Of Love and Politics

Individuals, troubled by their future, fed up with their current situation and frankly discouraged, also full of disbelief and bewilderment, gobble up hopeful promises with masochistic delight, from political leaders impregnated with rancor. These  in an <fabulous> discourse, redundant in references to love and progress , stuff them the idea that the duty of the state is to bring peace, justice, social security, and economic progress to all.

Noble Objectives. Desired from all current societies. Who does not dream with rulers that offer good decisions motivated by love for his people. Aimed at achieving a dignified life, peace, and security. That entails the effective application of justice and promotes, along with caring for the environment, the generation of wealth for all.

Today, it is a sluggish and agonizing scrabble, not an easy search,  finding a leader who is ethically correct, kind and virtuous in his governance. Once such a leader is chosen, society will surely accompany him and direct its efforts to achieve those noble objectives.

A State framed with these noble objectives, commits itself to the lofty duty of training all its individuals, in the apprehension and understanding of them. By this, transforming them into heroic defenders of ethics, decency, democracy, freedom and justice. Bases for the positive transformation of thought and reality in a society, laying the foundation to achieve a genuine and effective rule of law.

These fierce apprentices, once trained and as courageous guardians of their State, firmly, together,  will promote all kind of efforts to ensure their government to act with veracity, transparency, wisdom, justice, kindness and virtuous condescension[1] . Ramón Campos, a Spaniard more than 200 years ago, wrote: "The virtues of condescension are scarce in weak societies."

In the midst of an atmosphere of certainty and peace, created in a society framed by these noble objectives, its citizens, successfully, will choose a true and worthy ruler and not a simple dogmatic, sectarian leader.

Dogmatic or sectarian leaders, hidden behind a sanctimonious political leadership, without primness, end up imposing themselves by fanaticizing their followers, and openly attacking their detractors. A virtuous and genuine Ruler, even though Is a leader, governs truthfully and firmly for both, followers and detractors, assuring and guaranteeing their rights without ceasing to demand their duties, and never "over stepping” constitutionality.

Now, affects are essential in decision-making. This is why it is crucial to be careful when choosing our ruler. Our decision should not gravitate solely by valuing his mental brilliance, his eloquence, or his seductive speech. We must make sure that the affection that prevails in his heart is not rancor. Affection that distills from lower consciences.

Hate destroys. separates and causes discontinuity. It leads to the brutal segmentation of society. It atomizes and leads the individual to hide behind particular and petty dogmas, full of resentment, which initiate a violent degradation of society.

Hate anchors with the counterpart, only in what feeds the rage, everything else is discarded or forgotten with contempt. The noble objectives, in an hate scenario,  fade or disappear under the weight of distrust, injustice, disrespect and the endless violence that follows.

Thus, favoring the abuse and imposition of "moralistic" positions, that sometimes are contrary to true morality, and that dressed in false rigor,  in a latent way, constrict and destroy freedom, truth and good values.

Love on the other hand, constructs. Is related to good life, union, creation, friendship, understanding, hope, peace and positivism. It is of the essence to demand from our rulers leadership, virtuousness, diligence and justice, but also love, that he loves his governed.

Without love there is no good politics.

[1] To CONDESCEND. 1^. n. [condefundre, French.],1. To depart from the privileges of superiority. Watts. 4. To consent to do more than mere justice can require. Milton. 3. To stoop ; to bend ; to yield. Milton. Samuel Johnson's Dictionary 1755

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