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Political Change [Feb. 10th, 2017|06:35 pm]
Tony Grist
We expect too much of politicians- hence our disillusionment. You can't change the human heart by act of parliament and it's the heart that needs to change.

[User Picture]From: howlin_wolf_66
2017-02-10 09:09 pm (UTC)
Is it too much to ask to expect them to be good people, in the first place? I don't think it's hard to be a good person...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-02-11 08:55 am (UTC)
Good people don't usually hunger for power- which means they're unlikely to get to the top in politics.
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[User Picture]From: tagryn
2017-02-11 03:16 pm (UTC)
I recall running across the idea that liberals believe that people can change and that appeals to their better aspects can result in rapid improvement, while conservatives take a much dimmer view of human nature - seeing it as basically unchangeable except over very long periods of time, and then only gradually.

I think there's historical evidence for both, really.

Edited at 2017-02-11 03:17 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-02-11 07:07 pm (UTC)
I think that's broadly true.
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