Are Politicians Useful for Society in Anyway?
Don't they spread dishonesty and false illusions in the society? Are they not known for false promises and empty words? So, why society needs the?
Politicians are important and useful...And if they are not that is the fault of the society and not theirs. They come from amongst us. We are the ones who vote for them. If a dishonest candidate has any chance of becoming successful as a politician, it reflects on the society as a whole and not just on that particular individual.
Because they make great drama and comedy acts for tv. They also ensure that an infallible lie detector will never be made public because they might actually make them take a test
Jack Kingston of Savannah, GA -- if they were all like him, then, Yes!
I have to say YES for entertainment value. Joking aside, they are vital to upholding the facade of civilization and making the "everyman" feel content that he works over two days a week just to pay his membership fees to Uncle Sam for living here. Obviously, anarchy won't work so we need some form of government. Human beings are social creatures. We gather into groups and engage in politics no matter how small the tribe. Most people just want someone else to make all the big decisions and also have someone to blame when things go wrong.
Politicians are people who seek power. Why on earth would any decent person seek that?--vanity? Control over others? Decent people like to teach or give--they don't like like to rule. Republics; especially republics with a democratic tradition, are always hopelessly corrupted by an intellectual class that lies to its people. If national leaders were chosen randomly by lottery, national education would sure have to improve quickly. But I feel this, combined with a less centralized government, is the ideal arrangement for a good society.
Politicians focus on ideas, on building and molding the society, it's their ideas that start or end something in the society.
We are all politicians to some extent.- we are so sure we are right on an issue and if we are found to be wrong we try to muddy the issue by pointing out the imperfections of others to some exent or if we are honest with ourselves our own.
I think more than just those who represent wealth should have a say in government.
I see politics and government in general as a double-edged sword...I believe it is required to keep order and keep societies stable, but at the same time, it breeds an environment which promotes climbing the ladder and gaining more power/money/control, while putting the real important things (ie, actually doing the right thing, making a difference, improving people's lives) to a secondary role.
by Goodpal 8 months ago
Are the poor useful for the society in any way?Is it that Poverty and the Poor are mere burden on the society? Do they serve any meaningful purpose?
by Danny R Hand 8 years ago
WE DO NOT LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY!!!!! We live in a Republic. Does everyone not read and just settle for being indoctrined these days? There is a big difference between the two!
by Cuttler 2 years ago
Would the world be a better place without politics or vice versa?In my opinion, Politics is such a dirty game...it is plagued with corruption, impunity, abuse of office, injustice, nepotism, tribalism, racism...and so on. So would the world be a better place without it?
by My Esoteric 4 years ago
It just occurred to me, and I wanted to record it before it slipped away again, that there are two types of Capitalism; Theoretical and Practical (Duh!) What I also noticed is that the endless debates about capitalism between the Right and the Left go on and on, into infinity without each...
by HeavyGuns 7 years ago
Does voting actually matter or do secret societies run the show? illuminati, free masons etc.Different you tube series such as "the extermination - a new world order" suggest that secret societies run the world. Tv shoes such as the conspiracy theory with jesse ventura and the whole...
by tonybeck 7 years ago
Why does politics only seem to attract people that want to lord over us all and enslave us?Government handouts and other forms of "free" money are anti-human as they serve to demoralize the populace, make us lazy and not motivated to achieve anything other than sitting on our asses. ...
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