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Who's done with politics? To throw in the towel or not?

Posted 10-10-2017 at 01:37 PM by switchtoecig


Both the left and the in western countries are going crazy because they are both outdated. Spent.

The left:
- got women voting, working and having equal rights,
- got minorities protected, equal rights, even affirmative action (or variation thereof in other western democratic countries),
- got workers' rights,
got gay rights.

In short got everything it was meant to get and now they are sitting idle and making up stuff or making mountains out of molehills (microagressions, safe spaces, renaming "vagina monologues" not to offend 0,00000and something women with a richard).

Right:
- got capitalism working,
- got freedom of religion and churches flourishing (even a thing like prosperity gospel lol and millionaire tv evangelists I can't really wrap my Eu mind around),
- got tax cuts for the rich,
- got some crappy healthcare for the poor,
- got enterpreneurship going strong.

Now they are trying to put God into governmental office so gays can't get married. In the meantime, they cry because whites are not breeding fast enough and other races are outbreeding them. Sorry, but the only constant thing is... wait for it...change. Not the first demographic change in the history of this planet. Certainly not the last one. Unless the fat guys go crazy nuclear. In that case, buy, it was nice hanging out with y'all.

In short, everybody got everything that matters and now they need to invent more problems to solve. And that's what leads to all this noise.

Political spectrum has one more axis which is, in my opinion, far more important - the vertical one. Up is libertarian (not in the sense of libertarian party, but broader). Down is authoritarian. It's the axis I use when I want to judge how much a politician or a commentator is worth his salt. Left or right don't matter to me much anymore.

As for your escapism, OP, well, that's a choice. But, consider this: if all moderates withdraw from any sort of public political arena, be it local or higher, because they've had it and can't take it any longer, who is going to occupy that space then?
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