Why it is hard for progressive change in politics and government

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Recently, I had a talk with a friend of Überlegen Auge. He participates in CCL. They push for environmental protection. They are slowly making wins.

These wins when it comes to progressive change are very slow. Over the past couple years, it has been ever more important.

Here are the modern reasons why.

Interest groups

Interest groups are defined as a group of individuals that attempt to influence public policy. This can be in a positive or negative way.

For example, one interest group is the ACC or American Coal Council. They try to advocate for coal as an “economic, abundant, and environmentally sound fuel source”

Here’s the thing, we will run out of coal.

Any positive political movement will have to face the friction of such interest groups.

Lobbying

The small movements for change will also often be overshadowed by lobbying efforts of the opposing group. Lobbying is attempting to influence business and government leaders to create legislation or conduct an activity that will help a particular organization.

This is one of the most effective methods that is used interest groups.

Media coverage

The media coverage never shows the mundane and hard to explain to the audience. They always show the 1% highs and lows and never the middle.

What means is that many political movements go uncovered and are not reported in depth. Throw the issue of fake news and the social media into the mix and the truth becomes malformed.

Governmental corruption

It can be said that certain government position is not audited by the people and tested for proper balance.

There is a high probability that there are a few government officials who are not well-informed and biased in their views.

Conclusion

In order to properly achieve progressive changes quickly, we must adopt new methods. This includes new usage of social media, information, and efficient lobbying.

There will be tons of effort that must be applied.


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Michael Navazhylau is a Software Engineer in St.Louis who loves building cool and useful software. He is also the co-founder of Hammercircuit. You can check out his website at Mechasparrow.

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