@Bishop this is a phenomenon. A friend who runs with the lefty SJW crowd, uses the word "bouge" ... recently confessed that she'd voted for Trump in 2016 for precisely this reason.
@jeremiah I mean, I'd be willing to bet Trump and Brexit both got help from this.
"Let's for the team who isn't completely insane, and will do the least amount of damage."
I've always said this is the sad state of politics and why I refuse to participate, but shit, it just keeps getting worse.
I wish there was an "you all suck, pls revote with new candidates" or "you all suck, gov't closed for 4 years" option.
@Bishop there is. As Jello Biafra pointed out, most people don't vote. That is a vote for none of the above, and if the democratic process were respected from that vantage point...
@sarchasm @Bishop My experience with democracy / representative government is that it works best at the small scale. Who is on the school board, the planning commission, and the county commissioner has much more practical effect than who is the president (with rare exceptions.)
People fixate on "the big" without recognizing the utility (and potential) of the little -- where you really do have a franchise of power. Less so in big cities, but in moderate towns and villages -- not bad.
@sarchasm @Bishop the problem there is that we don't have a monarchical culture, so we don't have people who are raised to think dynastically and multigenerationally. It'd take as much social engineering to get _to_ a good monarchy as it did to get _from_ a monarchy to a republic.
Most of the problems we want to fix through government are really social problems and individual problems.
The best thing government can do is stop funding public education.
Nevermind that it's far out of scope for reasonable taxation, it's social engineering.
Nevermind the poor results -- look at the functional illiteracy, gender unicorns, and a generation seeking safespaces...
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