Only read if you will engage with what I am sharing, and have 20 minutes to give a thought…

I want to support a party that is conscious of what our tendencies for tribalism produce in the social realm, supportive of both sustainability in production as well as environmental resource use in economics, and transparently honest about political necessities. What I see more often then not is the outcry of the “morality police” claiming a universal value has been offended based upon their own subjective value system. I see that as the origin of all of this “fake news,” cop out dialogue (yes cop out is used as a double entendre here). When has the news ever been genuinely objective? How could it ever be? Because people are not able to grasp complex systems that may operate counter to their own personal values, there seems to be a need to find information that registers with their own value system. When found, it becomes a “legitimate” source, if not their only source, especially when deemed credible by more similar-valued “experts.”

Regardless of what is real or not, I have no effective way of wrapping up such complex ideas in the short space allotted in this format (or any impersonal, online medium). Even more importantly, the likelihood that the short time you will invest in considering what I have written in changing your mind, or naturalized tendencies, is extremely low. So my point being made is that the processes of political discussion happening in this same way (online, social media, shortened debate formats, etc) at a globalized scale are not designed to solve the problems they are continually forcing to resurface. All we are getting is contention, or tribalism. These may be ways of solving some problems, for some people, but in no way lead to universal solutions.