Involvement - Political Passions; 2d of 3 Series

DeAnna C. UtzStarred Page By DeAnna C. Utz, 27th Mar 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/se_wl16l/
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What involvement can be as political “passion”; what drives political passions in people, and what people need to understand about the nature of politics.

Introduction: “Oldest Profession in History”

My first article submitted to Wikinut.com wrote about what Involvement meant as a Country; so, this time I’m writing on what involvement can be as political “passion”; what drives political passions in people, and what people need to understand the nature of politics.
People in general have a history of displeasure with anything to do with politics, no matter what country they live and work in, they’d rather not get involved with one of the “oldest professions” in history, excluding the age old stereotyping, “women of the evening”, or “Female Night Escorts” (if you know what I mean here). So, politics, is, at least, one of the oldest professions of a historical note, since every country had something in their history of when their country began its political process. Politics might not come up on any "oldest profession lists" on Google, if you're going there, but tell me that politics did not play during the earliest Roman days when Caesar was in power?
What people need to understand is that the politics of their country, is what “drives what government can - and cannot do - for the people”. “Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy, 2012 Election Edition (16th Edition), on Amazon.com

Once that is understood, the people can get a better grip on getting involved into one of “oldest professions” in history. Countries run on what a government can, or cannot do (hopefully for the American people as they are learning every day that our Constitution is being stepped on, shredded, and rights being flagged by their own government).

Causes to Get Involved

What can cause a person to get involved politically pertaining to their country, or as small as a community? There are various reasons, various subjects, but the main aspect here is getting involved in something of a political matter that determines the outcome of a political decision that ordinary people, who are not part of the political spectrum, as in a “parliament”, or in Congress (in the United States), or other forms of being in a political office whom determines, or sets laws, for the country they reside in. If a certain person happens to listen to a news report on their televisions, newspapers, magazines, and/or radios and hear of an upcoming legislative action that they have suspicions of and don’t like what actions may result from a passage of that action, that’s when getting involved takes place. Knowing is being educated, and educated is knowing how to get involved, where to get involved, and what to do about the involvement, to get others to join in with them so that the masses outweigh the political decision-makers from making a wrong position, politically, that would harm their community and their country. This is part of the “passion” of involving oneself in a political movement.

Being Politically “Passionate”

People need to be passionate in this sense; passionate enough to want to change something that they sense to be wrong because they know what is wrong and what should be right. If something feels wrong, looks wrong, sounds wrong, it usually is wrong. That probably is being a responsible voter (if the country has its voting laws that are for the people, not a dictatorial leader). But where are the “passions” that people should have in a political issue?

In an online article, by Carole Cadwalladr, in The Guardian, 28 September 2014, “How passion has purged politics - along with ordinary people” , she wrote “Labour is starting to look less like the party of the people, and more like the party of politicians.” If that is true of one Party in England, then it is also true of the Democrat party in America, too. And why is that? Maybe the people didn't get involved enough to get passionate enough to change that for the betterment of their country; so, things started to slip into the abyss of "what-happened-to-my-country" of the uneducated people. Why didn't someone tell our youth growing up then?

She probably has a point well made, and although that comment was made for England’s political process, it also makes sense for the United States of America
Our same political process, our legislators, our Congress that is, have slipped away from their fundamental understandings of how they are to “govern” the people of the United States. Our legislating government, including every President, even the current one now, all took an oath of allegiance, placing their right hands on the Bible, and swearing (supposedly) to the fact that they will “defend and support” the Constitution and our Bill of Rights which all Americans fall into and should be aware of, but somewhere along the lines of the jurisdictions of government prudence, they’ve all lost themselves into the thrones of “political correctness” that their opposing parties placed them into or else they will be chastised for not falling into these wiles of “transformation” of politics; not to mention the fact that extortions of funds coming from lobbyists have deeply ingrained into our legislative decisions makes it very difficult for anyone to get deeply involved in America’s politics because of that.

In another comment to an article, well put by Dave Walsham, “People and Politics: ordinary workers stand no chance of becoming an MP”, The Guardian, Oct. 4, 2014, , wrote, “Today, it seems the greater the power ministers have, the greater the ignorance they have about the department they are leading.” And that “the rank-and-file person who wishes to represent constituents and is ignored in favour of media-friendly candidates who have more time, money, and celebrity status to pursue their candidacy. The media are partially to blame for that.”

And that could very well be the problem of being “politically passionate” wherever people are being governed by a Constitutional (supposedly) Republic form of Government (the USA) or in a Parlimentary governed process (England). The media moguls who are all caught up in whichever side they decide to be in "cahoots" with, seems to be the main "problem" and they actually are "partially to blame". Our own major medias in America are doing just that; they've taken the sides of a political spectrum and divided America into two factions: the far left wingers, and the right "wingnuts" as a lot of us conservatives are being called. I thank Dave Walsham's comment for being aware of that very fact.

Nigel Trow also commented in the same above article with Dave Walsham, that “If a clearly unsatisfactory democracy is to be revived, effective authority must go to citizens who are outside party control. All of us have a duty…..”

There it is in one statement, in a nutshell. “Effective authority must go to citizens who are outside party control.” Well, Nigel must be in the United States of America because that is the way its supposed to be in America because of our Declaration of Independence and our U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights that just happens to start with “We The People”.

A “New Form of Government”

If you have complaints about how your government is “effectively” running your country, whether in the United States of America, England, Wales, or any other, then think of how the American Revolution got started and the people got involved in their political process against another country (England’s ruling Kings, sorry England) because they had enough of suppressions long enough to want to change things to form a new form of government, then getting oneself involved, politically, and passionately and “outside party control” is what every human being needs to be constantly aware of their surroundings, their laws and how they are passed over and how they are allowed to vote, and how they've gone from one form of government to another in a blink of an eye and start wondering, “What the heck happened to my country?”

One quote that is one of my favorites, among a lot of others, but this one always stands out ahead of others, and from one of our Founding Fathers of yesteryears, in our History of the United States, and its beginnings after the Revolutionary War, and after our Declaration of Independence was signed by 55 men, one of them who was passionately involved with forming a new form of government for America, was asked by a passerby citizen who asked him, “So what kind of country are we”, since the person knew that a declaration had been signed that day. Benjamin Franklin then responded with, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

I’m a little wary these days that IF we kept that “Republic” that Benjamin Franklin wanted for our country, since he was one of our most politically passionate leaders who, by getting involved in his new country, he dreamed and wanted so badly a country where these passions of a new Republic formed would create the prosperity and enjoyment that we once had, long ago.

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author avatar DeAnna C. Utz
Married, 25 yrs. by July 4, 2015; US Army veteran (25 yrs), retired, Bachelor Science degree in Computer Info Systems (2001). Politically involved in my community, county and country.

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author avatar Retired
27th Mar 2015 (#)

You said it better than I could and I've been making a living at this for 13 years. Please keep up the great work. You have a real message to send to the sleeping masses and you send it well.

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author avatar DeAnna C. Utz
28th Mar 2015 (#)

Thanks so muchly, Jess. Means a lot coming from an experienced writer like you. I will try my best. I write this stuff because of, I guess, my "passion" to bring it all out, but have a hard time putting it all together, so I go digging around for "thoughts", like the quotes I made. My last article in this "series" will be a little shorter, trying to come with other sub-titles to it. I'm slow at this right now, my thoughts come at me slower these days. LOL! Thanks again.

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