Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullah. Hope you are keeping well so are we. The US election is over with the real estate developer Donald Trump winning it. The business baron once used to fund the politicians of both the Republicans and the Democrats. His funding of as many as 100 nominees over the years has earned him political base and support and ultimately turning him into big pressure group. On top of all billionaire Trump started dabbling in politics rather than giving away electoral funds for which politicians are hell-bent on. Without electoral funds it is impossible for the presidential candidates to run for campaign. It has become a chronic and cancerous for the politicians to manage costly elections. They need to spend different amount of money to win the hearts of the voters. The cost is unavoidable in the capitalist countries in the world. There is no way out of the dilemma — to stave off the pressure from the pressure groups, to overlook the interests of the funders, crony crorepatis who make donations before any democratic elections and to serve the cause of the common people whom the billionaires cum pressure group make money off. Politics is not a proper profession like engineers, journalists, medical practitioners, rather it is a service that is voluntarily given in exchange for almost nothing.
Hope to return to you next month.