posted on May, 9 2015 @ 10:53 PM
It’s easy enough to understand your frustration, RoScoLaz4, but I’m afraid it is what it is. Our system over here in the U.S. is nothing to
brag about, either. We continually elect and re-elect ruthless cut-throats who would be well-suited as Mafia crime bosses, and then call them our
“leaders”. We eat up their blatant lies and convoluted schemes, while cheerfully lining up like lambs being led to slaughter. I guess it’s a
combination of naivety, brain-washing, gullibility, complacency and downright stupidity, but we do it every time. Oh yeah, and maybe just a dash of
masocism to boot. Whatever it is, we seem to have no problem voting against our own best interests.
Personally, I hate politics. For some reason we call the formal education that relates to it “political science”. I have no idea what science has
to do with it, other than making it sound nice. IMHO politics is just the art/method of manipulating others and controlling/directing their thinking
as to favor whatever agenda you’re advancing at the time. Good or bad, right or wrong has nothing to do with it. Only your vote counts. Being a
politician today has nothing to do with representing the people and serving their best interests, but everything to do with elevating one’s
personal/social/financial status, gaining power and control, beefing up the bank account and confirming one’s own inflated, narcissistic
I don’t know about other countries, but for generations now here in the states we’ve beat it into our kids heads from birth the importance of
competition, winning, success = $$, blah, blah, blah... Now, I have no problem with those concepts. There are many positive things to be gained from
all of them. However, it can become a problem when these ideas are practiced to the extreme and considered as THE GOAL in and of themselves. To be a
successful, well-adjusted person I think a few other qualities can be added to the equation to achieve some balance. There’s nothing wrong with a
competitive spirit, as long as it’s tempered with a sense of cooperation, as well. It’s great to be a winner, but understand that we often learn
more in defeat. Money is a wonderful thing to have. With it comes financial stability, and it opens the door to many opportunities. But who needs 50
billion bucks? To horde this kind of money is purely out of greed. In other words, temper the greed with at least some sense of compassion for the
rest of humanity, and share a little with some good causes. The world would be better off. But, I’m afraid the qualities I mentioned to complete the
equation are not given the same weight as the others, and are even considered signs of weakness by many.
In other words, I think we’ve created a “Me-Me” world, more and more becoming known as the haves and have nots. And to be honest, I only have my
own generation to blame for that. We’ve become too politically/socially correct, we’ve traded in any sense of morals and ethics for the misguided
rewards of greed, power and instant gratification. We’ve become very inward in our thinking, no longer having the skills to work and play with
others. It’s like we no longer have the time or interest in smelling the roses, or the air after a good rain. We’re losing touch with nature.
Anywho, I guess what I’m trying to get across is, we get exactly what we ask for. Nothing more. Nothing less. The mess we’re in is of our own
making, and it’s our own damned fault. I wish I had the answer, but I don’t. By every indication, it seems to me we’re headed for trouble, but
I don’t know how you stop an avalanche once it gets started.
Que sera, sera...
PS: By the way, the Democracy experiment failed long ago. It no longer has meaning, and I don’t know of any country that practices it.