Never, ever, trust a politician.I feel like that's the path the lead to Trump. We have to be able to trust them, though not blindly. They are supposed to be our representatives, we are supposed to be able to trust them with the job. There are more honest ones out there, ones we can trust. But this blanket statement of "never trust a politician" is the same thing that many Trump supporters were rallying around. they voted for Trump because he wasn't a politician.
Maybe I'm being too sensitive, but I do think that there are politicians we can trust and we should be looking for more that we can trust.
I agree up to a point, but actions speak louder than words!
Listening to our British politicians I notice that the idealists and those with a vocation rarely get out of the middle ranks. Theresa May spent a long time and a lot of words not answering a question about the dodgy missile launch from a Royal Navy sub. Rather than make a bold "Not in the national interest..." reply and stickink to it she kept trying different diversions. Gained no respect from me.
The oppostion were obviously asking makicious questions that would serve no real purpose.
Only one MP i trust, in a limited way, and that is a Conservative who is a GP and who tells it how it is.
And, yes, the media play politics far too often.
We as the people need to be careful not let our views get skewed by a few points of data. I think the mentality is what I have a problem with.
If people go around with the idea of, "never trust a politician," and a politician does something shitty, then they just go, "yep, never trust a politician," and shrug it off with a, "what are you going to do?" Generally.
But if people go around thinking, "we should be able to trust our representatives," and a politician does something shitty, then the response is more likely to be, "fuck that one politician in particular and get him/her out of the office that we entrusted him/her with."
I agree that actions used to speak louder than words, but now even when a politician does something shitty, people shrug it off and do little. How can you hold someone responsible if you never trusted them in the first place? Then they just keep doing what they're doing, maybe issue a non-apology, or in the case of Trump, evade and make more propaganda.