MartinK wrote: As soon as the first stone age village appeared in range of another one and both were able to reach each other politics appeared. Although some villages prefered to rob and plunder their neighbors, they rather disliked when they themselves were the target of one of those raids. So, politics are an important part of modern society, even though many people seem to see politicians as criminals that just happened to never have made their actions illegal....And to end this post, i'd like to ask where the heck I might have heard this quote from: Those who don't want to lead are the best leaders. Or something with a similar meaning at least. Can't remember where I got it from, but how do you get one to become a politician if he doesn't want to be... or to get rid of all those who actually want to do that job?
**SIGH!!** Point take MartinK - below please find my un-redacted post - 5 gallons of pure gasoline: Its very rough - I could polish this up like something for a master's thesis and it would be 10-30 pages, long with many a quote and example...but I hate politics.
None of us normal folk like politics... if you do there is something wrong with you. Just translate the word politics.... poly-tics - aka many blood sucking critters. I Remember a joke where aliens came to visit earth, they never landed, once they heard about politics they fled in horror.
Politics is the process where by the natural freedoms that we as Americans should be enjoying are "sold" to those who believe they know what is best, to the so called elite: those who will lie, steal, cheat, imprison, slander, purger-themselves, have folks murdered if you upset the status quo that allows them to enrich themselves - all for some glass beads and (part Cherokee - I can talk about the blankets) infected blankets. In other words what you give up to these folks for the pittance they give you isn't worth it. It makes you beggars - and we seen a number examples of how the elites think of us the normal folk as beggars, deplorable's, simple minded country folks, peasants to be taxed.
**Note the normal folks I refer to are the everyday Americans, farmers, factory workers, professional people, medical professionals, construction workers and utilities... who have bills to pay like 99% of everyone else. AKA those who actually make this country possible. Who are the engine who makes this country grow, live and breath.
The ugly truth of the matter is they're not elite, they may have gone to the fashionable schools, Harvard, Yale, etc... but their put they're pants on one leg at a time. They are no wise or smarter than either any of us, they're just power hungry and the honesty of they're deepest darkest heart, around the private cocktail party table, they honestly do not give a damn about any of us "normal" folk, except what they can take from us: money, freedoms, the right to disagree with them, guns, land, quality medical care / food at a reasonable price... etc.
The government was never supposed to provide SS, Medicaid and the like. This is where things have gone wrong - in its every expanding growth, its wish to regulate everything. Yes the government should be regulating the protection of the environment, trade, immigration and the like. But SS and Medicaid should never have come about. What should have happened is that the government should have busted the insurance companies for price gouging and collusion to fix the price of coverage. The government should not be allowed to provide retirement and medical - this along with taxation and the general "powers" of the government gives it to much power/control over the lives of its citizens.
On the other hand the government should be busting the chops of the insurance companies. Insurance companies, yes they are a for profit business but like the top 10 national banks.... When you are so integral, so necessary to the economy (of the nation/world), to general well being of the citizen/country as a whole.... these companies need to be held to much higher standard. I have no problem forcing these organizations to a 5-10% max profit a year. Set the price of fees at rock bottom lows, hidden fees and the other BS Wells Fargo (Bank of America several years ago) for example got caught pulling - automatic jail sentences for the top 2 or 3 layers of executives, multi-billion dollar fines. Hell break up a couple companies, and sell the, assets folks will get the idea real quick and not pull any funny stuff. If they do - next time around its death sentences - public hangings, crucifixions or firing squads for the whole world to see, so people can learn, if they don't learn with the carrot, the stick will do in the end.
We don't need change so much as a heavy handed pruning of the government. The tree of Liberty has been watered with the blood of patriots (our loyal military) for long enough. Its time to haul the elite out of they're ivory towers and have a few executions on the Washington Mall. The government needs to be reminded from time to time that they work for us, not the other way around.
Now let me end this with - I didn't want to vote for either of them. I voted for what I felt was the lesser of 2 evils. But is one of them really the lesser of two evils? I honestly don't know. Even now I have serious concerns and doubts. While I certainly didn't want one candidate to win, I didn't want the other one to win either. And even now that the election is over it doesn't stop! HRC followers believe that she is destined by the Divine right of presidents (mocking reference to the Divine Right of Kings) or some BS to be the next president. Totally dissing the other 50% of the voters who voted for the other guy, like they're wishes on the subject didn't fucking matter. I mean come how how self-fucking-righteous and clueless is that!? Oh your canidate didn't win, boo-whoo... life isn't fair (don't get me started on the American education system and the lie/disservice that is no child left behind). And then there is DT raciest, bigot, blow-hard, among other adjectives that would have been the cause for a duel or worse back in the day!! Are either of these two the best our poor abused Republic could come up with!?!?!