Political wisdom

I don’t know about other people, but I feel the quality of our politicians has declined over the past 4 decades.

Qualities such as integrity, stability, decency, honesty and above all, wisdom, are boxes which are rarely ticked these days.

Any decent pollie who doesn’t toe the party line and dares to speak on behalf of their actual electorate, is soon brushed to one side and becomes almost ineffective.

In recent times, there have been very few pollies of any real quality and, if I was to single one out as being head and shoulders above the rest, it would be Tony Windsor.  He was far ahead of the pack when it came to wisdom and decency. Such a shame for the nation that he had to leave politics.

We can only hope and pray this current slump in quality will be corrected, so our nation can again have a political arena with many worthy statesmen.

 

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Why it is so.

Why it is so.

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Posted on January 21, 2015, in Cartoon, illustration, humour, humor, caricature, political, art, Australia, Perth, cartoonist, Illustrator and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Windsor and Oakeschott are the two outstanding pollies over the past 10 years!

  2. Oh take a good trawl through the history books and you’ll find that there has always been a healthy stock of lying, insincere and corrupt politicians. The difference in the last 40 years is the sheer numbers of this type and also the degree of public media scrutiny that politicians are exposed to. The other difference is the developing financial power of corporations and the increased number of multi-billionaires who are willing to offer politicians and their parties incentives, shall we say, to get what they want. This has contributed to the rise in the ‘career politician’, who’s media savvy, has a degree majoring in politics and law/economics and has a team of lobbyists and spin-doctors in his/her arsenal. To these people politics is a lucrative profession with the richest gravy train on the track. Being in the centre of government makes them a valuable asset to those in the business world, so they moonlight as advisors and non-executive directors whilst claiming parliamentary expenses for living costs. It’s this new breed politicians and the sheer amount of them that degrade the standard. You don’t have to have absolute power to be absolutely corrupted. Or maybe I’m just cynical.

  3. I could be cynical and say ‘don’t hold your breath Mick’ but the winds of change are certainly blowing harder and we may see it yet.
    Great to see you back in the blogosphere btw…

    • Hi Edward, I think you’re right about the winds of change but, similar to cyclones, one never knows what direction it will head next, nor when or where it will cross the coast and finally fizzle out. Am looking forward to the fizzle. Cheers.

  4. Well said. The only people worth having in power are the ones who aren’t interested in it.

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