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To whom we address the speech? To whom we ask for his ideas? Where is the common sense?

It was outrageous to hear George Papandreou TALKING in Ted's Talks.
What's worthwhile asking the dreams & ideas of a man who is, in a huge amount, responsible for the situation in Greece, the mistreat of false democracies (lobbies, powerful people) against the majority of people globally?
George Papandreou is a disappointing (and i'm very mild at that) politician. We don't usually ask for innovative ideas losers, especially when they're responsible for nations! Imagine asking sbody who plays false notes about music education, a dangerous doctor about heart surgeries etc. A politician speaks as one during his duty! He doesn't have to leave his task/post to "see better"!
It's obvious that this person is out of the reality, with no knowledge of history and human values! He describes his meetings with EU colleagues like a weakening baby! Like a poor baby that somebody else spared his chance! He makes his self-critisism that provokes laughter or anger, because immediately after he proposes the "globalisation of Democracy"! He hasn't heard about the greed of the markets and of the big capital who introduced Globalisation.He hasn't tasted injustice from the powerful to the weak. Because in the moment he had to choose between People and Markets, he chose Markets. And when he did that, public injustice prevailed, hunger, and much more less democracy. Even when he proposed Referendum, the Dogs barked and he took it back. He has no excuses. At this difficult moments he had specialists he could be advised for another solution. Many economists where talking from the beginning about the structural defaults of the current european economic system, he didn't hear them, he didn't chose so.
After the fall of dictatorship until now (1974-2013), PASOK, his party, was in the government 22 years, more than half! So PASOK has much more of responsibility for the "in-transparency, clientelistic state, powerful's tax avoidance" etc, that G.Papandreou mentioned.
TTalks can do better than that

  • Jun 24 2013: I listened to the talk this morning at 2am driving from the airport to home, needing a way to stay awake. Wow! Did this talk serve the purpose! ... But unlike you, my response was off-the-scale positive! I'm not as close to the situation in Greece as you are and I don't know the history . But I was excited because ... here was a politician acknowledging his limits and recognizing the need for deep systemic change in what we call "democracy." I was excited because he was asking for new answers ... for new ways to bring "we the people" into a position of leadership not only for Greece but for the European Union. That's what we offer! ... At the Center for Wise Democracy ... ... we've been proposing a way to accomplish this for over twenty years. And we've been searching for this kind of leader to imagine and seek out what's really needed to make democracy work.
  • Jun 25 2013: Knowing the (hi)story, makes the difference. You can sometimes use the idea but not the person (in any case, this one). And of course we are all in search of new ideas and ways etc. Knowing the history, means tracing the facts and testaments, without sticking on it, puts the bases for future positive transformation. The question is also: do you and me, need so desperately Globalisation to communicate and exchange ideas about how we can have more efficient Democracies? This is my e-mail ( in case you want me to let you know about few actions and movements i've come up towards positive constitutional alternation in Democracy. Or is it the Markets that they first need globalisation? Thank you for participating.