Politics beyond parties

In the exercise of power there are many scenarios that a person faces prior to making decisions, which define them or they, or project their actions before the media, the political class and society itself, without these are necessarily the same messages for the same actions.

We young people in the nineties learned that “great power comes with great responsibility”; phrase that we find in Spider-Man, when Uncle Ben leaves Peter Parker a metaphor about the great challenge he would face now that he would become a superhero.

And this fragment, childish as it may seem, invites us to reflect on these decisions that every person who holds some kind of power has to make, on what they weigh to make these decisions, if they are according to value judgments, ethics, morality , to political preference or you simply have to make decisions that benefit a sector in general, with the slogan that not everyone will agree with it and that more than one, far from benefiting, this decision will damage their interests.

People of power make decisions all the time, some are good, some are bad, some are terrible, but you have to think that they are always made based on what this person believes is correct, or so it should be.

Away from trivialities, sentimentality, logic, personal desires and, above all, in politics; decisions beyond political parties.

Sometimes, for example, it is difficult to understand why a person who exercises power does not fully benefit the group that gave him the opportunity to be in that position, or that his actions are not what the political class of that group expects. But that is when Uncle Ben’s advice takes effect, the power to govern today carries with it responsibilities in decision-making and daily action different from those of past years, and when governing, these decisions must be made above of any flag, whether to seek the common good or to protect a general interest, but there will always be reasons that, no matter how illogical they may seem, are even more important than partisan sentimentality.

Surely few can understand it until they live it, until they are in that uncomfortable position of having to, at times, betray themselves so as not to betray others.

That is why the exercise of power becomes increasingly difficult for those who hold it, especially when they decide to break paradigms and impose a transparent style, contrary to political customs.

And here another dilemma arises, since governing for a single group is a practice marked reason for criticism, but not doing it as well. One day, a politician can be singled out for not supporting the people who supported him, and another day he can be questioned for the opposite, for supporting only this group.

Morality and ethics in messengers is not a premise of some media that make this type of signaling, that is why the exercise of power sometimes becomes illogical and irrational, especially when decisions are made by people who decide to renounce criticism and do what has to be done, get to work for the position entrusted to him and not for the vicissitudes of politics.

See you next time.

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