January 13, 2007

The Unbearable Lightness of Words

A year or so ago the President of beloved Stravaraland announced that "The construction of the New General Hospital is the biggest scandal in the history of the Republic" (yes, the one that was saved in April 2004).

Now, has anybody heard of any investigations to identify and punish the culprits (even if they belonged to the previous government)? Or are we to assume that there were never any scandals in Stravaraland and therefore the "biggest scandal" is a drop in the ocean and therefore not sufficiently important to waste time on? You will agree with me that this is probably not what the President meant. But if this indeed the "biggest scandal" in the history of the Republic, and nothing is being done to identify and punish the ones responsible for it, am I not correct to conclude that words have lost their meaning? That words, that is, have become unbearably light, and therefore irrelevant?

originally posted by Apodimos Kypreos


Blogger apodimos Kypreos said...

Η Αβάσταχτη Ελαφρότητα των Λέξεων...

Απόδειξη ότι ο Kundera δε θα πεθάνει μόνος...

13 January, 2007 15:50  

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