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A Double Provocation

A Double Provocation

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A DOUBLE PROVOCATION: THE TRANSITION AND THE GLOBALIZATION The birth of PUR on the political scene of the country

and its public manifestation in a democratic frame - formed and consolidated after the December of '89 period represents an immediately answer, conscious and responsible for the multitude and complexity problems and challenges of transition to a market economy in Romania, in a quickly and deep changing world in which the dependencies and global connections have been multiplied and become over-determining. The world we live in is marked by the acceleration of the historical rhythm of the massive diffusion of goods and services, technologies, idea systems, behavior models, so that the incidents and global connections are overwhelming upon the individual and communities, local or national. The globalization "sock" was powerfully felt in economical, financial, informational, communicational, in all social life domains, affecting all developed or less developed, large or small countries. Interdependencies have become more tightly and more hardly to avoid, extern influences imposing categorically not so little times, impossible to avoid its impact. So, in a decisive moment of history the human condition has once again risen as being very fragile and vulnerable having to answer at major, even tragic interrogations, under the sign of a general crisis; a crisis of resources, ideals, solutions. In Romania, the communism breakdown produced a huge historical whirlpool, a dislocation of social structures and it generated an irresistible wish of innovation, of transformation in all domains of collective and individual existence, of institutional system also. The democratization of political life frame and also the creation of some premises of transition to market economy have not been enough for Romanian societyentered on the post-communism changes way - to find its balance and force to join again to the development orbit. The Humanist message for the XXI century policy After a correct and close analysis of country realities, of the international life tendencies, of understanding the causes and consequences of the process Romania was involved in, from the beginning of last decennium, PUR has asserted itself the mission to elaborate and propose ideas and solutions in order to contribute to overpass the difficulties Romanian society have still faced to. PUR imperatively considers that political action excel hide bound-conjuncture and adherent vision which unfortunately corrupts political exercise of parties and thus it proposes another manner for policy to be done; not disregarding the citizen and abusing by his needs and expectations, but putting the real human in the center, always as purpose, never as object or manner of manipulation. Thus the humanist primordial and constitutive dimension of the political message with which PUR comes out in front of citizens, of nation, becomes totally clear. PUR starts from recognizing the necessity of constituting and consolidating a powerful middle class based on private initiative and property, in order to solve the great social problems generated by the apparition and perturbation between different classes and population categories. An enterprising class defined through an active attitude by economy; an entrepreneur class, not one of fund holders or profiteers who institute a new relation between work and capital, individuals with managerial vocation and


consciousness, distinguishing themselves as promoters of liberty and action spirit; they are their own masters economically independent, having the consciousness of risk and dignity of their condition, but specially, having all dates in order not to be under the influence of tendencies of manipulation and moral perversion which always act in case of precarious material conditions. The political doctrine recuperates in its interior the fundamental principles of the philosophical humanism, for which human represents the supreme value; man - as social human being acting in certain historical conditions, to whom is not refused the intrinsic dimension of individuality; man - as complex, creative personality aspirating for his achievement of destiny. Pre-eminently it is a practice humanism having no connection with the idealistic and utopian aspects of some ideas elaborated along the time, in different mystique-religious or laic variants and which have failed into a circumstance humanism, not being able to contribute for solving the critical problem of human condition. The humanism that PUR demands itself from, exacerbates neither absolute individualism nor hyper-collectivities, concepts that have appeared in the childhood of the two antagonistic system, in wild capitalism, in the race after maximum profit, source of some social inequalities, on the one hand, and in the equalized communism dictating upon the human needs, as an instrument of oppression and alienation on mass scale on the other hand. The real humanism has the origin in a social-liberal concept proposing and promoting politics inspired by its idea and values, harmonizing and binding individual interests with collective ones, reconciling man with society, choosing a third way between capitalism and communism. In PUR opinion the political humanism is not a doctrine among others, either a way of equidistant standing, between right and left, beyond the conventional differences that existed parties point it out. PUR meets again in the everlasting steam of Romanian and universal humanism values. Through an effective political dimension, moral, spiritual and ideal dimension of humanism, PUR gains a practice ancestor that is able and must prove itself the valences in an individual, community and national register, with generous openings to universal and international scale. For PUR the fundamental human rights represent the substance itself of values, to which the doctrine and its policy revolve rounds about, values laid down in Chart of Fundamental Rights from European Union: dignity, civil liberties, equality, solidarity, citizenship and justice. Thus the complete humanism conception that PUR shares is proved to be the project of an European edifice that reflects the conscious of the necessity that - in integration process, not only economical, currency and institutional of our continent - the center, privileged position to be due effectively to citizen with real problems he has, but specially with political and social solves which are imposed. A new approach of relations between man and state, between man and powers that conduct his existence, between man and institutes necessary implies the transition from formal democracy to real one, the joining of political representatively with the one of immediate exercising of civic prerogatives. Thus, the forms and frames of participate democracy, of free choosing, of local initiative and autonomy get a bigger importance in a society with a growing grade of decentralization and responsibility in managing of social resources and richness, for community and each citizen use. PUR nourishes the certitude that the transformation of the society and individual, development of some social relationships well-founded by


sincerity, trust, mutual aid, altruism, respect and collaboration is possible only through the solidification of efforts and energies of all political and social forces, removing causes of human condition degradation and people's alienation. These forces make themselves a creed from humanism that consequently acts in the name of humanist principles. PUR considers that democracy and humanism are organically interpenetrated, intensifying each other. In PUR vision, the total development of human personality - in respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms, in condition of political pluralism and equality of affirmation chances in society - represents a desideratum, which can and must be reached to. The real people who ardently wish the emancipation want to joy for prosperity, coming true their aspiration for better, not anyway, not declarative, not scarifying themselves for the sake of a noble, high ideal. In order to establish general purpose that PUR follows, party starts from the realistic appreciation of the relation between peoples' necessities, expectations and resources the society derives from it. PUR answers to the imperative of changing the existent states of affairs, not in an utopian manner, but in an active and responsible deep manner, urgently with corresponding and efficient solutions for all appeared and assumed problems.


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