Political Parties are a Sham
by, 04-May-2013 at 14:52 (496 Views)
Original Post here.
There are no two 'sides' with competing ideologies. There are just politicians and their paycheques. They will say anything as long as it will get them elected. They'll dress up in one ideology for a morning press conference, put on an entirely different face for a speech to the parliament (edit: Senate for you Americans), and then wear a pragmatic, deal making suit for their behind-closed-doors meetings with lobbyists.
The only substantial duality in politics is the People and the Power. The People are all the people who don't have power, and the Power is the people who do. The Power endures by driving divisions amongst the People using rhetoric and grand-standing. It can only be beaten when the People realise their plight and take the power back.
The government is not the People. Ideally it is subservient to the People, but in no way are the two co-terminus.