No one could be enslaved in the most distressing way than he who falsely believes of being FREE.
Johann Wolfgang Von Gœthe
The dawn must come.
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
What is a ‘Constitution’?
By: Ahmed ELNAHAS – Montopoli, October 13th 2013.
first place, the Constitution is an idea, a model of a society where we want to
live. It is also said that a Constitution is the set of norms which a given
population write when they are quit Sober
to remain valid and in force when they lose Sobriety.
rises by necessity an important question to place before all concerned (the Government, the President, the Media, the
Parliament, the Intellectuals, Al Azhar, and the People):
“Are the ‘Institutions’ more important or
the men and women who operates these institutions?”!
answer is that an institution such as the Constitution, even a mediocre one, if
in the hands of Good men and women (who are unselfish, disinterested, competent,
attentive for the common good and not the personal or particular good),
can function well; while the best of the Constitutions in the hands of
incompetent or bad men and women is definitely destined to corrupt and rot.. Consequently
the “Idea”, the “Model” will follow.
So let us ask ourselves:
Ø“If we had sunk into such a low and degraded state in
a relatively very short period of time; then in the hands of which types of men
and women have we entrusted the making and functioning of our consecutive
Ø“Are we quit certain that this latest group of Wise
Constituents, all of whom were carefully hand-picked and nominated to re-write
a new tailor-made Constitution, are to be trusted enough as to conceive an Idea and establish a Modelfor our future way of life?”!!!
be forced to flank or support the initiatives of Power; for by nature Culture
is Free and as such it shall essentially perform its Critical Functions..
Culture must not baby-sit and sidewalk the actions of who’s in power anyway
these actions may go regardless of their aims or ends.
is nothing else but our Collective
Conscience, thus it must always be kept vigilant enough to
analyse these aims and ends, because on their outcome depends
our Future Way of Life.
Pass On The Word.
Allow me to refer you to this very loud cry of warning shouted years ago out
from the fragile throat of a dying Mahatma GHANDI, and which very few
intellectuals still remember while all politicians seem to ignore:
“What difference does
it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction
is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or
The same man who earlier, almost 90 years ago,
strongly stated that:
“The Roots of
Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without
character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without
sacrifice, Politics without principles."