Do politicians, press secretaries, etc realize that we can tell when they're avoiding questions and talking around them, and that we know that it means that they can't acknowledge the truth without looking dishonest/stupid/corrupt/inept?
Blame the voters. Voters don’t value honesty. Why? Voters never concede they are wrong. Why? A stubborn grip on superiority. Elitism. If those politicians were honest and exposed it’s voter base they would be crucified. Make no mistake, we hold politicians accountable, but no one holds voters accountable. They just rely on news outlets to fight the opposition on thier behalf; all the while both sides have flaws to exploit but there’s no debate. Too much to lose. Everyone conspires to engage our thirst for answers. Answers are temporary lies. I could go on.
Not sure if you’re trying to be funny… or if you’re a politician.
I’m serious as cancer.
Well, you’ve certainly presented an excellent example of exactly what I was talking about.
As did you.
When exactly did I deflect from the question I asked?
I can’t say it was conscious but, I’m neither a comedian or a politician: I’m a Sardonic Poet. It’s clear my answer exposes the motivation behind politician’s behaviour your question seeks to resolute. I mean…it’s funny but not for the right reasons. The contrarian view is the voters ironically are at fault for the state of our government. Few realize that so instead being open to discuss that reality I’m met with hesitation. I’m neither a comedian or a political. If I was I would be fired on the spot. You should check out my website, google “Sardonic Poet.” I’m bipolar and I dare to know.
Voters don’t have enough control over government to be responsible for it… that’s just victim blaming.
You know why? No one respects honesty.
Uuuh no… because the political sysyem has been hijacked by wealthy elites funded by industry “donations”.
Are politicians honest about that?
I can’t think of much that politicians are honest about at all.
What would happen if politicians suddenly were so fucking honest if would risk their life?
We might end up with some decent politicians… we certainly wouldn’t put up with the current lot if they were honest.
So Good politicians should be Lemmings? Would you be a politician if you and your family risk being murdered? If not you’re part of the problem. The only thing that matters is profit. Constantly growing profit. Politicians (you vote for) profit corporations that grant us (the population) the illusion of freedom. That depends on who’s running the country. In profit we trust. God is profit because no one respects honesty; especially not voters. I’m enjoying this conversation.
Where’d you get that from? Good politicians needn’t fear being honest… the current lot however do because they’re NOT good politicians.
Name a good politician.
I don’t know any… sad, isn’t it?
It’s human nature. No one’s perfect.