reply to post by Biigs
A medic is no better or worse than anyone else, and no more or less prone to becoming corrupt. I know of plenty of doctors who were deeply morally
questionable throughout history, so I really do not believe that it makes a difference whether a person has a medical background, as to how well
adjusted and morally solid they are.
My issue with all the people who end up in politics is this. No matter why a person thinks "Today, I will run for office", the simple fact of the
matter is that being a politician means, no matter what the INTENT of that politician may be, that that person desires some small measure, or a large
measure, of power over other people. No one... NO ONE, who desires such a thing, should ever have it, no matter how noble their initial motivations
may be. The kind of power that politicians wield is such that only God, or fate (for the godless among us) ought to be allowed to wield. They can ruin
entire cities, nations, continents, kill thousands, hundreds of thousands of people, with a word, with an act of parliament, with bombs and by with
holding money, or by over taxing their own people (which, and this is not a point for debate, just a fact, does end up killing people. Its indirect,
and it is difficult to trace, but it happens none the less).
The act of applying oneself to the task of governance instantly invalidates any motivation which may have lead to it. The idea that any person, or
small group of persons, has any right to decide anything on behalf of a multitude is frankly intrinsically flawed, and ought in fairness to have been
done away with the very SECOND that social networking engines begun to reach the majority of people in a given nation. The technology exists to make
the people masters of their own fate, to allow people to engage with the material which would inform their choices when asked to vote on propositions
and future methods of dealing with the needs of the nation. The only thing that future politicians ought to have in their job description is "DO AS
YOU ARE DAMNED WELL TOLD! THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE IS INVIOLATE, OBEY YOUR NUMEROUS MASTERS, AND SEE THEIR BIDDING DONE AS THEY HAVE INSTRUCTED YOU!",
because in future it should not be a committee that decides foreign policy, taxation, law, welfare, or any other damned thing. It should be the whole
of the people, asked to dedicate half an hour a day to the task of administration, and their will would be the ONLY word on any topic. It would be
It would be functionally impossible for lobby groups to be able to get a word in edgeways, before being crushed by the weight of opinion against
their idiocies. There would be no point in companies and individuals offering backhanders, and there would be no campaigns, because there would be no
real leader, just a person whose job it is to parrot the word of the people, the word which will be law, and over which no power in the land can hold
Now, when I say that it would be beautiful, I do not mean that it would be perfect. But it IS the only way that governance will ever be just. As long
as any but the whole of the people have daily control over the affairs of a nation, there will be injustice, and a nation cannot thrive in this day
and age, with injustice in its midst. Their are solutions now, ways that a fairer future could be enacted for all, which did not exist many years ago.
The excuse for the continuance of the status quo is eroding as we speak, and will only get thinner as time wears on.