Mikkel Høgh

Where there is no vision, the people perish

Friday, 10th of November, A.D. 2006

I’ve taken an interest in Danish politics, and a thing that really bothers me, is the apparent lack of vision in all Danish politicians.

When I say apparent, it is with the realisation that politicians are (probably) human somewhere beneath the carefully groomed image of a good, honest and just person. And I’d like to think that most people have visions. Or at least a vision. A craving deep down to accomplish or attain something. If only a weak idea of how one wants his future to be. Dreaming of going to Hawaii with someone special or climbing Mt. Everest.

Martin Luther King, Jr. said it best: “I have a dream”, and although he didn’t accomplish that dream fully, he was instrumental to a great change in American society.

I think this ability is perhaps God’s greatest gift, the thing that really sets men and animals apart. The ability to imagine something and take action to attain it. That is what the American constitution is all about. A vision for a free country.

The thing is that the Danish people doesn’t have that kind of mindset at all. We actually punish our politicians for having visions.

Mikkel Høgh

My name is Mikkel Høgh, I've worked with web tech for the last 20 years. These days, I work with e-commerce in Central Switzerland.