“He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.” ~George Bernard Shaw
Most people worldwide still believe in the idea that voting for politicians and political parties is an important action and that every person should participate in political elections by casting his or her vote. They believe that not voting equals apathy, claiming that those who choose not to vote, don’t really care about the well-being of society.
To me, to not vote doesn’t mean apathy, if done consciously for the right reasons, and here I would like to present you with a few such reasons, in order to help you understand why it’s not a good idea to support politicians, for the benefit of the country you live in and the world we all inhabit.
Politicians are not chosen by the people
Almost all people are under the illusion that the majority of a population consciously chooses which politicians to rule, but this couldn’t be further from the truth! In reality, politicians are chosen by the financial elite–those who hold true economic power and are pulling the strings of government and society. The financial elite has the power to influence the opinions of the masses through carefully programmed propaganda by cunningly utilizing the mass media.
In general, statistical reports show that the political parties which win the elections are the ones that have the most money spent for their political campaigns. In other words, the more a politician is being advertised, the more he or she is likely to be elected. People, however, believe that they have the power of conscious choice when it comes to voting, unaware that their choice is heavily influenced by advertising and limited to just a few political candidates who can be counted on the fingers of one hand.
Politicians don’t care about the people
In our insane economic system money is scarce, hence each and every person has to be greedy to a certain extent, so as to survive in a world where money is never guaranteed. Politicians, however, have reached the peak of human greed levels, and the sole reason why they pursue a political career is to quench their (unquenchable) thirst for money and power. They don’t want to serve the people–in fact, they don’t couldn’t care about them! All they care about is their personal gain.
Politicians sell lies to the people
Politicians can exist only if problems exist, hence they never want to resolve the social problems at hand, so that they can always remain in power. If a politician spoke the truth and served the world, they would certainly be out of business. That’s why their job is to sell lies that merely help serve the vested interests of the financial elite, and nothing more. They lied to you in order to gain power and they will keep on lying to you to remain in power.
Politicians are unable to serve the people
To repeat myself, politicians don’t care really about serving the people, as long as they can remain in power. However, even if they cared, they don’t have what it takes to serve them, since they are not individuals of will, courage, and wisdom.
Politicians are merely puppets manipulated by big corporations, carefully chosen by the latter to carry out the orders of their corporate bosses. And, as history has repeatedly shown, even when a politician rebels against the corrupted political and economic system, showing a sincere interest to serve the people–which is a rare phenomenon–their power is quickly taken away by those who gave it to them in the first place.
Politicians are not needed by the people
Lastly yet most importantly, the role of the politician is obsolete. For a very long time people thought that we need politicians to rule us and make decisions that shape our destiny. But think about it: why do we need a bunch of people to represent us in social decision making when we could directly take part in those decisions? Also, wouldn’t we make better decisions if we all worked together, instead of being divided by political parties?
Moreover, think about this: Who in his or her right mind would desire to acquire the power to make decisions that will affect the lives of millions, if not billions, of people? Although such a thing should be totally insulting to our intelligence, we have accepted it as something necessary and inevitable.
Perhaps we have allowed space for politicians just so we can throw the responsibility off our shoulders and put the blame on them, whenever a social crisis arises, but this is never going to really help us in any concrete way. If we want true change, we need to realize that freedom goes always along with responsibility, and that unless we take responsibility in our hands to create a more beautiful world, nobody else will do it for us.
“The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don’t have to waste your time voting.” ~Charles Bukowski
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