Dirty work?October, 2023
I have no idea how many of the readers remember the words of the first democratically elected president of Bulgaria, Zhelyu Zhelev, in the early 1990s, that politics is a dirty job... I really have no idea, but I can imagine what a huge burden has fallen on the head of a philosopher who lived peacefully until then. Those years were truly unique, when everyone had to step into new roles, start new professions, and often create them.
But now, so many years later, I even think it is an eternity, I can truly assert that politics is not and should not be a dirty profession. And I claim this not only because times have changed, and social media has given societies the total transparency they have needed for centuries. The fact that transparency and fast communications have helped a lot to be able to “clean up” our understanding of politics, but now more than ever we need to make sure that it is never dirty again. And it's easy to do - with active scrutiny and participation by all on social media. Honestly, with integrity and with facts. And most importantly - not anonymously.