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hollowskin:

la-vie-est-politiques:

akagoldfish:

hollowskin:

hollowskin:

akagoldfish:

la-vie-est-politiques:

hollowskin:

And this is exactly the answer I was looking for re: politics! I can agree with you completely, however my original intent had more to do with political ideology, such as: I am more interested in what is, instead of being interested in the way things should be, or dogmatically interpreting power structures and hierarchies through a certain schematic. That said I do tend to waffle more towards what you are saying but the different forms of “politics” – political, politician – still seem problematic to me in your definition.

I don’t find so.  I mean obviously we have to be able to differentiate between establishment politics versus my totalist view of politics.  Under my totalist view, a political act is any act between two people that exerts power.  For example (to be extreme in demonstrating this) a person using a racist slur is engaging in a political act because it (intends to) demonstrate(s)  their power dominance.  A politician is somebody who consciously engages in these situations, or alternatively someone who studies/analyses/philosophises on them.

In establishment politics political acts refer to actions between overtly participant groups (such as political parties, the government, political organisations, lobbying groups), whereas a politician tends to refer to somebody in a position within the government structure who is engaged in political actions.  This can mean elected representatives or, in non-democratic states, people who engage in political actions as a part of their role within the government as chosen or designated through whichever means are used.

let’s give it back to the squares: hollowskin: akagoldfish: la-vie-est-politiques: hollowskin: Honestly…

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