World’s Poorest President Urges Public To Kick The Wealthy Out Of Politics

 on Tuesday, 8 March 2016  

The Uruguayan President Jose “Pepe” Mujica, known as the world’s poorest President, has urged members of the public worldwide to kick out rich people from politics.

Mujica, often described as the “world’s most humble president”, retired from office in 2015 with an approval rating of 70 percent. In an interview with CNN en Español this week the former Uruguay leader criticised world leaders for not truly representing the people.

“We invented this thing called representative democracy, where we say the majority is who decides,” Mujica told CNN. “So it seems to me that we [heads of state] should live like the majority and not like the minority.”

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Cultureofawareness.com reports: Mujica reportedly donates 90 percent of his salary to charity. Mujica’s example offers a strong contrast to the United States, where in politics the median member of Congress is worth more than $1 millionand corporations have many of the same rights as individuals when it comes to donating to political campaigns.

“The red carpet, people who play — those things,” Mujica said, mimicking a person playing a cornet. “All those things are feudal leftovers. And the staff that surrounds the president are like the old court.”

Mujica explained that he didn’t have anything against rich people, per se, but he doesn’t think they do a good job representing the interests of the majority of people who aren’t rich.

“I’m not against people who have money, who like money, who go crazy for money,” Mujica said. “But in politics we have to separate them. We have to run people who love money too much out of politics, they’re a danger in politics… People who love money should dedicate themselves to industry, to commerce, to multiply wealth. But politics is the struggle for the happiness of all.”

Asked why rich people make bad representatives of poor people, Mujica said: “They tend to view the world through their perspective, which is the perspective of money. Even when operating with good intentions, the perspective they have of the world, of life, of their decisions, is informed by wealth. If we live in a world where the majority is supposed to govern, we have to try to root our perspective in that of the majority, not the minority.”

Mujica has become well known for rejecting the symbols of wealth. In an interview in May, he lashed out against neckties in comments on Spanish television that went viral.

“The tie is a useless rag that constrains your neck,” Mujica said during the interview. “I’m an enemy of consumerism. Because of this hyperconsumerism, we’re forgetting about fundamental things and wasting human strength on frivolities that have little to do with human happiness.”

He lives on a small farm on the outskirts of the capital of Montevideo with his wife, Uruguayan Sen. Lucia Topolansky and their three-legged dog Manuela. He says he rejects materialism because it would rob him of the time he uses to enjoy his passions, like tending to his flower farm and working outside.

“I don’t have the hands of a president,” Mujica told CNN. “They’re kind of mangled.”


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  1. Man is spiritual for he was created so right from the beginning, for when God created Man based on the Genesis account He made him a "living soul" or "spirit" and as a result he was required to walk in the Spirit within his world so as not to fulfill the lusts of the flesh.: If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit (Gal 5:16,25). Remember also that Adam dwelt in Eden which was a tabernacle full of God's presence so his entire world was spiritual and smelled so until he was driven away from God's presence. The whole confusion of facts stems from the Fall of Man as well as from an incorrect or inaccurate conception that Man because he is encased in a material body is physical, earthly and mundane! Man is spiritual and this is what the entire work or doctrine of regeneration or re-genesis which the Christian thinker labels as the "New Birth" is all about. Jesus Christ Himself having so much to say about this "Born Again experience" in John 3:3-8 and as well living His life to fulfill this purpose for Man again by His death and resurrection and which doctrine St Paul succinctly explained in his treatise in Romans chapter 6. Note also that in the regeneration Man is once again made into a spiritual temple inhabited by the Holy Spirit which temple is his body. So Man is spiritual if he truly understands himself and his affections and desires should bother on the eternal and not in temporalities: "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal" (2Cor 4:18). Like Abraham who is the father of faith, who spying with the spiritual eye a city with foundations built by God and correspondingly dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob heirs of the promise, "our pastors or church leaders" given that they are our spiritual fathers should teach us these sublime truths by their lifestyles and in emulation of Father Abraham, but unfortunately most of them love the world and the things in the world which are transient and incidentally we find here the Uruguayan ex-President demonstrating this inestimable lifestyle. The true proof that any man has spied Heaven is a hatred for the world and the things contained thereon. This being consistent also with Isaiah's vision of the Lord in Isaiah 6 and as a result his abhorrence of his world and the things thereof. So many other God-fearing or devout men and women who happened to be great spiritual leaders have lived or still do live holding strongly to this uncommon virtue that the "unsung" ex-President of Uruguay shares here and which is contentment and richness and fulfillment exemplified and which accords to the statememt: "having nothing, and yet possessing all things". Great individuals like Mother Theresa, St Francis, Buddha etc also followed this worthy cause or example.

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