While most individuals have little time for politics throughout the year, what the people who control government are doing is usually the last thing on the minds of most during the Holiday Season. Aside from the increasingly dysfunctional and bewildering nature of politics, a large part of the reason such disinterest exists is that the “common man” seems to have little to no place in the world of politics.
Unless the political world offers some entertaining gossip or interesting story, too few believe government has anything worthwhile to offer them. Unfortunately, there are those inside the more affluent classes who view politics as little more than a game that they can use for their own amusement.
When bad policies hit the People hard, however, the uninterested are forced to pay attention to what is happening in politics, yet have little to no ability to engage government in such a way that their outrage can have a positive influence on how government is run.
Not only is it time for Christmas, it is also the end of the year and time to review what happened over 2014. Regrettably, 2014 was not a good year for politics or government in general, thus the Peoples of the world have even greater reason to ignore what is going on in the news until the calendar reads 2015.
On the other hand, most of the people who are genuinely interested in the politics have little interest in partisan bickering and policies flops. The subject of politics is actually about studying the relationships and interactions among those in government and their constituents. More importantly, the study of politics exists to help the world understand how government works in order to make it work better.
Consequently, politics needs to be part of everyone’s life. That said, the politics people need is the kind that helps them better understand government and find/support solutions to improve government. Politics does not need to saturate every day of the year, on Christmas Day and other holidays in particular, but the only way to prevent government from having a destructive role in our lives is to make it have a constructive role by engaging government on a constant and continual basis.
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