posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 11:47 PM
Politicians need to get elected, they need to advertise and 'sell' themselves to the public. They need to motivate.
Controversy sells. 'Wedge' issues are emphasized. They motivate the base to actually go to the polls. Once there, the knock-on effect of their
entire ballot adds support to the party as a whole.
A basic advertising tenant: influence is proportional to cumulative emotional impact. So views are cast in a context and manner that makes people sit
up and take notice. Once that's established, the they absorb the message -- convince people to love, hate, fear or hope, and control the underlaying
context of the expression thereof, and you control them. Politics 101.
You're posting in a forum named 'Above Politics'. So, put yourself above politics. All politics is local, in truth. If you can't discuss issues
with your peers, using the loaded contexts, slogans, descriptions, and conclusions of national politics, get specific. Use examples. Approach
discussion from 'both sides', or no side at all, and the results may surprise you.
With a few exceptions, I believe 90% of the people in the US agree on 90% of the issues. The large majority of disagreements arise from the falsely
created dichotomies and descriptions they use to express their views.