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Why our democracies fail

If humans have no real criteria with which to analyse the motives for their expectations and demands, the political arena will remain a place of confrontation. Just how many times throughout history have there been revolutions and changes in regime! But regardless of the intended reforms, there can be no real progress until there is a change in consciousness and mentality.
Only when humans choose to abandon the narrow confines of their selfish appetites will the changes they propose bring real improvements. Until then, we will continue to see the same relentless efforts of a few ambitious and greedy people vying fiercely for the positions that will bring them more power and money. But how many of them truly prepare themselves for the great task that really lies before them? And as for those who elect them, do they not do so in the hope to in turn satisfy their own greed?

Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov Daily Meditations

I chose an image showing a wax work of Nelson Mandela to accompany this passage. For me, he became a true political leader following the transformation of mentality and consciousness which took place during his long struggle against apartheid. As for Putin….. SJJ

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