24 October 2005

A Strange Concept for Russia

From today's FT. It requires subscription so I have pulled out a line. There remains a mental block amongst the political elite that the Narod have a sort of mind of their own. It can be influenced but is increasingly resistant to manipulation. The greatest risk to economic stability is a failed transition of power.

Manipulation alone is not enough. Real appeal is required.
FT.com / Comment & analysis / Analysis - Righting the Orange Revolution

1 comment:

Daniel Nerezov said...

Great line!

If you were shooting for a bit of impromptu satire; thanks for making me spray coffee all over the keyboard.

It does seem the Narod is starting to think for it self. How obscene. Wait till they start getting broadband.

It's always been like that; you get some kind of a quasi gang happening, they beat up everybody until there is nobody else to elect and then, they're the Government. They think they can govern, but at the end f the day they�re still a tiny little gang of 100 odd people doing the only thing they know how to do- intimidate and brainwash people.

They should start courses at uni teaching people how to be political leaders. From what I've experienced, our current stock of politicians knows little much further than throwing up a huge pre-election campaign, doing a stellar job of spitting their marketing rhetoric and then sitting in office trying to figure out how to get things done from there onwards.

I wonder for how long all of this crap is gonna persist for, if it will ever stop.

24 October 2005

A Strange Concept for Russia

From today's FT. It requires subscription so I have pulled out a line. There remains a mental block amongst the political elite that the Narod have a sort of mind of their own. It can be influenced but is increasingly resistant to manipulation. The greatest risk to economic stability is a failed transition of power.

Manipulation alone is not enough. Real appeal is required.
FT.com / Comment & analysis / Analysis - Righting the Orange Revolution

1 comment:

Daniel Nerezov said...

Great line!

If you were shooting for a bit of impromptu satire; thanks for making me spray coffee all over the keyboard.

It does seem the Narod is starting to think for it self. How obscene. Wait till they start getting broadband.

It's always been like that; you get some kind of a quasi gang happening, they beat up everybody until there is nobody else to elect and then, they're the Government. They think they can govern, but at the end f the day they�re still a tiny little gang of 100 odd people doing the only thing they know how to do- intimidate and brainwash people.

They should start courses at uni teaching people how to be political leaders. From what I've experienced, our current stock of politicians knows little much further than throwing up a huge pre-election campaign, doing a stellar job of spitting their marketing rhetoric and then sitting in office trying to figure out how to get things done from there onwards.

I wonder for how long all of this crap is gonna persist for, if it will ever stop.