posted on Mar, 16 2005 @ 09:09 PM
Strange as it is, over the last few weeks I have found myself wondering why exactly we need politicians anyway. Any politicians. It's been
long since I found one with a shred of loyalty to the people (of whichever country they belong to), nor one who can't be bought. These days its all
'Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours' and although there has always been an amount of cronyism recently it has become out of control.
How do we deal with it ?
Dump the lobbyists for a start.
Vote only for the person and his/her beliefs and make them work for your vote.
Limit the amount of corporate financial support available.
I remember once reading that any American had the chance to become President. If that was every true, its not anymore. You can't become
President without a massive infusion of money and that is just wrong.
We don't need politicians. We need true leaders. We need leaders who are willing to sacrifice themselves for their beliefs, not just sacrifice
others. We really haven't had a decent President or Prime Minister UK for decades.
Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Heath, Callaghan, Thatcher, Major, Blair - All bought and paid for by the lobbyists and the corporations.
We don't need this. We're just letting them use us as pawns in their power games. We're buying into their scams and instead of fighting them,
we're fighting ourselves - just as they want us to do. Because while we're arguing amongst ourselves, they slip a few more 'Liberty curtailing'
laws behind our backs.
I think I understand what Skeptic Overlord means, but I can't believe that ATS is mortally wounded. I do believe that its time to lick
our hurts and realise who and what the true 'enemy' is. Whether you are Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Tory or Labour, fighting against
ourselves is futile. All that does is weaken us and lets the 'bad guys' win.
No pixyness on this thread I'm afraid - its too serious for that.