I was always told a gentleman should steer away from vile subjects such as politics. Lucky I am no gentleman.

 

No, there is NO big conspiracy cabal of old white man in suits planning the future of their world on our expense.
Really, there isn’t. there ARE old white man in suits planning the future of their world on our expense, but it is not called a cabal.

 

 

You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…

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..and as I was a yuppy marketing and advertising executive for the better part
of a decade, I am not really impressed with stories of selling your soul to the devil...

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Seven Truths They don't want you to know.

OK, before you read this you have to promise you will not tell anyone what you read here. Ok? I don’t want to get into trouble. You know they are listening. And for the sake of this article, and this article alone, "they" are politicians. I just prefer using "they" as the word politician gives me an automatic gag reflex and I really try to avoid using it if I can.

  • They don’t care about you
    Really, as simple as that. Other than being a vote every couple of years you are nothing. Not even labor force anymore (unless you are in asia) and you know what? In the end of the day, as you will see a couple of paragraphs  down the line even as a vote you are not that important.

  • They ALL work for the same people
    No, there is NO big conspiracy cabal of old white man in suits planning the future of their world on our expense.
    Really, there isn’t. there ARE old white man in suits planning the future of their world on our expense, but it is not called a cabal.

    It's called a country club. A wine tasting club. Friends of the opera. A private golf resort. A boardroom. Cabal just sounds so nasty. So evil. They are not evil, they are kind to their friends and family, they are well spoken and well mannered.

    It really is not all that dark. The fact that in their eyes all of us are nothing more than collateral damage at best, is besides the point. But they are really nice.  And they use politicians in the same way the board uses the executives. What is wrong with that?

  • There is no such thing as lies
    Truth is always subjective therefore there are no lies, just different truths. Everybody knows if you repeat a "alternative truth" enough times it become the accepted truth. It's only your point of view that is strangely firm and not flexible. You could never be a politician.

  • Here, have some democracy
    We already said they all work for the same people. Democrats, republicans, nationalists,greenwashed… it doesn’t matter. In the end of the day they are just puppets.

    You don’t get to position of power by talent or wisdom. You are put there. The sooner you understand that fact, the faster you will realize that this kind of democracy has nothing to do with the will of the people. Or even the benefit of the people. It is sand in your eyes and nothing more.

  • There ARE honest politicians
    Really, there are .they don’t survive too long, they don’t manage to do a lot while they are there, but there are . good people who really want to change and help, good people who believe in the right things and actually respect the electing masses that supported them, good, and sometimes even smart people.

    But it's like putting an ice cube on the pavement in august. Not very optimistic. And then we are upset with the ice cube when it loses its cooling attributes and later disappears into thin air.

    this is the eternal dilemma wrapped in a paradox, sliced and handed inside an enigmatic parable…if good people don’t want to go to politics because it is a dirty business, why are we upset there are no good politicians?


  • Sometimes bad people do good things
    I know it sounds like a longshot and not a very good bet, but if we already agreed that good people don’t stand a chance in politics, we must admit some of the bad people do , on occasion, good things. Hence, my only advice is to try and help or support the bad people that have the highest average of doing good things, even if it is by mistake.

  • They are doing a great job
    They are. Incredibly successful. They keep us ignorant sick and poor and take away any possible hope for improvement to the phase of creating mass apathy, or just redirecting all of our bottled up anger and frustration in another direction, usually a director with darker skin.

    If you really thought they have another job in mind, something like governing, building and maintain infrastructure, planning the developments of the future or any other leftist bull, just read point number 2 again.