Marvin_Edwards wrote: ↑
October 14th, 2020, 6:53 am
Norms are Republican. Values are Democrats. Old Testament Christians are Republicans. New Testament Christians are Democrats. It's a schism by conservative verses progressive. And in the Trump era, a schism by rumor versus science.
I think that what you should be aware of is that you ASSOCIATE (on an emotional level) All of these things with one side or the other. While it might be a political reality, or necessity, I don't think this is true. For example, especially in the early days of the CCP virus, the WHO was rumors and Trump was Science. However, the news discredits him to such a degree that no one believed him. Like you: rumors vs science...therefore not science. Or: can Christians be progressive? Yes they can. Can values be progressive? Yes they can.
The entire mark of propaganda is to make people choose on an emotional level to not investigate facts. I see Trump, therefore this is not scientific. While even within science, we can find research supporting multiple positions. This is not how the cookie crumbles. Be aware of it!
I think the difference is that the compromises and coalitions are happening before the election instead of after.
This is actually a really interesting perspective Marv. I am curious why that is, actually. I think that it will make a huge difference if the coalitions would be formed after the elections. In The Netherlands our prime minister comes from the largest coalition party normally. Which means that, in the USA, the presidency would be determined in a completely different way. It would make an earth shattering difference. Also: people sometimes let go of ideas on behalf of the coalition. If it is before the voting, how can the vote reflect actual ideas?
If for example a green party has a top candidate, that person would attract a load of votes, or if a technological development (like thorium reactors) is occurring, it might be a reason to vote for parties that want to support this technology for a greener planet. If, for that reason, a green party would get a load of extra votes, that party and it's positions would be much more important. However, in a pre-made coalition, it would likely never come to light that this is the people's choice. And the pre-selected candidate for presidency will likely just sail a pre-set course. Plus, parties that have ideas that possibly COULD align with either dems or reps could shift position. Thus forming (for example) a progressive, green and Christian coalition. Which currently can never form.
What do you all think of that thought?
The saying that what is true in theory is not always true in practice, means that the theory is wrong!