Politicians are dishonest, deceitful and underhanded. The different “scandals” that are bubbling to the surface like air logged turds in all of the so-called democracies attest to this fact. Oh, some will cry, not everyone is dishonest; there are some rotten apples but they are in the minority. Hahahahaha.
When they are not outright dishonest and corrupt, they use the system to their advantage – and therefor to our disadvantage. And in my book, that is downright dishonest.
Politiclowns have fine-tuned the system so that they can derive maximum benefit from a system that they not only control, but one that they create by making those very laws and rules from which they benefit. Then they defend themselves by holding the “democracy” banner on high. This charade no longer fools anyone - not even the lowest educated or the most politically naive. Except the politiclowns themselves – they arrogantly believe that they are above the law, or at least above the common (voting) man.
And politiclowns the world over cannot for the life of them fathom why we no longer believe in them. Just shows how far removed they have placed themselves from those that they have sworn to serve. The ivory tower has turned into the tower of Babel. The politiclowns, through the media (main-stream as well as social and alternate) still hammer away in self-righteous dignity about how good, how honest, and how necessary they are to making our lives a better and safer place. Hahahahaha.
The media has also not realised that the public at large mistrust them as much, or perhaps more, than the politiclowns.
So here you have a bunch of racketeers (and in many cases, outright criminals) feeding total bullshit to the public through the media sewer. They do so thinking that they are fooling Joe and Jane Voter, and become indignant when we don’t swallow their bullshit.
The problem is that they have rigged the game in their favour. There are no checks and balances built into the system. And if there once were, they have slowly and unobtrusively been removed from the system. Politiclowns, contrary to what they tell you, are answerable to nobody. Yes, you read that right – NOBODY.
Ethics, to a politiclown means “do whatever you want but don’t get caught”. And as long as you don’t embarrass the head honcho too much you will suffer no consequences. Daddy will get the highly-paid lawyers and consultants to draft a “press release” or organise a “press conference” in order to explain away the mal. Talk about preaching to the choir.
No politiclown that has pushed the boundaries of legality or has gotten caught in some sort of “affair” will voluntarily admit it before it appears in the media. Proof, if such is necessary, that they are fundamentally dishonest.
So how do we change this, you may ask? You force them to change the system so that they become responsible for their actions and that they become answerable to the public. And I don’t mean that they use the age old political snake oil remedy of apologising and promising to change their ways. No fucking way.
Politiclowns must be made to present a plan or program of what they intend to achieve during the year – and then present tangible proof that they have actually achieved what they have said they would achieve. And if they don’t perform, they should be disqualified from their function. There should be no place for mediocracy in government.
Politiclowns should be forced to adhere to an ethics charter. Any deviation from that charter must mean immediate disqualification.
To distance politiclowns for temptation, all forms of lobbying should be illegal. Why? Because lobbying is influence peddling at the highest level. It is the very basis of political dishonesty. Why? Because it is only the rich and influential that can afford to pay for the services of a lobbyist. You the common voting man/woman can only drop your frillys and take it up the brown exit. The pharmaceutical and agro industries are a prime example of just how influential lobbyists are and how the politiclowns are so readily willing to fleece us, and poison us, because big business said so. And don’t get me started on the banking system!
So, you have two options; sit back and accept that politico dishonesty is normal, or start to use you power to change the things that will bring the power back to you. That is the very definition of democracy – the rule of the people by the people.
And not by a thieving, lying autocracy.