After the 11th September the fear has remained with those more sensitive souls whose lives were more closely affected by the tragedy while people continued nonchalantly to buy, produce and work as before, munching popcorn whilst watching images of the collapsing towers: the system continued unaffected. The same thing happened when the 2011 tsunami destroyed not only a large number of human lives, but also a large part of the Japanese industrial production: a devastating blow to the world industrial capability, which nonetheless did not stop it because the next morning people still went to work.
No emotion, no happening, no tragedy can really shake the hearts and souls which have become desensitised by the everyday requirement to constantly work and earn, without rest with one's nose to the grindstone in order to have a roof over one's head to pay taxes to survive and to reproduce.
Commotion, compassion and solidarity are sentiments common to... _OMISSIS_
..., who have all the time and no pressure, unlike the vast majority of the world's population who are forced to slog it out for ten twelve hours a day to bring slop to their kids.
People need money, all the rest is of secondary importance. Politicians must not be opposed to this fundamental tenet. Politicians must therefore prioritise the immediate material well-being of the people. Solidarity for disabled people, the ill, the marginalised, care of the environment and for wildlife promoting the arts and culture etc. are all noble and worthwhile causes but which are of less interest to people compared with wallets and therefore are also put to the back of the politician's agenda.
People work themselves to the bone and have no desire to think of anything else, they don't listen, don't read, they are distracted and can only make limited use of individual cognitive abilities, they have lost the power to develop a rational thought process for a... _OMISSIS_
...the time it takes for a publicity announcement.
People work on computers doing a thousand things contemporaneously which constantly overlap, without managing to focus attention well and concentrate on anything. People open a thousand files and can't complete even one. People return from work in a state of dissatisfaction because they are always of the view that they have not managed to conclude the day's business, have not obtained any results.
People have no memory any more, you can tell them the same lies every four or five years and each time they believe you as if it were the first time. People immediately forget complicated things which they cannot absorb or repeat.
This is of great assistance to politicians who are in trouble with the law, since complex matters such as false accounting, aiding and abetting corruption, obtaining property by deception, tax evasion and others means that after a short time people retain o... _OMISSIS_
...ory, which can be easily distorted by the accused by pointing to the vagueness and authoritative nature of the judicial proceedings involving them, avoiding always guarding against divulging intimate details relating to the charges.
People don't like questioning their lifestyle choices by analysing why things are the way they are, they lack any critical edge and end up explaining everything by reference to basic clichés and by delegating the explanation of the reality of things to their elected politicians to whom they have entrusted their vote.
People have to tackle a great deal of problems each day: when they get back home they want to have a barbecue in peace and quiet, they have a physical need for relaxation, to watch football or a soap opera on television without having to face threatening bearded men carrying guns or harbingers of ill omen punctiliously reciting a litany of the world's disasters, opining on the whys and wherefores of ... _OMISSIS_
...luding our existence. People do not want any uncertainty, much less someone telling them whether they are happy ageing the way they are, going through their lives helping customers to try on underwear or tapping their fingers on a damned plastic keyboard. They don't want this now, particularly at dinner time.
The only thing people want is for a safe pair of hands to deal with all the complex public issues for them, who relieves them of the burden, who tells them simply which choice is better and where it is better to go. With an exclamation mark.
This is the greatest strength of a politician: once he has gained the peoples trust, they will spontaneously delegate decisions on how to think and in what to believe; the politician then interprets reality for them - ever straightforward, lacking any complexities, easy, trivial and understandable like the yellow, red, green and blue colours of children's games, which benefits both the politicia... _OMISSIS_
...r echelons of his party, whilst also being of use to the populace.
The relationship between politicians and the masses is two way, symbiotic: on the one hand the politician adapts to the mentality of the people, encouraging their needs, addictions and base sentiments whilst on the other hand conditioning people, painting a picture of a reality to believe in and helping to mold people into the state they are in.
Any number of lies can be believed by people, as long as they are not uncomfortable. People find it hard to accept uncomfortable things.
In undertaking the task of guiding people, politicians can draw inspiration from an incredible source.
Religion and the sacred vestments.