BY SOFO ARCHON
“He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.” ~George Bernard Shaw
Most people worldwide still believe in the idea that voting for politicians and political parties is an important action and that every person should participate in political elections by casting his or her vote. They believe that not voting equals apathy, claiming that those who choose not to vote, don’t really care about the well-being of society. To me, to not vote doesn’t mean apathy, if done consciously for the right reasons, and here I would like to present a few such reasons, in order to help you understand why you should never vote for any political candidate again, for the benefit of the country you live in and the world we all inhabit.
Politicians are not chosen by the people. Almost all people are under the illusion that the majority of a population consciously chooses which politicians to rule, but this couldn’t be further from the truth! In reality, politicians are chosen by the financial elite–those who hold true economic power and are pulling with the strings of government and society. The financial elite have the power to influence the opinions of the masses through carefully programmed propaganda by cunningly utilizing the mass media. According to statistical reports, the political parties that win the elections in the US are almost always the ones that have the most money spent for their political campaigns. In other words, the more a politician is being advertised, the more he is likely to be elected. People, however, believe that they have the power of choice when it comes to voting, unaware that their choice is heavily influenced by advertising and limited to just a few political candidates who can be counted on the fingers of one hand.
Politicians don’t give shit about the people. In the economic system that we live in, money is scarce, hence each and every person has to be greedy, more or less, so as to survive in a world where money is never guaranteed. Politicians, however, have reached the peak of human greed levels, and the sole reason why they pursue a political career is to quench their (unquenchable) thirst for money and power. They don’t want to serve the people–in fact, they don’t give a shit about them! All they care about is their own personal gain.
Politicians sell only lies to the people. If a politician spoke the truth and served the world, they would certainly be out of business. Politicians can exist only if problems exist, and hence they never want to end the social problems that exist, so that they can always remain in power. The job of the politician is to sell lies that merely help serve the vested interests of the financial elite, and nothing more. They lied to you in order to gain power and they will keep on lying to you to remain in power.
Politicians are unable to serve the people. To repeat myself, politicians don’t really give a shit about serving the people, as long as they can remain in power. However, even if they cared about the people, they don’t have what it takes to do so, since they are not individuals of will, courage, and wisdom. What politicians are is merely puppets manipulated by big corporations, carefully chosen by the later and carrying out the orders of the corporate bosses. And, as history has repeatedly shown, even when a politician rebels against the corrupted political and economic system, and shows a sincere interest to serve the people–which is a rare phenomenon–their power is quickly taken away from them by those that gave it to them in the first place.
Politicians are not needed by the people. Lastly yet most importantly, the role of the politician is obsolete. For a very long time people thought that we need politicians to rule us and make decisions that shape our destiny. But think about it: why do we need a bunch of people to represent us in social decision making when we could easily directly take part in those decisions, if we collaborated with one another, instead of being divided, fanatically supporting and blindly following the ideologies of political parties? Also think about this: who in his right mind would desire to acquire the power to make decisions that will affect the lives of millions of people? Although this should be totally insulting to our intelligence, we have accepted it as something necessary and inevitable. Perhaps we have allowed this to happen just so we can throw the responsibility off our shoulders and put the blame on politicians, whenever a social crisis arises, but this is never going to really help us progress. We have to realize that freedom goes always hand-in-hand with responsibility, and that unless we take the responsibility in our hands to create a more beautiful world, nobody else will do it for us.
“The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don’t have to waste your time voting.” ~Charles Bukowski
Thanks to The Unbounded Spirit for this article