Leadership (n): directorship, governorship, governance, administration, captaincy, control, ascendancy, supremacy, rule, command, power, dominion, influence
– Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus 2008
This is a great land of strength, beauty, incredible vitality and majestic power. It’s directed by men with strength, power and drive to see those things they feel best will advance America on the world stage. But that’s where the problems come into play with a viciousness never before understood.
They allege themselves to be OUR chosen leadership. It’s true. We elect them. We place them in the positions they crave and seek and pander before us to acquire. They are our representatives by law. But in truth they represent themselves, their political parties and the agendas they carry in their custom cut suits and dresses like explosive packs ready to destroy the dreams of people expecting responsive government.
Look at what you have. Two major parties controlling the political, economic, social and international policies of 310 Million people (and growing daily). We select a President, arguably the most powerful position on the world stage at every given moment, from the ranks of two, and only two, ideologies presented for examination and approval. It’s arguable the two parties are grafted at the hip in that they are divergent in practice yet participant and directive of the Progressive Movement of politics.
They both accept Big Government as necessary.
It appears our directorship; our governorship was hijacked at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century by people following their collective drives to influence, to command and control the people as opposed to using their powers of suggestion, persuasion and debate for the good of the people. These politicians want control. They seek dominion over their fellows. They want total command and directive ability over policy and diplomatic endeavor.
They want POWER.
But in the sense of the administering the policies and progress of this nation; in the sense of the captaincy of this ship of state it’s the PEOPLE should assume the supremacy of that command: not some person chosen from a microscopic sampling of political operatives. This is a person chosen, in advance, by parading the “eligible” candidates before us like cattle at auction. The sound bites are selected for their esthetic appeal and the melodic lilt of the message to be transmitted. Their appearances are so well groomed as to appear theatrically dressed; costumed characters waiting to speak the approved lines before an audience expecting to be entertained between trips to the refrigerator or the bathroom.
We’ve stopped taking politics seriously – and now we’re paying the price with fiscal and economic policies being developed by people who fail to pay their taxes on time but are alleged to have enough theoretical education to administer over the practical aspects of America’s participation in world economics. How dumb is that?
Americans have accepted the self-serving pap politicians have dispensed for over a hundred years: that the American people are too ignorant to know what’s good for them. Only the high and mighty, elected by delving into political power bases (campaign funds) are believed to be acceptable to control this nation and its associations with other world powers. Only the select few with the monetary resources at their grasp feel they should direct this nation.
This nation was founded on the principle that it was the people should maintain the stewardship of this nation’s policies, foreign and domestic. The original participants in the birth of this nation were willing to sacrifice their very lives and livelihoods for the idea of creating a new nation of the people, by the people and for the people. This wasn’t done of, by or for the Democratic/Republican Party.
These people in politics today risk nothing. They only risk other people’s money, the scrip carrying less and less value daily as political practitioners play with the control they’ve stolen from us through lies, deception and duplicity.
The PEOPLE need to take back this country and perform the actions derived from the nouns at the top of this column.
The people need to practice true leadership by government participation.
Thanks for listening.