Updated: Nov 11, 2020
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."
Contrary to public perception, successful politicians have to be incredibly hardworking. What they may be working hard on is another matter.
Politics like war is a messy, ugly affair. Inspite of that, the public and the media draw a lot of entertainment from politics.
It is certain that, one can always trust the political establishment with the help of the media to screw things up.
As the recent American Presidential elections reveal that the system is not about capabilities and performance, but about senility, crassness and the manipulation of the electoral process.
Reminds one of the communist leader Joseph Stalin of the former Soviet Union.
“The people who cast the votes, decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”
Now what seems to matter in this American election is, it is not only who counts the votes but how the votes are counted.
As a result of all this no holds barred conflict, now things have got really complicated for America. It may rightly be called now 'The Disunited States of America'. Now America stands sharply divided, come to think of it, not only America but the whole world stands polarised and divided.
Many hope and pray that it will be their man who will win and serve them. it would be helpful to remember what a great French leader and statesman said,
"In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant"
Why does Joseph Stalin matter?