31 December 2011

sign of the apocalypse?

6 comments:

Oscar said...

the calibre of these republican candidates is cause for grave concern for the entire world.

wrenna said...

this kind of thing is just unbelievable. what a terrible education these far-right fundamentalists must have had.

Factory Supervisor said...

define education..

wrenna said...

They seem to live in such a blinkered and limited world. Their political rhetoric sounds cult-like and admits no other simultaneous truths, a position entrenched by a bipolar political system. Educated people such as those running shouldn't aspire to appeal to the lack of understanding of the lowest common denominator and then wield it as a force, but should make their understanding accessible. Moderates within the Republican Party should be ashamed of the misleading power play they've got going on in their names, which will serve to make the lives of those with the fewest opportunities worse.

Oscar said...

Could not have said it better. Progress is beset by the search for power.

I don't think that presidential terms should be limited to four years, it results in nationwide short term thinking.
There's also this 'carrot in front of the horse' situation, whereby you have this president who has to somehow alleviate all of the country's problems in four years. They inevitably fail, and then some dude whose ideas isolate 50% of the populace thinks that they can do it better.

wrenna said...

You're right about the timeline being extremely short as the whole world feels a major economic resettling. Obama could have eight years, which is almost a decade, by which time I expect his hair would be heavily grey.