Letter: Changing politicians won’t change political game

Unfortunately, the real issue is not the changing of the players, it is the game itself that needs to be changed.

To the editor:

Einstein once described insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.


So it is with elections in this country. Every few years, we get tired of those men and women who had previously been elected to represent the best interests of the rest of us men and women. Why? Because, we continue to fall for the same old bunch of unfulfilled promises and exaggerated claims made by those same individuals, some of whom we now want to turf into the political abyss—with their inflated pensions of course.


However, the real problem is believing that changing the players in the game, the game of politics, which is nothing more than the fine art of bribing you with your own money,  will change things for the better.

Unfortunately, the real issue is not the changing of the players, it is the game itself that needs to be changed. And that is not likely to happen any time soon until the majority of us see the game for what it really is and demand that it be changed.(The current Senate fiasco, and the structure of the Senate itself, is just one example.)


The game is flawed, it has been corrupted, and continues to be corrupt therefore, it is far from perfect. Of course, there are those who say that “nothing’s perfect,” and they are correct, but we can move much closer to perfection if we recognize the many imperfections in the game we are immersed in now.

Until that happens, don’t expect anything to change at all, no matter who gets elected.



Grant Baudais, Kelowna


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