Do entertainment idols bear a political responsibility?
“Full democracy can only exist in the society of angels.” JJ Russo
Many Latin American constitutions provide for the right to vote and to be elected if certain requirements are met, such as the full enjoyment of their civil and political rights to run for a particular political office. The same applies to the United States. In the case of Europe, the PM figure has evolved over time. Adapting to the political transformations that occur historically
But it turns out that more and more attention is being drawn to the number of entertainment personalities who have decided to participate in terrain unknown to them and to the extent of social commitment such as politics. Let’s remember the case of “exterminator” Arnold Schwarzenegger and former presidents Jimmy Morales, Michelle Martelli and Donald Trump.
The latter, who ruled in an unconventional Messianic style, should turn to interest not only in the United States, but also in the world. The problem is that entertainment does not constitute the political responsibility, the years of academic preparation, the experience, or the methodological coherence that corresponds to that exercise. Because fame may help in the field of entertainment; But it does not pass on to government requirements.
Now with the importance of social networks, parties have taken advantage of the phenomenon of “influencers” simply because of their remarkable popularity with little academic training. Pulled by a wave of men and women connected to the artistic world, the seriousness of public office and office fades with no idea of the negative impact they produce, especially in democratic and representative systems.
The responsibility to be borne by anyone who seeks a job in public administration, extends to the public servants, their jobs, and the state itself, being an diametrically opposed world to those who enjoy.
This responsibility is a very important factor that must accompany every person wishing to serve his country, followed by factors associated with discipline and responsible behavior.
This sea of representatives seeking to run for office is only a reflection of today’s society and part of the evils that democracies uphold. Over time, we have seen a proliferation of artists looking for a party nomination and, at worst, those claiming to have millions of followers on social networks; But without any plan.
Many of them ignore the commitment and commitment associated with the position. We cannot deny the “vision” of anyone whose constitution provides for the selection requirements for nomination to public office; But we can demand that those who represent us have the required training characteristics.
To make matters worse, with President Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), Kanye West announcing that they will be running for president and the Kardashian family’s stepfather to Caitlyn Jenner for the position of “governor”, neither the promising future is seen nor the city whose representatives are willing to be trained politicians. Certainly, and for political institutions that are increasingly losing the respect of their followers, due to the wear and tear of their structures
Unfortunately, in democratic countries we will continue to see the kind of celebrity who does nothing else but entertainment and who will continue to contribute to a growing mistrust of the major political organizations of our countries.
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