We are getting used to our daily laments and complaints, whether at home or on the street, on a bus or at the club, in office or in the super market, watching TV or on the beach, in a church or in the mosque, at school or in the factory; about the continuous increase of prices against the lack of services: education, employment, transportation, health care, energy, gas, fuel, food, water supply, pollution, corruption, legality, criminality, terrorism, fear, administration and bureaucracy….Etc.
Forgetting that the general degrade of our society is mainly due to our failure in adequately defining and seriously considering the essential concept of the term “Common Good”! That villainous egoism, by which each one of us remain concentrated on his proper personal interests, has many reasons among which: the successions of foreign dominations, the separations into a multitude of states, the delay in structuring a “National” state and the long absence of a “Democratic Tradition”; but mainly the indisputable dominion of traditions, legends, myths and religion over almost every aspect of the “Common Conscience” thus crushing any initiative to illuminate the “Common Sense”!
We are restrained by the difficulty in asking ourselves:
· What could be good for my country?
· What could make me improve things for the common interest of the major part of the people?
· What would render us more free and establish our legally constituted state?
· What could give back labour, dignity and honour to our togetherness?
· What is the true sense of this social pact of ours?
· Will it still be the Constitution?
We shouldn’t lay all on the state, the administration, the parliament or the delegates and representatives simply because we chose them and sometimes for them, for a reason or another, knowing that they are unadapt to carry out the responsibility of such a complex “Res Publica”* as ours.. Because they will do, and continue doing, their own interests and shady deals.. So, until the true value and meaning of “Common Good” would prevail; only we are to be blamed!
Pass on the Word.* Latin for “Public Matter” becoming the origin for “Republic”.