The Hubris of Politicians: Brexit et. al.

It is said that “Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.”

For politicians, the gods utilize a different method.  First, they make them arrogant.  Then they give them leave to start believing their own press releases.

The greatest fatal error any politician or celebrity can achieve is to start believing that what the press writes about them is in fact the truth.  In all cases, this leads to hubris.  Hubris consists of overwhelming pride, which coupled with arrogance and a loss of a sense of reality pits the individual against the fates and the gods and with few exceptions, leads to a sudden and abrupt downfall.  History is littered with the examples of those who thought they were far above those people around them; who thought whatever they believed was beyond reproof or the slightest of doubt; who thought they were entailed to the adoration and unquestioning devotion of their many followers.  In the case of the politicians, that means those who elected them to office.

What they tend to forget is the same — be they freely elected in some form of democracy or if they act the role of complete dictator and come to power in the form of a coup — and that is that they who govern do so at the behest of those they govern.  The main base of their hubris is that in their view, they know better about what is for the best of all than those people who are so affected by this politician’s beliefs.

When the electorate, when those who are ruled by such individuals rise up and overthrow such politicians (and sooner or later, eventually it will happen) they are shocked and appalled, but they never, never, not ever realize it was their own errors which brought this about.  No, the fault always lies elsewhere.  No politician has ever admitted nor accepted the blame from the failure of their own actions and beliefs.

So now, those in the U.K. are now in the process of regaining their land.  Brexit is the first step.  It will be interesting to see, in the long term, how far it does go.

 

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “The Hubris of Politicians: Brexit et. al.

  1. CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE MEN WHO CAUSED IT! –BY STEVE FINNELL

    Do men have the ability to effect climate change on the planet earth? Are heat waves, cooling temperatures, earth quakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, droughts, gale-force winds, and snow storms the result of man’s mismanagement of the planet?

    Is it not naive and arrogant to assume that puny man can effect climate change? Man-made climate change is a grand hoax, at best.

    HAVE MEN BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR CHANGES IN WEATHER PATTERNS? YES, HOWEVER, THEY HAVE HAD NO POWER TO EFFECT THE CHANGES THAT OCCURRED.

    Genesis 6:13 The God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth.

    Were men responsible for the change in the weather pattern? Yes. Did men effect the change of the weather? No, God caused it to rain for 40 days and 40 nights, not men.

    Genesis 18:20 And the Lord said, :The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave.

    Genesis 19:24 Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven,

    Were men responsible for the weather change in Sodom and Gomorrah? Yes. Did men cause the weather to change? No, God effected the change in the climate.

    1 Kings 8:35 “When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain; because they have sinned against You….

    Men are sometimes responsible for droughts, however, God effects the weather changes.

    Matthew 27: 51,54 And behold , the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split. 54 Now the centurion, and those who were with him keeping guard over Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that were happening, became very frightened and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!”

    Notice, the centurion did not attribute the earth quake to man-made climate change.

    2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.

    Men are responsible for the global warming that is coming.

    No amount of green initiatives will stop the final global warming. Puny men will have no effect on the final climate change.

    THE MAN-MADE CLIMATE CHANGE HOAX WAS INVENTED BY 1.DISHONEST MEN 2.NAIVE MEN 3.ARROGANT MEN 4.OR ALL OF THE ABOVE.

    GOD IS IN CONTROL OF THE WEATHER.

     CHECK OUT MY BLOG.  http://steve-finnell.blogspot.com
    

    A CHRISTIAN VIEW
    a blog about Christian doctrine

    Like

    • As evidenced by the name I choose to author by, I am a skeptic. One thing I am not is a denier as the term is usually understood. However, as a skeptic, I cannot fully embrace all the tenets of any religion or belief. What I feel is that anything which results in a person being a better person for what they believe and how they approach living life, I am for and am willing to support to some degree. So long as the dialogue remains civil and is offered from the heart with the understanding that those holding a contrary view is equally entitled to their own view, I welcome the exchanges.

      There is much to which I do know not the answers. I fully believe this encompasses most of man’s understanding, that in the end man knows far less than most are willing to admit. The wonders of the universe are many to behold. I think there is little in the way of science where there is not much yet to be learned and I strongly resist any who try and prevent further understanding from coming to light.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s