Listening to every heart
It's a multi-level question, m'dear. And...the big boys haven't come home yet. Perhaps they're still pondering. You DID get my email, yes?
There is something I've been wanting to say for some time in reading through the Alley, even Philosophy, and the Lounge.
When my husband served in the military, he was told, "There are no politics. You serve the "President" and that simply meant, whoever was in charge. You didn't question it, you served the Man in the Office of the United States.
For the longest time in the beginning of our marriage, I couldn't get him to vote. This was after he had been out of the service for some 4-5 years.
Now? He's gung-ho on making a change. Unfortunately for him, as it has been for a lot of us, every President he's voted for since the 80's has become a disappointment to him in one way or the other. It's a lot like marriage - live with someone long enough, they'll disappoint you, somehow. That aside, there's probably never going to be a "perfect President", but it doesn't mean that we're not capable to eventually getting one to the pinnacle of leadership at some future date.
The real problem resides in nit-picking. We're too keen [and why is this, I ask?] on finding fault with people. They can't be "this good" or "that kind". They can't be "this moral" or "without fault". Why not?
Are our politics this evil? Yeah, I think they are, in a lot of ways. Because if our politicians have a conscious, they are either dismissed, or gotten rid of in various ways. We've too much history to remind us otherwise.
I've said it before, I'll say it again. Read Captain and the Kings by Taylor Caldwell. http://www.mouthshut.com/readreview/21505-1.html
It gives the best portrayal of how countries are run that seem, to me, and in my humble opinion only, that it is far too, too correct.
Which is very, very sad.
With all that said, and as I implied to serenity in a private email, let's look forward to the up and coming young men and women who still believe that a change can be made, without corruption. But because I do not have the young representative's approval to portray his forum here, let's just say, his first name is the same as a young new gospel singer whom we've all heard, and [gasp] they look remarkably alike!
And... I work with his aunt! I'd jump on his bandwagon any day...and I will, the moment he hits 35 [because he is currently outside of my voting district.]
So, 'tis I, never say die...and look forward to a future that still may be saved!