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By highwater (registered) | Posted February 09, 2010 at 11:17:29

You know, that wonderful psychological ploy wherein you convince yourself that you're working towards a goal simply by action alone...regardless of what the action is, or whether or not it makes any sense. Forget logic...JUST DO IT!

Our current political values reward this type of behaviour. I can't tell you the number of times I've heard otherwise intelligent people say "I disagree with Politician X's policies, but I voted for him/her because s/he's a strong leader who will get things done!" Yeah. They'll get things done that you hate. WTF?

It's like we're frightened children looking for an authoritarian father figure. Or maybe we're just too lazy to read and understand policy. Certainly the media today are too lazy to read and understand policy, so they too take the easy way out and focus on personalities. When politics becomes a popularity contest, the 'strong' leader will always win.

Comment edited by highwater on 2010-02-09 10:23:18

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