Politics Stinks

Howard Weliver’s “Politics Stink”Paraphrasing a comment I have often made, in other venues, it is my opinion that…

  • The divisive nature of partisan politics…
  • The capitalization of political campaigns beyond any rhyme or reason…
  • The personal power ambitions of those who seek public office…
  • Deliberate, concerted media distortion…

…effectively renders much of the American political process a farce. None of the aforementioned elements can be relied on to generate candidates with characters and value-systems exclusively devoted to fair and moral governance of the body politic, i.e., We The People.

In simpler terms, the American political system is corrupt, the politicians are mealy-mouthed, fork-tongued and two-faced at best, and mentally imbalanced megalomaniacs at worst.

Howard Weliver has pretty much summed it up visually, for me, with his painting, “Politics Stink” (upper right).

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2 responses to “Politics Stinks

  1. In India the president earn Rupees 1lakhs which is equal to a guy from a B school …is this is a justice?

  2. And the Buddha, upon realizing that the ascetic path would lead only to death rather than enlightenment, went down to the river and washed himself. While he was there, a young girl brought him a bowl of rice, of which he ate. And so the Buddha discovered the “Middle Path,” which casts off extremes and seeks moderation, founded upon reason. His hedonistic life as a Shakya prince had been one such extreme, and his life among the ascetics had been the other, opposite extreme.

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