I do like Tango! a student of our running study program Political Analysis uttered some days ago: That’s no democracy at all - the man clearly leads! ...Democracy as an unnatural, unsexual institution, unable to lead? I don’t think so. To my mind, tango dancing, in contrast, represents vital democracy in a way: For the people, of the people, by the people, full of power and life!.. http://www.prlog.org/11994439-tango-lovers-enamorados-del-tango-ignites-the-stage-again-in-uruguay.htmlDoughtless, the Tango is rich of associations to sexual power, but it is not about rape or war. In contrast: Any social dance, and particularly Tango, is based on a silent agreement to move together in
jointly accepted and corresponding figures. Both dancers move together by free will and in a very creative way. Historically, even the wild Tango has expressed resistence against old-fashioned, premodern forces and class differences. And not only in Argentine, but also in Finland and other countries, Tango as well as its modern followers like Salsa are a common heritage of the people!Democracy, on the other side, cannot work without leadership and effective governance - protecting itself against its enemies and against forms of deceit as well as energetically pursuing common goals. Indeed, differently to other political systems, democratic governance is based on jointly accepted procedures and laws: You are free because the others accept your freedom. And you have to accept the freedom of all the others. It’s up to us how energetically and creatively we use our freedoms and capabilities. Let’s dance! V.P.
IPAInstitute for Political AnalysisProf. Dr. Volker von Prittwitz