Moving Back to Jamaica

A blog about my Move Back to Jamaica after 20+ years of living in the US. Most of the articles focus on the period from 2005-2009 when the transition was new, and at it's most challenging.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

What Happens to Politicians

A recent article in the New York Times by David Brooks has brilliantly put into words what many of us have wondered:  why is it that people seem to lose their minds once they enter politics?
Common sense flies out the window.  Their views mysteriously align themselves wihtout exception with the party-line.  The truth seems to go out the window, replaced by a more convenient loyalty.
As I mentioned in a prior post, politics becomes a scary proposition when one looks at the crop of politicans and wonders "will I really become like them?"

Click here to be taken to the article.


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