Friday, June 19, 2009

Incompetnce

Yesterday the german Bundestag passed a law which requires internet providers to block access to sites depicting child pornography. Which sounds like a good thing to do, child pornography is bad. But what it really shows is the inability of our politicians to handle things. During the last four years they have not done a single thing which would go the roots of a problem. Child Pornography is solved just by putting the blinds on the intarwebs. School shootings will be solved by prohibiting paint ball and computer games. Economic crisis will be solved by paying huge amounts of money to banks which proved not being able to handle money. Exercise: find more examples of this.

Germany is governed now by a coalition of CDU and SPD, conservatives and social democrats. Opposition is liberal FDP and greens. None of them, neither government nor opposition showed any competence at all. When watching any discussion, they showed a complete ignorance of the facts, couldn't even talk well. So, why are they there? Is there nobody left in politics? Where did all the competent people go? Industry? Emigrated? Abducted by aliens?

Why did we even vote for them? Just out of habit? Lack of alternatives? Probably the latter...

So, join a party? Which? Will it make a difference? Or just accept that the world is going downhill and turn into an egotist collecting riches and let rome burn? Current mood: the latter. Let it burn, maybe in 2000 years it's a tourist attraction. I'll go looking for a lyra...

1 comment:

Christian Vogel said...

None of them, neither government nor opposition showed any competence at all.
This only surpriseed you if you expected them to do their constitutional duty of aggregating the people's oppinions during political discurse.
On the other hand and in practice they are using any currently discussed topic and only value arguments by the possible outcome in terms of yellow-press headlines, trying to damage their political adversary as much as possible. This by itself of course doesn't need any competence, regardless if the topic is related to economics, child-pornography, terrorism (OMG!!!!)... It's possibly the same mind-set of short-term gain that brought us the (OMG!!! we'll all going to die!) financial crisis. Who will pay for the bailouts to save the policital parties from their well-deserved downfall?