So now bear with me as I attempt to steer this train of thought into a real and practical solution.
Politics – the very mention of the word summons feeling and pictures of disgust, lies, deceit and misuse of power… and yet these remain merely
symptoms of an ever underlying problem. So what monstrosity comes bearing these foul tasting fruits you might ask? Corruption – an inherent feature
of the human condition, one that thrives under the right habitat. Put a human mind in a position of power, and here lay the building blocks that give
form to the foundations of corruption.
So how on Earth can we possibly keep something so elemental in human nature from afflicting our politics – in which we most definitely need in order
to sustain our collective growth?
Well to be honest ladies and gentlemen, in a day and age where entire societies have been built upon a massive web of corruption, I don’t even know
if it’s possible, without some sort of cataclysmic event that would wipe the slate so clean as to allow us a chance to start over and risk making
the same mistakes. But there is no doubt in my mind, if we can keep separated – even to a degree more than as current – the collaboration of power
and the human mind, within politics, then we will have made a real difference – a difference that before long, we’ll be able to see and touch.
This realization offers many solutions, one that I shall now place onto this train of thought so that it may progress ever onwards to whatever
distance is deemed worthy.
Drain out the power gained from the profession of politics and instead, make it a sacrifice of power in order to give to the profession of
It should be as much a sacrifice as that of the volunteers who choose to become a soldier in order to protect and ensure the safety of their people.
The only way I can see this being done in politics is for the politician to have to sacrifice all they have and ever will have – money, physical
assets, properties, et cetera – so that they can devote their lives to the betterment of the people. For is this not a thing worth sacrificing for?
To help ensure the continual advancement of the human race; to progress passed the age old and petty problems born out of corruption, and move as one
into the future, a future free from lies and deceit; from corruption of power?
Take away the building blocks of power – the hope to acquire bigger and better material possessions – and replace them instead with the
necessities to survive and a means to devote themselves and their wisdom – no exceptions – to their country… and what you’re left with is an
environment where corruption is severely hampered in its ability to survive, for without power, corruption will suffocate.
All the sudden there are less Mitt Romney’s or Obama’s getting into politics, and many more Ron Paul’s getting into a higher position of
politics. All the sudden the word “politics” summons instead feelings and pictures of inspiration – a wise old council full of good honest men
and women willing to sacrifice aspirations of the ego, for your benefit. Get my drift?
We don’t even have to look to changing or fixing the specifics within the way we’re governed… I think the founding fathers gave us a pretty good
canvas to start from, and in all likelihood the system would work just fine and fix itself where it’s been damaged or in need of a tune up; so long
as the potential for corruption be removed from the system, as much as it can. Somehow though, we need to drive this point across and put pressure on
our leaders and those who aspire to become leaders, to make it happen. I’m hoping with the power of the internet and its ability to spread ideas in
viral fashion, it can be done.
But more importantly I feel it’s up to us, the general populous, to start looking from whence our problems originated – because it’s only from
where they are born that the right solutions will be found.
Thanks for your attention!
Please feel free to add your contribution to this train; you just never know how it might alter our course and where it’ll take us.