User Tag List

12311 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 116

  1. #1
    Tempbanned
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Enneagram
    8w9
    Posts
    14,031

    Default Politics: a respectable career?

    Why is it that going into Politics is assumed to be an unscrupulous choice?

    According to you, how could politics be made respectable once more?

  2. #2
    Geolectric teslashock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    MBTI
    ENTP
    Enneagram
    7w6
    Posts
    1,690

    Default

    I'd be a lot more inclined to respect political careers if politicians actually got shit done more often. It seems to me that nowadays politicians rely more on manipulation via subtle discrepancies in word choice to charge up their reputation than actually getting things done to please the people. They rarely do anything with the citizens at the top of their priority list, and that's a duty that's pretty inherent in the job description.

  3. #3
    Tempbanned
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Enneagram
    8w9
    Posts
    14,031

    Default

    Define "actually get shit done".

    What people see politicians doing on TV is a VERY small part of what they do.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    MBTI
    IXFP
    Posts
    82

    Default

    Politicians will be more respectable when the voters start demanding for a more respectable ones. We vote them in and we tend to vote them back in the second time even when they fuck up.

    This happens mainly because people are easily convinced by propaganda and don't do a honest research of the politicians they are voting for.

  5. #5
    Tempbanned
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Enneagram
    8w9
    Posts
    14,031

    Default

    The problem being that accurate political information isn't available because everyone reporting the info has a party of their own and so does their boss and his boss.

    Until we realize that everything handed to us as political info has a slant, we won't be able to move beyond party politics.

  6. #6
    Tempbanned
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Enneagram
    8w9
    Posts
    14,031

    Default

    All most people are doing right now is buying into a lie.

    The only question is whose lie that is.

  7. #7
    desert pelican Owl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    MBTI
    INTP
    Posts
    717

    Default

    I think pursuing politics is assumed to be an unscrupulous choice because too few morally conscientious people are ready and able to sack their principles in order to pursue pragmatic compromises--or just straight out lie in order to get elected. Also, politicians are endowed with power and prestige in order to enable them to serve others, but those virtues enable the unscrupulous politician to serve himself; thus, venal people are drawn to politics like flies are drawn to sh*t honey.

    Worse, politicians are appointed, condoned, and approved by the people they govern. The more corrupt a people, the more corrupt their politicians will need to be in order to remain in power.

  8. #8
    not to be trusted miss fortune's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Enneagram
    827 sp/so
    Posts
    20,122

    Default

    were politicians strictly representing thier districts or being nice respectable statesmen that would be one thing...

    the concept that they can be bought and sold more easily than pineapples makes them seem as skuzzy as highly paid and more heartily clad prostitutes

    there's some good ones out there, but as long as politics are so heavily linked to money I doubt that a majority of the populace will consider them anything less than what we presently do
    “Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett

  9. #9
    Tempbanned
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Enneagram
    8w9
    Posts
    14,031

    Default

    Politicians are nasty, but their nastiness is reflective of the nastiness of those they govern.

    Our rulers will only be as good as we force them to be.

    When we focus on moral high grounds and not good governance, you get what we have right now.

  10. #10
    Tempbanned
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Enneagram
    8w9
    Posts
    14,031

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    were politicians strictly representing thier districts or being nice respectable statesmen that would be one thing...

    the concept that they can be bought and sold more easily than pineapples makes them seem as skuzzy as highly paid and more heartily clad prostitutes

    there's some good ones out there, but as long as politics are so heavily linked to money I doubt that a majority of the populace will consider them anything less than what we presently do
    What is first needed, is to defeat the twin dragons of big business and lobbying.

    It's always been about the money. The only way to stop the corruption is to separate the money from politics.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-31-2016, 06:14 PM
  2. How did you get the politics you did
    By Zergling in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 63
    Last Post: 01-21-2016, 06:06 PM
  3. Political figures you respect despite policy h8
    By FunnyDigestion in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 03-20-2012, 10:36 AM
  4. Political Party?
    By wyrdsister in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 69
    Last Post: 08-04-2009, 08:09 PM
  5. Politics career
    By pholiveira in forum Academics and Careers
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-26-2009, 10:43 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO