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What we have isn’t politics.

What we have today isn’t Politics. Politics is the election by informed citizens of representatives who will make informed decisions. Decisions based on debate about what is in the best interests of the people as a whole. What should our society’s rules be? How should we divvy up our financial and intellectual resources?

What we have now is politicians pretending that they do that. But there’s no real debate. Decisions are made in the dark, by lobbyists and lawyers and the rich cronies of the incumbents.

Really, what our celebrities-pretending-to-be-statesmen do is run for office. It’s an industry. How much money do the networks and TV stations make? The newspapers? Media consultants and poll takers and the horse race handicapping pundits? Writers and directors and actors and techies who make and run the ads? Hotels and halls for rallies and conventions? Airlines that fly people around to them? Money circulates like the life blood of a Vampire that has sucked all the vitality out of public life, leaving nothing but an empty shell of Spectacle behind. Bread for the Election Industry, Circuses for the Electorate, and starvation for the political process we call Democracy.

By the same author;

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Zimbabwe
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Published by K. T. NHAMO

I would rather entertain people and hope they were educated than educate them and hope they were entertained.

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