“Politics Shows Us How Insane People Are”

You’ve seen the headlines.

“X candidate is literally the embodiment of evil!!!”

“Y candidate is massive joke!!!”

“Z candidate is a career criminal!!!”

Who is right when it comes to politics? What does politics show us about people? What should you do when in comes to politics?

Let’s take a look…

US Politics – Who is Correct?

There are massive amount of political parties that group people’s ideas together, but here are the most influential ones in the United States:

  • The Democratic Party
  • The Republican Party

Followed by:

  • The Libertarian Party
  • The Green Party
  • The Independent Party

The twenty trillion dollar question is…

Who is correct?

The answer…

 

No one really knows.

Unless you are an expert in:

  • history
  • economics
  • diplomacy
  • anthropology
  • psychology
  • military strategy
  • and much more

and you can strike a perfect balance between all of these thing, and take your emotions out of the equation, you are not going to get an perfect answer.

If you try to do a scientific approach, there are way too many variables to account for.

At best, you can be a history buff, you can take a look at how past civilizations were run, and you can take a educated guess on what is best for society.

Here is the cold truth.

There is no way the average citizen knows how to run a society! And experts can only give you a piece of the puzzle for a prosperous society.

Think about it. The President has a Cabinet, a team of expert advisors, helping them make decisions since George Washington. Yet, plenty of intelligent people disagree with the decisions that any President has made.

It’s a mind boggling mess that comes from the fact that people are crazy and irrational. I’ll be the first to admit that I am probably the same way.

This does not mean you should avoid politics!

There is a reason the approval rating of Congress is less than 30%; even less in some other polls!

Politicians do a terrible job and have a lot of power. They are crazy and irrational people, just like the rest of us.

Politicians decide how the government should and should not have influence in your life!

Keep an eye on what your politicians are doing and vote! As a citizen, those are the only two thing that should be asked of you when it comes to politics.

Just be sure to get your information from different sources so you aren’t manipulated into believing only one side.

And try to avoid unproductive politcal debates on the internet. There are ways to set up healthy debates such as removing yourself from a candidate and talking about ideas.

Follow these few steps and you’ll navigate the politcal landscape just fine.

P.S. My political compass is:

my-political-compass

Left generally means more government involvement in the economy, Right means less. Authoritarian generally means more government involvement in people’s social lives, Libertarian means less.

That red dot is my political compass after taking a quiz at: https://www.politicalcompass.org/

Is my political ideas best for society?

Honestly, I don’t know.

Some of you might scoff and say I am wrong. Don’t worry about it too much. It’s not like I’m running for office.

If I do run for office, then feel free to throw as much criticism at me as you like.

P.P.S. It turns out that rational debate has little to no sway in an election! You can read more about that from an expert analysis of the 2016 US Presidential Election: here.

P.P.P.S. Have any thoughts on politics or this article? Feel free to comment down below. Or share this to get a healthy discussion going. See you soon.

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