Of Love and Politics

People who are anxious about their future and discontented with their current circumstances, often and eagerly embrace the promising words of demagogic politicians. Who with their eloquent speeches, brimming with repeated references to love and progress, inundate their followers with grand ideas of peace, social justice, social security, and economic advancement for all.

These are noble objectives that every individual in society admires. Who doesn't dream of leaders who make decisions based on their love for their people? Decisions that strive for a dignified life, peace, security, justice, environmental care, and just shared prosperity.

Today, the search for a leader who embodies ethical integrity, firmness, kindness, and virtue in their governance is a slow and agonizing quest.

A state that reach  noble and virtous objectives, based in freedom and justice,  commits itself to the noble duty of educating its citizens around them, thus transforming them into valiant defenders of ethics, decency, democracy, freedom, and justice.

These are the pillars for a positive transformation of a society and the foundation for a genuine and effective rule of law.

Once these diligent apprentices are trained and become the courageous protectors of their state, they will work together to ensure their government operates with honesty, transparency, wisdom, justice, kindness, and virtuous compassion. Don Ramón Campos, a Spaniard from over 200 years ago, wrote, "Virtues of condescension1 are rare in weak 1societies."

In an environment of freedom, certainty and peace, fostered by these noble objectives, citizens will successfully elect a true and deserving leader, not a mere dogmatic and sectarian extermist figure.

Dogmatic or sectarian extremist leaders, concealed behind a sanctimonious political façade and lacking in modesty, tend to assert themselves by fanaticizing their followers while openly attacking their opponents.

A virtuous and authentic leader governs with integrity and steadfastness, safeguarding the rights of both supporters and detractors, and never violating the constitution.

Emotions and beliefs play a pivotal role in the decision-making process, emphasizing the importance of carefully selecting our leaders. Our choice should not be swayed solely by their intellectual brilliance, eloquence, or persuasive speeches. We must ensure that the prevailing emotion in their heart is not bitterness, an emotion that stems from lower consciousness.

Hatred destroys, divides, and creates disunity. It leads to the stark fragmentation of society, encouraging individuals to hide behind narrow-minded doctrines and fester with resentment, ultimately leading to the violent degradation of society.

Hatred fixates on the adversary, nourishing itself only on sources of anger, disregarding or dismissing everything else with contempt. In an atmosphere of hate, noble objectives fade or vanish beneath the weight of mistrust, injustice, disrespect, and relentless violence.

This environment encourages the imposition of "moralistic" positions, which can sometimes contradict true morality. These positions, disguised in false rigor, restrict and undermine freedom, justice, truth, and good values.

On the other hand, love constructs. It is associated with a good life, unity, freedom, justice, friendship, understanding, hope, peace, and positivity.

It is essential for voters to demand from their leaders not only leadership, virtue, diligence, freedom and justice, but also genuine love for those they govern.

Without love, there can be 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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