The basis of politics and review by the public leads many to consider one focal point commonly seen, and rarely addressed. Corruption is not something new in politics, nor is it supposed to be the rule over the exception. But, lately, it seems that way. Each day raises another shiver of broken trust from the government, to the people.

Countries across the globe have undergone massive protests between citizens and their government. These individuals are called “anti-government” but are they? The disruption of the people in countries alludes to a deeper issue. Are people anti-government, or are they just wanting something more from their officials?

Much too often media labeling becomes problematic, it crucifies one side more than the other. The power of the pen is an incredibly perceptive and dangerous power. It can switch a side, depict a lie, sway a decision and implore thought. This should be the nature of the beast when it comes to media interpretation of what is going on, in today’s unsettled world. It should not be demoralizing a side that is seeking answers.

The people aren’t anti-government, they simply want a change in something that is creating a discord. This can stem from a building block of bad laws, or a reduction of benefits that destroy the foundation of society. Far too often the media is quick is detail the basics, but not the core. The view of one radical rarely portrays the greater majority.

Politics is a wild maze of bias conclusions, and angst. Demonstrations take place as a way for frustrated citizens to vent. Certainly, the aspect of some actions, like violence, can never be condoned, but neither should be the corruption demonstrated by politicians.

In a world of technology and multimedia connections, the rise of corruption is shared much faster than ever before. People are becoming restless of excuses and demand transparency from government officials. Who are they speaking with and why? What are they spending and why?

Is it fair?

Yes, is the simple and short answer. Government officials are public employees, on the payroll of every citizen who pays taxes and remains active in their community. They are not celebrities, and should never be millionaires – unless of course, they have made their own money. Becoming a politician should not lead to wealth off the backs of exhausted taxpayers.

Corruption in politics is nothing new, and that statement is stunning. The allowance and expectation is something that should never be. Perhaps, had it not, the happenstance of protests would be a thing of the past.




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