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Failure of Elected Government To Protect Trusting Electorate from Predatory Bureaucratic Practices - Revenue Stream Too Tempting

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Nov 7, 2022 at 11:28

Violence in the streets are a tell that a government is in trouble, no matter the political proclivities or misrepresentations of those seeking power: for seeking power has become the ultimate desire and the population is faced with placing the perceived least offensive of the candidate pool into positions of near autocratic influences. That was/is the basis in the United States of the actions of the democratic party's post-elections motivations to censure any (in the political left or the political right) that thought there were irreguarities and were prosecuted/persecuted by the new-found power pool after the 4 year interruption of the 'transformation' of America. What had not yet (and in some cases, still have not yet) been understood by the majority is that the bases of transformation in American governance as a (so-called) democratic society are already completed.
Israel's 'democratic' govenance functions differently than in America (yeah, yeah, duh!), but the interferences of politcally motivated instrusions for the sake of avarice and other efforts of politcal conquest come from the same inherent human tendencies and the struggle for superior control is usually predetemined by the ability to gain a confidence of whose promises to make life less tragic can be more influential. The peace sensitive aspect of a docile votership lends to the perpsective of who will make the populace feel safe, even if safety cannot be guaranteed.
In America, the concept of government control of health and welfare was set in motion before the Second World War and even during the drama of governmental badgering of the electorate over social security benefits among the other potential disbursements for international 'policing efforts,' if that check came in, we were good. Even in the place where it appeared that crime was on the rise, as long as there was a police presence (no matter the trust level), the appearance that government was doing its job, things were nominally acceptable amongs the electorate. The trust in that is now almost irreperately lost and retrieving that does not apppear to be any kind of priority of the current American Administration. This coming November electorial excercise will detemine if the 'transformation' is still on track and the computers will make the decision again.
How about in Israel, even as many look at the prospect of returning to the (questionable by many) governance by a government formed by PM elect Netanyahu, while many are revulsed by his political and personal practices, one wonders if those in transition from a leftist to a right leaning environment in which things like religious expression is not ravaged by secularistic interceptions of practices like desiring to worship where historically it was permitted. Does not the violent attitude expressed come from the perception that violence against such religious endeavors causes the most in the perceived rebellion over the Temple Mount?
It's kind of like why so many churches (and synagogues) are burned in America, right?


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