dimecres, 9 de juny de 2010

La gent té el poder

Els polítics han buidat de contingut la democràcia. Les eleccions han deixat de ser la signatura d'un compromís amb els ciutadans per convertir-se en un simple tràmit (enutjós i caríssim) per repartir-se el poder. Això sí: només entre uns quants. Entre aquells que poden garantir la salvaguarda dels interessos de les grans corporacions comercials i financeres. Del poder real.
La gent ja no decidim sobre les grans qüestions. Potser és cert que tenim la capacitat d'influir-hi, però ens hem deixat engolir en un entramat de mecanismes complexos que, en la pràctica, ens impedeix exercir-la. Així que, tal com estan les coses, potser caldrà tornar a reivindicar que volem el poder. Potser ha arribat el moment de refer el pacte pel qual a través del vot cedim el poder als polítics. I fer-los saber que la cessió és temporal i subjecta a condicions que cal respectar. I que no hi ha cap raó (i menys que cap la raó d'Estat, tan suada) per saltar-se els compromisos adquirits. Potser ha arribat el moment de dir prou. De proclamar que ja no ens sentim representats. Que hem perdut la confiança en ells. Que ens hem cansat d'aguantar que ens facen trampes i que volem recuperar el poder que vam cedir-los i que ells no han sabut exercir amb dignitat.
Potser, com canta Patti Smith, és possible despertar del somni. I la gent, si volem, tenim el poder de canviar les coses.



People Have the Power

I was dreaming in my dreaming
of an aspect bright and fair
and my sleeping it was broken
but my dream it lingered near
in the form of shining valleys
where the pure air recognized
and my senses newly opened
I awakened to the cry
that the people / have the power
to redeem / the work of fools
upon the meek / the graces shower
it's decreed / the people rule

The people have the power
The people have the power
The people have the power
The people have the power

Vengeful aspects became suspect
and bending low as if to hear
and the armies ceased advancing
because the people had their ear
and the shepherds and the soldiers
lay beneath the stars
exchanging visions
and laying arms
to waste / in the dust
in the form of / shining valleys
where the pure air / recognized
and my senses / newly opened
I awakened / to the cry

Refrain

Where there were deserts
I saw fountains
like cream the waters rise
and we strolled there together
with none to laugh or criticize
and the leopard
and the lamb
lay together truly bound
I was hoping in my hoping
to recall what I had found
I was dreaming in my dreaming
god knows / a purer view
as I surrender to my sleeping
I commit my dream to you

Refrain

The power to dream / to rule
to wrestle the world from fools
it's decreed the people rule
it's decreed the people rule
LISTEN
I believe everything we dream
can come to pass through our union
we can turn the world around
we can turn the earth's revolution
we have the power
People have the power ...
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