Monday, June 7, 2010

Idealism for US government

i·de·al·ism   [ahy-dee-uh-liz-uhm] Show IPA
–noun
1.
the cherishing or pursuit of high or noble principles, purposes, goals, etc.
2.
the practice of idealizing.
3.
something idealized; an ideal representation.
4.
Fine Arts. treatment of subject matter in a work of art in which a mental conception of beauty or form is stressed, characterized usually by the selection of particular features of various models and their combination into a whole according to a standard of perfection. Compare naturalism (def. 2), realism (def. 3a).
5.
Philosophy.
a.
any system or theory that maintains that the real is of the nature of thought or that the object of external perception consists of ideas.
b.
the tendency to represent things in an ideal form, or as they might or should be rather than as they are, with emphasis on values.

I recently ran across someone that tried to infer that being in the US protects you from having to deal with corruption - I say I applaud her idealism. I would have to say her statement is alot like 5b. I applaud her for her noble idea. But I think she may be sheltered on the true workings of how business and government agencies really work. There is corruption every where. Anyone who has ever worked at a government agency of any kind, knows this to be true. We would hope it isn't but thats just pure idealism to say there is not corruption.