August 23, 2015


Dilemma Question

What is wrong with this flawed democracy that we all brag about and praise as an ideal system of government but fails to provide?
What is wrong with such a system that ultimately encourages corruption at the expense of the people who put their faith and hope for a better future?
What is wrong with the leadership that promises one thing to the electorate and then stabs them in the back to remain in power?
What is wrong with petty-politicians and “representatives” of the people who fail to act on behalf of the people but thrive on self-indulgence?
What is wrong with the Greek people who fail to learn from their mistakes and continue to elect unworthy politicians and petty-political parties?
What is wrong with us all who continue to support such a flawed system knowing that it thrives on lies, nepotism and corruption?
It is evidently clear that people here in Cyprus and Greece have both been betrayed by; the political elite; the parliament; the government; law enforcement agencies; the Judiciary; the banking system and by other failed institutions!
To the dismay of the electorate, Greece is having yet another general elections for the reign of power has broken down; it broke down because the existing disgraceful system protects the establishment and not citizens!
The election of Syriza party offered hope that one-day great changes were about to take place in Greece but instead they fizzled out; just like Mr. Anastasiades’ shallow promises that have betrayed peoples’ trust.
Without a Revolution of the Mind nothing will ever change. That means people need to speak out against social injustice in demand for catharsis and a social-conscious education system (Paidea) that produces “anthropous” to think for themselves and not drones!
The current political system offers no such possibility nor any incentives or examples of good citizenship in a caring compassionate society. That is what’s wrong with the system of government and its time for a complete re-think.
Andreas Chrysafis by the sea

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  1. NO LAW – NO WRONG…!

    Where there is no Law or Justice there is no Wrong! That says it all! No society can prosper or can even be considered civilized when confronted by such shortcomings. I consider the absence of Just Law or the enforcement of the Law to be the worst enemy of a nation that eats away dignity, respect and deteriorates one’s own soul.

    Last week, the neighborhood was awakened at three in the morning by a terrible booming sound. Thinking that the Turkish army has invaded the island again I jumped up and then realized that groups of young people were testing their powerful amplifiers without a sliver of consideration for the neighborhood or residents in deep sleep. The police were called! Surprise; surprise they did not show up or do anything about it. By five in the morning silence had befallen upon the neighborhood again…the aliens made a retreat to their comfortable homes for a good day’s sleep; work for many has become anathema!

    Unaware to us all, that was only a little taster of worse things to come!

    Next evening at 11 pm a gang of super DJ warriors arrived to take over and started lambasting their rave music so loud, I think a few dead bodies jumped out of their graves wondering what on earth (or heaven) was happening to their everlasting rest in peace. The music was so loud and certainly most earsplitting that went on and on and on, without a stop!

    The locals realizing this may go all night, the incident was reported to police again asking the authorities to apply the law of the land. Surprise; surprise no response this time either! They simply ignored calls to perform their duty. Unaccustomed to transparency and accountability, the police probably drove by; saw and turned a blind eye – in no other law-abiding country such behaviour would be tolerated!

    Without a choice the local residents, tourists and children had to bear the deafening sound of rave music, fireworks and revving motorcycles going back and forth all night. The army of youth had finally got tired, drunk or stoned out of their heads and by 6.00 in the morning – just when the first rooster started to crow – they made a dishonorable retreat and dispensed like ants.

    So the question arises: where can citizens find justice in a land, a land where the law protects lawbreakers?

    I have no idea my friends but this is Cyprus; where everything is permissible as long as one has contacts or family connections within the right political party or inside their local police stations; very sad indeed! But the saddest part of it all; citizens are trapped recognizing that Law and Justice is not there to protect them!

    Andreas C Chrysafis
    August 12, 2015

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