Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
December 3, 2009
Image Size
3.2 MB


605 (who?)
...who gets to decide... by Ironiada ...who gets to decide... by Ironiada
A big thank you to my love :iconromaniantragedy: , for lending me her camera and making this "article" possible. [link]

The above is not meant to be incriminating to any person, of any social status. They were not waited for they were not hunted down, they were there.

All photos were taken on December 2nd 2009, around Sala Polivalenta, Iasi Romania.

You may not use any of the images without my consent.

Any feedback is welcomed and encouraged :)

Camera used: Canon 400D + kit lens

Again but never sorry, thanking :icondamien-c2: and :iconestudio: for making the DD possible

:icondrowtfs: gave an ample comment that better explains the phenomenon, and much more. So please take time to read it.

"to be very honest, in the beginning it looked like they were unemployed people queueing up for something like applying for some state-sponsored jobs or queueing up for unemployment allowance or something like that.
Anyway, I certainly know what you are talking about. My feeling is that this is unfortunately inescapable, and the game of politics is always this one: manipulation of masses, where the players try to give populations whatever reason they need (wine, for example) to give them what they want from them (the power). And in order to get elected, a leader will even have to transform himself into different things for different people.
Personally, I just don't believe in a truly conscious and independent population at large. Maybe because a big part of people just doesn't want to be conscious or maybe because populations are so insanely large in today's world and they become so isolated and lack any sense of community at all. Sometimes, the only direct leadership a lot of people have end up being the television in their living room or a face in printed media, and no one ever looks into their eyes to make a direct connection to them in everyday life. It's really like they are hipnotized and the only thing that matters is what happens on TV, and any interactions people have seem to be in some unimportant corner of the world and they themselves don't believe their lives are really as important as the things they see on TV, so they have a hard time believing that they have a voice that counts. That way, people forget what leadership is and start treating it as ordinary consumption, hence the wine distribution for added value over the opposing candidates. That's why a lot of people seem to think that politics is something you can like or not like, instead of something that's necessarily a part of life for anyone who lives in society.
If these leaders were in it because they have a powerful wish to see their country be a better place for its population, it wouldn't matter that populations voted for them because they offered a picnic, what matters is that they elected a good leader. But the problem is that most of the time these people are just career politicians.
So what we really need is for people that care about things to not feel alienated or intimidated by the filthy corrupt political establishment that is in place in any given country, and move in and start taking political territory, cuz no change will happen if the people that have the vision don't make it happen. And that's the truly selfless leader, you take a population that doesn't even deserve it and you nurture them and care deeply about them, even though maybe they just accepted you because you gave them free wine.
That's not to say that your article is unimportant, certainly not. You do your share by documenting and writing about it, giving voice to people that have it in them but don't think it is a welcome thing to say. How many people in the world know what's wrong with it but don't want to disrupt the status quo? Too many... And they depend on other people speaking for them, so they can join in the choir.
Thanks for the article and for inspiring some thoughts, it's great to see it.."
Add a Comment:

Daily Deviation

Given 2010-01-10
Suggester says, "...who gets to decide... by ~Ironiada is a wonderful essay on politics."

Please Do Not Politicize This Piece.
FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?

[Photojournalism > Political]

( Suggested by damien-c and Featured by evanhwong )
arienhly Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

E inca adevarat. Ma gandesc daca oare va fi vreodata altfel.

Foarte bine realizat, aproape m-a facut sa plang.

Ironiada Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh damn... si pe tine ? ... poate ca ar trebui sa ma apuc de facut fotojurnalism... :))

nu o as se schimbe nimic. trebuie doar sa te lupti tu cu tine sa nu le mai accepti. orice schimbare incepe cu tine
arienhly Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Ar fi interesant :) Binenteles, pe orice roman cu capul pe umeri si mintea limpede vei reusi sa misti cu acest articol.

Ironiada Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
nu e vb doar de romani pt ca problemele sunt universale. daca e sa te uiti prin commenturile din urma, ai sa vezi ca problema expusa mai sus este prezenta cam peste tot.
MsxoxoS Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Trist. Totul este exact asa cum ai scris.... Si din pacate probabil asa va fi mult timp de acum inainte.
joharasaluki Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
It's no different anywhere else. In first world countries (west), the political parties needed only to learn "how" to speak to the educated masses. The result is the same. They serve themselves and the new world order. A far greater power pulls the strings of political figures so all in all, it doesn't matter where we live or who we vote for. There will always be the unseen back room.
I wish your people all the best.
Ironiada Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It will always be the same. It will. You make a fair point when you say that the politicians have learned to manipulate the educated too. There's actually no real way to escape this except by making the best out of your life , slaloming between thieves and liars.
joharasaluki Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
I agree. We will always be victims of the pitfalls, but we can find ways to soften the landing.
I also believe in karma and the laws of nature. These people think that just because they live on the biggest hill and possess the lion's share of the wealth, they are immune to these laws. Knowing this is what makes me smile while enduring their rhetoric.
I am a blue collar working man.....I raise my glass to all my brothers.
Ironiada Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
BohemianDreamer13 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
just...Wow! Touching, Moving, And scary.
and your captions are what makes the images come to life. And they fit so many counties today, sadly...Great work, and thanks!
Add a Comment: