The American President

I remember when Obama won. In a political debate online group, someone posted

“democracy worked”

 

I responded that their system would have worked if the other guy had been returned, it’s all the system is designed to do, whether it worked for them or the other guy.

Which I think is the heart of the issue, it should work for everyone regardless.

 

But it does not and it doesn’t because we pretend people are better than or more reasonable than they are.

 

There used to be an idea in the public that politicians where doing anything other than for themselves.

Robber Barons of the Industrial Age were only concerned with Public Works to have their names on it, not to make things work for  the public. It was to make the Republic Work.

which means that old line between landowners and occupiers, who gets a say by how much wealth one has to say it with.

 

The idea of political quantification is a slippery slope indeed and perpetuates the myth that people are self made rather than made by exploitation of others – labour and knowledge.

Being a leader is a balance of leading and listening and one of the hallmarks of leadership is not surrounding yourself with people who agree with you.

Cultural_Revolution_poster 2016-02-22T17-35-44.866Z--1280x720 CQKdM6dWIAAzX37 pope vs trump_1455822135118_861894_ver1.0_640_360 usa-election-trump 20080830_palin_announc e12201ap_WorldLeaders_MillSummit_UNp tmih-oct-debate1 dukakis-for-pres-1988 ferraro_custom-c8f7365151f3f68c0cd6179a04e2a07d75955419-s3-c85-150x150

Politician from British Colombia, Canada, Michael de Jong pays his respects at the Sikh Shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar on December 3, 2012.  Jong, along with officials, visited the city to pay his respects at the Sikh Shrine.    AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANUNARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images

Politician from British Colombia, Canada, Michael de Jong pays his respects at the Sikh Shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar on December 3, 2012. Jong, along with officials, visited the city to pay his respects at the Sikh Shrine. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANUNARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images

B.C. Finance Minister Michael de Jong leaves Olde Town Shoe Repair after picking up his Budget 2016 dress shoes at Olde Town Shoe Repair in Victoria, B.C., Monday February 15, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. Finance Minister Michael de Jong leaves Olde Town Shoe Repair after picking up his Budget 2016 dress shoes at Olde Town Shoe Repair in Victoria, B.C., Monday February 15, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Clark and de Jong hi-bc-120214-mike-de-jong politifact-photos-Hilberniestarkdifference MAD-Magazine-Hillary-Sanders_561d395acce5e8.07799904 heres-where-hillary-clinton-and-bernie-sanders-stand-on-the-issues 270d5f794071b4fc137d8e2313d7e2de trump-wall-mexicans tumblr_o0j14m6wrO1v3vc99o1_1280 trump-traditional-marriage rubio-meme-630x328 a0db1dbf9ba5d380b5a2e403b08416f1 192f8fd78fd9e6bf2e486cb08484044d trump-vs-corn-who-wore-it-better-meme bobby-jindal1 35427739222b308cd3dc1da2369c8e340ed5c954ec1c7622223eb9fed08eccc1 73fb4d71f66f4ede46281ec7b5cb3c45 Republic Rape 3 gop-translator 7e431b5332d3cebf6199fe93aba2e3ce ben-carson3 201501_2326_adidg_sm 10427678_747203448706045_7095832093798716796_n palin-losing-side g137697128827266195 politifact-photos-ccmeme MY9kGsq 12039615_1068909326475670_5125177151928750343_n Bernie-Veterans2 9aa6c_clinton-meme clinton-long-haired-hippies 08088dcf6f9258564e6b0c568ff58663 7281_175589899276079_486165625_n 1db3cebc6f281e2fca69c8d2e6688d8087d59f323e405b835c0582ba5696ce88 Kasich-ThinkProgress-meme received_101529885226472951 jeb-bush-president-stats memecruzobamabirthplace032615 0b2fca8ca6ecb5d8e079c75734d9512e trumbull-large1 BM4BMK_2937399b capitol-anti-iran-rally10.w529.h352 Screen Shot 2016-01-19 at 7.27.48 AM Screen Shot 2016-01-19 at 7.27.29 AM president Jim Iker vs christy-clark

Ujjal Dosanjh gestures as he stands in the House of Commons during Question Period on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 20, 2010. Four former B.C. attorneys general, including Dosanjh,  are calling for the legalization of marijuana, saying the current ban on pot is only fuelling gang violence and clogging the courts, but they're not getting any support from the province's current premier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Pawel Dwulit

Ujjal Dosanjh gestures as he stands in the House of Commons during Question Period on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 20, 2010. Four former B.C. attorneys general, including Dosanjh, are calling for the legalization of marijuana, saying the current ban on pot is only fuelling gang violence and clogging the courts, but they’re not getting any support from the province’s current premier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Pawel Dwulit

7812551_orig mein-kampf 55200198 2440977300000578-0-image-a-3_1419437538934 North-Korea-Image-photo 7851685678_b241b9d243 ca184bfca44b1aceb14ca6a5237cd302_3284 Bequin Plaques CHKMZy6UwAAzJel z19421100Q,Gisela-Mota-zostala-zastrzelona-dzien-po-objeciu-p

ldP00 Justin-Trudeau-Because-Its-2015

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Zeitgeist Analytics. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to The American President

  1. Pingback: USA, Cuba and Canada | Nina's Soap Bubble Box

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s