Friday, September 30, 2005

Dirty Politics

There are those who say that all politics is intrinsically dirty, run by egomaniacs. Honestly, it does take a certain type of personality to go into politics, especially as a "life goal" or profession.

Think about it.

What's the real aim of a politician? Personal gratification and control over others.

That's one of the reasons I trust people who have succeeded in other professions first before being thrust into political life. It's important to know the real world.

In some ways it all reminds me of what a visiting newspaper editor once told me. I don't remember if it was a he or she.

"I prefer hiring people with degrees in history, economics etc, not journalism. Any intelligent person can be taught how to write an article, but if they have no knowledge, they really can't write with any understanding of the issues and background."

Politicians who only know politics are too obsessed with their own status and are usually insensitive to the needs of the ordinary citizen.

Climbing the political ladder as a full-time obsession causes situations like we now have in Israel. The two main parties, Likud and Labor, are far removed from the people. Many of the voters support them from inertia, because

"that's the party I always vote for."

Even the "better" of the politicians don't make independent decisions, because their "party" is more important to them than the needs of the country and its citizens. Recently Uzi Landau, considered the most ideologically reliable in the Likud, was approached about joining with the Ichud Leumi, National Union block of parties. His reply was that the Likud meant too much to him to desert it. Rather pathetic considering the dangerous situation Israel is in today. Obviously, he's stuck in the slime. His priorities are all wrong.

We need national leadership that looks at our country's needs first and foremost.

Shabbat Shalom and Shannah Tovah


Voice said...

Can we hear an AMEN!?
Very true.

Shabbat Shalom and Shana Tova all

Batya said...

G-d willing

Anonymous said...

You are so right. God Bless You.