Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Who are the True Politicians?

Politics is the science and art of establishing control and influencing and governing the people within a state. It is the basic knowledge that supports in understating the states and their relationships with the masses living in the states. It also includes the study of the government, its role, functions and its relations with the governed. However, such a definition of politics seems to be very ideal and does not relate to what is being practiced around the world in the name of politics.
One of the basic reasons that politics has been ridiculed is the performance and the attitude of the politicians. Like all the other fields of life, it is also important in politics that the politicians must have the basic understanding of politics or even should have the formal education in this regard as it is the age of specialization. Unfortunately, that is not the case – today those people become politicians who have financial support, enjoy good reputation in the society, belong to the elite or the authoritative strata of the society or are the landlords or belong to different sorts of mafia.
They join politics only to maintain their status in the society or to gain power so as to achieve their personal goals. They, in fact, have no consideration for human welfare and betterment. Though they are elected by the people, they do not know how to respond to the people. They do not understand their basic problems and do not have any sort of familiarity with the dynamics of politics and political changes. With such a scenario at hand, it is very much possible that politics is further humiliated and degraded in human states.
Same is the case with our country Afghanistan. Here as well, the politicians have not been very much skilled in their jobs and they have made politics a filthy business. Though we have myriads of problems, the politicians instead of solving those problems tend to pursue their own gains. The socio-political circumstances in Afghanistan are clear to all. There are various troubles we are experiencing. We are facing different social, economic and political challenges and the fact is that we are not prepared at all to overcome them. Years of wars and instability have further decreased our abilities to overcome these challenges. Along with these problems, there is corruption, which has completely dominated our administrative system. Extremism and terrorism have become an integral part of our society and our people are being threatened to a large extent. Instability and chaos are creating hurdles in the way to establish order, stability and sustainability.
The current chaos is, no doubt, because of our politicians as everyone can experience that they have made politics a mockery. They, in the true sense of politics, are answerable to both the system and the people, but that is not the case in our society. Politicians are to serve the people, facilitate the people with their rudimentary requirements, lead the nation towards stability and welfare, solve the issues and fulfill their responsibilities as much as possible. Unluckily in our case, the politicians elude the people, pursue their own benefits, mislead the nation, never work for political order, use the issues for their political interests and do not have sense of responsibility.
At the same time, as Afghanistan has a strategic importance in the region, it has been a play ground of international political games played by the world major powers. Imperialism, intoxicated with blind power has influenced Afghanistan to a large extent.
Nonetheless, blaming the other countries for the disorders and disturbances has been one of the tactics of our political leaders to dodge the attention of the people from their own weaknesses. It, at the same time, assists them in creating a deadly enemy who is always prepared to annihilate us and who has nothing else to contemplate upon except our extermination. Unfortunately, we become the victims to such intentions and get prepared to believe such ideas as a result of our blind patriotism. As a matter of fact, in such a way we are ripe to be used by them the way they would like. 
It is important to note that a little political cognizance can make us comprehend the games that are played by international powers and our own politicians. On certain instances they make us imagine of an ideal society and on other they smack us with the unkind reality to return to the practical world. In such a scenario we neither understand the reality nor the falsehood.
In the meanwhile, it must be kept in consideration that the reaction and attitude of the people have to be considered liable as well for the prevailing chaos and commotion in the society. If the politicians are not able to govern appropriately, they are also not able to fulfill their responsibilities and understand the trickery of the politicians. It is really essential for them to remain vigilant and raise voice against such attitude of the politicians.