Politics is a fascinating subject; however, unfortunately, from being an Art it has degenerated into Artificiality. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that many of us have started to question the whole thing and to seek concrete answers to: what's politics, who should be in politics, when did it go sour, where is it going and how can we change it?
By definition Politics means:
“The art or science of government or governing, especially the governing of a political entity, such as a nation, and the administration and control of its internal and external affairs.”
or“The activities or affairs engaged in by a government, politician or political party.”
Once upon a time, it was indeed an art; but as stated above, today: it is not.
Nowadays, politics is nothing more than a suppressed pharyngeal reflex: by suppressing the reflex contraction, anything can pass through (within a political context this should be construed as anyone being able to just get in). Even though a scientific term has been used to make the analogy, there is nothing scientific about the way most politicians (who have accessed power through the process of suppressing the gag reflex) govern or conduct their affairs – it could be said that they do it in a rather bulimic fashion.
Example A: a politician who comes from a humble background and uses politics as a means of self-enrichment. This individual either uses his/her current position to build a powerful network of contacts (to later on be used in his/her company, foundation etc) or it uses it to pass laws that will benefit him/herself and his/her cronies.
Example B: a politician who comes from the upper-class and uses politics as a vehicle to ensure that his/her elite group (of whichever colour) either obtains or retains power in key sectors.
Example C: a politician disguised as a concerned citizen, or as a NGO employee. This individual is the most corrosive example of politicians because he/she wasn't elected by the people, so his/her corrosive actions are not held accountable before the electorate (even though they are not immune to liability).
Politics, today, is all about the “either we all eat from the same plate or nobody will” ideology; being the “same plate” the wonderful thing we call Demokratia. Have you ever stopped to think why are leftists (mainly) so antagonistic of “Political Dynasties” and “Monarchies”? It's not that they fear elites (since they form their own), it's because they feel that if the afore mentioned are allowed to exist they may not be able to “eat from the same plate”; they may stop being invited to the Feast and money may stop rolling in their direction. But of course, that sort of people (with that sort of thought) is rather thick because the Art of Governing and of Conducting Affairs is not linear. It is not simplistic and assuming so reveals one's intellectual impotence and rules him/her out as a suitable member of the political class.
So, who should be in politics? Only people who put their nation above all things, who advance the supreme interests of their People and who respect the mandate bestowed upon them by them (in any form or shape); while at the same time understanding the complex webs woven to support the system.
Individuals who join politics to corrupt the political wheel (in an utter disregard for the welfare of the majority) should be prosecuted after the fact – and by Jove the day will come when the world will see such a system in place. No wicked deed must go unpunished.
Politics began going sour the day the concept of the People's Revolution was contrived.
Let's be honest, it's never the People who make revolutions – they are mere instruments. Revolutions have always been planned, organised and implemented by the Aristocracy (the planner), the Bourgeoisie (the organiser and the bank-roller), the urban poor (the puppets who make the noise and cause chaos) and the peasants (the loyal followers of the upper tiers, who in the end always pay the price for it). After the “monarch” is deposed, the Aristocracy and the Bourgeoisie reward the urban poor with contained power, who then turn against the peasants.
Once in power, the former-urban poor distribute government jobs among other former-urban poor and then spend years thinking about how to undermine those who placed them there in the first place – the aristocrats and the bourgeois; who in turn spend years regretting having given any amount of power to their protégés and, therefore, spend as many years reminding them where they came from (a most disagreeable thing to do, in the minds of the pretentious former-urban poor).
This vicious cycle deviated the real focus of politics and, hence, transformed the political arena into a horror show: no ethics, no order, no true purpose other than producing money (even if false) to escape the influence of the patronage (who in turn does everything to never lose that influence).
So, if the cycle is not interrupted where will politics head to? Chaotic destruction.
My most respected readers know exactly what I'm talking about because we are practically there:
- Pacta Non Sunt Servanta – countries re-interpret the International Law at will and many don't even bother to abide by it.
- International Institutionalism is a failure – yet many cling to it because despite their inefficiency they remain a job machine (but for how long more will the people continue to allow their tax contributions to pay salaries of self-serving individuals?)
- Lies, cheap Propaganda and Jew Hatred are the order of the day
- Historical counterfeit is the trend – countries, cultural identities and claims of self-determination are counterfeited and all the protégés do (in order to release themselves from the Patronage) is to follow Hitler's example "Make the Lie Big, Make it Simple, Keep Saying it and eventually they will believe it".
- Journalistic Ethics died: we are back to the Nazi and Communist Eras. The Press today doesn't inform, the Press makes propaganda. It engages in libels.
- Religious leaders are creeping back into politics, trying to fill the void. But we have been there before and it wasn't pretty.
- Etc etc...
How can we change all this? We need a new breed of politicians with the following qualities: Financially independent, Free of both the aristocratic complex and the complex of interested subservience, Fearless (i.e. if needed be, he'll go against his/her own), Corrosively Incorruptible and Unconditioned (NB: we'd add innovative, but it is clear that political liars and thieves are the most innovative kind of them all; therefore mentioning it wouldn't be an innovation). The new politician turns to the people, because he knows that they are any nation's main asset; he will not make vain promises, he will be as honest as possible; and as a result the people will hear his war cry and rise up in his support since they know that his cry equals their cry when they suffer for their nation.
But hélas...where hides such a leader?
And when will the people be prepared to receive such a politician?
(Image: Gracia Nasi - Agnolo Bronzino)