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The future of the political profession

 The role of politics is to address the affairs of society. In today's social systems , organizations, political parties, but in fact i...

 The role of politics is to address the affairs of society. In today's social systems, organizations, political parties, but in fact individuals, politicians, propose, determine and represent what society should deal with, what direction society should take. In today's social systems, it is politicians who do the task of governing society. 

In the most commonly used political systems today, the direction in which society should move is determined by a community choice among social programs. This is achieved in practice by a majority election that gives the power to govern society to the politician who represents the program that society desires. 

Power, as a social position, is also a way of personal fulfilment, a tool for the realization of personal ambitions (alongside money and knowledge). The goal of every human being is to fulfil his or her intent, to make his or her will fulfilled. The politician can achieve this desire by gaining political empowerment, and therefore the politician's goal is to acquire power. (This connection is also confirmed by the phenomenon of candidates fighting to win during the electoral process.)

From society's point of view, elections are a way of determining the direction of progress; from the politician's point of view, winning elections is a tool for gaining power, which is a way of personal fulfilment. 

In principle, in social systems based on the selection of the politician, the elected politician has the responsibility, by the nature of his or her position as the holder of power, to implement the program he or she has undertaken. The practical objective of the politician, however, is to achieve his or her personal intentions through the use of his or her power and by maintaining that power (for example, by being the winner of the next election and continuing to realize his or her political will). 

The functional task of politics is to serve the pursuit of social goals, while the practical aim of the politician is to gain and retain power. 

(In this not necessarily co-directional system of relations, the governments that function properly are those where the above relationship, created by the election but not guaranteed by the political institution of the election, coincides with the real, actual intention of society and the politician.) 

The institution of the selection of the politician who exercises power over society favors the person who sees power as a means of achieving personal will, individual fulfilment. Current social systems based on election are counter-selective, selectively favoring a negative human characteristic, the existence of the desire for power, and providing positive feedback to the negative human characteristic. The current electoral systems of social governance (politics) give power to the person who is susceptible to power, making the person who is addicted to power the holder of power. 

In particular, the desire for political power is a dangerous negative human trait. This is clearly visible in many countries, past and present, where democratic electoral systems have led to the exercise of dictatorial power. 

(A dictator is a politician who, in order to gain or retain power, favors himself over others through the opportunities that his power or position gives him.) 

Dictatorship as a form of behavior, is the occupational hazard of the political profession associated with power, the desire for power, the manifestation of dependence on power as an intellectual aberration. The desire to control others in order to achieve own individual goals is a mental aberration, a mental illness associated with being a politician, an occupational hazard of the political profession. The most serious form of this occupational aberration is dictatorship. 

The risk of a dictatorial transition is the risk of any social system that brings a political leader to power by election.

It is the risk precisely to those people who are most prone to the mental disease of the lust for power, who are most at risk, for whom the acquisition of power is the goal, for whom the possession of power is the desired state, for whom power can be a dependency, who are exposed to the danger of dictatorship, elected by the contra-selective operating mechanism of the electoral political system.  

The way society is governed by those elected by the majority is not a method that is suited to the intended task, because of the human nature of the desire for power. This makes the politician, as a representative of the political profession, produced by the system, a practical problem of social development, an internal obstacle to the evolutionary adaptation of society, arising from the functioning of the system. 

Politics, dealing with the affairs of society, and the governance of society is a complex process that cannot be linked to a circle of particular persons, to the politicians, and to the political profession represented by certain persons. The inevitable task of society is to remove the individual interest from the management of society, i.e. the elimination of the current selection process and the political profession. Reform of the governance of society is necessary. There are proposals and attempts for suitable implementation of social governance.


The necessarily damaging relationship between wealth and the political profession - why keep the rich out of the political profession?  

Material wealth can make the person greedy, political power based on elections, politics as a profession can make the person corrupt. In today's social systems, wealth - through the increase in opportunities that wealth brings - helps to acquire power. Power gives influence, and influence gives the opportunity to gain advantage, and thus to increase wealth by association with position. In contemporary social systems, there is still a positive feedback loop between political power and material wealth. 

Both power and the acquisition of wealth have a personality distorting effect, and especially for those susceptible to personality distortion, suffering from the mental aberration of power-seeking, and those who aspire to political power, the combined proximity of wealth and thus the possibility of greed and corruption is particularly dangerous. (Not surprisingly, politicians try to conceal their wealth, and thereby mask the danger of distorting their personality, which only leads to dishonesty and an even more distorted personality.) 


History has shown in many cases that the wealth of the rich increases even when things are going well in society, and even when there are difficulties for a large part of society. It is the job of political power to govern, it is the job of power to make sure that the affairs of society go well. When the wealthy have political power, the immediate personal interest of those in power in seeking that society progress well is removed. If the rich generally win, regardless of social circumstances, the wealthy in power are only concerned about the support of society at election time, otherwise the rich in power become disinterested in the affairs of society, which should be the primary concern of those in power.

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