Muhammet Esiroğlu: "Politics and the reality of lies"

Muhammet Esiroğlu: "Politics and the reality of lies"
Date: 30.7.2023 15:00

Milli Gazete columnist Muhammet Esiroğlu writes on politics. Here is the full article.

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Politics is a whole with power and opposition. Evaluating what the government did and did not do, what the opposition opposed, supported and revised, is the result of looking at politics in a holistic way.
The existence of an opposition that refrains from taking responsibility in the face of a government that puts success on itself and blames mistakes on others, and cannot listen to the real problems of the people, shows us that politics does not rise on solid foundations.
We can attribute the inability of things to work on the right ground in politics to the imposition of the system as well as to problematic ways of doing politics. First of all, the biggest problem brought by the new system is that the decisions are taken from a single center and this cannot be questioned by anyone.
It is a fact that the decisions of the administrators were accepted absolutely in previous systems, but the necessity of coalition brought flexibility in these decisions. We know that the general character of the politics in these lands is that the decisions are taken from a single center and cannot be discussed in the past and today, and we can explain this for two reasons. The culture of obedience and fear.
The understanding of obedience created by the leader-centered administration produced by this geography largely prevents the decisions from being questioned. Because the sanctity attributed to the leader brings him unquestioning obedience.
The perception of kings as the sword of God, the perception of sultans as the shadow of God on earth, and the placement of the Caliphate office on a sacred place above politics gave rise to the understanding of administration based on obedience. Of course, within this sanctity, it will not be possible to question, criticize and object to the decisions.
Also, when we think that political power is nourished by this sanctity, we can add the culture of fear to obedience. It is his absolute power that ensures obedience to an oppressive ruler. We can easily see the management approach based on voluntary obedience or involuntary fear in today's politics.
We have shown another reason why politics does not rise on solid foundations as the way of doing politics. The most dominant factor of the problematic understanding of politics is the propaganda process that develops in the reality of the lie. We can see this faulty understanding of politics in the representatives of both the governments and the opposition.
The concept that we try to express as the truth of the lie is the public reflection of the information that is certain to be false or whose accuracy has not been confirmed. It is a fact that the denial or refutation of this information cannot break the effect of this false or false information. Television screens for a certain age group and social media for young people are the areas where this flow of lies is provided.
Although the information spread here is denied or disproved, it remains in the minds of its original state because it does not return from the flow. In this way, the repetition of the same lie and false information causes false or false information to be perceived as true. It is known by everyone that the propaganda process, which is carried out in the reality of the lie, has an effect on our politics in recent years.
In this propaganda process we have mentioned, the dominant party is always those who use mass communication in the most efficient way. Although the power of being financial and power can control the media sectorally, social media can act outside of this power to a large extent.
Therefore, in this propaganda process, we see the government more in the visual and written media and the opposition more in the social media. The lies and false information spreading from these places pollute our politics and undermine mutual trust.


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