pragmatism policy in the service of capital

2013-10-03 07:29:30

In a post on Twitter, Sheikh Fahad Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah tackled the pragmatic concept of politics, explaining the difference between them and the true meaning of policy, noting the emergence of such policies and its impact on the gap between the world's rich and poor.

According to Sheikh Fahad, there is a difference between politics and the pragmatism. The former is the art of the ruling and managing the people, and if it is a means of communicating between citizens, then it is aimed at securing certain interests or achieving gains for a class of people or the people as a whole on condition of clarity and good hearts. As for the pragmatic policies, politicians tend to secure their interests and the interests of the parties that support them, Sheikh Fahad said.

He added that in the nineteenth century, a new method of governance emerged called "pragmatism" which means the policy of expediency that provides direct and indirect gains  to those who stand it and work on its application for the accumulation of capital, thus linking practical values ​with ​money instead of the amount of effort involved for its achievement.

Sheikh Fahad continued saying that the policy of expediency only cares for quick gains, indifferent of the suffering resulting from its projects and monopolism pointing out that this is the reason behind the widening gap between the poor and the rich, the countries of the north and the south.

He concluded with a verse of the Holy Quran that says that a person should not become a tyrant and ignore God's words because he enjoys everything.