Overall, do you think authority is more looking out for you, or more looking to exploit you? Not either or, but which do you think is more?
And by authority I mean not just the government, but any private entity that has authority over you, like an employer, for instance.
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It is hard to make generalities, but people are usually attracted by power positions for the wrong reasons.
For instance, let's take the US campaign, where people or institutions literally give millions to support campaigns - usually to both sides - and expect something in return.
Look at the Bush era, where a war was started in Iraq just so US oil companies could seize iraqi oil, and Cheney's company could earn billions by selling stuff to the army 20 times its price.
Look at Obama, "yes we can", he just forgot to add "but we won't".
Look at Romney, illiterate war monging fool for the illiterate masses.
Look at your senator, who is sponsored by the same companies.
Look at your mayor, who think they are all powerful once in charge.
Look at your employer, who say they can't pay you more but buy a luxury car/house/boat the following week.
Look at cops, when what they say is stronger in front of a court than what you say, when there is no witness. Look at how the cop's chief is supporting them when they do something bad, because nobody wants someone with a gun angry at you.
How are we supposed to trust any of these people when they keep showing us again and again that they aren't trustable, that they are just here to enjoy the advantages of their position, legally steal from us, and sometimes even kill us and never be punished ?
By the way, it's not an anti US rant, the same happens where I live too.1