Politics is complete rubbish. Garbage. Trash. Bad government is not my fault. I don't support that system. It's the people who vote - expecting to get democracy out of it - it's their fault. People have been brainwashed to believe they get democracy by electing someone. Voting (as we have it) is actually agreeing to be powerless; to be a serf. And those elected are generally ignorant or stupid or both. Add unethical...what a delightful result. Presto: bozo government.
Use a calculator and figure out what a few hours every four years is, in terms of your tiny slice of democracy. You get about 0.001% of democracy. The reality is, we live in a feudal system, still. But now we get to vote to be serfs. As soon as you vote, you're a serf. You have no say in anything.
We get sham democracy, not true democracy. True democracy would involve voting on issues, only, not for people. Then we'd all be equal (instead of big-shots and serfs), and we'd all have some power all the time. We'd stop being serfs.
That system would be corruption-proof, because without people to bribe...it would be impossible to corrupt it. Majority will would prevail, always. That is not how things work now. Majority in Canada don't want more prisons...doesn't matter. Government jams them up...you know where...anyway.
As it is, our system is a FEW people rule over MILLIONS - which is inherently unfair and given the Internet, an absurdity. In reality, the RICH control everything; not the people elected to public office. The system is a total joke. In the United States, the top 20% own fully 84% of the country. The bottom 80% - the vast majority - own a piddling 16%. The disparity between the rich and poor is growing; getting steadily worse. Faith in elected representatives is at an all-time low. Mine is zero.
The leader system - an archaic pyramid - it used to be the great wise one at the top had thousands of people hauling millions of tons of rock, just to have a place to be buried...we have the same really stupid system today, just slightly updated. But it's still crackerheads at the top. Nobody can tell me that was a sane enterprise.
Wisdom at the top doesn't exist. Who'd care to dispute that? In reality, the majority of those elected are stupid. That system doesn't work. There are innumerable problems with it. For one thing, the people who control everything are above the law. Good luck getting them to respect the Magna Carta; that's been forgotten and urinated on. Politics is a system rife with corruption. Money controls it all. And power, not law. It guarantees corrupt police, corrupt courts, corrupt government. It ensures that even education is mostly brainwashing, so kids are indoctrinated with the belief that our trash system is the best one possible. (Duh.) Our system creates wars endlessly. It's unfair and riddled with unethical conduct. U.S. government has overthrown or tried to overthrow 55 foreign government since WWII. They have often overthrown duly elected people, and supported dictators. That's not belief in democracy. But they say it is. The politics system is fundamentally dishonest. You can't expect any straight lines in that system.
And it's a system that only rarely cares what the majority want. Even if the majority think X, we tend to get Y or Z. U.S. has more people locked up, per capita, than even North Korea. Why is that? Most have committed no violent offence. The examples of the downside...you know many of them yourselves. What's the upside of our system? I can't think of a single good argument in favor of it.
In Canada, MPs do not pledge allegiance to Canada, or Canadians. No; god forbid. The only allegiance they vow is to an old woman in England. Learn enough about the system...it's cheeks bloat WTF time.
Politics is trash. It's the most disgusting garbage. It's responsibe for virtually all the problems that exist. It guarantees there will always be more problems than solutions. If we voted on issues only - never for people - there'd be more solutions than problems. We could get the number of problems falling, and quickly. True democracy (vote on issues) would be leadership by the most intelligent; best ideas win. It would be faster, cheaper...and cynicism and apathy would greatly decline.
Given the Internet, there is no longer any need for "representatives". They don't represent us anyway!
That system is best liar wins; best bullshit artist. And it's a lot like a beauty contest. May as well be. Any brainless bimbo - Sarah Palin, for example: was a dumber woman ever born? - can threaten to be President! One even stupider than George Bush Jr. Why not just elect a not-so-bright budgie with crossed eyes? That system has *DUH* written all over it.
If you vote for people...you are supporting the very thing you complain about! The only proper vote is to decline your vote. Reject that moron system. Take the ballot and hand it back. No; I decline my vote. (It means: I reject our system. It means I would like a little intelligence in government, not just duh, duh, duh....) That is recorded as a declined vote, and the more people who reject the current system, the more chance there will be of having true democracy, instead of the appalling garbage we get.
Our system may as well be government by the Three Stooges; except there are always a lot more than three.