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Winning an uneducated election

18 March 2014, 12:01

How do you win an election in a country where the education is ranked at the worst part in the whole world?

Intelligence and common sense won’t help you, if you attempt to explain how something works, your opposition just simply needs to come up with some knee jerk reaction and claim you are not pro poor. Even showing statistics that clearly indicate they are wrong won’t help you, they will simply claim a few things of their own without having the burden to prove it. Corruption does not even deter their supports in general; I have noticed a small number of people becoming wise to it though.

You can’t debate your opposition because they now it seems have the luxury to decline without any of its supports getting suspicious.

In a country like ours politics have taken much more a sports theme than a serious political theme. I will support my team until the end?

It is only logical that the situation of having a majority of uneducated people having the right to vote will lead to more problems, and I not suggestions they can’t vote, only pointing out that do you really expect an uneducated person to vote wisely?

They simply don’t have the knowledge to know any better, they are easily manipulated without knowing it. The party that wins in such a country is the one that gets the crowed to jump up and down the most.

You only have to read the ideas and statements from parties that have no idea how the world functions, how can they try to fix something they don’t even understand? They jump to the first conclusion that people must be greedy and don’t want to let them have some of the pie.

The most comfortable well earning job now it seems is a politician, you spend tax payers money without any regard, a lot of the laws that you vote into place excludes you. The politician in this scenario is more like royalty and celebrities.

The only way I can imagine you win such an election is playing the same games, and if possible try to improve the education system so that these games can be replaced by serious politics in the future.

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