What is the value of a person? Some say that every person is different, that every person is invaluable, that even asking these questions is wrong. But lets open our minds and try to think about the unthinkable. Lets face the reality.
What else has politics become, than a market with people. Yes, sure, they all have their own lives, which are not that different just because of a voting result. But they are bought nonetheless. People primitive enough to not even try to see a bigger picture are listening to the glorious sound of cash coming their way, making them hate or love anyone who the politician says, making them fight for his/her ideas. And why? The potentate is not giving out his money, sometimes even not his ideas. They gain power, voters gain financial benefits.
This, I believe has a lot to do with business, and the way it is run in capitalism. Everyone is trying so hard to maximize their own benefit, so that it has become the norm. Everyone automatically thinks about what is the other person getting from this. No one believes in good intentions. And I do not blame them.
As long as private sector is in opposition to politics, Democracy and greed powered capitalism can co-exist. But lobbyists and populistic businessmen that go into politics, pretending that their predator style from business makes them somewhat better qualified for the job, are detrimental to the core of the system. Especially when they succeed in merging the private and public sectors together. Then we can expect a revolution, because people far down bellow the line of success will not have any chance, by definition, to rise. And nobody wants that. Yet nobody will voluntarily want to get limited. It is very much like the climatocalypse. People see it coming, but the greed paralyzes them, so they just wait for it to happen. Party until you are dead. Literally, in this case.
Politics is a service for the masses. Let us hope that it does not become a cash enhancer for the few. Do not let yourself be sold and bought. Think before you act. Or wait for the storm to come, but do not cry when it does.