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Political apathy is the enemy of Democracy

Posted on: 7 June 2012


Even if this message doesn’t apply directly to people living outside Canberra, nonetheless it has relevance for people anywhere in the world when the time comes for them to decide who they want to elect as their parliamentary representatives.

Too often we let other people decide for us. Sometimes that person might be Grandad, who has been dead for years, or perhaps it’s Dad or Uncle. Often too, we vote as we did at previous elections because we are too lazy to find out what are the policies of parties or Independent.

Many people also accept the words of party apparatchiks that the people they are suggesting are people who care, believe in the sanctity of their oath of service, are loyal and honest, who will use their authority wisely and in line with their commitment to liberty, freedom, and truth. Too often, unfortunately, we find out the values of people we have elected are not the epitome of the foregoing but the epitome of venality.

In this increasingly global world of politics many of the leaders we elect are also proponents of a global government in which they would hope to take part. But as I look around today’s world of global politics I become disillusioned when I ask myself which leaders of current governments would I endorse as members of a world government, never mind as leader?

This concerns me because in the not too distant future, if global government comes to pass Australia will have a role to play.
However, if due to our laziness we have given leadership to someone more interested in personal status that in trying to maintain peace and, subject to the making of common sense decisions, an environment that all people can enjoy, there will be no hope of establishing a successful world government.

Indeed I am of the view that ambitious politicians will set out to dominate and in doing so will divide the world again and as they pursue their ambition they will repeat the cycles of war that have beset the world since mans took his first tentative steps.

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10 Responses to "Political apathy is the enemy of Democracy"

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