MY BOYFRIEND AS PRESIDENT OF REPUBLIC

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It is twilight zone in Croatia.. very soon here will be elections for President, so we are in the middle of political circus called presidential election campaigns.

I do not need to explain you anything - you know it all - campaigns are same everywhere in the world, just emotional intensity of speeches and paroles used in campaigns vary from period to period, from place to place and from person to person. The winners are that ones who can the best convince the people in what they are selling them, or that ones who the best manipulate with votes.

In this Hub I will not tell you anything about our candidates for President, just will mention that I am very scared of one of them, he looks like invader from other planet (David Icke would tell he is reptilian), so I do not watch TV too often, completely afraid that his face could suddenly pop up from the TV screen...

This time I definitely decided that I will not listen their speeches and promises because I am sure that they cannot keep them. Economical situation is so complicated that is actually not possible to do anything significantly in one short human life. I do not want to get emotional involved and be disappointed afterwards. Instead of that, I decided something else. I am fed up of being afraid of various politicians (who look like greedy reptilians), and only way to do something is to get involved in the politic personally. My decision is -

my boyfriend has to be next president of Croatia, so we started to prepare ourselves and especially him for the next elections coming in 4 years. BTW, I do not want to be presidential candidate, I prefer to be "First Lady" - and influence diplomacy and politic from the shadow.

Well - we have enough time to get prepared - we just need set of good speeches and good paroles which would motivate people to vote for us (for Dean, actually). In our age we are mature enough that we understand that POLITIC IS BASED ON PROMISSES.

POLITIC CAMPAIGNES are set of promises which candidates never intent to keep, so we just need to figure out what to promise people - what would they buy for sure. At this moment, we are pretty sure that we must promise the following:

  • big prosperity of economy
  • jobs for all
  • free education for all
  • better and free social and medical care
  • no corruption in government
  • brighter future for all
  • revision of the process of privatisation ( all countries in "transition" from socialism to capitalism experienced that minority robbed majority much more quickly then any of you can imagine, so some people here still hope that this process can be reversed)

Of course we will not be able to keep these promises at all : economical situation here is so complicated that in 4 years we cannot actually do much. But if we would be honest to the people, they would never vote for us. So we must lie. People need HOPE, NOT THE TRUTH.

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Croats on Moon
Croats on Moon

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As soon as my boyfriend becomes President and me First Lady of Croatia, we will find few good excuses why we cannot realize promises given in campaign like:

  • global recession
  • other sudden priorities - some new virus or something like that
  • if needed, we will find some "enemy of the nation" on that will people focus, so they will not remember to ask us "why we still did not employ all people with wages higher then anywhere else in the world".

Well, we cannot feed people only with negativity, otherwise they would not be active when needed. But we need to keep their minds occupied with something - all the time, so we will do our best to entertain them in their free time:

  • we plan to significantly improve TV programs so this can entertain people and also remove their focus from political issues
  • we plan organizing much more football games and in connection with that, much more marketing of beer (when people are drunk and focused on football, they cannot think about politic)
  • all tranquilizers will be always free (covered by insurance). While under the strong tranquilizers people cannot think clearly.
  • we will motivate them to volunteer in humanitarian actions to open their hearts for others. While helping the poor ones, they will not have time to look at what we are doing.

Wow, did I miss something? Everything up till now sounds so familiar. All these is already invented and we all watch it every day....Our plans are not original at all !!! Never mind, from the time of Roman Empire we learned that people need two things to be (at least temporary) content: BREAD AND CIRCUSES. If we cannot give them bread, circuses will do.

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Pula,Croatia, old Roman Amphitheater from 1st century
Pula,Croatia, old Roman Amphitheater from 1st century

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Hahaha! You're going to make a fine "First Lady" Tatjana! It's tough to hate people who give you alcohol and drugs/tranquilizers! You're going to be perfect! Now, please tell me, where do I sign up to vote for you guys??? :D


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

He, he, Dohn, please sign up right here! Why to wait? Thank you for your lovely comment...


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The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

So true, so true.

Now I realise why our Parliament Building is circular, and full of apes, baboons, buffoons and clowns.

As Mark Train said "There are liars; there are Bloody liars, and there are politicians!"

Great article kid.

Cheers.


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

HA! Now I can brag and say to a stranger and friends, "The First Lady of Croatia is a spiritual friend of mine", do you err... have an appointment to speak to me?" hehehe. Good article and good points!


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Hi, TOF; so glad to see you here...

We have saying here "polititians are the biggest whores".

Thank you very much for the visit and comment.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

He, he, Mary, I will travel a lot around the world so we will meet on some nice place...


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emohealer 7 years ago from South Carolina

LOL! You have my vote, er if I voted, hahaha! You definitely have the politcal dogma down pat, you may even raise money from this article for the campaign. Thanks for the truthful entertainment, These things should not be amusing, however..........Well Done!!!


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Bbudoyono 7 years ago

You are right Tatjana, politicians are liars. But they lie because the public want them to lie. Public want lies, not truth. maybe because truth is bitter. I you cannot lie you will never win any election.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Well, Emohealer, if we become members of leading Croatian party, we do not need any our money: our campaign will be sponsored... (so voters will pay it all - as they always do - on one way or another)

Thank you, I am glad for entertaining you.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Yes Bbduyono, people want lies. You are right. Truth means a lot of work and change, lies bring instant hope (and hangover later)

Thank you so much for the great comment and visit.


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Kanav 7 years ago from Matrix

LOL nice article.

Candor is what will count soon. Your beautiful country has potential that your administrators do not realize. I feel that you can be the next big thing in EU. I hope you do become the First Lady ;) and there is no recession to talk about and you do make a difference.

Cheers!


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H P Roychoudhury 7 years ago from Guwahati, India

Wish you to be the First Lady.


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Green Lotus 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

I love your Hub tatjana and hope you do become first lady! There's a fine line between hopes and dreams and lies. It lies within the heart of the dreamer. All we can do is hope everyone keeps dreaming in the right direction.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Dear Kanav,

I hope we will NOT become part ot EU, at least not soon. We would not get anything valuable what we already do not have...but could loose everything what we still have.

Thank you very much for your nice comment


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thanks HPR!


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

I love your comment, GL. "to hope that everyone keeps dreaming in the right directions" would save us many unnecessary troubles. One day humanity will learn...up till then we just need to belive they would.

Thank you very much for the visit and comment.


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Raven King 7 years ago from Cabin Fever

hehehehehe.....times ten!


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Hehehehe Raven, glad you liked it.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago

Tatjana-Mihaela, You certainly have a wonderful list of promises! I think that you can present them as your "Make a Difference Improvement Priorities" This way you would not be lying... But giving TRUE HOPE! I think that you will make a fine 1st First lady! Look out Croatia! Thank you for sharing, Blessings!


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Hehe, Deborah, I just learned what to promise from politicians here and abroad...and how to avoid to fulfill promises...what is even more important.

Thanks for reading!


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Hussains 7 years ago from Olympia, WA

May your dreams come true!


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

He, he, Hussains we are pretty satisfied with the life we already live, this Hub is joke.

Thank you for the nice comment.


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Petra Vlah 7 years ago from Los Angeles

I like your humore, but even more I like your realistic perspective. "Pane et circuses" is still alive and well all over the world. The sad part? Will never change!


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much, Petra.


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Petra Vlah 7 years ago from Los Angeles

I just posted 2 hubs about Croatia: "Bombs and Fireworks" (acctually about Kosovo) and "Deaf wall of arrogance this one is about Croatia. Take a look when you have the time, I am really interested in your opinion since you know the subject first hand


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

I will do immediately - I noticed them already, but was busy with publishing my Hub. Thanks for reminder, Petra.


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Mr Nice 6 years ago from North America

Hi First Lady Tatjana,

Hahahaha.....you are very smart for selecting to be a First Lady instead of becoming a president. You know that's a difficult job.

Well you will make your BF a good president being a first lady. You never know, Croatia's population is almost 4.5 millions & I think it's possible good luck.

Can I have your autograph please before it becomes impossible.........hahaha. Great imaginations, you always surprise me.

Love, Peace & all the happiness for you.........


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Hi, Tony, well, my BF is very convinced that point of being President is to - take rest and do nothing , but he will be very good because he will not force people to work as well. Because there is only 4,5 millions of us, nobody will notice that we actually sleep and dream about better world.

Ha, ha, ha, I am glad you like it.

Love and joy to you as well.

BTW, anything new and nice happening?


ralwus 6 years ago

Don't forget the cake. We need cake as well. It seems you have a gospel grasp on the inside machinations of politico. Does the boyfriend want to be President? You may make a better one. LOL


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

No, CC, my BF does not want it at all, he just love joking... Croats adore being cynical about politic.

Thank you so much for the visit and comment.


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Mr Nice 6 years ago from North America

Hi First lady Tatjana,

Your Bf has good dreams. You never know you might become a first lady.

Same old nothing new except summer 2010 I will be traveling to Hong Kong, South Korea & Thailand. Plans might change from Korea, Hong Kong to Europe & Thailand. I Will find out in April, 2010.

My Ukrainian friend just came back from Montenegro & she visited Croatia too. She told me Montenegro is beautiful too. She recommended to Visit both countries. Who knows may be I change my plans.

Love, peace & lots of happiness for you..........


John 22 months ago

Oh my gosh you guys look so good and so happy! Glenn you look different with the long hair, I guess it’s beasuce I didn’t know you when you had the long hair. Kafai… waaa ho leng lui ahhh!

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