If you go back 100years ago, everybody was actively engaged in, and interested in politics. In present times, it is the complete opposite. I know that when I go home to spend christmas with my family they will take pity that I engage myself in current affairs. I’m sure other people who involve themselves will also experience the same thing. Nobody is interested anymore.
But to not be interested in politics itself is a dangerous thing. This is because democracy relies on all of the people and their individual views.
Anyone who says they are not interested in politics is like a drowning man who insists he is not interested in water
Yet people are understandably bored by politicians, who in modern times act like robots, trained to spew the same rhetoric over and over. But how do these politicians get away with doing this? The answer is simple, its because of the lack of interest in politics by the majority. If everyone was actively involved and engaged, politicians would be made to answer questions with real answers or face real public revolt.
In the current situation, not only does a lack of interest bode well for those in power, but it also fuels bigger government. This is not good from a libertarian perspective!
It’s very sad when religion tries to involve itself into politics. I always thought the archbishop of Canterbury was the worst offender for preaching politics but then Pope Francis happened.
First he rants about the Falkland Islands being rightfully Argentina’s, next he says that free markets are bad for the poor! I wonder what libertarian Jesus would think of this?
The truth is, the pope thinks the only way for people to be compassionate and help the poor is for the government to do it by taxing people, not realising of course that this leads to cronyism and corruption and government dependent charities. No. True compassion is when the individual decides to act by himself.