The law and the Rule of Law – That’s what it’s about

However unbelievable it may sound, for any country to work there needs to be a strong focus on the law. Not only is it relevant to actually define the structure of laws and legal systems, but these laws also have to be respected and followed in order to be of use. Beautifully written paragraphs, detailed structures and well-dressed judicial representatives won’t do much good if the country itself isn’t going to respect the law – why should you give a single F about it anyways?

The law and the Rule of Law

There are so many things that people tend to take for granted. As previous generations have helped build legal systems in many countries around the world, newer generations tend to take it for granted. Even better, the ones having built them also tend to walk into the road of calming down and limiting the previous focus. You know, the focus that help build all that legislative, legal stuff when the alternatives were rather crappy.

But it’s not about pointing fingers at any generation in particular, the question concerns something else. How come that many citizens in the West today are so worried about all sorts of things? Let’s start right there.

There’s an upcoming economic crisis – let’s bitch about it. Then there’s the migration crisis – bitching is the answer. Oh, welfare disease killing millions of people each year? A little bitching may solve the problem. Terrorists? Bitching. Low integration? Bitching. Politicians are all the same? Bitch about it.

This list could continue ad nauseam, but it won’t because there’s a point to be made here somewhere too. The thing about things said to be a huge ass problem to people, especially people in groups sharing the same words on a passport, is that it’s basically irrelevant. Yes.

Once issues like the ones mentioned are brought up into the sunshine, spotlight or horizon, they tend to be fully accepted by various actors, the most relevant being politicians, citizens and the media. Pick your favorite thing to bitch about and Google it – you’ll most definitely find quite a bunch of different sources, articles, reports, blog posts and all other sorts of informative material. Informative in the sense of informing you on what’s happening in the world of bitching, not necessarily even trying a little to get to the actual point of things.

That wouldn’t be fun or interesting.

But what if it is?

Whenever there’s a sudden collective thing to which many subscribe in order to bitch about something freely during coffee breaks and phone calls, that’s usually a sign of something not working as it should on a deeper level. People most often don’t give one flying you-know-what about things like these unless they actually have some sort of real problem, which is bigger and far more difficult to deal with. Like a legal system in need of updating – which country on this planet is currently NOT in need of that?

You guessed it.

Now, being semi or fully aware of this issue, this real issue, leads to a need of expressing it and this is far harder than it seems. Communication isn’t all about #hashtags and jargon, although that’s included in the whole thing.

When leading politicians in a country understand this and ignore the issue, opposing parties will use this moment in order to grab some power. By pointing out something, an issue, and then going all in with the bitching forces in order to anger the population into wanting change. Because they believe that people are idiots.

The thing about change though is that it actually has to make something different, like you know, goes a little deeper than changing the leading party. Usually, in times of bitching, the rhetoric includes words like unfair, no money, all politicians are the same, crisis, they are coming, doomsday and so on. This is a way of expressing dissatisfaction – and it most often goes deep down to be about the structure of the law in a country.

In combination with the practical outcome from that law.

This isn’t depending on what the color of a leading political party is, but it’s part of the societal structure in need of reforming, updating a few points to move away from practices belonging to way-back-in-time.

That’s the real issue, and as long as it’s ignored by parties and leading political figures – the only thing those guys are doing is further confusing people into being angry, passive and bitching. And we all know how well that goes, considering all other times whenever that has happened before, don’t we?

Do you think it’s about time that countries start emphasizing real communication and interaction more?

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