"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In order to get power and retain it, it is necessary to love power; but love of power is not connected with goodness but with qualities that are the opposite of goodness, such as pride, cunning and cruelty." Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi - (1828-1910) Russian writer
Changes in laws to the benefit of the few ride in on a white horse with the war cry of emergency and terrorism. Titania
This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector." - Plato -
My questions; have there been at any time politicians with a clean conscience?
Where are they?
Politics must be a profession where the ruthless, the nasties, the liers, the cheats and the hypocrites soar and thrive.
Perhaps politics is not and has never been the place for honesty and justice. Anyone who enters politics and has an inclination to truthfulness, justice and kindness will be morally finished by the gutter press in no time, there is no chance for a honest person. Because there is no honest press the few that exist belong all to the same stable of lies and hypocrisy.
Globalization is the worst which could befall all countries. Because profits are the gods of globalization not a decent standard of living for all.