Sadly its like Orwell said...
@"Either the pols have power, or they don't. If they say "Once elected we will..." then they should."
If you replace the word "pols" with what George Orwell referred to as "Proles" then it sadly all makes sense. (i.e. its all about the endless need for power and control).
Its not about political ideologies its about human psychology. By definition, the people who seek political power therefore seek the power to rule over other people to control them. That applies to all political parties regardless of what they say they will do. Its ultimately not about what they say, its about what they want and they want power over other people. The power to control. That is why we are endlessly moving nearer Big Brother technology because they are determined to abuse technology to give them what they want, which is control.
Politicians very often fit a typical Narcissist pattern of behaviour. Some are aggressive Narcissists, which is a pattern of behaviour that is easy to see, as they are simply bullies to people around them. But many Politicians are not aggressive Narcissists they are instead what is known as Passive–aggressive Narcissists and they are extremely two faced people. (Internally they are fearful people but they don't often directly show that fear). They are utter bastards to work for because whatever you do to try to do good work, you will still end up getting undermined and held back by them and they will promise so much but they will procrastinate and obstruct any real changes you suggest, until that is, they can say its their idea to make the changes. They actually treat staff like competition to their authority which they are determined to maintain and they are very good at using endless two faced lies and deception to maintain control. Exactly the pattern we see with Politicians.
So just think, these are the people in power over us! ... So is it any wonder they seek to abuse technology to give them more control.
Narcissists don't want people to talk about Narcissism and they often use derogatory attacks and straw man arguments to attempt to belittle people talking about Narcissism ultimately because they know the more people who learn about their behaviour and why they behave the way they do, then the more people who will see through them and simply not be so influenced by them (plus they don't want people to see their inner hidden fear). Therefore education of a population is the Narcissists Achilles Heel. It is the key to protecting a population against the harm Narcissists cause people and it is the means by which the Narcissists will become sidelined in society. That's why I find it so interesting that the Narcissists endless need for control is ironically educating the public's increasing anger and hatred against them.
So its like I mentioned yesterday, the Internet has already transformed many industries and the way the Narcissistic control freaks are going, its going to transform politics as well. I guess it really is about time the world changed, because this minority of Narcissistic control freaks in every generation have subjugated the population for long enough. They even take their countries into wars just so they can gain more power over more people. Its time the world pushed the control freaks out of power and to one side and ironically its the control freaks own actions which is breeding the public's increasing anger and hatred against them and so educating people about the Narcissistic control freaks need for control.
As they say, knowledge is power and the Internet contains more knowledge that at any point in history. Its time that knowledge (and power) was used against the Narcissists to bring them under control or even to side line some of them and to stop them causing all of us so much harm for their gain.