Thursday, December 9, 2010

All Democracies are fragile because voters are selfish

Students protest tuition hike

As usual, those protesting are protecting their personal interests. This is why we need better education, and more moral values being taught.

There are precious few are vote against their immediate personal self-interest.
Likewise, most political demonstrations are for "one's self".

There are exceptions of course, and those need to become the rule.
This leaves deception as the only way for a politician to do the right thing politically.
Perhaps that's fine for today, but as we strive to make a more perfect union, we need to develop a more sophisticated politics where people knowingly vote against their self-interest for a higher purpose. Sometimes that can be their own self-interest in the future, or their family's future best interest.

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