Amid all this media chaos, some are starting to believe our democracy is failing. Having a president some would consider a false president who appears to favor the upper class is scaring many across our country. Instead of rightfully praising our democracy, people are starting to blame our faults on it. When people should be entrusting their lives and livelihoods to their government, many find themselves questioning the true intentions of their political leaders. Are these leaders trying to do what is best for their country, or what is best for themselves? I know, it’s the trillion-dollar question all common people ask before casting their valuable vote. Of course, the other question is, are these new leaders SO much worse than former “polished” leaders? Or do we just have more access to information about them than we did before?
We might never know if our political leaders are really working for us or hiding selfish intentions, but nevertheless morality in our leaders is needed for our democracy to prevail. The only reason our democracy is still here is because society felt like it was the morally right thing to do for all. The minute democracy becomes tethered in lies and morality is loss, democracy fails.
I understand our government has not been completely honest with the people of this great nation. Although, I believe this is wrong, it is not the end of our democracy. Instead, I believe our country is approaching a very important crossroad in human history. A time where lies can’t be erased and information is more difficult to hide than ever. Through technical advances to the World Wide Web, some of the most inaccessible secrets and information have become accessible to the common person. Hell yeah! Power to the People!
This flip in the power of knowledge has placed our government in a spot where it has never been before. A spot where most people living in America distrust traditional politicians. Think about it. What if we could record everything you or I have said in our lives, every lie (be it big or small), every conflict of statement, every rude comment, etc. and play it back to attack something we do or say today. Not many of us would look too perfect. But most of us see ourselves as moral human beings. And the same goes for our government. Some of those “polished” politicians of today are hiding lies and doing whatever they need to do to get elected. This critical moment in time gives people sources to carefully watch the government and every move it makes. Giving us access to a “shit ton” of information, has proven past politicians are hypocrites and even worse, Moral Liars. The worst kind in my book.
But then, some of our most beloved politicians from JFK to FDR to Clinton and even Lincoln were talented liars and hid many secrets. Many traditional politicians promised all sorts of things to get elected and then didn’t deliver once in office. Having so much hypocrisy in our government has created a monster of doubt in traditional politics. A doubt that led us to where we are today. The funniest thing to me is that a government could restrain and suppress this monster just by being honest with it’s people. Overall, exemplifying an administration of morality, which should naturally sway the majority anyway. That is because most people in this country are good people who make good decisions when presented the truth. Hell, maybe that’s is why they call it the “MORAL MAJORITY”!
Anyway, has our old way of electing politicians (and believing they would do as they say) been working? In my opinion this election proved that “the people” believed they had enough with traditional politicians and their pretty ways of talking. “The People” would rather deal with a wolf that may deliver what he promises, than wolves in sheep’s clothing that won’t. The election showed “The People” would rather deal with someone who is naïve, foolish and even stupid than someone who is so polished and with the ability to cover their lies and/or indiscretions. Our country voted a notable and narcissistic dumbass into office instead of another politician with words that could convince angels to leave heaven. An inevitable decision in my opinion. A decision society made after countless political disappointments over the last 100 years or so.
As much as many people seem to hate our current president, he seems to be delivering what he promised those who elected him (other than his dumbass public comments). Just goes to show you how much people just wanted a leader that they believe to be truthful. Whether he is or is not, is another question I will leave to each reader to answer. Truth is hard to come by without the wholesome morality of our government. Hopefully, our democracy won’t fall before our government learns its lesson. We desperately need a government that realizes being open and honest with it’s people is the path to real success.