It’s again election week in The U.S.A.
Human nature still has not changed: intellectually honest candidates are unelectable, as they are up against public ignorance.
Along with religion and sexual hysterias, politics is a major venue for exceedingly destructive herd mentality.
Most all of the country’s 316 million inhabitants will – actively or passively – choose to be part of this trampling of informed reason.
The results are exacerbated as many of the more rational independent and third party candidates were eliminated in primary elections of prior months. To make way for the two far more popular low common denominator parties.
Also worsening this stampede is the common public mantra of voting for “the lesser of two evils.” This logical fallacy is known as false dichotomy. Because it dishonestly excludes informed dissent, and promotes going along with political parties having exceptionally destructive practices.
Very large groups, such as political parties and nations, are convenient tools the lazy-minded substitute for intellect.
Another common habit – blaming politicians – steals valuable energy away from self-education, and toward cheap and wildy popular excessive blame. If you are informed, you support dissenting candidates and systems, instead of those that must appeal to public ignorance for their popularity.
Elements making this election so destructive include a nation that:
- Has detonated and possesses many nuclear weapons. Continuing in this mode will not end well
- Spends more on military than many of the next biggest spenders combined. Despite being a nation that
- Has an $18 trillion sovereign debt and
- Some estimate also has 11x times its national debt in future unfunded liabilities
- Promotes deeply anti-environmental overpopulation with various tax benefits for having kids, and candidates needing to tickle voters’ eargnorance with pro-family campaign slogans
- Has an education system that consumes $1 trillion per year, yet somehow still churns out almost 100% of its students as apathetic on major issues, and unschooled in the dynamics of the destruction caused by herd mentality
Whether it’s a larger national debt future generations must pay, military actions that have killed tens of millions, or destroying environment and continuously eliminating other species to make way for more humans, The Sage of Baltimore got it right about a half century ago: