Saturday, 30 January 2016

The Political Illiterate.

         You have all heard it, you have all come up against them, the idiot that says, they are not interested in politics. The fool can't grasp that everything that happens in our modern world is the result of politics, the price of toothpaste, the homeless, how long your working day will be, how many holidays you can have, the price of bread, will there be war or peace, who your enemy will be, all of it, is shaped by politics. Sadly, in this society it is the politics of big business that shapes our world, faceless members of the financial Mafia and puppet politicians, who do take an interest in politics and make sure they control the outcome to their benefit.
       For any ordinary person, not being interested in politics, is a dereliction of duty to your fellow citizens, you are leaving them to fight your corner for you, while you strut about in your stupid arrogance, believing that you are above politics.
Bertolt Brecht sums it up nicely:
       “The worst illiterate is the political illiterate, he doesn’t hear, doesn’t speak, nor participates in the political events. He doesn’t know the cost of life, the price of the bean, of the fish, of the flour, of the rent, of the shoes and of the medicine, all depends on political decisions. The political illiterate is so stupid that he is proud and swells his chest saying that he hates politics. The imbecile doesn’t know that, from his political ignorance is born the prostitute, the abandoned child, and the worst thieves of all, the bad politician, corrupted and flunky of the national and multinational companies.”
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