Sunday, February 13, 2011

Politicians

You know what people think about politicians. It is said that they constantly lie, they do things wrong, they spend our tax money awfully... In extremely cases, when things are really bad, people also say it's their fault or even insult them (yes, maybe some of them are stupid, but that's besides politics)
What if -most of them- didn't lie to us all the time, what if they actually wanted the best for our countries? Eventhough their best guess isn't actually what we need.
Do you really think someone elected would, in any case, attempt to harm their electors or do something clearly bad for their country for no reason? Why would they? Unless they are just stupid, but only some of them are.
Maybe I'm wrong but consider the following: Imagine you, the unselfish average smart citizen and a "good person", are a politician. Wouldn't you try your best to give your electors what you promised? Wouldn't you be honest with them and stay away from troublesome issues like corruption or any kind of fraud?
And that's for good people. Okay, not everyone is a "good person". Then let's imagine you are the worst person ever. You are selfish, you don't mind others and you only want us citizens to make cash and enjoy power. In that case, my take is the same.
You would try your best to give what you promised and make the country (or the city or whatever) develop and grow correctly, even if it's just to keep people happy and be re-elected. You would also stay away from trouble so your image doesn't get harmed and you can continue enjoying your charge.
So if you don't achieve what you thought you could, or what you told people you would achieve, I'm sure it's not because you arbitrarily promised random things so you could be elected, but because something unexpected happened or you were short of cash and therefore you had to make some sacrifices or change your mind in some way.
Of course there are exceptions, corruption and obvious lies happen. But let's suppose those who act that way -and their parties- are punished for it later in the polls and/or in jail.


31 comments:

  1. It is easy to criticize a politician when you' re not one

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  2. The problem is that politicians work for US the people. We are supposed to be their bosses, they do what we want them to they're supposed to represent us and when we feel they are doing a poor job at this we have no way to fire them. The people should have an easier time removing politicians who do not have the peoples' best interest in mind.

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  3. Unfortunately our choice is other "corrupt or more corrupt". In my experience, just under one-third of politicians are trustworthy. I'm doing a post about Anthony Weiner on the subject later.

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  4. The only way to get elected is to whore yourself out for the popular vote. Those that succeed do it well.

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  5. It's no better over here in Britain. Spending taxpayer's money on getting new gates for their houses instead of doing their job... disgraceful.

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  6. DM, words well spoken. I think its the same worldwide really.

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  7. The problem isn't the goodness of politicians, the real problem is that many politicians are people without studies and without enough knowledge to do things well. And sadly, as Lost.in.Idaho said their only purpose is to be reelected to enrich themselves.

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  8. The system that is in place is against us. It would have to change before we could ever make a difference.

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  9. People often judge politicians on their party and not as individuals.

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  10. Intresting stuff, makes me think about it.

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  11. Power corrupts, even if there was an overhaul/revolution the new people in power would become corrupt.

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  12. People will either do whatever it takes for re-elections, or many people will just take bribes/"loans" from others to get the most out of their Term. I'm talking more about Senators and the sort. That's what it seems like anyways.

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  13. there shouln't be any individuality in politics.

    no privat information, so people can judge only by decisions

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  14. Corruption is easy to give into when you're in a place with extreme power. But I see what you mean, it sounds like there should be some inherent good in most, if not all politicians.

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  15. coll stuff, made me think about it a little

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  16. Makes sense, but I still don't like nor trust politicians .

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  17. politicians don't represent there people anymore

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  18. Lesser of two evils man. That's all we have to pick from :(

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  19. now i only think about the picture here :D

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  20. once I heard a corrupt politician say: "I will do anything for my family", and he somehow didn't seem so bad after that

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  21. Politics, politics, politics. A very touch and go subject at the moment - whom to trust and whom not to. I will be completely honest and say I don't take much involvement but enjoyed reading this post. Keep it up!

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  22. I agree with Jim up there, it's a mess of corruption trying to be fixed by corruption.

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  23. Politics always gets my brain in a bunch

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  24. Nice input, will see what you have to say next!

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  25. politics in australia is so puerile. nice post!

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