Politics is perhaps one of the many issues that we cannot do about in any country. 20 percent of a country’s population seems to be politically inclined, to step up the ladder and lead, to govern a specific area, and gain power that could make or break the people.
Politics is can be associated to the smallest drone to affix a camera and spy on one party for the others benefit. It may sound ridiculous but in reality, politicians can go to the extent of using the most advanced technology within their power to have an advantage over the other.
What makes politics a dirty game?
For the longest time, the arena of politics had been tagged dirty and dangerous. There is no fair play when it comes to politics. Fair had been overpowered by greed. And greed made a once honest man into a lying hypocrite. Perhaps it’s all about the power, access to wealth, and influence that makes them hungry for more.
If there is one politician mentioned in history who have the power to change a country, there is always the darker side of it. Perhaps it’s the nature of human to prey or be the prey. It’s a matter of survival. But isn’t it that the means don’t justify the cause. For whatever reason that politics has become dark and dirty, politics is for people who are not faint in heart. So as it was said many times before, to be successful politically you have to have the guts or you wouldn’t have the glory.
Honest Politicians That Ruled
There are many accounts of political leaders who have ruled with integrity. These men and women somehow managed to keep up with honest and fair political governance.
To name a few of these leaders who deserves a hats off and a salute are as follows.
Top 10 Worlds Greatest Leaders in History
- Abraham Lincoln. Known for his leadership during the times of civil war. He is also known as the “Honest Abe” who have preserved the union, removed the barrier in race and thus abolishing slavery, he has established a foundation for better national governance and modernized the American economy.
- The preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Assumed leadership in 1921. He led anti poverty campaigns nationwide, worked on widening women’s rights, and many more accomplishments that pleased and may have displeased some people. Gandhi paved a way to Indian independence. He also has become an inspiration to nonviolence, civil rights, and freedom movements throughout the world.
- Aung San Suu Kyi. Chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma. She had been detained under house arrest for about 15 years. From July 1989 to November 13, 2010. She is one of the known political prisoners in history.