Sunday, May 19, 2024

AN (IMPOSSIBLE) POLITICAL EVOLUTION!

Within this period of painful transition, citizens have more than once felt manipulated in their will, while politics has not managed to transform and capture modern concepts of operation that recognize the dimension of responsibility, despite the permanent utilitarian dimension. This has created a huge gap between citizens and politics, an apathy that grows and widens with each election cycle. Precisely, this “elitist” separation of politics has created a vacuum of representation, an apolitical area that has been filled with civic apathy, despair and mistrust.

Author: Bardhyl Zaimi

We should see the last political movement as complete political fragmentation, or as political emancipation. This internal political plurality is a decline, political expansion, or evolution and detachment from the dogmatic forms of positioning. It is a stage when politics is understood only as interest or realignment and reconsolidation that awaits a moment of emergence in new qualities. In essence, politics requires justification either as a vision or as a pragmatic movement. In this world of the abstract, orientations are created, which will then have to be concretized in the hemisphere of the demos, where democratic life recognizes the will as democratic and political legitimacy. It seems that the political battle in the future will take place in this abstract hemisphere of legitimacy that will have the electoral ball “Europe” on the horizon. All actors have the legitimate right to problematize, challenge and mobilize around the political concepts they display. The political argumentation of a political vision requires projections, structuring and above all political energy to make an option present in the political and public space.

Undoubtedly, in the entire width of the political notion, a system of values ​​and principles is internalized, which give meaning to the democratic space, but also to political relations, namely political parties in relation to the electorate in the entire width of representation. Even on this point, the interpretations appear different. On the one hand, we have political pragmatism that excludes moralizations, and on the other hand, we have the understanding of politics through tones of ideality, which has an inner enlightenment in the background, namely a functioning morality.

Of course, within this period of painful transition, citizens have more than once felt manipulated in their will, while politics has not managed to transform and capture modern concepts of operation that recognize the dimension of responsibility, despite the permanent utilitarian dimension. This has created a huge gap between citizens and politics, an apathy that grows and widens with each election cycle. Precisely, this “elitist” separation of politics has created a vacuum of representation, an apolitical area that has been filled with civic apathy, despair and mistrust.

It is likely that this political distrust will metastasize in the future, while apathy will find a warm bed in the space of the desperate demos. There are many other factors that make this whole confrontation between two political concepts extremely complicated, which in the Balkan space and especially in North Macedonia appear only as signs of a political normality understood in the sense of European political concepts.

Over time, dilemmas have appeared in public opinion that are related to the ethical dimension of working in politics. It would be perfect for politics to be conceived through the ethical dimension, but in reality, the notion of politics appears more complicated and extends its presence to other mechanisms, which are also determined by the concept and idea of ​​the power of power as defined by Foucault. In the Balkans, in general, this concept appears with more intensity, that is, politics understood more as the power of power. In the Balkans, so also here in our country, political dynamics are determined by certain time contexts, which make political parties much more pragmatic in relation to the electorate they represent. In the framework of this bracket, I also see the entry of ASH into the government as a legitimate right of a subject that implies that it has previously made the calculations in relation to the electorate it represents and aims for in the future. Of course, the dynamics and contexts change and the justifications of the political parties remain as we have heard them, that is, in the context of constitutional changes and in sync with European integration. Of course, this participation will depend on the results that will be shown in relation to the electorate it represents and the political goals expressed as a political party. The movements of political parties should be seen in this sense, in the sense of certain dynamics and contexts as well as in terms of the results they produce in relation to the electorate they target. It is the elections that show whether a political subject was right or not.

Now, everything goes back to the legitimacy of the demos, to the electoral legitimacy that is the essence of democratic life. However, dilemmas always remain suspended, because much is lost along the way, while the fog of discourses continues to justify an action, a movement, a tactic. Maybe we can remain disappointed as long as we demand more from politics, but we live in the Balkans and the evolutions are slow and with many bottlenecks!

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