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A career in politics.
« on: November 12, 2015, 12:47:34 AM »

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Watching a lady from the Green party. She stated (As it was asked her) about getting more people to have a career in politics.
Now this seems reasonable to most untill one tries to marry such a statement to the foundations of democracy. The theory of democracy is that anybody governed by democrtacy who has an idea (No matter how wierd) is allowed to stand to be an M.P. . Does not mean the said person will get voted in. However it should be open for anybody however rich or pennyless, or whatever age or race the person is (Age as in adult age onwards).
Now to make the statement "A career in politics" implies that the person has not come forward with an idea but is interested in politics as a form of employment. So in other words, in such a statement one has undermined democracy and changed it to another system. I heard one person say that he was studying for a degree in politics. Now to do so does two things. First it narrows the governing system so only the intelligent get elected, and secondly it stops the poor from going forth as poor can't afford to go into such education. I myself would not have been able to go for further education beyond the national diploma level because my parents were not wealthy enough to support me. (That was when education was free...Before student loans etc).
So by stating such, one has moved from the foundations of democracy, but where to? I have to be honest and say that most politicians today have either come from middle class or upper class backgrounds or have favoured support from people who are from such backgrounds. So we have a system that ensures that poverty is not fully understood. Today there is a substantial fee for one to stand for election. For some it is nothing. For me and others like me it is out of the question unless I join a party and the party pays. So already any great political plan I may have has been quashed.
So what have we? By the way our system is working today. How one is censored from saying certain things against certain groups in society. Well. We now have destroyed democracy. What do we have? We still have a form of democracy in the way election is run. However we have a form of group dictatorship rather then complete democratic freedom to say what we think and stand for such freedom in parliament. So the closest I can see so far is swaying towards a partial democratic elected dictatorship. While no one wanted the system to be such a system. It was always intended to be a democracy.
Now consider another point. Why in todays world are forms of democracy and communism preferred? In the west one states how aweful communism is while in the east (In a communist country) one says how bad democracy is. (As they see the ills of capitolism that runs along democracy). What is wrong with a king? (Today we call such a person a dictator!). But why against such? He could be a good king or a bad king. That is not the issue here. It is about control. Any country that is goverened by democracy or communism can be easily controlled from outside it.
There are other interesting forms of governing system. Take the USA. They say they are a democracy. Well. They do have democratic elections. However. They do have a set of rules called the constitution. As they have a constitution (And very good it is!) they are not being governed by democracy. I don't deny that democratic decisions are made and democratic elections are held. But the constitution is first overall. This is a very good idea in itself but they can't really call themselves a democratic country as they are not actually free to vote in a majority rule on anything conflicting with the constitution.
I am not saying one system is better then the next here, but just pointing out that what we are told in the west is not what it actually is as we have been decieved into thinking that because something has a "Democratic" label that it is democracy. Not saying the systems do not work well. Just saying that they are not exactly what they are deemed to be.



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