Dear Prime Minister, you know that silent majority who you credited with your last election? Well, guess what? Quite a few of them are out on that lawn at Parliament House not being silent…
Writing about politics.
Will the religious discrimination bill be effective at curbing the emerging practice of ideological purging? I’ve got a few reasons for thinking… probably not.
In 2021, a number of people had an interesting experience joining the liberal party of SA–their memberships were rejected. Why was the state council so scared of new members?
From the 2014 Ukrainian revolution, Hunter Biden’s appointment to an oil company board, to the 2016 election, hacking of the DNC’s file server, and new gas pipelines from Russia, the paltry pretext of the Trump impeachment sat at the nexus of a web of corruption that teaches one powerful lesson: the danger of bureaucracy.
In many situations, both sides of politics agree on the problems. Sensible doctors, however, don’t argue about symptoms, they argue about causes. Without agreement over the cause, there can be no agreement on the cure. The useful question is, “what is the source of harm?”
Each election I work out my senate vote by investigating all the candidates (to the best of my abilities). For people voting in 2019 in SA, this is what I found… I hope it helps.
Ugh! Young people. What would they know about anything. Based on some data… either the latest generation are increasingly raging lefties, or right-wingers are decreasingly likely to fill out surveys. Both are plausible hypotheses.
It’s easy to assume that if the majority of the public wants something, then our leaders ought to do it. That’s the point of democracy, right? Actually, no. Majority rule would be a disaster!