Asking better questions

The American election is everywhere. I hate thinking about politics. It’s wrong to hate it because it is important. Whether you have an interest in politics or not, it has an interest in you. So it’s important to know what you think. This insanely funny cartoon is from The New Yorker:
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“I had a dream that this election never ends and I never have to go back to worrying about my own problems.”

The kind of questions that seeing Clinton and Trump debating stimulates are all nasty. Who is lying? Who is lying more? How can we trust this person to be a president?
Asking these questions has me thinking in circles. A much better set of questions would be:
1. What future do we want for the world?
2. Who can help us achieve this future?
3. Do we have an election system that allows us to achieve this future?

The answer to the first question is muddled. The western world seems quite divided. With cracks in the EU and a painful election in the US, nobody is clear on what they want. The other two questions are simply worrying.

One Comment Add yours

  1. boomerbob says:

    I don’t know where you stand on politics, but I’m registered as “non-affiliated” simply because I despise what partisan politics has taken us to. Sadly too, although I’ve always complained abut our choices, since I can remember being conscious of politics at the end of the Eisenhower Administration, I’ve never seen such a terrible offering of candidates and such an outright and obvious effort on the part of both parties to ignore the electorate.

    And now look what we have to deal with! It makes me worry what the future elections will look like.

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