Politicians Will Destroy the World

@OneOfMany (12392)
United States
August 29, 2016 8:17am CST
Politicians are not healthy for the world. Why do you think political systems change so often and that politics makes people so angry? There is no glory solution when it comes to governing, because there will always be someone unhappy with the system. In the end it boils down to money, and as those in politics become emboldened, they will try to extract more and more from citizens. Socialism doesn't work because it's mathematically unsustainable. People not working are supported by those working. Those that work really hard are forced to give away what they worked to earn, and work less because they are unhappy about it. People at the bottom work less and still do really well, but eventually no one wants to work and everyone suffers as a result. If you go the path of socialism, eventually it will fail. Communism doesn't work. It's a branch of Socialism. It requires that the government owns and controls everything in order to balance the distribution. But when does a government adhere to balance? The government usurps power and let's the control go to their head, and eventually the system collapses. People don't own their land, their vehicles, their businesses, and are essentially slaves to the government. Capitalism doesn't work. When population swells, the class divides and you get the top of society that has the wealth, and the bottom that doesn't. However, you have the option to move up the ladder to reach the higher place. Since businesses are owned by the individual and moved by profitability, companies will do what they will to preserve the bottom line. Equal distribution of wealth doesn't exist in a capitalistic society. In this case, taxation by a greedy government and its politicians seek to rob the companies and they eventually go elsewhere. The companies and businesses have no obligation to stay in a land where they lose their income and profits. Workers unable to work are what's left and the system collapses. The success of any of these models is that everyone works. But when there is less joy from working people choose not to work. "Why should I work hard when I don't get to enjoy the fruits of my labor?" These are the thoughts that linger before the end. Those that fail to work drag the system down, and the politicians that drive people to not working support those that aren't, tax those that earn even more, and eventually destroy everything. More government eventually kills a country. Less is more in many cases. Just like the great kings of the past had to occasionally live amongst their people to better understand common life. It should probably be mandatory for politicians to do the same. Only then can they grasp the truth of the world around them and not rush us to destruction. But most likely, it will happen. After all, it certainly has in the past as well.
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@Poppylicious (10077)
29 Aug 16
I'd love to see some British politicians living like ordinary folk, just to get a flavour of what life is truly like for those of us not born into money.
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@OneOfMany (12392)
• United States
29 Aug 16
Likewise I want politicians in Washington D.C. to step outside the #2 best (economically) city to live in in the nation. If they spent some time in the poorer sections, they might understand.
@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
29 Aug 16
I have always felt that in a perfect world with perfect people socialism would be great,but since people arent perfect and the world also is not perfect, it is a much worse option than some others
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@OneOfMany (12392)
• United States
29 Aug 16
The problem with Socialism is that people are lazy. If there's no need to work, why work? That's why you almost need a system that fully utilizes potential.
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• Centralia, Missouri
29 Aug 16
@OneOfMany yeah, see perfect world, no lazy people. etc. Perhaps a more set system, to where all work was worth X and the more you did the more you could have, but the prices on the stuff had limits. I dunno
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@OneOfMany (12392)
• United States
29 Aug 16
@Jessicalynnt In my perfect world people would have to work less because it's more sustainable. For example: If you wanted food for dinner you could supplement a meat from the store with your own fruits and veggies grown in your own greenhouse or a community one where you maintain it. Your home would be run by renewable energies produced onsite and there would be few utilities to pay for. The insulation of said home would be very good and there would be little to no heating and cooling costs. By having that as your base, people that didn't want to work that much would have a supply of food and shelter, and working would provide them other things. Because it would be a more efficient world the cost of living would be reduced and costs across society would be lower. Which means there is more incentive to work because you would make more money. This is the foundation of a new system that doesn't currently exist. Except in my mind, where all the details are. :P
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@crossbones27 (22335)
• Redlands, California
29 Aug 16
This country uses capitalism and socialism. Capitalism is kicking socialism's butt. At least socialism is slowing down capitalism enough to where we have not hit rock bottom yet. Then again, maybe that is what we need and the world needs to get off this corrupt train that we have been riding for some time now.
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@OneOfMany (12392)
• United States
29 Aug 16
I have never liked socialism, and the younger generations of intelligent people in countries with socialism really can't stand it either. The problem is the number of people that refuse to give up an easy way of life because they aren't pulling their weight. This country is becoming more socialistic, and I think it needs to stop before we are damaged beyond repair. Actually, all of the economic systems are damaged goods, and we really need a brand new system to operate.
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• Redlands, California
29 Aug 16
@OneOfMany That is interesting because I see capitalism as out of control and socialism is the only reason we still have some sort of middle class. I am not a big fan of socialism either, but the worse capitalism gets, the more you are going to hear people come up with socialist ideas. I think pro sports are the perfect example of that now and people do not care if they are supporting the greedy as long as they like it. They hate greediness when it makes them do things they do not like. So maybe there is the answer right there, be as greedy as you want, just make sure people enjoy the end result. Also, how they can be a part of it in some way. I know people who will spend half a weeks pay just to see a Dodger game with their family and friends.
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@OneOfMany (12392)
• United States
29 Aug 16
@crossbones27 And I think that pro sports charge ridiculous amounts as well. Yet they keep making money from even a half-empty stadium. I would think it would be better to have a full amount... but what can I say. The problem is with the owners wanting more money and charging more. Same can be said of CEOs, but then where does the true problem lie? Are they charging more because they are greedy, or are they charging more to achieve the same amount of wealth they had in the past? I don't know, but if they are getting hit increasingly with more taxes and penalties (from socialistic principles and re-distribution of wealth) then you can start to see the problem of two systems grinding against one another. Also, the middle class is kind of gone already. There's not much of it left these days.
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@louievill (20308)
• Philippines
29 Aug 16
Being in a no choice situation is terrible
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@OneOfMany (12392)
• United States
29 Aug 16
There's always a choice though. Some choices are stated to be the only one because of the options brought to the table.
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@louievill (20308)
• Philippines
29 Aug 16
@OneOfMany yeah probably after mankind refreshes after a nuclear Holocaust and have time to think it over inside caves and fallout shelters
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@OneOfMany (12392)
• United States
29 Aug 16
@louievill The last time that happened it didn't change this world for the better. In fact I think it has gotten a little stranger this time around. After all, we still can't figure out the level of technology that was needed to make some of the things left behind. After the global war of 12,000 years ago, we pretty much are far from reaching the same level. Sitting in caves doesn't help us at all!
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• Calgary, Alberta
30 Aug 16
The country where I live is planning to change to a federalism government. I have a feeling it wont make any difference at all.
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@OneOfMany (12392)
• United States
30 Aug 16
All the old political systems aren't adapted to the current type of world we live in. A new system is needed to move forward. Especially because of population.
• Calgary, Alberta
30 Aug 16
@OneOfMany Right now the countries with the best living conditions and have the least poverty are the micronations.
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@OneOfMany (12392)
• United States
30 Aug 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker Yes, because of lower population levels they are able to manage their people and resources. What makes places like the US bogged down is all the people thinking they are entitled to a good life without putting in any effort to get there. I see some of them here in my town, and I know my tax dollars are going to them. It's sick and twisted and wrong, but it's a political game.
@vandana7 (68982)
• India
29 Aug 16
As usual, our thoughts match...but I need a solution..
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@OneOfMany (12392)
• United States
29 Aug 16
As do we all. My solution is getting closer, but I need to make more money to get there. The only way to remain safe from the corrupt politicians is to be not seen and to have little money for them to steal. Developing that way of life is incredibly expensive. I personally hate giving near 30% of what I make to idiots who can't budget. If I get higher up, they'll only take more.
• Mumbai, India
29 Aug 16
Dr. narendra modi is the leading PM in India he is a real politician and have made many plans for the poor.
@OneOfMany (12392)
• United States
29 Aug 16
And what are those plans and where is the funding coming from?
@CRK109 (14381)
• United States
30 Aug 16
The whole systems seems to be collapsing in around itself these days. I've been taking a hard look at other parties to see what else is out there...if anything...