Political stands as the road of ethics.
The twenty first century is known as a period of freedom, where people can easily choose (or at least it should be that way) the hair color, clothing, partner, friendships, even gender they like the most, or they identify with better. Most importantly this freedom leads the society to a very interesting decision, the most important of them, because this one will not only have an impact on one person, but in thousands, for generations, this one, is the choice of a political ideology. Because rationally, even being anti-politics, is a political stand itself.
Why politics? Because it's the way our society functions, clearly with many mistakes, but it's the most adequate tool man has made. For our misfortune as a humanity, many of our politicians look first for their own interests, instead of the those of the people who have chose them. Resulting in unbelievable gaps between social classes: poverty, unemployment, lack of natural needs, diseases, segregation, among others. Having (obviously) awful consequences in the beliefs and ideas of the affected ones. Provoking an intense desire for a change, that may result in worse results, that those that were there in a beginning. As a clear example the results of the recent elections for the presidency in different countries, as Unites States of America, Mexico and Brazil, just to name the most commented of many cases.
In our precise case there is the semi democratic government that will start its job on December 1, of the present year. There has been many critics regarding the elected president in the past elections of July in Mexico: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. He is an interesting election, and the wrong one. With the ideas he promotes, he is aching for a division in the population, for a battle between social classes, and for a wreck in the institutions. For a person who says to want the best for “its people” these don’t seem as benevolent intentions. The Instituto Nacional Electoral remarked these elections made history in the number of participants, and the arcing numbers that gave the win to the MORENA candidates.
This man has made nothing, but to look for the way to fool disappointed people, in a seek for power, not for aid. And here is how we can talk of a non ethical policy, in his team, and in his life. Due to a rapid change of ideas, perceptions, status, parties, and the list goes on. We can't hope to have an ordered, honest and respectful population, if the ones in charge do not reflect that, and have no intention of making things right. The government is not a reflection of the town, the town is a reflection of what does a government permits.
The soon to be, past government: Enrique Peña Nieto´s government has been one of the biggest cases of corruption, with no even the slightest intention of hiding it. The newspaper The Huffington Post stated that Peña Nieto government will be remembered “for its corruption and its serious violations to human rights”.
This is a present example of the lack of interests on our politicians in the benefit of the country. Because a country is corrupt because its government allows so, if they preached with the example, then there wouldn’t be room for the citizens to even think about bribing a police office, or any other authority.
There is a deep lack of values in a political party and candidates who do not care of the ideology they are following, or pretending to, they are only looking for the most personal benefits possible. If this goes on, there will be a point where it won’t be possible to distinguish good actions from bad actions, because everything will have a “reasonable” excuse. There won't be turning back. People will get to a point where they can do anything, because they would think “it's not that bad”, and there won’t be any kind of control, or of respect for others.
Our constitution is composed by 135 articles, and everyone of them is a clear statement of the government we, the people, have chosen. The government of the country is an indirect democracy, a representative democracy. Meaning we vote from a list of candidates that fulfill the requirements stated in the supreme law. We choose the one we think will help us build a better tomorrow
Those who may be against the idea of politics as a tool for a more ethical society may argue that one, as an individual can make the difference. And is true that the idea of a government that can solve all the problems is irrational. But there is a social established pact between rulers and people, people give the government the power of using force, in exchange for social benefits. This is known as the leviathan. So, one can make many changes, but there is an establishes responsibility in the government to take care of certain issues. A pact that establishes the rights and obligations of each part.
Choosing a correct and informed political stand is the road to ethics, because those who vote are deciding for those who can't, children, and teenagers, who are the builders of tomorrow. Voting is choosing an ideology is the way of concretizing our ideologies, of helping others, of looking for a better tomorrow, of fixing major problems, of creating a more responsible government and society.
The solution is a pondered vote, in an obligated participation of the citizens in the daily life of the government, not receiving “news” from Facebook. In an active debate between proposers and receivers, the solution is interest, real and genuine in the political life. Because whatever happens in politics will have an impact in everyone who is part of that society. There is no way of knowing if democracy will be the most correct way of achieving a social control in the future, but today it is.
So I understand why many people thought the candidate of MORENA was the best option. But just because someone is different, or “new” does not mean whatever he does is correct. We need to distinguish between an action good for the collective, and one who has benefits just for a few.
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