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OK, on one hand you are saying that we should delegate the power to make important decisons to politicians and on the other you're blaming them for throwing dust in our eyes. Do you also believe that politicians are the only ones who have the ultimate knowledge? I don't think so, and it is not correct to underestimate the qualities and the capability to make judgement of all the rest. Also, how do you judge people's expertise? In my opinion, things are not black and white as we all wish they were.
About power: I think it is the common people who give the power to the "shrewd guys", of course not always to the right ones, but still I do believe that we must not underestimate their importance as an element of a society. And I still do believe in the ideas of democracy. You and me and our generation, unlike our parents, have been brought up in the spirit of democracy.

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by Little L (ljolito (at) gmail (dot) com) on Mon Feb 20th, 2006 at 04:54:48 PM EST
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