It'd make more sense if you were British but it's in reference to every second story being about a minority group. It gets to the point where elections can't be won unless you a part of this minority, you don't understand local culture unless you're part of that minority. They're factioning the people whilst telling everyone that they want integration.
In no way besmirching your research or reasoning but even if you'd got it 100% right, what do you do if the candidate does a 180 in office?I think voters should be liable for their inability to think rationally about important issues like elections, national security and foreign policy. Voters tend to accept or reject specific candidates or foreign policies based on the flimsiest reasoning. They willingly suspend their critical faculties because they want to feel " a part of something", and when they change their minds, they don't blame their own faulty reasoning, but whine about politicians misleading them. They'd rather shout slogans and make black-and-white statements rather than studying up on the history of whatever it is they are going on about.
This is what, in my opinion, is destroying democracy and screwing it to the floor.
I don't regret voting for Obama because I studied his policy positions and knew what I was getting. People didn't like listening to me bringing up his policy positions at the time; they just preferred to get angry at me whenever I tried that. I think he's done a much better job with things than the last person did; I never for a second believed that he was going to give us all a tax rebate for a million dollars or whatever the hell people thought.
If I get crappy goods from a retailer then I have legal recourse if it's bad enough to be not fit for purpose, with a politician (who's entrusted with a hell of a lot more than the quality of my new shoes) I can not vote for them next time. Be still my beating heart. How ever do they sleep at night with that kind of threat.
Just theorise for a minute that you're in office and you're sufficiently motivated to renege on one of your election promises. Is there anything that a voter could do to sway your decision?
Cause when you make an assumption, you make an ass out of you and mption.True, one should never assume that authority figures are right. In practice, though, what this means is that people end up assuming that their peers are right instead. I don't think peers are necessarily any more likely to be right than authority figures.
It's the validation which drives me crazy.
You have to listen to this guy cause the other guy has "qualified" him in this field.
Well who qualified him to make comment?
The other guy did?
And why the hell is he?
Well he's the guy who was qualified by the guy that used to do it until he died twenty years ago.
.... Hang on, half this field didn't exist twenty years ago. How do they know what's qualified?
Dude, they're qualified. Of course they know or they wouldn't have that qualification.
It works for harder subjects like science but what about art? Who the hell is a qualified artist? Why is it that half of the qualifications require you to be able to regurgitate but not evaluate for yourself or reason?
That's brings me nicely to another controversial belief...
Education is one third useful, one third purely academic and one third circle jerk.
A license to drive should be a privilege and not a right. The erosion of this sentiment seems to be validated by the increased labour that employers can elicit if everyone drives.
Philosophy is far more important than religion or history in school. I'd rather kids had the ability to think critically than to be able to recite historical events or know whether a Hindu can eat pork or not. The other two strike me as social learning. I learned more about history from stories than I ever did from dry learning.
I think the USA should be split. Too many factions and interests. It's like the noisy neighbours with fourteen kids. It'd also be nice so the media didn't address it as one whole because it isn't.
Just imagine.... Americans would have.... PASSPORTS!
Oh boy would they get more butt hurt by the new anti terrorism laws.... Both literally and figuratively, thinking about it.