Politicians use the fun-sounding term "party" to mask the true nature of their tyrannical groups involved with plotting ploys and scheming scams in an unrelenting battle to feed their insatiable appetite for power. Out in public it's all smiles, handshakes and baby kissing. But behind closed doors their true colors show, but no one sees because they're in smoke filled rooms.
The intrinsically evil nature of political parties needs to be disguised as innocuous clubs so citizens won't suspect the truth about the sinister shenanigans perpetrated by party officials. Campaign consultants, aids, and advisers conduct strategic brainstorm sessions to dream up options like assassinating an opposition candidate.
There is no limit to their ruthless racketeering so to make it palatable to the public the concept of the Party is used. The party ploy balances the malevolent political image by canceling out the negative perception with a gay, festive, term that has a positive connotation.The clever camouflage is reinforced by TV broadcasts of presidential campaign conventions complete with confetti, banners, balloons and bull. Further etching the Party idea in the public's mind are news reports about drunk driving, sex scandals, and gift giving (from lobbyists to politicians).
Politics is a form of marketing. Follow the money and it goes directly to whatever fuels its power and influence, which usually involves robbing the money from others. Political operatives have perfected their tactics into a fine art form. Media based theatrical extravaganzas staring office holders who are worthy of an Academy Award - no matter how bad they flub their lines.
The political process is presented to the public through sound bites, photo ops, and press releases in a staged show featuring a charismatic cast of talented performers. Their scripts are read from a teleprompter. They are told what to say by speech writers and told what to do as they dangle from their puppet masters' strings. If they do otherwise they are ostracized or assassinated.
So-called democracies are political systems where one elected person represents thousands of others, each with their own demands that conflict with the demands of everyone else. Coalitions are formed and common ground is found but no one is ever completely satisfied. Groups compete with other groups in bitter elections full of mudslinging, hit pieces, and dirty tricks. In the end the group that wins is usually the one that pays the most-no matter what the polls say. Meanwhile this polarization tears the social fabric apart, dividing it into separate parts (parties). It dismembers the body politic and kills its power so the masses can't organize into one united group with a common cause.
Parties keep the whole population at odds with one another and full of hate and hostility. That's why the voting process is done by secret ballot. If everyone knew what everyone else was voting for the system would come to a halt and anarchy would ensue. Family members and former friends would kill each other by the millions. With the secret ballot you can never know what anyone is voting for and you can never trust anyone who keep secrets from you. Secrecy is the same as lying because it hides the truth.
If someone doesn't want you to know the truth then it's safe to assume that they would lie to you and therefore cannot be trusted. But suspecting others of being an enemy is better than knowing they are, because if you know, you may want to kill them. But if you just suspect they're an enemy, you must suspect the possibility of them being a friend. Since everyone disagrees with everyone else on some level, and therefore everyone is more or less each others' enemy, secrecy may be a better policy because the alternative would be civil war.