I am sick of politicians and politics.
Seriously, I am.
I mean how many lies can a person actually come up with? Well, after almost two weeks of tailing all sorts of politicians, let me assure you, the one main attribute of a politician is the ability to lie. Let me list out the many 'wonderful' traits of politicians I have come across in recent times (due to the elections).
1. Arrogance - Don't even let me get started on this one. Sure, sure, you were an elected representative, you hold an important government post, you represent the people, blah, blah, blah. But did you ever stop to think and reflect that you are elected by the people and you are elected to represent the people, not to turn your snotty nose into the air and act as if you are King (or Queen) of the World? Probably not.
2. Stupidity - Sad to say but it is true. Many of the politicians I met are sadly lacking in the upper floor department. I mean, it is okay if you do not know about current local issues by heart, it is even okay that you do not know what is going on in the country but you do not even know about your own constituency, could not speak a modicum of good English, could not even do your maths properly and worse of all, give speeches in horrid grammar (for whichever language) and interspersed with wrong facts. And you expect the people to elect you? I think I will pass and perhaps, I'd vote for the garbage guy who probably knows more than you.
3. Power crazy - sure, we all know that the reason you are in on this is for the power but isn't your main goal supposed to be the one to fight for the people's rights, to represent the people, to whatevercrapyouaretellingyourvoterstowinvotes? That said, why should we even vote for you when you openly display your greed for power more than your so-called sincerity in wanting to represent the people?
4. Outright lying - I know, I know, it is highly impossible to find an honest, sincere politician. But a girl can dream, can't she? I suppose there may be a few politicians who do not lie most of the time but I have yet to come across one. Why is it so difficult to tell the truth? Isn't honesty the best policy? Oh yeah, I forgot. It is the politician's policy to lie. Sorry, my bad.
5. Discrimination - whether it is intentional or a campaign tactic, I just find any form of discrimination against the elderly, the disabled, the women, the different religions and the different races extremely distasteful. Regardless of who or which political party it is you are up against, can't you keep your campaigns clean of discriminative attacks? What is your problem, anyway? Does it make you feel superior to belittle others based on their disabilities, gender, colour of their skin, age group? You may not say it outright but the double meaning slotted in between your speeches is already bad enough. So, stop!
6. Empty promises - please, please, please, stop making those empty promises. I beg you! I have had enough of all these 'I promise to give you a whole mountain of gold if you vote for me' crap. Enough is enough already. We do not want words. We want real gold, not visions of gold. Period.
7. Glorification - Okay, so you did a bit of this and a bit of that but hello, it is from using tax-payers' money isn't it? So, what's the big deal? We paid for it so it is not completely your doing at all! It is your job after all, isn't it? Why else would we vote for you? So, stop already with the glorification of what you did for us. We expect you to do it because we hired you to do it. So, there is really nothing great about it!
8. Missing in action - You have not even been elected yet (for this elections anyway) and you are pulling a fast one by disappearing really fast. Sure, elected representatives are supposed to be policy makers and not to hang around their constituency...but this is the campaigning period, isn't it? Aren't you supposed to be showing your face around instead of disappearing to God-knows where? And what's with the sending representatives to represent you? What the heck was that? Why don't you just let the representatives be the candidates? If we can't expect you to be here at this period of time, how sure are we that you will be around to listen to our grouses after you are elected?
So, there. I have many more pet peeves but I shall not list them all. It is just too long a list. Please bear in mind that I am not a supporter of any political party. I am pretty much a fence sitter and I seriously do hate politics. With a vehemence. I just find it too darn dirty and full of lies and well, dishonest.