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January 21, 2007

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erphschwester

für die sicht auf die dinge kommt es immer auf den standpunkt des betrachters an.

David

Klar. Aber ich dachte, die Politiker muessten eigentlich UNSEREN Standpunkt vertreten. So funktioniert die Demokratie, oder?

erphschwester

was du so denkst!

eine ähnlich gelagerte diskussion habe ich gerade in meinem blog, allerdings für ein ganz anderes thema.
vielleicht ist es ein bißchen viel verlangt, von menschen in vollkommen anderer lebenssituation verstanden und gar in meinen interessen vertreten werden zu sollen?
und vielleicht wäre das einzige mittel, das wirkliche verständnis zu bewirken, daß man die leute turnusmäßig aus der maßgeblichen politik hinauswirft, wie es die grünen in den achtzigern mit ihrem rotationsprinzipg taten?

allerdings, fürchte ich, würde das nicht helfen, weil sie in ihrer aktiven politischen zeit schon spaß an der macht gefunden und ihre pfründe gesichert haben.

Omar Abo-Namous

thnx for the posting David.

i believe there are two things one has to consider regarding the different perspectives of politicians and ordinary people:

1. "Preaching one thing and doing the exact opposite": lately there have been some limitations put upon smokers as to where they were allowed to smoke. Then when some try to argue with the same standards for the politicians in the Bundestag, they don't get very far ( http://tinyurl.com/348vq8 ) So some politicians don't think they ought to be a model for those, they are supposed to make laws for..

2. At the same time, politicians in power try to paint their governmental skills as nice as possible. Campaigns like "Du bist Deutschland" are a clearly visible farce of a quasi-optimistic view of Germany as it stands today. The problem is: some politicians sincerely think, they have to do something like this (and spend money, that could be invested much more effectively) to cheer people up.

So when some say, that the distribution of wealth is fair, they don't only mean that they have enough (and therefor it has to be fair) but some do think that by saying positive things, they can actually make things better..

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