The role of politicians
It is a common mistake to assume that the role of the politician is to create jobs, promote economic activity, improve the well-being and well-being of his subjects, the territorial integrity of his …
It is a common mistake to assume that the role of the politician is to create jobs, promote economic activity, improve the well-being and well-being of his subjects, maintain the territorial integrity of his country and perform a variety of other functions.
In fact, the politician has one and only role: to be re-elected. His primary responsibility lies with his party and its members. He owes them patronage: jobs, sins, guaranteed income or cash flow, access to the public sector and the exhilarating swing of power. His relationship with his real constituency – the rank and file of the party – and he is as accountable to them as a CEO (Chief Executive Officer) answers the company’s main shareholders.
To ensure that they are re-elected, politicians are sometimes obliged to implement reforms and policies that contribute to and promote the general well-being of the population. At other times, they have to forego measures to preserve their voting power and extend their political life expectancy.
But how does a leader become a leader?
In this article, we’re not interested in the historical process, but in the answer to the two questions: what qualifies you to be a leader and why do people choose someone who is specific to be a leader.
The immediately obvious answer would be that the leader speaks to or is judged by his voters to be able to meet their needs. These can be economic needs, psychological needs or moral needs. In all of these cases, these unrequited needs, if left unfulfilled, are considered capable of “endangering acceptable existence.” Except in rare cases (hunger, war, plague), survival is rarely at risk mostly willing to sacrifice their genetic and biological survival on the altar of the “acceptable existence” mentioned.
To be acceptable, life has to be honorable. To be honorable, certain conditions (commonly referred to as “rights”) must be met and followed. No life is considered honorable if it does not protect food and shelter (property rights), personal autonomy (through codified freedoms, personal security, respect (human rights) and a minimum degree of influence on the future (civil rights). Failing these elements tend to people are gradually becoming convinced that their lives are not worth living in. They are mutinous and try to restore the “honorable balance.” They seek food and shelter by inventing new technologies and implementing them to nature and others to control human factors. They rebel against any massive violation of their freedoms. People seek security: they enact laws and form law enforcement agencies and form armies.
Above all, people are concerned with preserving their dignity and their influence on their existence, present and future. The two can be connected: the more a person influences his environment and his forms – the more he respects others. Managers are perceived as obsessed with qualities that are conducive to the success of such efforts. The Fiihrer appears to be sending out a signal saying to his followers: I can increase your chances of winning the constant war you are waging, finding food and shelter, being respected, improving your personal autonomy and security, and having a say to have your future.
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But WHAT is this signal? What information does it contain? How is it received and deciphered by those led? And how exactly does it influence your decision-making processes?
The signal is probably a resonance. The information emanating from the guide, the air he emits, his personal data must be reconciled with the situation of the people he guides. The leader must not only resonate with the world around him – but also with the world he promises to walk on. Modes, fashions, buzzwords, fads, beliefs, hopes, fears, hatred and loves, plans, other information, a vision – everything has to be properly integrated into this resonance table.