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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

ETHICS AND MORALITY. POLITICAL MYTHS- NOBODY "LISTENS" TO THE VOTER: THE SILLIEST OF ALL CAMPAIGN STRATEGIES. PT 1.



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There is ONE TYPE OF POLITICKING that really bothers me, ESPECIALLY AROUND
Election Time.  It is so ABSURD, THAT IT SEEMS INCREDIBLE THAT MANY
VOTERS BUY INTO IT TIME AND TIME AGAIN. However, with a News Media that cares for
Little More than Meaningless Sound Bites, and an ELECTION PROCESS THAT IS BECOMING
JUST ANOTHER "REALITY" TV PROGRAM, IT IS PROMOTED TIRELESSLY BY CANDIDATES
WHO APPRECIATE THE LACK OF INTELLECTUAL INSIGHT THAT INHABITS SOME OF THE ELECTORATE.

What is it?

IT IS THE TIME TESTED BATTLE CRY UTTERED BY CANDIDATES WANTING TO FEED OFF THE EXTREME SELF-CENTERED NATURE OF PORTIONS OF THE ELECTORATE, WHO BELIEVE THE COUNTRY SHOULD ADOPT THEIR WAY OF THINKING, REGARDLESS OF THE CONSEQUENCES.

HERE IS THE ASSERTION, IN ITS MOST BASIC FORM:

THAT NO ONE LISTENS TO VOICE OF THE AVERAGE VOTER(S), BUT THAT THIS CANDIDATE, 
BE IT AN INCUMBENT OR NOT, IS DIFFERENT, AND WILL BRING POWER BACK TO THE PEOPLE.

IN ADS, SPEECHES,OR SOUND BITES It Usually Takes One of Two Forms. 
Here are a Couple of Examples.

#1-  That Politicians have lost Touch with the People, and Don't Listen to
Them Anymore.

#2-  The Will of the People is Subverted by Ignoring what they really want and 
need, Often Violating Their Constitutional Rights.

Lets look at this with an OPEN MIND, AND SEE HOW IT STANDS UP TO SCRUTINY.

How often do Hear a Candidate for Public Office say something in a Political Ad Like: "IF ELECTED,
I AM GOING TO LISTEN TO THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE, AND BE A CHAMPION FOR CHANGE
BY OPPOSING THE ESTABLISHMENT."

I'm willing to Guess that Most of my Readers have heard this, in one form or another, more than once. In Fact, depending on the Number of Elections That Have Occurred during Their Lifetime, it has become a Familiar Sounding Campaign Slogan that no longer surprises Them.

HOWEVER, IF THIS IS A RECURRING CAMPAIGN STRATEGY, USED MANY TIMES DOWN THROUGH THE YEARS, WHY DO WE NEVER SEEM TO ENCOUNTER THE POLITICIAN WHO HAS LIVED UP TO THIS DECLARATION?

WHY IS IT, TIME AFTER TIME, THAT WE SEE THE OPPOSITION ATTACKING THESE "NOBLE" ELECTED OFFICIALS, WHO NEVER SEEM TO BE ABLE TO DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST THE CHARGES THAT THEY ARE NOW PART OF THE "POWERS THAT BE."
END PART 1.