Mediakracia ose Demokracia e Re

2024-05-19 17:00:44Pikëpamje SHKRUAR NGA ALADIN STAFA

To elaborate the

roots of democracy nowadays we would need neither more nor a little time machine. To return, to the century. 5th P.K.

Where everything started. A civilization that never fails to teach us. It is the classic that humanity returns to time and time again.

Ancient Athens.

For most of us it is difficult to visualize the circumstances and reasons why the bright minds of Greek antiquity came together to shape a political system which would not only survive that time but continue to be an inspiration and aspiration of humanity for many centuries to come.

Until our age. The new millennium.

Democracy, a system by the people, by the people and of the people, would be considered a modus vivendi of the time to address social problems and crises, class conflicts, implement laws and create an image that the people could finally solve for themselves. In the greek mind, this went even further.

The cunning to make the sovereign believe by making it part of the game with the aim of maintaining order, security and stability in the country.

What is the people themselves? Is there really a term "people"?

For the leaders of a government the term people can be used mostly as a rescue command, believing strongly that they would do anything for their own interests. They would be one with them and even their very existence would depend on the sovereign.

But is that the truth?

The people of this abstract term do not seem to be very real because it is precisely the individuals who, with influence, power, ego and money, lead the masses/crowd/people.

It was this philosophical approach of Aristotle, an opponent of oligarchy, that prompted this view to come to life, when he quoted that the government should be better run by people who had the opportunity to exercise it. So when they listened to the people and their concerns, despite propaganda or demagogy as dangers that were subsequently born.

How does this philosophy translate today?

Today we are facing a new democratic system after the match of several systems all over the world since World War II. Democracy, modern, liberal and neo-liberal, and many more, as time is actually bringing them.

That's why the people's approach to the people has undergone great changes. To make it possible to convey their messages and increase their influence in particular, cooperation with the media has started early and at this last stage it seems that this binomial has touched the highest levels, where a key weight has taken on the image.

We see it every day in the world.

In Albania as well. Our Prime Minister Edi Rama is the master of the show of a politics quite close to this philosophy of Aristotle which in today's language is called mediacracy.

The way public access and obsession with getting down to the populist level is now a phenomenon in communication strategies.

Democracy seems to have been cut off from parliamentary tables and the new parliament is the media one. Today we are talking about a new term, media.

Logically the media has won points with the power given as the fourth power.

But it seems technology has pushed him hard to move faster than other powers.

What's going on? It seems that a shift between politics and technology has begun, both of which are playing not only the role of the supervisor but also that of the decision-maker.

As everything evolves and evolves, it seems to younger generations that mediacracy will be in the future the only form of democracy they will encounter. Escaping reality and the message obtained and leaving behind imagination and photography, which remains distant.

Although history has clashed with various mutations stemming from the first democracy since antiquity, sometimes in color and sometimes black and white, it remains essentially the same.

No matter what happens, every development, revolution, moment or historical day, life repeats itself.

Because in the end there is nothing new under this sun.