By Armando Mosho
When a nation is fragile and poor, if it wants to survive, it must demonstrate a strong will that it wants such thing. Like a sick body feels the need of a medical consultation and prescribed medications, sick nations too must seek help from partners who have historically demonstrated that they want to help.
For several months, through several unprecedented movements, foreign ambassadors in Albania have been very active in the process of decriminalization and the justice reform in Albania.
It’s also been several months that ambassadors have had to swallow lies in order to keep their fragile mission to Albania alive. Like the right eye refuses to trust the vision to the left one, political sides refuse to say to the ambassadors that: someone is very weak and cannot keep the promise that has been given.
As the ambassadors have noticed in these recent months, Albanians have swallowed for several decades many lies in order not to die from the hunger for democracy.
Democracy in itself is a process that aims to create and guarantee as much independence as possible in every aspect of life. Such independences and guarantees like: independence to guarantee opinions, independence to guarantee the life’s regime, independence and guarantee to make gains and so on.
Albanians waited for democracy to arrive in the ‘90s in order for this democracy to guarantee them everything mentioned above, but in fact, what is today called a democracy in Albania, came through old methods, creating a mere illusion, making us believe that it was traveling on young horses, but even the horses were not young. The paths remained old and this carriage continued to roll on “old wheels”.
Unable to leave their past behind, the political elite of the “Albanian democracy” continued to serve to the past.
They did this by approaching submissive people, who were used as puppets to vote any act or evil law which damaged the fatherland.
The process of decriminalization has just started and many will be forced to leave their mandates in order to be subjected to the law. The problem relies on the fact that there are many of them who are still in decision making positions in an undeserved way, mobilizing criminal assets in order to vote the laws of this country.
In this aspect, the people were told that laws serve to a common good, but this is not true: speaking on legal terms, Albanian democracy laws have not been “ius commune”, but “ius crimine”.
A question naturally arises: the incriminated will leave, but will their laws remain?
The biggest resistance being made to the reform in the justice is based on this great mockery that “ius crimine” has subjected Albanians to in the past three decades. This is a mockery that intimidates Albanian politics a lot.
Of course, nobody will claim in the near future that injustice is being made from a fair judgment.
If Albanians want to restore their dignity over the past filled with obstructions, they must wait until they have many truths in their hands and fair things, in order to use them against obstructers, in order for dignity to be restored as justice is made.
And then, nobody will no longer dare to mock Albanians.
*The author is a columnist in Tirana
** The opinion of the author doesn’t necessarily represent IBNA’s editorial line