But that theory presupposes something: that people will use critical thinking to make such important decisions. According to this cycle, that may
well not be a valid assumption.
No doubt this election has more to do with emotional thinking than critical thinking. Especially when you have two such distasteful candidates. It's
even more clouded, because using critical thinking, I can't fervently support ANY candidate running (including 3rd party ones). So, it's not even
about SUPPORTING a candidate, as it is OPPOSING the most distasteful one.
What is more surprising, a candidate was actually CAUGHT rigging the primary, so much so that the party chair resigned (and then joined that
candidate's campaign!) And yet, those who supported the one cheated out of it, STILL voice support for her, because the alternative is just that
distasteful to them. Truly, critical thinking is simply out the door here....
He's not much better. While his candid remarks are refreshing, they also don't mesh well with the office, or the job of basically being the most
important mediator in the world. But, deals are his thing, and that's really what the office is all about. The funny part is, the two mostly agree on
the issues young voters care most about. And they agree, because these issues are politically DEAD issues. Abortion? Dead issue, matter of law. Gay
marriage? Dead issue, matter of law. (and both candidates have previously changed their positions on them).
Then, they are both basically crooks. So that's fun.
For me, it came down to which one actually cares about the country's success. Here's where she falls short, because she appears to be up for the
highest bidder. She's taken money from just about everyone who hates our guts. He's just too vain to not succeed, his ego won't allow it, hehe.
They will do anything to get that attention to promote their cause, collusion, cheating, espionage, even demonization of entire cultures, to
get it. Two diametrically opposed world views, feeding off each other and sustaining each other. No wonder we are seeing this disaster unfold. And
it begs the question: what will become of us in the next decade, when the newer generation is the protesters and the protesters of today are the
policymakers? What does ATS think?
It's a good analysis. We can only hope they grow up like the hippies did, and realize that someone has to pay the bills. Hopefully, they'll also
realize that while acceptance of weirdos is fine, catering laws to 1% of the population may not be the best course of action. Some degree of common
sense is needed. I wonder more how they will get around. Seems like nobody in this new generation drives???
I'm not sure what the next generation will protest. As it seems this generation is prone to let just about anything happen.
Meanwhile, did you hear? Casey Anthony just opened up a daycare. That's it world, you got me...I get it, the Universe has officially just gone mad.
edit on 22-9-2016 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)