For politicians, the striving for power is an unavoidable tool of their trade. Thus the ‘power instinct,' as it is often called, belongs among their normal attributes. However, the sin against the Holy Spirit of their profession begins where this striving for power is separated from the matter in hand and becomes an object purely of self-intoxication instead of something that enters exclusively into the service of their ‘cause.' For ultimately there are only two kinds of mortal sin in the field of politics: the lack of commitment to a cause and the lack of a sense of responsibility that is often, but not always, identical with it. Vanity, the need to thrust oneself center stage, is what is most likely to lead the politician into the temptation of committing either or both of these sins. All the more, as the demagogue is forced to play for ‘effect.' Because he is concerned only with the ‘impression' he is making, he always runs the risk both of turning into an actor and of taking too lightly his responsibility for his own actions. His lack of objectivity leads him to strive for the glittering facade of power, instead of its reality, while his lack of a sense of responsibility seduces him into enjoying power for its own sake, rather than for its substantive purpose.

Tachikoma at 2018-01-18 12:58


Ciao at 2018-01-18 13:27

@daidai 可以修改内容,尽量不要删帖哈

Ciao at 2018-01-18 14:26

@Ciao ? 没删过帖子。

daidai at 2018-01-18 14:35

@daidai 不好意思,我记叉了……抱歉抱歉,我把 https://bbs.lirencollege.xyz/t/70 6 这个帖子的内容记成这个了……

Ciao at 2018-01-18 14:37


jasson10 at 2018-11-28 10:17
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