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" that's why we optimistically call them 'leaders'."
It shouldn't really come as a surprise to anyone that stupid, stubborn, and devious people exist in all walks of life; sadly, --even those in 'revered ' career positions such as
Leaders are supposed to be just a little better at making superior decisions for the good of all than we might expect from grade VI students, but are they?
Here's a hint; that's why we optimistically call them 'leaders'.
Perhaps one should not be so quick to assign labels to individuals in stasis, the modern equivalents of victims and party-attendees in "Alice in wonderland".
The Mad Hatter comes to mind immediately, and we have to wonder why we have, indeed, fallen down the rabbit hole. Let's head over to the Tea Party. No matter.
Leaders. We willingly elect them, at times only to be handily ignored. Not surprising, since we are not 'big money'. Subsequently we may become disenchanted with being disenfranchised, accorded little respect, or even subjugated to authoritarian rule. Our so-called inalienable rights are diminished, ignored and even eliminated at will.
What do we do? Participate in murder and mayhem? Go viral and lunar like Middle East countries have demonstrated? Raise a warning
Enough already. Shall we stand up, count to ten and ask civilized questions instead?
For any given question, the correct answer(s) you eventually wrest from the powerful with much effort might not be the ones you expect because both liars and Murphy are involved.
If political corruption can get worse, you can almost bet
The fact is, in apathy, we carelessly yield an inch and are 'indignant and surprised' when the opportunistic take a mile. Pork-barrel
I offer my answers for your entertainment , but you're the reader, you decide. For example, on an individual scale:
Q: Shall we disrespect individuals and politicians that ignore and disrespect democratic process, ignoring the democratic vote and the practice of democratic process?
A: I say Yes, ---but let us qualify that. Disrespect what they are doing, rather than the individuals themselves. Why? With open minds, (theirs) guidance and encouragement, human beings--yes, --even politicians-- can learn to see the error of their ways and become sterling examples of honesty, justice, good governance, and apple pie. Likely? Not really, although water is also expected to run uphill at times. Worse yet, rotten apples spoil the collective pie.
Q: Should we disrespect and reprimand political parties as organizations that harbour violations
A: Yes. It may be a surprise to learn is our inherent duty to ensure that individuals and associations of the like-minded
Are politicians avid students? No. Most are
What's the fix? You decide. Have your own Tea Party. Park the old party. Get new membership..
Clearly, we should be aware of
Warning Symptoms of stupidity
- fabricating broad-brushed omnibus legislation hiding embarrassingly unacceptable and controversial 'sections, sub-sections, phrases, and assorted parts' ;
- refusal to vote for the clear wishes of constituents instead of arrogantly
and stupidlysupporting 'party line' and policy;
- the arbitrary commandeering of the democratic process by
navel-gazing anally-preoccupiedcontrol-freaks in bureaucracy;
- the installation of
self-enchanted delusionalindividuals or any collective entity with a predetermined , stubborn, questionable, devious or contraryhateful agenda;
- a record of political action that reeks of favoritism, cronyism, lobbyists and big money;
- a blatant disregard for logic on major issues;
- disregard for the environment even
perpetrators and the liars themselvespoliticians must live in;
- Ministers, senators, and others that do not know what their legislation implies;
- evasion, silence and non-response to direct questions
about their lies and trickery;
- a blatant disregard for the national economic fallout of projects dominated by self-interest and the 'building of a legacy'
- Lack of honesty regarding the environmental consequences of major resource extraction projects;
keep adding to this list, it is growing faster than Pinocchio's nose