Should politicians respect their opponents?
It is no secret, some (if not all) politicians use strong words and very often, an abusive language while criticizing their opponents. Each one of them have their own approach to bring their opponents down in order to gain the confidence of the population.
But very often, they cross their limits and they do not realise that they are sending a bad signal to the population. Sure, the political agents are there to applause and whistle during the speech but one should not take that into consideration.
They are only puppets, paid to dance to the tunes of the political parties.
Now that the general elections are only a few weeks away (5th May 2010), the number of traditional “meetings” and “reunions politiques” will multiply throughout the island.
I hope that the long awaited guidelines for the forthcoming elections will put things right and bring some ethics and respect in this dirty politics.
Previously, Mauritians have witnessed several incidents right in the National Assembly, the same place where most political decisions are taken. I also wrote on a similar topic similar in November 2009.
So, dear politicians, please spare me from those personal attacks and rude words used while addressing to the Mauritians.
How do you think the politicians should behave during the coming days?
Can someone please mail me a few pics that I can include in this post?
(including those from different political parties).
Puppet image (modified) from here