Politicians form alliances with others of like mind, referred to as political parties. While inevitably pursuing self-interest to a certain extent, the virtues of the Western democratic model mean that to succeed they need votes, and to garner votes, they also have to try hard to promote the (by assumption, conflicting) interests of their constituents.
The above story is contradicted by a wealth of evidence. US citizens do not feel that their interests are represented by congress. Most significantly as far as Wikispooks is concerned, the above narrative makes no mention of deep politics. It seems a fair assumption that while this intimately known to those who move in deep political circles, some - perhaps many - politicians remain more or less ignorant of it throughout their whole careers.
Party politics often offers noisy debate about matters of identity politics, while maintaining a consensus on matters essential to big business and the MICC. This website contains a wealth of material to suggest that many politicians are covertly manipulated by others, referred to as deep politicians. Wilhelm Reich coined the term "political plague-mongers" to describe politicians.
|Charles de Gaulle||“In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.”||Charles de Gaulle|
|Document:Bob Ainsworth on the subject of the melted cavalry man||article||12 March 2008||Stanislav||A simple guide to understanding politicians|