This is a news article I've come across today:
Meg Whitman has announced she's contributing another $20 million to her gubernatorial campaign. The California governor's race could become the
priciest gubernatorial election in US history.
Meg Whitman, is the CEO of eBay, a very rich individual.
The only reason it is now speculated that she might take Arnolds part in governing the state of California, is because she spent millions of her own
bucks to promote herself.
Now, this really got me thinking, and quite pissed off to tell you the truth.
What is democracy today?
If you are of the super-rich, a good speaker, and a good lier, you can get yourself elected for the right price.
Why do we never see the really smart people who want to get ellected?
Because they dont have enough money.
So, what kind of corruption can this cause?
Lets say I am running for governor, but dont really have a lot of money.
This really rich CEO of some corperation, offers to fund my campagin, and give me 60 milion dollars... (these things happen all the time - lobbying)
with that money, If I am a good speaker and use it all to publicize myself, and say what the majority wants to hear, I am in good chance for getting
Now, the guy who sponsored me did not invest 60 milion of his money for nothing right?
What does he want? He probably wants the state of california to authorize something they would not have otherwise.... basically he wants more power
from -BEHIND THE SCENES!-
There is so much room for corruption here.
Todays democracy is ment to allow only those in power to maintain their power!
What should be done:
- We the people of this world, should change this!
There should be a law, preferably a constitutional unbreakable law, that every candidate of any kind of election to the goverment, should have a
certine sum / air time to publicize himself.
Example: 5 American citizens want to run for governor, first I think, they should be people of certine background, unrelated to politics or
buisness, such as Social Engineers or other fields that give knowledge on how to truly benefit a society.
Then, they should all receive -THE SAME- air time to publicize themselves, and this should be funded by the goverment, so even if they are not
super-rich, they can make their voices be heard.
BTW, I also think they should have an IQ test, so people like bush dont take office.
They are obviously puppets.
This is the only way decent people can come into power.
If nothing is done, we will be ruled by the same douchbags with their own agendas, for the next thousand years.
True democracy may have died, but we can revive it!
We just need to make enough noise.
But I think these days people have bigger things on their minds, such as "Am I going to survive the next major earthquake?"
"What if Nuclear war breaks out?"
Well, you can keep wondering on those issues untill they happen, or you can try to change things.
Its obviously easier to hide and be scared for all of us.
But this should have happened a long time ago.
There should be a legislation that prevents people from using their own, or others wealth, to run for office.
People should have the same chance, giving they have adaquate background, to run for office. - THAT will be true democracy, or, TRUE REPUBLIC.
The best way in my opinion.
Democracy with an unbreakable constitution.
No such thing as Amendment.
THIS SHOULD NOT HAPPEN!
What do you think?
[edit on 6-4-2010 by freebourn]