Do Politicians Need to Lie for the Greater Good of Others?
Politics is deception; but some of us have to participate in trickery for the greater good of others. Participation in political deceit to benefit ones-self is called corruption; whereas dishonesty to benefit others is sadly called good politics. Balancing morals with politics is a conundrum. Politicians and leaders will have much to fear on the day of reckoning; notwithstanding it is Allah that appoints leaders whilst promising not to burden a soul with more than it can handle.
Politics is stressful, cutthroat, insincere, unforgiving, crafty, devilish and disgusting; it calls into question a person’s religion and morality as it forces you to become deceitful because your political opponents will not play fair. Political opponents look for weaknesses to exploit the opportunities to misrepresent or discredit speech, habits and behaviour. A politician needs to make sure his nose is clean, yet knows everyone has secrets that you hope Allah will conceal?
Politics, perhaps, is not a job for the honest and principled because your political foes will be prepared to move mountains in order to discredit thee and you have to be prepared to do the same. However, good people must tread carefully and enter the murky world of politics in order to safeguard and represent the rest of us. Good people need to be in the chambers of power working with the unlikable yet intelligent, passionate and patriotic “others”. Otherwise detrimental decisions maybe made to the detriment of all? Ultimatly, decisions need to be made, and good people need to be in those meeting-rooms when legislation is discussed and passed.