Why Politics is Stupid
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Politics is pointless. I know how government keeps us in order, but the whole idea of majority rules, and 2 political figures fighting for supremacy is redundant. We fight with ourselves, and only satisfy a percentage. I do understand people want certain policies in action, and will vote for the candidate who is closest to their ideals, but is that really the right way to go? It creates a sort of anti-nationalism among those who lost, and the leaders we elect do so little for the majority of us. As they affect people in particular, and not helping (almost) everyone. I'm interested to see who can turn my ideals around. Thanks for viewing! *Note: this is for countries with representative democracies.*
Fine, I'll bite.
There are much more forms of democracy that work better. Like representative democracy. You have more than two parties which you vote on, and then 150 seats are divided by all those parties based on how many votes they have. The government does help people. It builds roads, provides safety and social security (in some cases). These are things that private companies cannot do.
Representative democracy CAN work. It is not viable on a grander scale, and I would like to point out that I have no problem with government itself. It's infinitely useful for humans, but I have a problem with the way politics works. It's conducted and practiced in more of the manner of a caged boxing fight, then in a civilized manner.
The way you see politics as a highly competitive thing is naturally because there are so many people with so many different opinions. When politics was done in a civilized manner, it was because only rich men could vote. They shared the same opinions so they agreed on most things. But later, working class people acquired suffrage, and then women. Each all had highly different priorities. Naturally it has become more of a battle to win people over for your cause, and that is logical.
Closing argument incoming. I don't live in America but in Holland. I don't want to sound holier than thou but corruption here is really low. The main problem here is not corporations towering over the government, but tax money being too high and thus discouring entrepeneurship. It's like the opposite.
My point being: the system of democracy is not the fault, it's the people that participate in it. Fighting corruption is a neverending battle, but what's the alternative? Communism? Anarchy? Democracy as we have it now is currently the best-working system when it comes to politics. Everyone gets an equal vote, everyone gets a chance to say what's on their mind. So don't hate politics, hate the people who partake in it.
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