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Albanian philosophical folklore obeys the rulers and "runs away" from democracy!
Written by Besi Bekteshi 11 Maj 2021
When Maximilian Vandeleuer wrote that there is corruption everywhere in the state, but in Monarchical Albania there is "absurd corruption", it was not simply about Zog's leadership style. No, he knew and understood a person like Ahmet Zogu quite well. Rather than running a state, a "cult" person like Vandeleuer had for the Albanian society almost "anti-state". That society that had emerged from the Ottoman suburbs of "hyqmet", passed into occupations and battlefields or the dismemberment of hostile neighbors and after the Congress of Lushnja in the efforts for a modern Albanian state. Corruption and absurdity in such enrichment was also the moment that distinguished us from all. In our political philosophy, few enter the greats of the urban or civilized world. A little enters Aristotle and Plato or a little enters Voltaire and Jean Jacques Rousseau. Western cultures of state formation. Few people of Western philosophy enter, because in our folk political philosophy enter our myths, the strong, the bajloz, the warrior swordsmen and bayraktars and bashibozuks who have served the rulers without obeying the urbanity and rules. The only rule was the will of the ruler, especially in the time of the pashas of Shkodra and Ioannina, and the only code was that of the Kanun in the north and partly in the south. The rules of the Monarchy did not take long to be implemented and then we only have rulers of conquests with Italians and Germans and obviously the culmination with the ruler Enver. The one who hid behind the ideology but was an Ali Pasha dressed as a Frenchman. The romantic enlighteners of our National Renaissance, in addition to being a cultural part of the Orient and in love with the West, but also part of the empire have made possible independence as their masterpiece and the great struggle for it, but never managed to make the Albanian state. At this point, Albanian folklore in society has exactly such a philosophy of obedience to the ruler. We have ruling leaders. Who is not like that, for example, like Fan Noli in the famous "democratic revolution", has not been in power for long. Who does not know how to rule over the Albanian folklore society, has a short political life at the top. He who does not rule is not respected, obeyed and not voted especially in the so-called democracy. And this is our big problem. A big problem that the internationals have realized and have already given up the great demands for pure and "beautiful" democracy in Albania. Nor should it be believed that they will deal much with internal democracies or the philosophy of obedience to the rules in a democracy. No European institution in Albania really demands this "utopia" in the Albanian transition from dictatorship to democracy. Ahmet Zogu's great figure was that he had the ability to rule over the Albanian folklore society. Biles sometimes when he tried to make some philosophical improvement like "no rule" they no longer obeyed him and sabotaged him. But when he gave the folklorists the security of the strong man above them, they went after him and those who did not obey him were declared enemies of the Albanian monarchy and fought fiercely. Enver Hoxha, another ruling and ideological figure, is the "masterpiece" of Albanian anti-urban folklore as a society. He had his genius view of domination by means of ideology while preserving the features of the oriental ruler exactly. Most of the society trusted him as a tall, handsome and strong figure at the head of the party and the state. They believed him when he took their lands and properties and put them in cooperatives, declaring as enemies those he did not want and who were certainly many, but not the majority. We believed him when he killed his comrades, declaring them enemies of the party and the state, and sometimes of the people. He was applauded more strongly when he left them without food and barefoot for his ideals of ruling the Albanian folklore society that obeyed the one who has the "castle" or the ruler. After 1990, they believed in Sali Berisha, the former secretary of the ALP party, that he was the "dove of peace" of democracy. Folklorists and those less folklorists trusted Berisha for his power of high speech as audio and his strong rule in the party. Even when he left his co-founding comrades, they believed that he "zap" them in the party and the government. Folklore saw him as the strong follower in democracy of those who were once rulers like Zog and Enver. So they believed they had found the ruler in democracy. They also believed when the '96 erupted with stolen elections, when the '97 erupted with the pyramids and the civil war, and when it took over the state by force in the '98. They trusted him to improve (the doctor) in 2005 and when he did January 21 and Gerdec. For the political folklorists in the Albanian society that were decreasing, but continued to be in the majority - Berisha was the best and he deserved to rule. Yes to give orders and be anthemized or mythologized as such. He was replaced by another post-modernist myth and undoubtedly a strong ruler since the time of the pashas and the monarchy, but also with the party that had changed its name to the ALP. Rama was already the modern ruler who in relation to the folklore of the Albanian society, could prosper and could solve the problems and troubles of Albania that he had in mind. How he perceived the solution of - problems. Undoubtedly, most of the folklore society trusts him and not Basha, who has neither the "cloth" nor the character nor the ability of the ruler, but also of the normal statesman and politician in the eyes of the Albanians. The Albanian philosophical and folklore society completely obeys the ruler, but it "runs away" from democracy. It violates democracy, violating its rules and norms. Albanian philosophical folklore society is not "compatible" with democracy, does not understand it and in many cases fights it because it hates it. This society (most in fact) does not obey its laws or gets mad at you, violating them, because it does not understand the law, but the rule, the order of the ruler. She does not perceive the state, but Rama at its head. Same as once Enver, or Zog. Like when they love him a lot and when they hate him a lot. This is the big problem that will continue for decades in this society. In these three decades of transition it has happened that education and culture have also fallen, two foundations of civilization and even worse it has desperately played property unjustly. Justice has been lacking and of course in these conditions, it remains only for the ruler to do as he pleases. Kaq,