In the victory of Obama the two million volunteers who sought support were important citizen. As they used the Internet and created a sympathetic community on Facebook. It was to publicize the image of the candidate, his attitude and his ideas. They went to ordinary people who knew interpellated and which made feel necessary for overcoming the economic crisis, the expansion of social services, pensions, education, creation of new jobs and to finish with the financial scandals and the feeling of insecurity and aggressiveness that marked Bush's policy. They were told that another world was possible, because it was necessary.
That it was not putting patches to the model of current development but dare to create a new one. Not without reason there has been explosion of volunteering. Something that is not rooted in Europe. It is difficult to imagine a volunteering motivated before the next elections to the European Parliament. Because they perceive the absence of leaders with charisma and ability to drag. Not you just have to look to leaders who are sceptical with a much-needed as urgent challenge. They become to resonate airs of the Europe of the merchants and interests, and have re-emerged a few retrograde and exclusive nationalisms. When we should shape the Europe of civil societies, peoples and nationalities, we find with political entecos, anachronistic and very short flights.
It is no wonder that citizens are reluctant to cooperate with partisan who will disagree with some others and give the impression of being motivated by greed of power and the enjoyment of their patronage. This is political volunteerism which some confuse with the social. They thought, if social volunteers have been the asset of the NGOs, and exploit us also. But social volunteers are messengers of hope that help individuals and peoples so that they can help themselves, and that scratch a few hours of your time to help more needy, company and affection.