Evolution V — Change of Politics

Nobody asked but …

A dictionary defines “politics” as

1a the art or science of government
b the art or science concerned with guiding or influencing governmental policy
c the art or science concerned with winning and holding control over a government
2political actions, practices, or policies
3a political affairs or business; especially competition between competing interest groups or individuals for power and leadership (as in a government)
b political life especially as a principal activity or profession
c political activities characterized by artful and often dishonest practices
4the political opinions or sympathies of a person
5a the total complex of relations between people living in society
b relations or conduct in a particular area of experience especially as seen or dealt with from a political point of view
A very antiseptic view, eh?  The definition only mentions dishonesty once, power once, and control once.  Yet politics today is dominated by dishonesty about power and control.  It is also dominated by hypocritical promises.  Politics must be transposed so that its emphasis is on honesty, natural order, and natural self control by individuals.  Politics should observe human nature, not plan it.
 — Kilgore Forelle