Political posturing is when people use their positions of power to make a statement that they think the people in the audience will agree with.
I have a rule that I try to follow when I post on a Twitter thread: The person who said something needs to explain to me why that statement is true. If they don’t, I won’t retweet it.
Political posturing is like a cat trying to get me to see something in a mirror, except instead of a face, it is a political platform. A good example of political posturing is when you see a politician making a speech and they go on and on about how the people in the audience loved it. When I see that, I automatically think it is a political posturing.
When discussing politics on Twitter, I get a lot of questions about how the people in the audience love a speech that the politician makes. I don’t see it that way. I think it is the audience that loves a speech and not the politician.
The audience is watching the politician, not the politician watching the audience. Its an entirely different audience. Politics is a show to the masses, not for a particular group. Politicians should talk about what their policies have actually done to people because that will actually be interesting to people, not to the politicians.
But it is a little like the difference between being in a show and actually being in a show. The people in the audience are watching the actual show, not the show watching the audience. Its a different audience. Just like the difference between a comedian and a politician (or even between a person and a person), the difference between a politician and an individual is really a show. The politician is talking about what they are doing, not the actual audience.
When you’re in a show, you are really just in it. What you are “doing” is a performance. Its an exercise in deception. And you’re not even really lying, you just want to look good. But when you are in a show, you are actually in the show. You can lie your way through it, but you’re really in it. Its a little like a person.
People in a show are usually aware of this difference and act accordingly. A politician, on the other hand, is just talking to the audience. He knows that he is the show. The audience is like the audience of a show, not the audience of the individual.
A politician is not a person. A politician is a tool for the public to use to achieve their political goals. A politician is not aware of this difference, and so he behaves as if he were. A politician is like a gun. It fires, but it is not used for self-defense. A politician is actually a person who acts as a tool for using this weapon.
In other words, the way politicians think is very different from the way most of us think. Although politicians can be seen as people who are used to act as weapons, this is actually quite different. Because politicians are people who are used to act as weapons, it is not unusual for them to act as if they were the weapon.