It’s the 7th of November and we woke up to the news that Obama has won the U.S. Presidential elections, same sex marriage is passed in Maryland and Maine, marijuana is legalized in Colorado and Washington  and Tammy Baldwin wins Wisconsin, becoming the first openly gay U.S. Senator.

It feels like America has passed its teenage years and is all grown up. Oh, I can almost smell the sweet scent of liberalism blowing over the Atlantic. Yet on our shores The Times decides to carry a story about an elusive Brazilian firm.

At a time when the rest of the world is embracing change, we’re debating about the position of a comma in an essay. Yes that’s all the Brazilian firm is, an insignificant story which is being hyped up simply because it makes the Opposition look better by making Lawrence Gonzi look bad.

But it’s OK, let us all clutch to this story, of course, it is very important to know more about this firm, since, from the way things are going, half the electoral campaign of the PL will be revolving around this.

No one seems to care about asking questions anymore. What is the PL’s take on same sex marriage? What are the plans of the PN with regards renewable energy? What is the PL’s position on illegal immigration? And the list goes on.

We are expected not to ask questions, and when we do we are faced with more rhetoric. Do we really want to be this person here?

Trusting blindly in politicians is not the answer. Quationing them is.

taken from Orizzont 07/11/12

No one should ever trust blindly, if you do, then what is the whole point of democracy?