Politics are a natural part of human behavior. However, the characteristics of politics are especially fundamental to governing and political affairs. This goes beyond local, state, and national government agencies. Political affairs are a seamless part of all institutional and socio-economic activities. Political behavior involves all institutions that basically define the culture. Culture is what defines the attitudes and behavior that defines the attributes of any particular sociocultural group. Political leaders whether head of a family, a faith tradition, government official, or prominent performer or media personality, define the norms for the culture.
However, leaders can only succeed, when they have followers. For any person or group of individuals to have the power to influence a culture, they must have adherents and acolytes. If you listen and accept their ideas, without question, you become part of establishing their norms. Leaders have no power without your acquiescence. Leaders too frequently promote their agenda. If you accept their agenda, without understanding the long term consequences, you are an active participant in creating a climate of compliance. Your major weapon of opposition is socio-economic. Social in the fact that you identify with a faith, party, or organization that is promoting these ideas. Economic is when you contribute to the entities of these leaders, or indirectly support these ideas by buying their products or services. The power you have is frequently misunderstood. Tacit approval of the ideas and actions of leaders is determined by you socio-economic actions.