Though technically a work of political fiction, the book reflects an underlying political philosophy destructive of responsible democracy.
Debilitating Democracy: Power From The People
In chunks of Machiavellian political cunning, politician Ramon Purefoy provides musings from the pen that salvaged Purefoy’s own nearly disastrous campaign. With his mentor’s instructions for luring wanting voters to the politician wanting votes, Purefoy’s teacher explains that nothing is ever denied citizens in exchange for their vote, and that political power can escalate tremendously after election. To guarantee nearly permanent occupancy of elected office, the savvy politician continuously provides for the people’s every need, until such time as they realize he is the greatest need they have for taking care of their needs.
The winner who creates this kind of dependency among citizens can find his political future assured as voters increasingly refuse other political alternatives. Offering trenchant advice on posturing for votes, Purefoy’s mentor treats the reader to a shocking display of disdain for responsible democracy while maneuvering for political gain. Enabling Purefoy to emerge as the winner and unmovable incumbent of any future political contest, Purefoy’s mentor now shows other political aspirants how to manipulate voter weaknesses for permanent political victory.
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