Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Colors Of Aggression

The typical citizen drops down to a lower level of mental performance as soon as he enters the political field. He argues and analyzes in a way which he would readily recognize as infantile within the sphere of his real interests."

In his 1942 book, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy, Joseph A. Schumpeter, the 20th-century Austrian-born political economist and Harvard professor, make the obvious more obvious. Professor Schumpeter explains why we experience the political earthquakes that have most people in a state of anger, fear, frustration, and disbelief. We sit and watch as good old devious behavior continues to duplicate itself.

Capitalistic politicians (Capoliticians) begin to march in sync with greed, revenge, and the other negative personal perks long buried in the capitalistic political system. Men and women change when the herd mentality of politics offers them power and the financial rewards that come with control. The urge to help the country turns into a quest to stay in office at almost any cost.

Not all the elected march to the beat of their party’s plan. Those people have a hard time getting anything done. The Party mindset and endless reelection chaos and suggestions loom over every party decision.

Despite marketing rhetoric from both parties, neither one has a credible track record when it comes to controlling spending or addressing issues that increase the well-being of voters. The same economic, social, religious, and racist issues in the minds of millions of voters centuries ago still overflow on the flaming stove of party politics.

We live the modern form of political slavery. That kind of slavery tilts the scales of wealth in a one-sided, creative, destructive way. Newly elected politicians attach themselves to the capitalistic gravy train while millions swim against the political current in survival mode.

The only truth in the Capolitical system is there is no truth. Nothing’s more obvious than the unobvious in our form of government. Our blue and red politicians survive on misinformation and inaccurate perceptions. The perception that hatred of war brings peace is just one of the fallacies we learn to accept.

Political hatred creates more hate. Hate never brings peace. Only the love of peace brings peace. But there is no peace when politicians wear their colors of aggression. Modern-day political aggressiveness dresses in suits of rightful social character, and it walks in moral stilettoes. And that hidden agenda aggressiveness keeps the country in a state of social and economic trauma.

We create what we experience using our perceptions and the beliefs that produce them. In this political environment, our perceptions scream for social justice and freedom. But the system is on life support. It’s tangled in its distorted web of redundancy.

Change is the engine on the perception train. We have the ability to turn the tide in our political system. We can do that by being responsible for what we create.

It’s time to realize we create these political situations. We created the rascals that fuel them in order to live the drama. And whatever value fulfillment comes out of the spontaneous order or disorder that develops.