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It is very important to make this clear. I do not BLAME politicians for throwing dust in the eyes of people. I simply state, that they do so. On the contrary, I justify them because this is the way it has to be done. This is how politics is conducted. The concept of transparency is another made up principle, used by politicians. Nobody of us knows what is going on there, and how politicians make decisions. And we would never know the real truth. We are permitted to know as much as they let us know.

I am not a politicians' poodle, and my parents or close relatives are not politicians. In fact, I do think that some of them do not deserve to be in office. But not because they are not educated, but because of other reasons. And this was my whole point. As I responded to another comment a minute ago, people that do not have knowledge in a certain domain should not be allowed to make decisions that concern it. Yes, politicians are not perfect most of the time, but still they are the people that are close to the issues discussed and have more knowledge than us to deliberate on those issues. And I talk about the best possible decision, not about the perfect one.
Yes, it is the common people that give the power to the shrewd guys, namely because those, the same common people, cannot earn this power for themselves. Being incapable of doing so, they have to elect someone who can. This is why there are leaders in any kind of group. I certainly do not underestimate the importance of the common people as an element of a society. I am also one of them. Everything that I wanted to state was that there are different people for different positions in society.

As I responded to another guy's comment to this diary: You do not call a lawyer, if you need a plumber, right?

by verchenceto (veronique@mail.bg) on Mon Feb 20th, 2006 at 05:25:03 PM EST
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