Today at work, I had a very interesting discussion with one of my workmate who is also a lawyer. Johary, that’s his name, is among these rare species of Malagasy citizens who still believe that ideas, democracy and law, can change Madagascar. With his title of “Doctor in Law”, he tried to convince me that only real democracy and total respect for the so called “State of Law”, were the only ways to get rid off the mess where Madagascar is involved. While he spoke to me, I remember the time I was like that; there was a time, me too, I wanted to be like those guys and girls who changed France during May 1968, I dreamed to be like these young American who burned their drafts (Vietnam draft) and who launched the Hippie movement, I had the fantasy to be at the place of Chinese rebels who challenged their government in the Tian Me square. Why did I change? Why did I stop dreaming?
Dream is not different from law, dream represents the climax of your fantasy, law represents the perfect type of rule. I think that there is nothing wrong for a lawyer to be a dreamer. I beleive that with the help of his or her dreams, the lawyer can force the destiny of a whole nation …do you need a proof? He convinced me.
So, I would like, through this blogg, to convince you that ideas, democracy, exchange between people, the respect of “State of Law”, are the clues to find the appropriate formula for sustainable development and national emancipation.