Democratic elections are here this spring, filling our lives and our screens in Europe, Africa, Asia and America.
Let’s observe a candidate. He assures his constituents he is true to his word, and that his main concerns are transparency and how he will work on a long term vision.
But passing through this smoke screen, we are deeply worried by the somewhat unhealthy things we see : an intoxication of power, inflated ego, vengeance, and above all the temptation to always be number one.
Thrilled by the presence of an attentive audience, the candidate seizes any and every means to get his message across which he believes to be best as he hears himself speak. He is reassured admiring his own image. Yet his anxiety about losing even the smallest portion of his privileged domain prompts us to analyze his behavior and in the end this can reveal a state of malaise that some candidates try to cure by seeking public recognition.
Others are so dependent on the limelight that they use any strategy, even the most despicable, to reach their goal. We need not look for these people in countries where the UN sends observers. They are sometimes so close to us that we can practically see them. Of course some are sincere. The function can even change the candidate. Not everyone is a Mandela.