Politics is self centered activity pretending to help others. In some cases, they are really helping people. On a national level the basic purpose is to control the masses. Not a totally bad thing. If you take it away, you have total chaos. There are horrible sides to politics as well. Unjust laws and taxes, taking money unnecesarily from the public to fill a bottomless pit, mind control etc. Fortunately, there are ways to be free of it.