People are being sick and tired of being cheated. I realize that I'm starting to sound like a communist revolutionary -- but I hope that is just because I have finally had enough, that I have finally decided to become politically involved. What I feel is probably my own exhilaration because I am getting involved, and because I note that other people are getting involved, too.
As Arundhati Roy said in Porto Alegre at the World Social Forum (paraphrasing from the German edition of the MondeDiplomatique):
That is what I am trying to do. To speak up, in the office, amongst friends, stand on the street, join a demonstration. To say out loud: I believe the concentration of the media in the hands of a few is bad for us, that we should try to get other InformationSources, even if they cost a bit more. Because big business is not only StealingMoney -- in its desire to sell, it is devaluing things we hold dear. Time alone. Time with our loved ones. Because that has no value to them.
NGOs are a way to express what we want. We don't want to vote for party X or party Y. We want Human Rights, NOW! We don't want to vote for one of the faceless member of paliament. We want less poverty, NOW! This is why people are tired of politics. Because politics has disconnected itself from our daily lives. We want clean air and clean water, NOW!
And the NGOs, however simple-minded they might seem, offer us this. They write proposals. They intervene on our behalf. They organize us. They weld our disconnected voices into a movement, an interest group, a political player. Every NGO turns into a tiny little political party in out-of-parliament opposition. Because we, the people, are in opposition.
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